All posts by Spencer Hotz

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

Drawn and Quartered – Congregation Pestilence Review

Just recently, one of our fearless leaders began a glowing review for Diabolizer with a very important question: “When was the last time a death metal album ripped your head off and kicked it directly

Graveripper – Radiated Remains Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Our beloved Ryan has dubbed 2021 the year of the Thrashening. With excellent releases by Cryptosis, Paranorm, Obsolete, Demoniac, Speed Command, Terminalist, Spellforger and about 100 others I’m

Crimson Dimension – Crimson Dimension Review

Once upon a time long ago in a land of reefer madness, radio play that mattered and VW buses, the idea of a band jamming was considered a good thing. Its two greatest references were

Seputus – Phantom Indigo Review

[Cover art by Alex Eckman-Lawn] When you see a movie like Annihilation, it tends to stick with you. Its desire to put horrifying images in the brightness of daylight and rainbow shimmers added an extra

Dordeduh – Har Review

[Cover Art by Costin Chioreanu] For those unfamiliar with the history of Dordeduh, the band formed from the splintering of the original trio behind Negură Bunget in 2009. After having released their now-iconic album Om

Empty Throne ‒ Glossolalia Review

[Cover art taken from “Fall of the Damned” painting by Peter Paul Reubens (1577)] When musicians get together with a varied pedigree in regards to their current and past bands, it can be difficult to

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