Best of 2015: Josh’s List

Best 2015

For as far back as I can remember the ‘Best of’ lists have been something I’ve always enjoyed for a lot of reasons. But the discovery aspect is the most important reason. It’s my chance to catch up on all the gems I missed and hopefully find a few that resonate with me for more than just the time it takes to go from the first track to the last. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to this site for allowing me to not only write about metal but to share my picks of the year with all of you. Continue reading

Best of Q3: Manny-O-War’s List

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Here we are at the end of September. Another three months (or “quarter” as financially successful people refer to it) gone. Some high-quality releases were once again dumped upon the masses by some bands willing to take risks and explore new sounds. While not all of it was exceptional (or even listenable) some will be involved in a tight battle for a shot in the year’s top nine. Continue reading

Wake Up and Smell the Satan! – September 11, 2015

wake up and smell satan

Good morning to all you pathetic mortals. You have disgusted me this past week with your perfumed scent and other attempts to mask the smell of decay and death that hangs off you like your loose, liquid-filled skin. Oh how I wish I could peel it from your body at this very instant. But even you, blood and pus filled sacks of foul, vulgar matter deserve a pick-me-up at times. Thus, today I present you with music of the most interesting variety. Continue reading

Album Review: Adversarial – “Death, Endless Nothing and the Black Knife of Nihilism”

adversarial death endless nothing and the black knife of nihilism

While I enjoy praising Satan with every bone that comprises my body, I am not musically inclined. Therefore, I cannot properly praise Satan in the way that pleases our Dark Lord the most. Thus, I have to rely on bands like Adversarial to write some twisted, evil and completely deranged music in his honor. With their second full-length, Death, Endless Nothing and the Black Knife of Nihilism, Adversarial have paid honor to Satan in the best way possible. Continue reading