Tag: Transcending Obscurity

Sepulchral Curse – Abhorrent Dimensions Review

It’s sort of a given that album release PR is going to be loaded with a lot of exaggerated praise—you temper much of that as both a listener and a critic. But here, with respect

Dead and Dripping – Blackened Cerebral Rifts Review

[Cover Art by Jason Wayne Barnett] More like blackened cerebral RIFFS, amirite? Now that we got that idiocy out of the way, I’d like to talk about Key & Peele, the delightful sketch comedy show

Gateway – Galgendood Review

Having zero familiarity with Gateway – a one-person doom/death band from Belgium – didn’t keep me from diving right into the slime that is Galgendood. Seriously, this thing is thick with the stuff. And not

Frozen Dawn – The Decline Of The Enlightened Gods Review

With all due respect to the late Mariusz Lewandowski and the art chosen to adorn the cover of Frozen Dawn’s fourth record, The Decline of the Enlightened Gods, it’s a mite off for this sound.

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

Defect Designer – Neanderthal Review

Here’s an undeniably sexy way to start a review of some heavy metal music: sometimes what ends up shaping one’s impression of a piece of music is dictated much more by the frame of reference

Dischordia – Triptych Review

[Cover Art by Gianna Martucci-Fink] Metal has long been a bastion of experimentation and that has become ever more true as technology progresses. While pushing genre boundaries and creating new sounds can certainly be achieved

Abscession – Rot Of Ages Review

Put simply, Rot of Ages finds the buzzsaw in good hands. It won’t bowl you over with inventiveness. But a good bowl-over will be had nonetheless. Good editing is at least half the battle when