Damn, it’s hard to believe it’s the second to last release week in October, but here we are. Dig in, never let go, and, um, keep holding on to black metal?
I’m still playing metal catch-up after mostly unplugging last weekend. Take one day off this time of year, however, and you miss five AOTY contenders, so let’s get started.
Welcome to the first weekend of fall, folks. I’d tell you to get out the seance candles and inverted crucifixes, both those are year-round decorations around these parts.
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.
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.
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 […]