We’ve barely touched September, and my inbox is already drowning in new fall releases. A good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. Let’s get these things covered so I can delete some emails, please.
Happy Labor Day weekend, everyone. Here’s the last little bit of labor you’ll see from me until Tuesday.
After a much-needed nature sabbatical, This One Goes to Eleven is back and up to its neck in hot, rotting garbage. Let’s get to this before I leave again and never come back.
It’s another slowish release week, but I’m getting hell out of dodge next weekend and don’t want to leave you hanging for two weeks. Onward into the flames… WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week is Sounds From the Vortex (Nuclear Blast), the debut full-length from ‘90s melodic death revivalists, The Spirit. Seeing wider re-release […]
The dog days are here and the release slate proves it, so let’s keep this brief so we can all get out there and enjoy what’s left of summer.
After several crazy weeks, things cool down on the release front this weekend—the last of July, in case you’ve been slacking on your summer metal binge and need a kick in the ass. As always, however, quality reigns over quantity, and in that respect, we are doing just fine once again.
Originally I was feeling guilty about missing the last two release weeks, which were absolutely packed with flashpoint metal records…then I took a look at this week’s lineup. Yeah, sorry, not sorry. WHAT TO HEAR: Let’s start this week at the fucking bottom with Mutilation Rites’ scathing new full-length, Chasm (Gilead Media). A crusty grind […]
The days of packing my camping gear into a car full of friends and heading out to music festivals are coming to an end for me. Terrifying is the thought of wandering around from stage to stage in the summer heat, juggling half-sets of “must-see” bands, all while trying to keep track of my friends […]
As we stumble, bleeding out and going septic, into our annual celebration of America, let This One Goes to Eleven provide the soundtrack to our geo-political angst. Hot dogs sold separately.
After a week off on wedding duty, I’m back ready to trade the Air Supply for, well, you’ll see… WHAT TO HEAR: Kicking us off this week are one of Brooklyn’s now longest-tenured USBM acts, Anicon, and their ripping new full length, Entropy Mantra (Vendetta Records). Anicon are still definitely Anicon—which means cascading, blast beat-driven […]