All posts by Spencer Hotz

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

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

Eyes of Perdition – Incendiary Truths Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Ignorance is an appropriately maligned trait in a human being. Sure, a person who is truly ignorant can’t always be blamed for simply not knowing something, but we

Fetid Zombie – Transmutations Review

[Cover art by Mark Riddick] Supergroups are certainly a common occurrence in the world of music. Granted, the term is often bandied about more generously than it should be. Just because two members of a

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,