After taking a week off for Chicago Open Air happenings, I decided to return this week with a bit of a curious choice. Spoiler alert: The curious choice is not the album. More on that later. I’ve spent much of the past couple of weeks revisiting some notable albums from the last couple of years. Naturally, I find myself falling father and father behind the new releases dropping each week. But that’s something a rainy day can fix quickly, so it’s a justifiable situation as far as I’m concerned. So, this week I decided to feature one of my favorite albums from last year (even if it didn’t make my EOY list) and supplement it with… well, nothing special. The Metal: Ghost Bath – Moonlover. The Booze: Pabst Old Tankard Ale. Continue reading
It’s new release Tuesday—time for another edition of Just the Tip! Here are the new releases we’ll be discussing on the podcast this week!
March 10, 2015
Enslaved – In Times (Nuclear Blast)
Ghost Bath – Moonlover (Northern Silence)
Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz (Spinefarm)
We’ll also have written reviews of these and other new releases here on the site throughout the week, but for now, take a listen and check back later this week for our spoken thoughts in Episode 43!
Other New Releases of Note:
- Melechesh – Enki (Nuclear Blast)
- Psycroptic – Psycroptic (Prosthetic)
- Cancer Bats – Searching for Zero (Metal Blade)
- Porta Nigra – Kaiserschnitt (Debemur Morti) [full review]
- Mortals / Repellers – Split EP (Broken Limbs)
Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.
Is Ghost Bath an anonymous collective from Chongqing, China, or a group of guys from North Dakota with names like Dennis and Jamie? While the initial mystery surrounding the band and its singular “Nameless” sounding board was pretty compelling stuff, things ultimately come down to this: if you find yourself asking this question while listening to the band’s new album, Moonlover, you need a focal adjustment—badly. Set this distraction aside and focus on the music, and you’ll realize how tremendous a listen the album is. As gargantuan as the hype machine powering it has grown since January, Moonlover fully lives up. Continue reading