All posts by KK

Staff Bartender -- I also write about music on occasion.

Entartung – Peccata Mortalia Review

The problem with jam bands is that they suck. Sure, they may be technically proficient, but if you want great musicianship and awful songs, there’s a plethora of tech-death bands that noodle along their frets

The Ruins Of Beverast – Blood Vaults: The Blazing Gospel Of Heinrich Kramer Review

Alexander von Meilenwald, sole originator, songwriter and performer of all instruments for The Ruins of Beverast is the most creative artist in black metal today. Before examining his latest work, a brief overview of his

Caladan Brood – Echoes Of Battle Review

One of the key elements of true artistry is juxtaposition. The simplest example one could give of this, from the visual perspective, is the process of using black and white with one another to create

KK’s Best Of 2012: Fuck Hope And Godspeed

For the sake of brevity, I’ll spare everyone the details of what went on in my life this year, how the weather is, how I feel about current global economic difficulties, etc. etc. etc. Like

Kreator – Phantom Antichrist Review

Macht. Schnelligkeit. Simplizität. It’s easy to make the parallel between composers and engineers when Germany is involved. For years, mechanics all over the world tried and tried to discover Ferdinand Porsche’s great secrets of automobile

Pit Therapy – Get Beastie: A Tribute To MCA

Sometimes, music can be so brilliant, so original and so creative that it occupies just about genre and soundwave it can get its hands around. In a sense, it’s inescapable. It’s the exception to every

Split Cranium – Split Cranium Review

A fairly normal thing to do upon receiving a new album from a new band, aside from just listening to the damn thing, is figure out who’s behind all the instruments. Okay, so we have

Burzum – Umskiptar Review

If it were my goal to convince anyone why they should or shouldn’t like the latest Burzum album — or any album for that matter — I’d be failing so miserably that I’d put Steve