Album Review: Born A Ghost — “Stairway to an Empty Room”

Born A Ghost - Stairway to an Empty Room

Born A Ghost’s new EP Stairway to an Empty Room is a heavy album. Given that this review is being read on a heavy/extreme music website, that seems obvious. Why write a review for an album of easy listening? The songs on Stairway to an Empty Room will sound familiar to fans of bands like Neurosis or Inter Arma. While not too musically different than their influences, Born A Ghost perform this kind of music very well. 

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Receiving the Evcharist: Worm and Le Seul XVI

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Cue the spooky Halloween music, I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.  Today’s pairing is Worm’s Bluenothing and Une Une Année’s Le Seul XVI. Drink from the cup of heresy.

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Album Review: Convocation — “Ashes Coalesce”

 

Convocation - Ashes Coalesce

Boy it sure is doomy out here, huh?  I normally don’t push myself like this, but even though I already had an album, and a doom album at that, picked this week, I saw Convocation’s new one on our list and I knew I couldn’t let it get away from me.  Ashes Coalesce originally came recommended to me courtesy of the esteemed John Darnielle, professional mountain goat and death-doom scholar, and as soon as I saw that gleaming stamp of approval on “The Absence of Grief,” I was instantly sold.  Unsurprisingly, the rest of the album goes stupid hard. Continue reading