Receiving the Evcharist: Epiphanic Truth and Sketchbook Brewing Company’s Orange Door

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Hail and well met, traveller!  This week we’re taking a dark, pessimistic look at humanity and then swerving right on over to a bright, sunny ale to even out the downers.  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 offerings: Epiphanic Truth’s Dark Triad: Bitter Psalms to a Sordid Species and Sketchbook Brewing Company’s Orange Door.

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Receiving the Evcharist: Civerous & Stygian Obsession and Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

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: Civerous & Stygian Obsession’s Heralds of Affliction and Buffalo Trace Bourbon.   Continue reading

Album Premiere: Unholy Desecration — “Unholy Horde”

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Tomorrow, Unholy Desecration are releasing their debut full-length album to the world, Unholy Hordethrough Confused Records. Start to finish, it is a tremendous display of blackened death metal and is absolutely an album you won’t want to miss. And today, however, we are thrilled to share this beast of a record a little early and ensure it gets on your radar. Give it a listen, end to end, after the jump.

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Album Review: Horned Almighty – “To Fathom The Master’s Grand Design”

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There’s a time to laugh, and a time to cry.  There’s a time to stretch the boundaries of metal, and there’s a time to stay the course.  There’s a time to get grandiose and expansive in a review, and there’s a time to just sit back and admit that To Fathom The Master’s Grand Design, the latest from Danish purveyors of blackened filth Horned Almighty is breaking no new ground, but remains deftly executed and full of evil, evil chops that will raise hairs on the backs of folks who live for gloating, leering metal burnt black.   Continue reading

Profile: Blackened Death Metallers Forbidden Rites

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The beginnings of blackened death metallers Forbidden Rites traces back to the late 90s but as fate would have it, their debut Pantheon Arcanum just saw the light of day late last year. The fact that the current band members played in several other projects through the years isn’t lost on this debut though; the melodic punch of late era Dissection looms large and the blackened death metal of Necrophobic looms equally as large. Put simply, the performances and overall sound of this debut mark a band that should be well in its prime and not just getting their momentum going. But, fate is a fickle thing and here we are, all these years later with an outstanding debut. We recently had a chance to ask the band our set of Profile questions so head below to see how it went down. Don’t forget to click the embedded links to snag your own copy. Continue reading