Ingress by Hibernaut is one of my favorite releases so far this year. There’s a spirit, a vibe to it that reminds me of the bad ol’ days, when underground bands didn’t stand a chance against the likes of Cinderella, Ratt or whoever else media moguls declared as Metal. Back in the days when you had to know about a release you read about in a fanzine, or your friends shared with you with hushed tones and wild eyes.Read More Hibernaut: Ingress
This is the kind of “fame” that Mean Green is dealing with, right now. They went from being totally obscure in their niche in Boone, to hundreds of people being aware of them, buying their album and wanting to see them. I think it’s a scary spot to be in. It’s hard to make sense of it, hard to know what to do with it.Read More Mean Green: How Mean is the Green?
Sooner or later people are gonna stop watching content concerning what Mick Mars and Carmine Appice tweeted about Lars Ulrich. At that point, Slightly Fuzzed will probably get the 100K subscribers it deserves.Read More Slightly Lost and Fuzzed
The coolest thing about this gig is discovering just how many first-rate recordings are being reduced. This toughest thing is listening to the many first-rate recordings are being released. Dare Mighty Things is definitely one of those, and one that I missed last month when it was released.Read More Dare Mighty Things with Emperors Lair
When I met the band Cleen on Facebook, I heard a couple of their songs, all of which are on YouTube. I’m seeing a lot of this lately: bands uploading songs straight to that platform. It was unconventional enough to go Independent and upload straight to Bandcamp, and now it’s been taken a step further. […]Read More Live Reaction with CLEEN!
Doom to me sometimes feels like that one friend that is like Eeyore and you can’t quite ever seem to get them out of the funk.Read More Newbie Doomer: Alone by Besvärjelsen
The latest jolt to my generational sense of being is Memento Mori by Hail the Void. The album is exceptional, the kind of work that can take its place among the best, the very best, in the history of Heavy Metal. I’m not pulling my punches here, and I don’t give two shits if you […]Read More Rock has Indeed Died, and It Now Hails the Void
As the first month of the year comes to an end, and I’ve submitted my list to the Doom Charts, I am overwhelmed by how much good music is being released every week. Whatever got into our collective water supplies since the pandemic continues to affect us…Read More Top 5 Releases of January
This is highly refined, majestic, relentless music that truly gets better when you realize just how much they don’t sound like anyone else.Read More Late to the Party Mid-Week Quickie- Telekintic YetI: Primordial
I think this album is going to win Abrams a lot fans, and a few might put In the Dark on their best of the year lists. I won’t argue a bit.Read More Abrams: In the Dark (review)