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: One Thousand Birds and Rogue Cold Brew IPA

Receiving the Evcharist

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: One Thousand Birds’ Rehearsal Tour Demo and Rogue Brewing Company’s Cold Brew IPA.   Continue reading