CANTO: Sunn O))), The 69 Eyes, Deafheaven, Ghost, and More

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I’m going to Boston for work on Thursday… that’s all I’ve got.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Best of 2018: Chris’s Honorable Mentions List

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We’ll save the long-winded rhetoric for the final list.  There’s fifteen albums listed here that are categorized as “Honorable Mentions” because that’s typically how these list things work.  But in reality it’s a disservice to relegate the incredible music contained herein to a tier of “also ran.”  I spent much of the year thinking about what I needed music to do for me, and hunting for the songs, the bands, and the albums that worked – selfishly – for me.  All of the albums listed below work on me and for me: pushing me to move further, holding me back when I’ve gone too far.  I can’t ask for much more than that.  Last year I titled my honorable mentions albums #40-26, but in truth a number can’t define the reinforcement and excitement this music provided.

So let’s dive in and talk about them for a spell. Continue reading

CANTO: Ghost, Rivers Of Nihil, Nightwish, and More

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Thanksgiving week. Hurray gluttony.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Wake Up and Smell the Satan! June 8, 2018

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The Dark Lord was not taking as many Ls as the Drake spin doctoring courtesy of J. Prince this week. However, things were rough.

I know, I know, a loss is a win in this vernacular, but really, it wasn’t a good week. Read on… Continue reading

CANTO: Revocation, Ministry, Tales Of Gaia, and More

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Rainy Tuesday.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb