All posts by Spencer Hotz

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

Intonate – Severed Within Review

What in blue hell is going on in Quebec? They relentlessly unleash improbable brain-melting death metal on the world without warning. They’ve hurled Cryptopsy, Gorguts, Quo Vadis, Neuraxis, Beneath the Massacre, and many others upon

Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined Review

[Cover Art by Vince Locke…Duh] Lineup changes border on being an inevitability for bands and that becomes a greater truth the longer a group exists. Drums (Paul Mazurkiewicz) and bass (Alex Webster) are the only

Moral Collapse – Moral Collapse Review

I was going to start this review with a short ovation about how great the band name Moral Collapse is for the modern day. Then I realized a bunch of people would respond about Dr.

Spellforger – Upholders Of Evil Review

Looking at Spellforger’s name, logo and giant lava-snake cover art, it would be fair for you to mistakenly think this is a power metal album. Hell, take a look at Paladin’s cover in last week’s

Celestial Sanctuary – Soul Diminished Review

You love it when bands offer ripping guitar solos, wild technicality, acoustic passages, keyboards or other non-traditional instrumentation, right? I do too, of course, but sometimes it’s important to opt for the “keep it simple

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