Receiving the Evcharist: Tomb Mold & Solid Gold

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: Tomb Mold’s Manor of Infinite Forms and Founders Brewing Company’s Solid Gold Lager
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Nine Circles ov…High Dynamic Metal

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Straight talk:  it doesn’t matter how you consume music.  Listen any way you want: use the earbuds that came with your phone, $1,000 studio monitors, a sound bar…whatever.  If you’re enjoying it, you’re doing it right.  I’m not here to tell you you’re doing it wrong.  That being said, there is a certain pleasure to be derived from tweaking and upgrading, searching for the right combination that takes the music you love to the next level, shorting your synapses and inducing a synethetic delight.  So after numerous discussions with our resident Finn and audiohead Zyklonius I slowly began to improve my at-home listening experience.  I invested in a modest pair of planar magnetic headphones and a headphone amp (the ones above, actually: the HIFIMAN HE-400i and the Schiit Magni 3) and took my first steps into the murky world of the metal audiophile.     Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Verberis and Luponic Distortion No. 009

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: Verberis’ Vorant Gnosis and Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Luponic Distortion No. 009.   Continue reading

Profile: Chad Kelly of Louisiana’s Medieval Catholic Death Metallers Excommunicated

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Last month, Louisiana death metallers Excommunicated released their second full length Death Devout via Satanath Records and its quite the old school force to be reckoned with. I’m getting a strong tie in with Death due to their highly progressive song structures and similar vocal stylings but also a strong tie to classic, old school death metal with the Swedeath feel of it all. Sure that’s a mouth full but with merely one listen you’ll be fully on board with it as well. The band has taken amazing growth steps since 2011’s Skeleton Key in the sense of letting the songs go where they will in lieu of forcing them into a set structure. It’s a whole different animal and one that will leave you wanting more. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with vocalist Chad Kelly to answer our set of Profile questions and as you will see, he was more than generous with his answers. Head inside to see what he had to say. Continue reading

Album Review: Skinless — “Savagery”

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It is more reassuring than you expect when you experience a band simply excelling at what it does best. For New York State’s brutal death metal merchants Skinless, Savagery is just that album: one that is rapacious as it is the group’s clearest statement ever of its primacy in the genre. Continue reading