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 Elephant – Seven Swords Review

In his book American Zombie Gothic, author Kyle William Bishop unveils his theory that the walking dead standout as the pinnacle American monster among their legendary peers like vampires, mummies and so on. While the

Ingested – Where Only Gods May Tread Review

Death metal was born relishing in the raw, the murky, the crusty and the generally ugly. Ever since Suffocation created effigies of something or other (I forgot what), the brutal and slam scenes have done

Faceless Burial – Speciation Review

A tasty riff; a prime cut; a hearty slab; a juicy lead; vocals that bite; drums that bring the heat and band members that look like a snack…wait, what? When it comes to describing music,

Imperial Triumphant – Alphaville Review

Consider, if you will, the splendor and aura of a classic detective film noir. One where the men all wear suits with bowler hats calling ladies dames while they chain smoke in a diner somehow

VoidCeremony – Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel Review

“Why do these silly guitarists get all the glory? I can slay just as many notes as they can!” Presumably, this is the driving thought behind any person learning to play a fretless bass. Damon

Obscene – The Inhabitable Dark Review

We’re all born from a Blood Chasm, but these Indianapolis miscreants just so happened to enter the world under that moniker. Much like when you shed the shredded womb, Obscene truly began to form their