All posts by Spencer Hotz

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

Black Sheep Wall – Songs for the Enamel Queen Review

[Cover art by Jeff Rogers] Various forms of the word punish show up in heavy music reviews on a regular basis. Considering it’s a style of music founded on distortion and noise that was created

Ominous Ruin – Amidst Voices That Echo In Stone Review

[Cover art by Par Olofsson] Sitting behind about a half-inch of abdominal muscle and varying levels of quarantine padding, the average person houses roughly 25 feet of intestines. When you consider that the average human

Gravesend – Methods Of Human Disposal Review

The current state of the world has left many of us unable to separate the days. The shift from a bed to a table/desk to a couch and back to bed, with little activity in

Caedes Cruenta – Of Ritual Necrophagia And Mysterious Ghoul Cults Review

[Cover art by Christopher Moyen] Heavy music fans regularly reach for their favorite black metal records during the snow-filled months of winter. The motherlands of its inception and frigid sounds/atmospheres utilized through the past few

Mother Of Graves – In Somber Dreams Review

Beginner’s luck is an interesting concept that all too often gets levied against someone in a manner that discounts their hard work or experience. If you should happen to be playing Black Jack for the

Best of 2020 – Spencer Hotz: Newbie Starts The New Year

It’s officially 2021 and you made it! Dear reader, please take a moment to yourself to appreciate the fact that you survived one of the toughest years in modern history. In a time where simply

Glorious Depravity – Ageless Violence Review

[Cover art by Ars Moriendee] Like all metalheads worth their weight in god’s tears, the Last Rites crew is a big fan of Doug Moore. Is it because he used to contribute his eloquent sentences