Best of 2017: Vincent’s List

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Welcome back to part two of my best of 2017 series.  Last time I talked about my favorite shorter releases from the past year in an effort to shine light on some things that might have otherwise not gotten the respect they deserved.  Now comes the meat of the series: my favorite full-length albums.  Figuring out this list was a pretty exhausting process, not only because I listened to significantly more full-lengths than I did shorter releases this year, but because I wanted to make an effort to challenge myself when it came to thinking about what really stuck with me.  In 2016, my criteria for what I chose to include on my year-end list was more simplistic, and no disrespect is meant to anyone who writes 50 or 100 album lists of everything they thought was cool, but for this year, I wanted to really think about whether or not an album had a genuine impact on me versus just listening to it and thinking it was good.  As such, I ended up with a slightly shorter list this time around, and some albums and artists I liked did not end up making it on here, but I feel like this list is the most real representation of my “favorites” than ever.  Without further ado… Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Au-Dessus and Hatch Chile IPA

Receiving the Evcharist

Greetings once again trve believers.  I have returned from the near dead to bring you more litanies in service to good booze and good metal.  Thanks to my brother of the sonic cloth Zyklonius for holding down the fort for me, my Nine Circles companions continue to be the best.  Now, for the main event; The Metal: Au-Dessus’ End of Chapter.  The Booze: Garage Brewing Company’s Hatch Chile IPA. Continue reading