Imagine if you will, a world where a guy by the name of Devin Townsend knocks on a studio door. He stands outside for a bit, not really in a rush, but itching to get to work. After a few moments, the door is opened by another guy named Trent Reznor. They smile, shake hands,… Continue reading Single Review – Heele, “A New Friend”
You may have noticed by now that I tend to sign off on my album reviews with an emphasis on visiting your favorite record store to pick up a copy of the day’s review. This year, supporting local business during the holidays is more critical than ever as the pandemic continues to take its toll… Continue reading #UnoccupyTheMall With Darkside Records and Bull Moose
Bottom line: What I think is great is that by embracing change instead of putting out the same album again, Napalm Death have endured every change the metal community has thrown at them since 1981.
What is it about the harp that makes it sound so mystical, so spiritual, so enchanting? This graceful trinity of feelings are everywhere on Worlds Away, the latest offering by multi-instrumentalist Lindsay Schoolcraft. Celebrating a decade as a solo artist, the album sees Schoolcraft and her harp explore new musical territories with rearrangements of previously… Continue reading Album Review: Lindsay Schoolcraft, Worlds Away (Cyber Proxy Records, October 9th)
“We’re all so connected by social media and the internet these days, and yet, we have never been so distant from each before,” states multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Lindsay Schoolcraft. Without a doubt, this sentiment perfectly captures the feeling shared by many as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect people all around the world. Furthering this statement,… Continue reading Of Harps, Hearts, and Honesty: An Interview with Lindsay Schoolcraft
The world is a strange place as of this writing, full of uncertainties new to some and strangely familiar to many others. It is with this background of isolation, anxiety, and flickering hope that legendary doom metal titans My Dying Bride release unto the world The Ghost of Orion, their fourteenth album and first offering… Continue reading Album Review: My Dying Bride, The Ghost of Orion (Nuclear Blast)
The Connecticut metal scene never says die, even if occasional posts in local community groups by certain individuals try to say it’s already dead and buried. True things have changed over time as venues close and musicians ‘grow up,’ but nothing is over in the Constitution State. For proof, look no further than The Black… Continue reading Album Review: Murder Castle, The Black Widow