CANTO: Tribulation, Rammstein, Crowbar, and more

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“This ritual must never end. The blood runs warm from the sacrificial shrine. Inflicting open wounds as dirty claws grab her trembling fucking neck.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

Album Review: SubRosa – “For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages”

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Salt Lake City’s SubRosa has triumphantly returned with For This We Fought the Battle of Ages. SubRosa have steadily released truly fantastic releases since 2005 with multiple EPs and LPs. 2013’s More Constant Than the Gods raised the bar for the band but also for the entire genre of doom. Three years later, the hopes and expectations for For This We Fought the Battle of Ages have been blown out of the water. Continue reading

Sepulchral Saturday: -(16)- “Lifespan Of A Moth”

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Sepulchral Saturday is here at last and this time -(16)-‘s seventh full length Lifespan Of A Moth is the focus. It’s been a painfully long four years since their last full length but really this band has always operated on their own terms and good on them for not over saturating while keeping their fans clamoring for more. With the exception of two new members not much has changed for this California four piece. And really, nothing needs to change for this muscular sludge juggernaut either. They’ve seen plenty of internal change, but with this album and this lineup the band sound stronger than they have in years. Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Emperor and The Seeker

Receiving the Evcharist

You idiots miss me? There’s no doubt that I’ve scaled back the contributions to this blog (it’s a life thing), but my contributions to this particular post will still emerge fairly regularly. While I don’t actually care what any of you think (see: the dissolution of my Twitter account), I still enjoy talking and writing about booze and metal. Audience optional. And that brings us here, where I am dabbling in something a little different for me (wine) and something familiar (black metal). So, without further delay… The Metal: Emperor’s Anthems to the Welkin at DuskThe Booze: The Seeker Cabernet Sauvignon. Continue reading

Stygian Imagery: That Time Rob Zombie Co-wrote a Bigfoot Comic

Oh dear.
Oh dear.

There’s a good chance that if you’re under the age of 35, you’ve never found Bigfoot to be scary. If you think about the legendary North American ape-man at all, it’s probably as a gentle giant, “protector of the forests” type character thanks to the famous cryptid’s 1980s rebranding to bring him into line with evolving thought on ecological conservation and empathy for Native American culture. For children of the 1970s, however, Bigfoot has a dark side. He is a terrifying, nocturnal beast with massive strength and a human-like cunning that stalked those unwise enough to enter his arboreal territory. Oh, and… how to put this delicately? I guess I can’t, so I’ll rip the Band-Aid off: Bigfoot’s dark side had a rapey side. What can I say? The 1970s were a weird time. Continue reading