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Exploration: Cirith Gorgor’s Onwards to the Spectral Defile (1999) and Unveiling the Essence (2001)

I've been so entrenched in death metal and new releases as of late that I forgot just have fucking satisfying blistering black can be. Enter Cirith Gorgor. Yes, another Lord of the Rings named band, this time named for the... Continue Reading →

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Exploration: Agony – Apocalyptic Dawning (1995)

These short lived Canadian crushers are labeled as "brutal" death metal (BROOTAL) which I guess is a genre. If "Old School" death metal can be a genre I guess anything can. Yeah, yeah, I know "brutal" death metal has it's... Continue Reading →

Weekly Playlist 07/20/2018

We have the new metal. Burial Invocation - Abiogenesis I’ll check out whatever Dark Descent Records puts out and if I didn’t know already I would have guessed Burial Invocation was on Dark Descent. Combining the murky, dismal, Finnish style... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Vomitory – Blood Rapture (2002)

Recently Vomitory was announced as playing next year's Maryland Deathfest and it started a swirl of hype that I didn't know Vomitory commanded. Supposedly over as a band, Vomitory coming back to play in an almost headlining spot (sandwiched between... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Sacrilege – Lost in the Beauty You Slay (1996)

I've been in a melodic riff mode for the past week or so and nothing scratches that itch quite like Swedish melodic death metal. If you read this blog you know about my fondness for the genre. In fact, I've... Continue Reading →

Weekly Playlist 07/06/2018

Holy fuck, it's been a minute since I've updated this. Well I left the country for a while and now I'm back so here's a HUGE round up of killer new metal from the past month or so. Progenie Terrestre... Continue Reading →

Album Review: Hoth – Astral Necromany (2018)

You’d be mistaken if you didn’t think that the metal genre isn’t dragon’s treasure horde of fucking nerd-ery, especially in lyrical themes and in some cases, entire genres. I know we’ll puff out our chests and stomp our feet in... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Rusting Sun – Far from All Light (2013)

Kudos again to my buddy and metal guru Brain Smasher for knowing exactly what's going to blow my brains all over. Despite both of our interest in the band Odal, I didn't know that their main two members were also... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Phlebotomized – Immense Intense Suspense (1994)

I'm so used to being under a barrage of media that's all just part of the same constant hum of sameness that when I see something, or hear something, that eschews that monotony I cling to it like grim death.... Continue Reading →

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