Album Review: Pernicion – “Seek What They Sought” (EP)

Pernicion - Seek What They Sought

It would seem that Pernicion come from a long line of no bullshit, balls out, death metal lineage. And on their latest EP Seek What They Sought, the band seek (no pun intended) and destroy. Now, when discussing what constitutes ‘no bullshit’ there’s many different avenues to be considered but the biggest here: this band is no frills, no showboating, no solos and no overdubs. It’s just go in there, roll on it, and record it. Period. And respect to them for pulling it off so damn well. Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Ossuarium and Sierra Nevada Brut IPA

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

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: Ossuarium’s Living Tomb and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Brut IPA.   Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Vessel of Iniquity and Trader Joe’s 2018 Vintage Ale

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

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: Vessel of Iniquity’s Void of Infinite Horror and Trader Joe’s 2018 Vintage Ale.   Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Nefastu and Deep Ellum Brewing’s IPA

 

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Welcome to the first Evcharist of 2019.  I’ll be your fill in host for this particular occasion.  Though this is my first time at bat for the Evcharist, I’ve been pairing metal and beer together for some time, so this isn’t a new thing for yours truly.  Like a fine wine and cheese, metal and a good beer work together in the same way, just cheaper and less pretentious and stinky. So, let’s get on to the hops and steel with Nefastu’s Obscura Transcendencia and Deep Ellum IPA!

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Album Review: Festerday – “Iihtallan”

festerday - iihtallan

First of all, thank you Festerday for your name, as it has been a blast having to almost rage break my computer for every time it autocorrected your name to Yesterday.  Also for your album name, which constantly has me pronouncing it “Italian!” (exclamation included) even though it is, in fact, called Iihtallan.  All is forgiven, though, as once I actually play your music I am greeted by the sweetest of Swedish death metal of the old school variety, filtered through the dank and depraved lens of your Finnish heritage.  In other words, good stuff. Continue reading