Happy March Madness week (emphasis on the madness), folks. I probably make this dad joke every year, but honestly can’t remember, so let’s just get to what you came here for.
Spring has, meteorologically at least, sprung this week and with it THE REBIRTH OF TRVE, PVRE EVIL. Lol, just kidding, but there are some plenty of new metal records on the way, so dig in and have some fun.
Happy March, folks. Let’s bring this shit in like a lion.
A lot to get to and not a lot of time to get to it this week, so I hope you didn’t forget your EZ Pass on the counter again.
Since we last spoke, we all survived a day dedicated to a groundhog, another Pats Super Bowl win, and a false spring. In other words, you’ve earned a catharsis, and hopefully we here in the TOGTE Metal and Mental Wellness Department can help to provide it.
After a typically slow January, the ol’ metal skillet is starting to heat up with a fistful of new and notable releases. Lock on and dig in, because this is where the year truly begins.
Finally, after more than three weeks of nothing much to write about/too much shit to do, we are back with the first This One Goes to Eleven of 2019. If you’re a regular visitor, welcome back. If you’re new to the section, please make sure to fill out your waiver. You’re gonna need it.
I don’t want to get into a whole thing on year-end list culture. About how it’s either a group-think circle jerk or a navel-gazing troll job. About how it’s become more about personal taste than critical analysis. About how there’s too much to listen to and too many people just looking to validate their own […]
OK, in all likelihood this will be the last one of these this year. There will be a TOGTE year-end list of some form—and also FREEWilliamsburg’s top albums which I’ll contribute blurbs to—but this is probably it for semi-poetic waxing on new releases and weekly ticket link dumping until the first week of January or […]
Last one of these suckers before Thanksgiving, so drink it in like cheap Chardonnay and bring some new tunes home to mom. WHAT TO HEAR: Leading the way this week is Let Pain Be Your Guide (Gilead Media), the debut “full-length” from emotive Texas hardcore outfit Portrayal of Guilt. Weaponizing frustration and disillusionment, Let Pain […]