There's probably a huge cross section of folks who see Amanda Palmer covering Radiohead and all their toxic buttons are pressed at once. I know I've seen a lot of venom directed toward Radiohead in the metal community for some unknown reason, and Amanda Palmer seems to be a magnet for vitriol and anger, whether... Continue Reading →
Crossover thrash with a serious hard-on for horror? Check. I think I found out about New Orleans' She's Still Dead in an old issue of Decibel Magazine, and after discovering the album cheap on Bandcamp took the plunge. Musically this reminds me of a rough and shredded attack similar to what bands like Bonded By... Continue Reading →
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 →
This is what I know: Ghostlimb's Infrastructure was the first album I bought on Bandcamp. I was probably drawn by the connection to Graf Orlock, who share in Justin Smith a common member, but the music pulses with an angry hardcore energy that is in direct opposition to the film reference-laden grindcore Graf Orlock was... Continue Reading →
Stranded Below Update: Took a break to go on vacation (saw a giraffe) and think a little bit about the format for the content. There's a lot I want to talk about, so new stuff coming this week!
Over at Nine Circles I love the cover but bemoan the lack of spark in the doom sections of Druid Lord's new full length Grotesque Offerings. There is a lot that works, but there's also a lot that feels hashed together: all frayed edges and rough ideas. Comes together in the faster moments, though. You... Continue Reading →