Chaos is Me: October 2019

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Greetings once more, friends and readers.  Three months in and this little column is still around and kicking; this is a pretty cool accomplishment for me.  Normally my impulsive ideas lose steam by now, but I have to admit that reconnecting more fully and seriously with screamo has been a really positive experience for me.  After spending quite a few years with extreme metal being the center of my listening habits, this column feels like a return home, and I’m having a great time re-immersing myself in a genre that has always been a favorite of mine.  Hopefully you all are enjoying listening to me wax poetic as much as I am enjoying waxing it.  Without further ado, I’ve got three more albums to cover for you this time around, all from the month of October, so off we go… Continue reading

Chaos is Me: September 2019

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Welcome back to another edition of Chaos is Me.  For those that might be here for the first time, this is the second edition of my monthly column where I highlight my favorite screamo releases from the month prior.  September was a slower month than the previous one in terms of releases, at least to my ears, but there were still several albums worth noting.  Take a look below the cut to see which September releases made the…well the cut.  If the header image didn’t give one away already… Continue reading

Chaos is Me: August 2019

 

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Some of you may know me as Nine Circle’s resident screamo apologist/evangelist.  In the past, I’ve tried to work mention of albums in this style into my larger body of heavy music writing.  Yet screamo has always been my favorite brand of hardcore, and I’ve always believed in screamo’s ability to stand on its own, even if its name still seems, at least to me, to be considered a dirty word.  So, since the good folks of this website give me the freedom to write about what I want (they will come to regret this eventually), I decided to do something about that.  Welcome to Chaos is Me, a monthly column where I will be listing off my favorite screamo releases from the past month (and beyond, as you’ll see below).  August was the perfect month to kick this off as we got two absolutely gigantic albums dropping in back-to-back weeks. Without further ado, let’s do this…  Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Wristmeetrazor and Hardywood Park Hibiscus Tripel

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: Wristmeetrazor’s Misery Never Forgets and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery’s Hibiscus Tripel.   Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Portrayal of Guilt and Bedrock Nitro Brown Ale

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: Portrayal of Guilt’s Let Pain Be Your Guide and Modern Times Brewing Company’s Bedrock Nitro Brown Ale.   Continue reading