Anybody who knows me in real life can attest that there’s nothing I love more than a list. The quantification of items and the planning of tasks gives way to the satisfaction of knowing that everything on the list has been acquired or accomplished — only to toss it in the trash and begin again… Continue reading Content by Numbers: Alternative Control’s 2015
We’re here to discuss a very hot topic between two very passionate individuals. I’ve managed to gather Alternative Control columnists Death Metal Dave and Peter Progger together for a musical debate. The burning question: What metal subgenre is superior, death metal or progressive metal? It’s (for some reason) a matter of utmost importance for… Continue reading Mortal Combat!!! Death Metal Dave vs. Peter Progger, Part I
… We’d like to make a compilation album, pay for hosting costs, and maybe even buy some more pins and stickers. Because I like to hold a tangible product in my hands, I’m really looking forward to Quality Control Volume II. This shit is gonna be off the hook, seriously. Mostly bands we’ve written about,… Continue reading What Does AltCtrl Want to Do With Your Money?
Death Metal Dave, here. It’s been awhile you fuckheads. You know why? Because I’ve been pretty busy with the scene lately. Seems like another local death metal band is born every week around here, and of course I’ve got to be there for every band’s debut! Recently, I came across this new band called Job… Continue reading Job For Death Metal Dave
Long ago, within a metal scene far, far away, a quartet of mighty superhero musicians were birthed in the secretive and sacred valley of the fifth colony of a massive world power. They immediately sprung to monstrous size, thrashing about their enormous instruments of death upon the ears of the entire valley and beyond. For… Continue reading The Mighty, Terrific, Luxurious and Jeweled! An Interview With Lightsbane
Baldwin listened to so much music this year that we had to split it into two columns! Here are his top seven picks for the best albums of 2012. Swans – The Seer This double album gives new meaning to the term, “sprawling”. This thing is a monster, with the wolf-like creature on the… Continue reading Baldwin’s Top 12 Albums of 2012: Part II
This was an excellent year for music, that much is apparent. I’d be hard-pressed to find someone who disagrees with that sentiment. No matter what genre you’re into, it seems that most artists truly did believe that the world was coming to an end this December and stepped up their game to go out with… Continue reading Baldwin’s Top 12 Albums of 2012: Part I