Tag: Transcending Obscurity

Master – Vindictive Miscreant Review

“You’re nothing but a vindictive miscreant!” spit-snarls Master mainman Paul Speckmann to open this one, his primary band’s 14th album in twice as many years. And if you know Master, if you’ve been keeping up

Crawl – Rituals Review

I’m probably repeating myself, but the warm, fuzzy tones of the Boss Heavy Metal pedal don’t set my heart aflutter like they used to. I’ll always have a soft spot for the originators of the

Nigredo – Flesh Torn – Spirit Pierced Review

Sometimes when you fire up an album by an unknown band and it’s instantly pretty great, the next step is to discover The Origins. With Nigredo and debut full length Flesh Torn – Spirit Pierced,

Marginal – Total Destruction Review

Born from the same anarcho-punk bloodline, crust and grind are natural bedfellows. But of course, when bedfellows come from the same bloodline, well… sometimes the results are… a bit stunted. Belgium’s Marginal is a good

Drug Honkey- Cloak Of Skies Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Ah, Drug Honkey– two of my least favorite things, combining to play my least favorite musical style. Stoner sludge and bad names seem to go together like the volume on

Altar Of Betelgeuze – Among The Ruins Review

In my years of metal fandom I’ve heard my share of genre mish-mashes, but stoner-doom-death is a new one for me. Finland’s Altar of Betelgeuze has apparently been practicing the style since 2010, and Among

The Replicate – A Selfish Dream Review

2017. I can’t help but expect a shit show from the world, given 2016’s wonton flinging of excrement at any critically minded human being, but we are not here to belabor the obvious, politically. We

Darkrypt – Delirious Excursion Review

17For a little-known band from India, Darkrypt is getting quite the push. The band’s debut, Delirious Excursion, was mixed by Dave Chandler at Priory Recording Studios in the U.K. and mastered by Dan Swano at