Small Steps In The Rain

So...that "break" was a little longer than I anticipated. The process of getting back on track - not so much for this blog but for my life and health has been a bit of a struggle, so as I try to find that balance again to keep everything on an upward trajectory I want to... Continue Reading →

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Acephalix: Decreation (2017)

Acephalix sifts through the filth and muck of old school death metal by carving out their own crossroads where Autopsy meets Entombed and the Swedish HM-2 brigade.  Decreation has a bit more groove and swing in its pockets than you would expect though, and opener "Upon This Alter," despite having all the requisite guitar squeals... Continue Reading →

John Anealio: The Summer EP (2013)

Short but sweet.  The reason why John and I have been Facebook friends for so many years is something I'll never remember, although I *think* it had to do with a science fiction book review site I used to write for.  Regardless, once I became acquainted with John I discovered his one-man DIY rock/pop confections,... Continue Reading →

Iron Reagan: Demo 2012 (2012)

By the time of 2017's Crossover Ministry Iron Reagan lost a lot of lustre for me.  By then I had devoured crossover thrash from my youth and the intervening years that the music hit all the beats but missed all the crucial elements that made the band such a vital voice, leaving the band to... Continue Reading →

Satanic Threat: In To Hell (2013)

I realize I'm not the only who loved Minor Threat, but one of the things that was so amazing about their music was that discovering it felt so personal, like it didn't matter how many people told you about it; when you first heard something like "Filler" (my first Minor Threat song) or "Out of... Continue Reading →

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