Album Review: Spire – “Entropy”


A lot of metal’s subgenres can easily get distracted by trying to be the fastest, the heaviest, lowest, slowest, and whatever else that often can remove the dangerous passions from the music. Some metal bands focus all of their attentions on competing in such a way to turn songwriting into something more akin to playing a sport. Thankfully, Australian black metal band Spire have shown with their debut full length that they are not afraid to take their time both in writing and in execution of their craft. Entropy is not the fastest or the most br00tal, but it is as ominous and unsettling as being in the eye of a hurricane. Continue reading

Initial Descent: August 19, 2016

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Skeletonwitch release their new EP, “The Apothic Gloom,” via Prosthetic Records on August 19

I’m going to make this short, because frankly, I don’t want to spend much time on the internet today. Why? Because it seems like the internet, collectively, has a giant stick up its ass of late, and I don’t really have time for it. (Yes, there are exceptions. Duh.) Here’s an idea, everyone: take a deep breath and try spreading some positivity for a change. We’ll all be better off for it.

Anyway, what’s out this week? Skeletonwitch has a new EP dropping today. Winterfylleth has a new full-length dropping tomorrow. Blood Incantation dropped their debut full-length yesterday. I don’t know, there’s a lot — and most of it’s listed out after the jump, so just check it out there. As I said, I’ve neither the time nor the energy for this right now. So here’s what’s on tap for this week:
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