I would like to start this review by talking about, as we usually do, Jeff Goldblum. Ever eccentric, Goldblum’s career has reached a peak of absurdity as of late, allowing his je ne sais quoi to permeate internet, TV and even metal culture. When Brooklyn’s Fliege released their debut that was entirely based on David Cronenberg’s The Fly and featuring gratuitous samples of Goldblum, it was clear that at least part of the concept was humor. However, deep down, the songs had merit, and on Fliege’s full-length debut, The Invisible Seam, the band shows they are way more than a joke. Continue reading
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: Rorcal’s Muladona and Trader Joe’s 2019 Vintage Ale. Continue reading
You may recall my absolute mess of thoughts and words from three weeks ago, where I talked about a couple shows I attended at the end of March. Well, we’ve finally reached the second phase of my 2019 concert review installment thingy. (I skipped the first shows I went to for some reason.) Based on the headline above, you might think this little piece only discusses one evening of metal. But oh how wrong you would be. Well, actually only a little wrong. You see, not only was I fortunate enough to attend the Yob, Voivod, and Amenra show at the Royale on the 3rd, but I also had the opportunity to checkout the Portland date of this tour at Geno’s the night before. Let’s talk about those two nights, yeah?
I can’t recall how I stumbled across the first single from Spotted Horse by Glassing, maybe a friend’s recommendation or a random Bandcamp find, but I do know that “Lobe” grabbed me instantly. Raw emotional anger is my catnip, one of the few things that laser focuses my attention, and that 1:47 packed a whole lot. Yet despite the in-your-face post-hardcore nature of the track, the album holds a secret: it’s actually a wonderfully complex post-rock album. Continue reading
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: Envy’s Alnair in August and Hangar 24 Brewing Company’s Rubus Red. Continue reading