All posts by Konrad Kantor

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

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

Grima – Tales Of The Enchanted Woods Review

Boundaries are something we often attach to the music we collect. Whether it be Swedish death metal, Bay Area thrash, “Trve” Norwegian black metal or German power metal, people are always looking for ways to

10 for 10: Black Metal – Showcasing Spotify’s Best Bands with Under 100 Monthly Listeners

Hi everyone! I know I haven’t been writing a whole lot these past few years. I hope all of that is about to change and I know I’m the only one who can change it.