Act I: First Impressions I was around 22 years old when I first started smoking weed, introduced to it by my late best friend Camden. A few months into my “experiment”, a friend had bought me a mini bong after I had lamented about fashioning pipes out of Arizona and beer cans. I had found […]Read More MAXIMUM VOLUME YIELDS MAXIMUM RESULTS: A Drone-Doom Love Story In Multiple Acts
Artist: The Heavy Crawls Release:The Heavy Crawls From: Kiev, Ukraine Genres: Rock, Stoner, Blues Released:29/09/16 Score: 8.5 Summary: Jack of all trades, Master of Reality This band is new to me, though a quick glance at their bandcamp reveals that they’ve got several releases under their belts already, though remain relatively unknown. The bluesy […]Read More The Heavy Crawls-S/T Review
Artist: Goya Release: Doomed Planet Genres: Doom, Punk Released: 30/10/16 Score: 7 Summary: The same, but different. This EP is comprised of three original Goya tracks and a Marilyn Manson cover closing it out The opening two tracks are lengthy, unrelenting slabs of doom; Goya’s speciality. Though not necessarily groundbreaking, the tracks are solid and […]Read More Goya-Doomed Planet Review
OH MY HOLY FUCK, IT’S MUSIC CHRISTMAS! Not only do I have the SECOND in our ongoing Doomed in Space metal playlist series, but I put together a playlist of the top ten ALBUMS (FULL albums) that I love as of today (October 29th, 2016)! It’s like goddamn Hanukkah, Christmas, Cthulu’s birthday, and Chinese New […]Read More Special Double Playlist Day: Doomed in Space, Vol 2 / caligula’s Top Ten Albums As Of Right Now!
‘Sup, you bunch of filthy profligates? caligula here with some changes to format. After a discussion with Spaceman Spliff, we’ve decided to be a bit more avant-garde with the posting schedule around here. I’m not always in the mood to write (lol thanks, depression/Obama/Obamapression), Spliff ain’t always around, and it’s just the two of us […]Read More Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes! Turn and Face The Strange!
“When the lights went out/You were shoved to the ground/Power station exploded/They’re all watchin’ it go down.” Never have whispered words sounded more sinister to me, ever. Chris Colohan, vocalist of Canadian hardcore/crust band Cursed, is one of my favorite hardcore vocalists of all time and this song is why. Lyrically, the song deals with […]Read More Song of the Week: Cursed, “Model Home Invasion”
This week’s Odds & Ends playlist has arrived! A bit eclectic in nature, sure, bu isn’t that the point of an O&E playlist anyways? The playlist starts with glorious avant-punk opener “Joy” by Canada’s Nomeansno, then goes from there to White Zombie’s earliest material “Gentleman Junkie”, which recently came to my attention on their 2016 […]Read More Odds & Ends vol. 3 – JOY!
Ave, kids! Today we’re unveiling a new weekly segment, The Cherry Pop! Each week, I’ll randomly pick an album in my iTunes library either by a band I’ve never heard or a band I know (but haven’t heard said album yet), then I’ll blog my thoughts in real time. It’s an experiment in creative writing […]Read More The Cherry Pop: Venom Prison, “Animus”
I discovered Fatmate a few weeks ago by browsing Bandcamp for new music to check out. I saw the above image, the album art for their new release Penenden Heath Sessions, and I said to myself “well, fuck. With album art this interesting, these guys must be good.” It wasn’t until last week that I finally […]Read More Song of the Week (One Day Late Edition): Fatmate, “Barry’s Pen”
News! Hello, children. You might notice that Lord Helmet has a new name. You might be right! I gave into peer pressure and picked a better (and more trve kvlt) name: caligula. It’s staying this way, I’m not going through another fucking name change, so deal with it. Nerds. Today marks the debut our segment […]Read More Name Change, The Debut of “Top Eleven…”, and More!