Album Review: Devil’s Witches — “In All Her Forms”

Here just in time for Samhain, the undefinable Devil’s Witches are back offering their newest creation In All Her Forms to the masses.  Though this is only the band’s second full-length, they’ve been keeping fans happy and up to date by releasing EPs and singles over the past few years.  This mysterious band has a unique blend of sounds and delves into various styles creating fresh and never boring music.  In All Her Forms consists of doom, heavy metal, psych metal, classic rock, folk rock, and 70’s lounge music—just to name a few detected influences.  The album focuses on themes of the Maiden, Mistress, Mother, and Matriarch, making the music utterly magical and powerful.

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Rainbows in the Dark: Concert Review – The Tallest Man On Earth (July 6, 2016)

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The Tallest Man On Earth. Photo credit: Corey Butterworth.

One of the best things about Portsmouth is the Prescott Park Arts Festival. More specifically, the River House Restaurant Concert Series. While my musical interests generally don’t align with some of the performers pulled in for these shows, there are always a couple events I feel the need to attend. One of these “can’t miss” shows was The Tallest On Earth. I have discussed this particular Swedish folk rock musician at least a couple of times as part of our “Rainbows In The Dark” series, so this was clearly a date that I had marked on my calendar as my most anticipate non-metal concert of 2016. Continue reading

Rainbows in the Dark: Richard Thompson – “Still”


Rainbows in the Dark is, somehow, new territory for me. But it isn’t often that I get to discuss my appreciation for folk rock through Nine Circles, and given the gap in the Sunday schedule, I decided now was a good time to cover one of my favorite musicians, Richard Thompson. Full disclosure, this is not a new release, well… not really. Still is Mr. Thompson’s most recent effort, dropping June 29th of last year. However, it wasn’t until I was given this album as a gift this past holiday season that I really sat down and began to appreciate it. And I gotta say, given the fact that Richard Thompson has been consistently active since 1967, it’s an impressive collection that proves he is still one of the masters of the folk rock universe.

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