Receiving the Evcharist:  MŮRA and Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Chocolate Cherry Stout

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Hello friends!  It is the first Friday of the month and you know what that means—Bandcamp Friday!  Time to support some of your favorite artists (if you can/want…I’m not here to peer pressure) as Bandcamp waves their revenue fee today.  I know that one of my purchases will be this dynamite EP that I am about to dive into as it is time to drink from the cup of heresy.  This week’s offerings:  MŮRA‘s Doom Invocations and Narcotic Rituals and Firestone Walker’s Brewing Company‘s Chocolate Cherry Stout.

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Album Review: Kankar — “Dunkle Millennia”

I love reviewing debut albums and discovering new to newish bands.  It is always fun to see what fresh, creative minds and talents bring to the scene.  I am here to throw another one atchya.  This time, from German black metal band Kankar with their debut full length release Dunkle Millennia.  The duo joined forces in 2016 and released an EP in 2018.  They have polished their craft since, and have come through with a dark, striking, electric, eleven-track album.  The production is beautiful and crisp, the songwriting is skillful, the musicianship is bewitching, and each song flows perfectly into the next to create a cohesive story.

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Receiving the Evcharist: NATHR and Big Muddy Brewing Company’s Blueberry Blonde

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy.  This week’s offerings:  NATHR‘s Beinahrúga and Big Muddy Brewing Company‘s Blueberry Blonde.

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Receiving the Evcharist: Sumeru and Sketchbook Brewing Company’s Honeybird

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Hello friends and happy Friday! The last Friday of January, if you can believe it. It has been cold and a little gloomy here in Chicago and I have been looking forward to diving into this week’s offerings:  Sumeru‘s Blood Ordinance and Sketchbook Brewing‘s Honeybird.

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Album Review: Tribulation — “Where the Gloom Becomes Sound”

Tribulation - Where the Gloom Becomes Sound

Here we are again with another collaborative review, and this is one we have been looking forward to for quite some time.  Tribulation is a band that we both thoroughly enjoy, from their creative songwriting to their spooky swag, and we have both been enamored with their live performances over the years as their stage presence is otherworldly.  When the news first broke about a new Tribulation album to kick off 2021, we had a feeling that this year would start off alright.  Where the Gloom Becomes Sound is everything we expected it to be and more.  

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