Receiving the Evcharist: Qrixkuor and Pure Bred

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: Qrixkuor’s Poison Palinopsia and West Coast Wine Group’s Pure Bred.

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Initial Descent: July 4 – 10, 2021

Qrixkuor

More and more it seems the more you give, the more they want, and the less they do for themselves. The “they” here is cloudy, but I know I’m not the only one that relates to this statement. If you’re a grown person and rely on everyone and everything else to figure the entire world out for you, stop that shit and grow a spine. It’s annoying for the rest of us. Yes, I’m salty and what comes up comes out so there it is. Anywho, new metal this week in the form of death metal from Qrixkor and Domination Campaign, sludgy doom from 71TONMAN, black metal from Unendlich, and a whole heap more hiding out in the list below. There’s medicine for what ails in these lists and I’ve found so much solace in this violent, doomy, brutal, charred, slamming, sludgy, angry music we love that it fights back the negativity. Or, at least, most of it. Find your golden unicorn below and love it like no other.

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Second Circle – Qrixkuor and Weregoat

Second Circle

In Dante’s Inferno, the second circle begins the proper punishment of Hell, a place where “no thing gleams.” It is reserved for those overcome with Lust, where carnal appetites hold sway over reason. In Nine Circles, it’s where we do shorter reviews of new (ish) albums that share a common theme.

“Something old, something new.”  Usually you hear that phrase at weddings, usually followed by “something borrowed and something blue.” Today I am officiating a marriage of two offerings of some of the filthiest death metal I have heard all year, two bands whose sound borrows from no one and whose albums will leave you anything but blue.   Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Qrixkuor and City of the Dead

Receiving the Evcharist

Welcome once again, dear readers, to another blessed sacrament. I hope everyone reading this has had a good week; for me, this has been one of the best weeks I can remember having in a long time. That doesn’t mean that we can’t revel in the power of dark metal and dark beer, however, and this weeks offering is some of the darkest of both that I could find. The Metal: Qrixkuor’s Three Devils Dance.  The Booze: Modern Times Brewing’s City of the Dead.   Continue reading