Panphage – Jord Review

One of the most glorious culinary inventions in the history of the modern world is incontrovertibly iced cream (or cream ice as it was known). Combining milk rich with fat proteins along with sugar and

Rapture – Paroxysm Of Hatred Review

I wasn’t familiar with Greece’s Rapture until Paroxysm Of Hatred landed on my proverbial desk. Formed in 2012, Rapture has to its name three EPs, a split with Brazilian thrashers Toxic Carnage, and one previous

Bestialord – Law Of The Burning Review

Refusing to confine themselves to one genre, Wichita’s Bestialord tightly walks the line between thrash, death, and doom metal. The songwriting approach on their debut, Law of the Burning, feels like a more mid-tempo approach

Song Moratorium: Cease and De-Setlist

Music is communicated via two means: recorded media and live. We undoubtedly hear it more coming from the former, but the latter — the gig, the show, the concert — is the heart of heavy

Staff Infections – January 2018

Welcome, friends, to the first Staff Infections of 2018. This marks the first edition in a couple months because, for various reasons, I couldn’t get it together. Let’s just say I’m happy to see the

Nortt – Endeligt Review

Most art forms have their own genres, stereotypes, and conventions. A fairly time-worn convention in literature is the idea of the “beach read.” This is typically the sort of book – often lightweight, sometimes trashy,

Elliott’s Keep – Lacrimae Mundi Review

For nearly a decade now, Elliott’s Keep has been making solid doom with a side of death metal and carrying the torch for fallen bandmate Glenn Riley Elliott, from whom the band is named. With

Hamferð – Támsins Likam Review

The desire to associate winter with black metal is a natural one. The traditional black and white cover art is a very close reflection of the visual de-saturation of the outside world via snow and

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