Receiving the Evcharist: Incite and Birdsong

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Aah, spring is here.  Maybe.  Hard to tell with the off and on snow we’re having, but at least that looks like it’s (almost) behind us now.  The changing of the seasons always brings about a change in my musical and drink tastes, and what better way to express both of those than another hostile takeover of this column?  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: Incite’s Wake Up Dead and Temperance Brewing Company’s Birdsong.

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Album Review: Ignite — “Ignite”

For as much as I love, cherish and appreciate brutal, crushing heavy metal, the first music that ever made a genuine, lasting impact on me was punk rock.  It might sound stupid, but I don’t care: “Superman” by Goldfinger was the first song that I ever remember falling in love with, and that feeling hasn’t left me.  Punk has shaped who I am as a person, politically, socially and musically and Ignite are one of the forefathers that blossomed the kind of melodic hardcore that sets my soul alight into the mainstream.  On their new self-titled release, change comes to the band, but their fighting spirit is only that much stronger.

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