Like Stephen Tyler said, ‘I’m back in the saddle again.’ Thanks to Josh for once again picking up this column while I was off on my sojourn to the Pacific Northwest. I fought no demon hordes in my tenure there (although I did steal a couple souls…), just a lot of hiking, sightseeing, and stuffing my face with doughnuts and beer. As all good vacations should be. And now, back to business. We have a ton of good tunes for you on this week’s playlist, so dive right in and see what’s been running through our collective headphones lately.
I don’t know about you, but 2019 started a little thin and then by the first quarter’s end just exploded all over the good linen like a beast. This year, more than most, we’ve been a little behind the ball in getting reviews out, but with a lot of new blood coming in I have a feeling that’s going to change soon. In the meantime we got your quarterly round up right here of all the stuff we wanted to review, should have reviewed, but didn’t.
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With their second full-length, The Haruspex, British Columbia’s Gomorrah unfortunately continue down the “core”-laden path they’d charted on their debut. Instead of a progression to fresh ideas the songwriting feels rehashed and repetitious. With the same ideas and sounds we’ve heard before, this album has a hard time holding the attention span for very long. It’s a well–produced yet mediocre deathcore effort that is sparse on highlights. Continue reading