All posts by Spencer Hotz

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

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

MRTVI – Omniscient Hallucinatory Delusion Review

Don your best tinfoil cap before listening to MRTVI. You’ll need all the protection you can get as this weirdo music short-circuits your frontal lobe causing it to fire off all sorts of thoughts you

Wake – Confluence EP Review

Some bands just truly love their fans and want to give them endless opportunities to grow record collections. Wake is certainly no Nunslaughter, but they have been busy in 2020 replenishing the musical coffers of