All posts by Spencer Hotz

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

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

Invincible Force – Decomposed Sacramentum Review

Invincible Force worships in a chapel of ghouls, is ready to bleed for the devil, and has conjured a sophomore album that offers up a blistering maze of riffs to torment the demented ears of

Pig Destroyer – The Octagonal Stairway Review

The EP is an interesting little beast in the year 2020. Once upon a time, the EP was a necessary way for bands to stay in the press and fans’ ears between full-lengths, or it

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,