Concert Review: Maryland Deathfest XV, Part Four

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[click here for part one]  [click here for part two]  [click here for part three]

As I hit the “Publish” button on this post, it’s a little less than three weeks since Maryland Deathfest wrapped up its 15th edition down in Baltimore. I’d like to tell you that the delay’s been down to me “just processing it all” or “trying to find the right words” or some shit, but let’s be real, I’ve just been busy with other things. However, the timing of my posts should not be construed as a lack of enthusiasm for this year’s fest. In fact, I’ve been quite jazzed about my experience in the time since it all wrapped up. But more on that later; for now, let’s jump into the final recap and see how Sunday closed things out… Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Akercocke – “Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone”

Akercocke

Tragically underrated and exceptionally well dressed Akercocke are now, depressingly, defunct. Depressing because they penned some of the most brutally heavy yet forward thinking releases during their tenure. Beginning in 1997 and splitting up in 2012, they had five full lengths that expertly wove black and death metal with a progressive sensibility. Ten years old this month, Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone may have been their most ambitious release but nonetheless extreme, so let’s dive in with this edition of #tbt. Continue reading