Album Review: Abhorrent Deformity – “Slaughter Monolith”

Abhorrent Deformity - Slaughter Monolith

When it comes to death metal I don’t ask for much.  As much as I enjoy exploration and stretching boundaries in other genres when I get that death metal itch I look for a guttural stench that recalls the old school technical groove I grew up with: Cannibal Corpse, Immolation, Suffocation…meat and potatoes metal that doesn’t cop to this new-fangled penchant for cavernous recorded in a well howling so many folks seem to be enamored of.  Lucky for me Abhorrent Deformity feel the same way, because Slaughter Monolith digs straight into that period with a lurching gait that satisfies my cravings and makes it rain sweat and blood.   Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Extremity and Newton’s Folly

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: Extremity’s Coffin Birth and Newton’s Folly Semi Dry Cider.   Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Mutilation Rites and Petite Sour Rosé

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: Mutilation Rites’ Chasm and Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project’s Petit Sour Rosé.   Continue reading

Nine Circles ov…FRANCE

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Intentionally terrible Photoshop job courtesy of yours, truly.

By now, most of y’all are probably aware that the 2018 World Cup has concluded. On Sunday afternoon, France capped off a dominant tournament run by beating Croatia, 4-2, in the final. And while we’re not still dopey enough to commemorate the occasion with something like the “World Cup of Metal,” (Remember that? Gross.) we also weren’t going to let it go completely unnoticed. Hence, here we are with The Nine Circles ov France!

Side note before we begin: as much as I wanted Croatia to win it all, I also know exactly one Croatian metal band. (This one.) So, having preemptively claimed this post before the game, I’m low-key THRILLED that France and its comparably enormous metal scene ended up victorious. Okay, I’ll shut up now. Here we go… Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Mylingar and Hendrick’s Gin

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: Mylingar’s Döda Drömmar and Hendrick’s Gin.   Continue reading