Embracing the Descent: March 10 – 16, 2019

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So, with this being our third Embracing the Descent you should be up to speed but as a reminder: we briefly discuss a handful of the current week’s new releases that stood out for whatever reason. We say handful since going all in for 40 – 60 albums just ain’t happening. Now that you’re back up to speed, again, let’s jump into a few from this week and don’t forget to check out the full listing from Monday’s Initial Descent. And by all means, leave us a comment if you have thoughts on this particular piece. Continue reading

Album Review: Body Void – “I Live Inside a Burning House”

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When you talk about something being heavy, what does that mean to you?  Heavy as in the music, the tone of the instrumentation, the thickness of sound?  Heavy as in the songwriting, the manner in which the riffs hit the ears?  Heavy as in the subject matter, the lyrical inspirations of the album?  With San Fransisco’s Body Void and their latest album I Live Inside a Burning Houseyou get the sum of all three of these, and the result is undeniably heavy.   Continue reading

Mulligan’s Stew: a Collection of Leftover Releases

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There have been lot of new and awesome albums released in 2017. Unfortunately, a lot of releases get overlooked for coverage by the release date due to limited resources (or interest). These are a collection of releases that for no fault of their own, did not get picked for coverage on their own. That could be because no one knew what they were, no one cared, or we just missed them because we suck. I wanted to take some time and discuss five of these releases. These releases have nothing to do with each other and would probably never be put together other than they unfortunately are all getting reviewed by me. Continue reading