All posts by Spencer Hotz

Admirer of the weird, the bizarre and the heavy, but so are you. Why else would you be here?

Best of 2021 – Spencer Hotz: There’s No Drift In This Joy-Con

Well lookie here, flat Earth has been frisbeed around the moon once again. This lovely year under our lizard overlords saw a shaman take over the capitol, cucks inject 5G into their arms to become

VHS – I Heard They Suck…Blood Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. By naming their band VHS, these Ontario Nosferatu lovers have made it clear they have no interest in modernity and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. That being

Stillbirth – Strain Of Gods Review

Way back many decades ago when it was 2020, several bands managed to put out multiple high-quality releases that were a potent mix of full-lengths, EPs, live albums and who knows what else. In fact,

Cognos – Cognos Review

One of the perks of writing reviews is that you end up being exposed to a great number of oddities in the heavy music world. Among the pile of 700 OSDM records that come out

Cradle Of Filth – Existence Is Futile Review

[Cover art by Arthur Berzinsh] First loves are a wild thing. Each experience is brand new, particularly if you find it in your teen years and elicits extreme positive and negative emotions. With nothing to

Atræ Bilis - Apexapien

Atræ Bilis – Apexapien Review

[cover art by Eliran Kantor] The term bouncy applies to many things in life, including: A ball that you throw against the wall when you’re bored An adorable kangaroo or rabbit An inflatable castle that

Full Of Hell – Garden Of Burning Apparitions Review

According to random statements in various movies, fashion happens in cycles. As someone who has primarily worn the same three pairs of shorts they’ve had since high school, I’ll have to trust whatever the entertainment

Wolves In The Throne Room – Primordial Arcana Review

Wolves In the Throne room has always been a band that seems fully encompassed by nature. The way of the woods, mountains and rivers doesn’t enter their music simply through words, but in a rare