Well, the inevitable happened. I missed a month on this column. I don’t think that at this point I need to explain why, but now that I’m all (mostly) adjusted to this whole situation, it’s time to get caught up, because while life may have stopped happening for a lot of people, there was still plenty of good screamo released in the last two months to shout out. Read on to see what’s good. Continue reading →
We’re back with another edition of your favorite screamo column, Chaos is Me, later than I’d like this time but that’s what happens when you lose both your router and modem at the same time and have to live in the pre-internet age for a few days. Fortunately, all is returned to normal, which is good, because this month we have some very heavy hitters to cover in this column, including an album I’ve been anticipating for literal years. See how things stack up under the cut.
We’re back with the first official edition of this column in the new year. 2020 is already looking promising for screamo, both in terms of releases as well as recognition. Heavy music-themed burger establishment Kuma’s Corner’s Indianapolis location announced that their coveted Burger of the Month for February will be an homage to Texan screamo rising stars Portrayal of Guilt, an honor that comes with a fried pork chop and pico de gallo slathered all over it. Do Portrayal of Guilt deserve most of the credit for this for being the incredible band they are? Absolutely. Do Ideserve some of the credit for focusing my will on bringing screamo into the wider collective consciousness?
Well, I’m not not saying that.
Pats on the back aside, here is more of the screamo you need in your life. Continue reading →
So here we are, at the start of a new year and a new decade. Naturally, this means the first thing I want to do is play catch-up with all the stuff I missed out on covering from last year. The albums I’ll be talking about below are not from the previous month, as is tradition with this column (and will continue to be the norm). Instead, these are from all over last year in terms of release date, but are albums that I felt called to bring attention to as one last goodbye to the year prior. Join me in bidding 2019 farewell by celebrating more of the good it brought in the face of all the bad.
November is traditionally a time to give thanks, so I’d like to say I’m thankful I’m still here, and you’re still here, and I’m still finding incredible albums to cover for this little column. This month’s edition is coming a little later than I’d have liked, but better late than never. We have some truly standout albums to talk about this time around, so without any further fanfare, let’s dive in. Continue reading →