Album Review: Paradise Lost — “Obsidian”

Paradise Lost - Obsidian

Paradise Lost are one of those bands where everyone has their favorite album, and they’re all different from person to person.  Whether it’s Draconian Times or Host or their eponymous debut, The Plague Within, One Second, whatever, it’s hard to argue that there isn’t something to enjoy in the vast scope of their catalogue.  Personally, when I first heard 2018’s Medusa, I was sure that they could not get better than the ultra-heavy kick-in-the-face that album was.  I was wrong.  Obsidian is more than just a follow-up to Medusa.  It’s everything that was good about Medusa turned up to 11. Continue reading

Album Review: Bloodbath – “The Arrow of Satan is Drawn”

Bloodbath - The Arrow of Satan Is Drawn

Like many I suspect I was drawn to old school death merchants Bloodbath via their connection to Mikael Åkerfeldt.  Since debuting with the classic EP Breeding Death the band have gone through a myriad of tweaks and changes to both personnel and sound, coming out the other side with perhaps their strongest lineup and album in The Arrow of Satan is Drawn.  Harkening back to the early classic Swedish death metal formula without being slave to it, the album drips with a nasty, nauseating vibe that reinforces the band as much more than a “supergroup.”   Continue reading

Album Review: Paradise Lost – “The Plague Within”

Paradise Lost The Plague Within

Paradise Lost’s new album feels like coming home to an old friend. With The Plague Within, their fourteenth full length since forming in 1988, you’ll want to kick off your shoes and stay awhile. Coming off 2012’s very solid Tragic Idol, I could only hope the momentum would continue—and the band certainly didn’t disappoint. In fact, The Plague Within is my favorite from the band to date. Blasphemy? Get back to me once you’ve listened to this straight-ahead, dark and groovy album. Continue reading

Quickies: Bloodbath, Scar Symmetry, and an AC/DC announcement

Midway through the week and midway through getting you your god damn daily news. Thank fuck. I’ve never been good at sharing.

That little number is called ‘Unite in Pain’. Curious what you think about the Nick Holmes version of Bloodbath. Do share.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up. 

Quickies: Satan Pizza! I guess there’s other stuff, too…

God DAMMIT I am jacked up today. So… here are some words:



Apparently this is a Slayer pizza. I think I speak for everyone when I say that… it shouldn’t be. It should be Satan pizza. Either way, all the want!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.