All posts by Spencer Hotz

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

Deliriant Nerve – Contaminated Conscience

2022 was a year thoroughly blessed by the grindcore gods. If you didn’t have your ear to the crusty, grimy, cheap beer-soaked ground, you missed one of the strongest grind years in recent memory. Perhaps

Neurectomy – Overwrought Review

Do you hate your brain? Not in the way where you’re a touch frustrated with that ol’ silly goose for making you forget your least favorite child at the bus stop again. I mean the

Woe – Legacies of Frailty Review

[Cover art by Khaos Diktator Design] American muscle is a term generally reserved for talking about cars. Granted, we do spend a lot of time talking about American muscles when it comes to U.S. athletes

Graveripper – Seasons Dreaming Death Review

[Cover art by Adam Burke] Have you ever wondered what it would be like to careen down a mountain on a bike only one day after feeling confident enough to remove your training wheels? Or

Dead and Dripping – Blackened Cerebral Rifts Review

[Cover Art by Jason Wayne Barnett] More like blackened cerebral RIFFS, amirite? Now that we got that idiocy out of the way, I’d like to talk about Key & Peele, the delightful sketch comedy show

Krigsgrav – Fires In The Fall Review

[Cover Art by Cameron Hinojosa] “Fires in the Fall? It’s June, you big dummy!” For some of you, releasing a warm black metal album best suited for sitting in solitude next to a roaring fire

Moral Collapse – Divine Prosthetics Review

[Cover Art by Manisha Mohnani] In 2021, Moral Collapse released their self-titled debut album, seemingly out of nowhere. Better than a surprise debut is a really damn good surprise debut, and that’s precisely what Moral

Koningsor – Death Process Review

[Cover art by Dieter Geisler] In the world of metal, math has nothing to do with formulas and variables but rather a distinct approach to writing that involves wonky time signatures, polyrhythms, incredibly tight playing