Receiving the Evcharist: Magic Circle and S.O.B.

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

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: Magic Circle’s Departed Souls and Epic Brewing Company’s S.O.B.   Continue reading

Album Review: Tempel – “Tempel”

tempel - self titled

I have a couple bones to pick with the debut self-titled album by Tempel. The first bone is that no, it is not Tempel, the excellent post/death/black-metal band that released 2015’s epic The Moon Lit Our Path. The second is that after I got over my disappointment… I was annoyed to realize that this album is a pretty god-damn good album that liberally borrows from countless metal genres. Continue reading

Profile: Forward Thinking Heavy Metallers Vulturic Eye

Vulturic Eye

The UK’s Vulturic Eye play a progressive brand of heavy metal that nods to the classics while offering difficult song structures and EPIC vocals. It’s an unexpected mix but one that works extremely well over the course of their three song EP, The Crucifixion of Hope. To get the full effect of how forward thinking this band is, the physical edition comes with a 12-panel comic to fully illustrate their dystopian lyrics so if ever there was a time to grab a physical copy, this is it. The EP was released last month and we had the chance to ask the band our set of Profile questions to dig deeper into their views and what makes them tick, musically. Read on to see what they had to say. Continue reading

Profile: Angus McFarland of Hessian

Hessian

Hessian‘s 2014 debut Bachelor of Black Arts is a fist-pumpin’ ode to late 70s and early 80′ heavy metal classics that paid close attention to guitar driven theatrics as much as it did colorful lyrical content. On their upcoming second full length, Mercenary Retrograde, the spirits of Priest and Diamond Head are alive in the guitar harmonies and old school vocals. True, the band did well on their debut but now they’ve stripped away any of the chaff in their sound and focus solely on nailing a raw, straight forward attack. This equates to an album that rocks harder out of the gate and sets its hooks deeper. We recently had the chance to ask mastermind and guitarist / vocalist Angus McFarland our set of Profile questions to get some inside info on the band and what makes them tick. Head directly below for that and don’t forget to grab your own copy from the links contained at the bottom. Continue reading