All posts by Spencer Hotz

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

KEN mode – NULL Review

[Cover art by Randy Ortiz] “I don’t believe that you mean well” That lyric perfectly sums up KEN mode’s eighth album. The artists involved don’t feel the world has their best interests in mind, and

An Abstract Illusion – Woe Review

[Cover art by Adam Burke] This is an allusion, Michael! To describe an album as interesting can be damning for some people. It can equate to introducing a stranger as having a great personality. You

Wraith, Black Knife, Graveripper, Unholy Night: Faster Than The Fucking Devil Split Review

For all the movies, preachers and shaky old grannies in the world that have tried to paint the devil as the greatest threat to all of humanity, there sure do seem to be plenty of

Turian – No Longer Human Review

Gremlins are such delightful vicious little creatures. They’re decked out with spikey spines, gnarly teeth and razor-sharp claws. Despite their small stature, they wreak unimaginable havoc regardless of whether they are rolling solo are acting

Triumvir Foul – Onslaught To Seraphim Review

In case you didn’t know, the Seraphim are the highest order of angels in Christianity and they appear as prominent beings in Judaism as well. So overcome with love for God, they actually burn with

Bloodletter – Malignancy Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. “Resist my rule and meet my axe!” That line from “Skullsplitter” might as well be Bloodletter’s motto moving forward. Partying or railing against societal ills is all well

Ernia – How To Deal With Life And Fail Review

[Cover art by Xabier Sagasta] The orthodoxy of grindcore means that pushing too far away from the core will often lead to a band no longer being considered part of the genre (see: Wake). That