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 offering: VoidCeremony’s Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel and HopTea’s The White Tea One. Continue reading
I don’t think anyone expected the world to be where it was when 2020 kicked off. To even attempt to put into words the surge of feelings around a global pandemic that refuses to go away, a wretched history of systemic racism, brutality, and ignorance being exposed and reckoned with in the streets all over the world, and everything else the first six months has brought to light is reckless and futile for me right now. I continue to watch, listen, and learn as much as I can: to actively be part of a solution instead of passively being part of the problem.
In the moments between there is music, and if there’s even a glimmer of light right now, it’s in how good 2020 has been with regards to metal. So let’s see where my penchant lies as we cross the halfway mark of year that feels like forever. Continue reading
As of last week, Deicide’s self titled album turned 30 years old. I look back on it like it was yesterday as that album was the one that really pushed me headfirst into death metal. Sure, I had dabbled in the tape trading circles but nothing I had heard to that point really grabbed me like “Lunatic of God’s Creation” or the pummeling of “Dead By Dawn.” Stone cold classic. Anyway, there’s no way to know which album off of these new release lists we’ll be looking back on with the same admiration but damn if it ain’t fun searching. About that search; this week brings us a sick manifestation of blackened death metal from Myrkridia, a soul crushing epic of death/doom from Convocation, and a tumultuous amalgamation of black metal, doom and noise from Swarming. And, as always, so much more below. Seek and enjoy. Continue reading
I’ll be honest about this one; I’m not sure how well it falls under the Rainbows brand, considering it is a black metal album at its core, despite a lack of almost any instrumental resemblance to black metal. However, Finland’s Nobody is committed to pushing the black metal scene forward by going the opposite direction of everyone else. Instead of faster, louder and heavier, he’s adding by subtracting, leaving only…well, the Atmosfear, if you will. And boy howdy is there nothing else out there like this. It’s Rainbows in the Dark, bringing you whatever I feel like, at this point. Continue reading
Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning mixtape. In this installment, we have a new Full of Hell song, one from the outrageously new good Inexorum album that was released yesterday, and much more. Take a gander down below.