Best Of 2019 – Our Album Art Favorites

What is “ART?” Some people think it’s an acronym. There are basically two groups of thought here. And I’ll warn you in advance, they are very confrontational about their differing beliefs. The first group believes

We Have The Power! – The Top 20 Power & Prog / Power Albums Of 2019

First and foremost, welcome to List Season—that time of year when people with obsessive compulsive tendencies labor over ranking the year’s albums to the point of utter and complete brain collapse. As an aside, I

Sky Shadow Obelisk – The Satyr’s Path Review

[Artwork by Lucas Korte] If you’ve even remotely followed the catalog of Sky Shadow Obelisk, then you know that you can only truly expect a couple things with each new release: it’s going to be

Thanksgiving Turkeys: 2019’s Fowlest Flops

In the immortal words of generational icon and slacker philosopher Butt-Head, “You gotta have stuff that sucks, to have stuff that’s cool.” This was true in 2019 as it was in most years, although as

[Artwork by Wes Benscoter]

Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas Review

As at least one person’s favorite New York senator once said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” This feels even more relevant in our current fractured [read: fucking

Rapid Fire: How DIY Spirit Transformed Into The Fastest Fest In The Southeast

One of the largest and fastest-growing cities in the southeastern United States, Charlotte, North Carolina is a prime example of the New South. The city is primarily known as the financial hub for the east

Terminus – A Single Point Of Light Review

This review is late. There are, of course, a number of flimsy excuses that lead to this particular flunk, but none of them really matter. What matters is that the review going forward, despite the

Oath Of Cruelty – Summary Execution At Dawn Review

Formed in 2010, it’s taken nine years for Houston’s Oath Of Cruelty to muster up their first full-length — it’s been a full five years since their last and only non-demo release, the two-song Hellish

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