All posts by Dan Obstkrieg

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

Subrosa – No Help For The Mighty Ones Review

The final short story in James Joyce’s collection Dubliners is entitled “The Dead,” and begins with the following line: “Lily, the caretaker’s daughter, was literally run off her feet.” The story involves an elaborate dance

Virus – The Agent That Shapes The Desert Review

Virus has always been a rather slippery proposition. Three albums in, and although the intentional nuttiness of Carheart has largely faded in favor of a thoroughly lived-in sort of avant-garde metal, let it be known:

Drug Honkey – Death Dub Review

Although I’m sure this says much more about my own sensibility than the music itself, I just can’t deny that there’s something immediately appealing about a band called Drug Honkey. It’s kind of like the

Neurosis – Souls At Zero Review

Neurosis fans tend to be an all-or-nothing bunch: You worship the band or you don’t; you “get it” or you’re a fool; you’ve followed the hallowed path into the wilderness and drunk deep your mystic

Evoken – Beneath The Frozen Soil And Evoken Split

I have a very serious question to pose to you all: Was the Disney film Fantasia integral to your childhood? If so, then you can probably join me now in connecting most of metal’s subgenres

Horned Almighty – Necro Spirituals Review

Horned Almighty is yet another band from the Shakespeare-pun-tempting land of Denmark. Chances are pretty good that if you’ve heard a Horned Almighty album before, you know exactly what to expect, which is a teeth-gnashing

Moonreich – Loi Martiale Review

I don’t usually listen to music when I work out, but if I did, I would likely turn to the fractured genealogies of death metal, thrash, and grindcore before I would black metal. Loi Martiale

Cough & The Wounded Kings – An Introduction To The Black Arts Review

This excellent split pulls off one of those relatively difficult feats: bringing together artists of generally disparate styles to vie for your earspace without coming across like random combination or mere pastiche. Of course, we’re