It’s Sunday, so it must be time for me to review another folk album. I feel like that is most of what I do here but I’m also fine with that. Outside of metal, folk is what I listen to the most, so naturally I’m going to gravitate towards that, given the chance. Sometimes, I even get a chance to talk about an album that shamelessly straddles the gap between the two genres, which is exactly what Lord Buffalo’s new LP Tohu Wa Bohu does. This is Rainbows in the Dark, featuring the best of all things non-metal and metal-adjacent. Continue reading
He’s back! Our brother from the north and black metal maven Jonathan Petkau (Domestikwom, Dudeist Priests, Spacekau, Respectably Loud, etc.) has taken the metaphorical pen in hand to draft up some words on his favorite music of 2017. Without further ado, here’s Jon!
On a global scale, 2017 was a garbage fire of a year, and 2018 doesn’t show any signs of dying down. It is so omnipresent it often overshadows the personal goals I was able to achieve this year. I put out two EPs (one featuring one of my all-time favourite guitarists), as well as my first full-length album which for so many reasons is one of the things I’m most proud of (after family, etc.). If we all go out in nuclear fire or global warming floods tomorrow, at least I was able to get that one in under the wire (nervous laughter).
To combat the void staring us all in the face, I’d like to talk about the music that made me happy, because talking about said music also makes me happy. And if you in turn find that reading this makes you happy, fantastic.
This list will be alphabetical and not ranked: doing so at this point would not encourage my happiness. Continue reading