All posts by Dan Obstkrieg

Happily committed to the foolish pursuit of words about sounds. Not actually a dinosaur.

Septic Flesh – The Great Mass Review

We all experience music differently. Most of that ought to be put down to genre preferences, listening habits, level of intoxication, and so forth, but you can’t necessarily pin it all on these subjective factors.

Endstille – Infektion 1813 Review

Does anyone else remember the time when the world’s cleverest parents’-basement-dwelling minds held an international summit and decided that the most biting epithet they could imagine to dismiss a particular style of black metal was

Across Tundras – Sage Review

Some bands take years of false starts, stylistic affectations, and happy accidents before finding a sound that, once stumbled across, seems to have been what they were circling around all along. Across Tundras is not

The Axis Of Perdition – Tenements (Of The Anointed Flesh) Review

I’ll be the first to admit I’ve talked a lot of shit about Urfe since its release two years ago. But, if we’re being honest, I’ve got to fold and give it up as a

Acephalix – Interminable Night Review

The winkingly-named Acephalix careens through twenty-five minutes of their grimy, doomed take on death/crust in Interminable Night, which is sure to elicit the Folded Arms & Half Nod Of Approval from grizzled lifers the metal

Graveyard – Hisingen Blues Review

Oh, hello there. I didn’t see you come in. What’s that? Oh, no, this isn’t the Authenticity Debate room. Yeah, you’ll want to head down the hall and hang a left. You’re looking for the

Rabbits – Lower Forms Review

Portland’s Rabbits inhabits (zing!) a scuzzy middle ground between sludge metal and noise rock. Lower Forms is never quite distorted enough nor packed with actual riffs to claim the sludge tag, but it’s quite a

Winter – Into Darkness Review

To celebrate the recent reactivation of legendary New York doomheads Winter, Southern Lord has reissued the band’s sole full-length album, 1990’s Into Darkness. Yes, folks, you read that right: little Into Darkness is now old