So, here we are again, looming into February/March of 2019 already. After I had the pleasure of writing the first run of Into the Grave, I got the chance to do it again for this month. So I had to think: ‘who else do I really want to dig into and talk about?, who else dredges up those metallic memories so deep that their discography causes confliction?’ Then, like a bolt of lightning striking that fabled clock tower in Back To the Future, it came to me: Type O Negative. Continue reading
Into the Grave: Dissection
Welcome one and all to the inaugural run of Into the Grave, a semi-regular piece where we comprehensively rank one artist’s discography. Not only will we discuss the artist and their catalogue but also why they matter so much to us as individuals. The rankings, of course, will be wholly subjectively and if you don’t agree, chime in with your own lists and opinions but be prepared to defend your sonic turf, warrior’s style (Come out and play-e-yay).
In this edition, J Coleman ranks Dissection‘s output, from best to worst. Or in this case, top pick to bottom pick. Continue reading
Receiving the Evcharist: Nefastu and Deep Ellum Brewing’s IPA
Welcome to the first Evcharist of 2019. I’ll be your fill in host for this particular occasion. Though this is my first time at bat for the Evcharist, I’ve been pairing metal and beer together for some time, so this isn’t a new thing for yours truly. Like a fine wine and cheese, metal and a good beer work together in the same way, just cheaper and less pretentious and stinky. So, let’s get on to the hops and steel with Nefastu’s Obscura Transcendencia and Deep Ellum IPA!
The Be(a)st of 2018 – J’s List
Every year is an interesting trip around the sun. New music comes and goes like the ebb and flow of time, and some albums hit us harder than others. 2018 for me was a very rich year in metal, yielding tons of great material from all over the heavy landscape. There was a lot I enjoyed, so sorting the wheat from the chaff for this year has been enjoyable and fairly difficult, which is a testament to all the bands putting out great albums this year. Below is my top 15 list for this year with a brief explanation with each album as to why I picked them. Feel the misery (wait, that wasn’t this year?!). Continue reading
Album Review: Siniestro – “Arctic Blood” (EP)
Blackened thrash, a term to these ears that goes together like bacon cheese burger or Imperial Stout (or PB and J for the kiddies). Such is the musical stylings donned by Sweden’s Siniestro, who have arrived in time for the holiday season to bring you their new EP Arctic Blood. The question is will Siniestro’s brand of fast n’ evil up your holiday jeer? Kind of yes and kind of…well, read on. Continue reading