And we’re out, folks. Another year down, another Blood Red for the books. And there was only one film left to watch after last week, so while I did catch things like Terrifier (not my thing but so outrageous I liked it in spite of itself) and Barbarian (incredible first 40 minutes. Then bat-shit crazy for the film’s remainder, which is fun not equal to that amazing beginning) and Guillermo del Toro’s horror anthology Cabinet of Curiosities (yeah…I love it) the only thing I actually watched and reviewed for the marathon was the new Henry Selick joint, Wendell & Wild. I dug it, if didn’t outright love it for a few reasons.
As always you can read the full reviews over at Cinema Dual. In the meantime, smoke ’em if you got ’em…
The Italian power-trio, Barbarian, has been rocking underground heavy metal since 2009 Cult of the Empty Grave, their latest work, is an aggressive, heavy metal assault. With distorted bass lines, drums that sound like they are being beaten with the bones of the enemy and a double-tracked guitar that both synchronize and harmonize its assault, Barbarian deliver an album which you can murder your enemies as well as chug beers with your pals to. We had a chance to chat with Borys Crossburn about the current state of metal. Pick up a copy of their new album (and some sweet merch) at the Hells Headbangers shop.
Phew. We’ve had a few big weeks in a row, so I’m not gonna lie…it’s kinda nice to have a bit of a slower one this week. And also, I’m off work today, so I can actually catch up on some of this stuff! Anyway, “slower” doesn’t mean “slow,” though. There’s still a bunch of cool stuff dropping: from Swedish hardcore legends Victims (whom our own Manny-O-War just interviewed), to the debut full-length from Chicago death crew Nucleus. As you can see, this week’s no slouch — so let’s not waste any more time talking about it. Here’s what’s on tap for Friday, April 15: