All posts by Spencer Hotz

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

Know//Suffer – The Great Dying Review

Have you ever been glad that a release was only 15 minutes long? Not because it was bad, but simply because it was so damn heavy that to experience even a minute more was to

Diamonds & Rust: Pig Destroyer – 20 Years of Prowling in Yards

[Cover art by Paul Booth] Before Jennifer Wrestled Her Friend Playfully to the Ground By the mid-90s, bands like Discordance Axis, Brutal Truth, Assück, Extreme Noise Terror and many others were adding new structures to

Craven Idol – Forked Tongues Review

[album art by Eliran Kantor] It is always nice to be reminded that even in a thumbnail world, album art matters and can still elicit strong reactions. Chances are pretty good that metalheads, in general,

Drawn and Quartered – Congregation Pestilence Review

Just recently, one of our fearless leaders began a glowing review for Diabolizer with a very important question: “When was the last time a death metal album ripped your head off and kicked it directly

Graveripper – Radiated Remains Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Our beloved Ryan has dubbed 2021 the year of the Thrashening. With excellent releases by Cryptosis, Paranorm, Obsolete, Demoniac, Speed Command, Terminalist, Spellforger and about 100 others I’m

Crimson Dimension – Crimson Dimension Review

Once upon a time long ago in a land of reefer madness, radio play that mattered and VW buses, the idea of a band jamming was considered a good thing. Its two greatest references were

Seputus – Phantom Indigo Review

[Cover art by Alex Eckman-Lawn] When you see a movie like Annihilation, it tends to stick with you. Its desire to put horrifying images in the brightness of daylight and rainbow shimmers added an extra

Dordeduh – Har Review

[Cover Art by Costin Chioreanu] For those unfamiliar with the history of Dordeduh, the band formed from the splintering of the original trio behind Negură Bunget in 2009. After having released their now-iconic album Om