Two weeks in a row with this thing. Maybe we make it three? We’ll see, but I told you that bottle of Russell’s Reserve wouldn’t go to waste. This year is the year that artists are making a splash even though the world is still in this hell of a mess we’ve been in for…too long. Read up, listen up, and try these on for size and don’t forget to check out the full listing from Monday’s Initial Descent.Continue reading
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: Atrament’s Scum Sect and Alesmith Brewing Company’s Evil Dead. Continue reading
Why do I love d-beat? D-beat is easy to like. Punk hardcore whatchamacallit? Call it Hive. Hive’s full-length album entitled Parasitic Twin takes your bare hand and stuffs it into a beehive. What a blast to listen to!
Sigil‘s debut album, Kingdom of the Grave, is a fun little thing. Perhaps that’s to be expected when your core sound combines Wolverine Blues-esque death metal with crusty, D-beat-driven overkill, as is the case with these Texans. Still, putting the pieces together on paper and doing so on a record are two entirely different phenomena, so it’s to the band’s credit that they’re able to walk the walk on that count. Despite some notable shortcomings, it’s ultimately a decent album that’ll put a big, stupid grin on your face and make you want to jump in the pit and thrash about. Continue reading
Since Repulsion obviously aren’t making another record it falls on bands like Finland’s Sonic Poison to carry the torch. And they do it extremely well on their demo, Harsh Demonstration. It’s not a long drawn out affair either, the band get in and get out in under 10 minutes but there’s no letup to their savage display of grind, death, and d-beat. Great music to bang a few whiskeys down to, I mean it is Saturday after all. Continue reading