Receiving the Evcharist: Pneuma Hagion & Dos Osos

Receiving the Evcharist

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: Pneuma Hagion’s Rituals of Extinction and Mammoth Brewing Company’s Dos Osos.

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Receiving the Evcharist – Sentient Divide & Cock-Eyed Cooper

Receiving the Evcharist

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: Sentient Divide’s S/T and Uinta Brewing Company’s Cockeyed Cooper.   Continue reading

Nine Circles ov… The Binder of Forgotten Metal, Part II

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We’re back…time to crack the spine and delve back into the musty pages of the Binder of Forgotten Metal™ one more time.  I had a blast the last time listening to a bunch of music (strangely almost all from 2005) that not only had I practically forgotten about, but was most likely instrumental in bringing me into the fold of extreme metal.

Looking through the entries I picked I’m sure we’re going to have quite the same hit to miss ratio of lost gems, but there’s no telling until we dive in so once again get on your hip waders and let’s do this… Continue reading

Album Review: Vesicant – “Shadows of Cleansing Iron”

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“Blackened death” or whatever you want to call it seems to be the genre du jour this year, and I’ll be the first to admit the scuzzy, filth-ridden sound is not a favorite for me. The switch hasn’t clicked in my head that seems to be the default position for so many online writers who fawn over this kind of thing (there’s a reason I didn’t review the latest from Triumvir Foul), but I keep trying to crack it, to find some hook or jagged spike I can latch onto and wallow in the muddied waters with the rest of you.

So, biases and trepidation laid out, let’s take a listen to the debut from Vesicant, Shadows of Cleansing Iron.   Continue reading

Wacken Metal Battle USA – Boston Round 1 Winner: Coffin Birth

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I’m not even going to pretend this is fresh news. But better late than never right?! As a quick reminder from yesterday, we will be covering the Boston region of the Wacken Metal Battle USA 2017. The first round of this inaugural competition took place on February 21st at ONCE Somerville and we couldn’t be more excited to share the round one winner… Coffin Birth! Continue reading