Receiving the Evcharist: Chelsea Wolfe and Haunted Stars Imperial Rye Porter

Receiving the Evcharist

We have found ourselves at that time of the week again dear listeners. With only a few short weeks left in the year, now is about the time for scrambling to finish work projects and deal with last minute holiday gift shopping. It’s a time when many people, myself included, find themselves in over their head. So this week’s pick is something on the milder side, to give us all a bit of a break from the intensity of life.  The Metal: Chelsea Wolfe’s Abyss.  The Booze: Modern Times Brewing Company’s Haunted Stars.   Continue reading

Initial Descent: September 3 – 10, 2016

Colosso
Colosso

First off, happy weekend. Second, it’s Saturday and I’m sure you thought we weren’t running Initial Descent. Well, fooled you. If you have an opinion regarding this running on Saturday let us know in the comments otherwise let’s get on with it. Another week and another list of metal for you to check out; death metallers Colosso are back with their third full length Obnoxious, Divebomb Records is releasing Bewitcher‘s Self-Titled debut on CD format, Tardive Dyskinesia gets crazy with Harmonic Confusion and of course Devin Townsend Project return with Transcendence. But wait, there’s so much more, click that “continue reading” link. Continue reading

Album Review: Abyss – Heretical Anatomy

Abyss Heretical Anatomy

Sometimes death metal and punk can share a similar foundation. (Some might call it grindcore instead of punk.) That’s the case with Abyss and their upcoming LP Heretical Anatomy.  The album flies at the pace of a grind/crust band but is certainly, and unmistakably, death metal. However, the band adds touches of punk in the breakdowns and bridges that make the band more accessible than your average death metal outfit. Maybe it’s because they hail from Toronto and therefore must be much nicer people than their Scandinavian and American counterparts. Whatever the reason, this is a gateway band that’s put out a very exciting record. Continue reading