All posts by Konrad Kantor

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

Behemoth – I Loved You At Your Darkest Review

So here’s the quick take if you want to spare yourself any extra time reading about an album you should neither be excited about, nor purchase: Behemoth, arguably for the first time in its entire career,

A Forest Of Stars – Grave Mounds And Grave Mistakes Review

The ingredients for creating black metal suited to assuage all of the miscreants and low-lifes of a particular era during which black metal didn’t actually exist are many. In order to do it right, lest

W.A.I.L. – Wisdom Through Agony Into Illumination And Lunacy Vol. II Review

Three years, perhaps more. That’s how long it’s been since my copy of W.A.I.L. Vol. II arrived from a far away place—a place I had never been but had always wanted to go. There’s something

Hood’s Gate, Greet Him Well – He Was A Hero

I must admit, Toll the Hounds, although not my favorite book, left its fucking mark on me. Erikson’s father, R.S. Lundin, died while he was writing that book, so it focuses so much on the

Sleep – The Sciences Review

When paths diverge… only to collide. It has been a while since any transmissions from the godfathers of stoner doom have been received. Sure, there was a one-song EP that saw the replacement of Chris Hakius

Mournful Congregation – The Incubus of Karma Review

Are the placid waters of a large lake best disrupted by a deluge, or by singular drops upon its surface? Sit near any calm body of water as dark clouds approach, and you’ll probably experience

Best Of 2017 – Konrad Kantor: Naked, Ashamed, Abased

‘Tis the season for lists, and there is no shortage of them. Since it’s impossible to uncover every gem — those who feel they came close are surely bullshitting themselves — this is merely a

Ufomammut – 8 Review

So I’m sitting at this bar in Chicago, looking over a curiously adventurous beer list, as I compliment the bartender’s choice in doom metal as he organizes suspended bullet belts laced with nothing but adorable