Category: Album Reviews

Bandcampology, Episode One: Khonnar & Impressions of the Morning Star

Welcome to Bandcampology! I’m your Bandcampologist, Justin. This segment is intended to celebrate the delightfully weird, undeniably wonderful, and tragically underappreciated music platform, Bandcamp. In a world where music streaming services tend towards interchangeability due to the fact that any cool, new feature immediately gets implemented across board by all the major companies, Bandcamp is

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Four Ridiculous-ass Christmas Albums that Should Exist, Plus One that Already Does

Tyler, the Creator has released a Christmas EP. Nevermind that his connection to 2018’s movie, The Grinch (yet another Grinch revamp… what, did Jim Carrey’s age that fast?), sort of leaves him with an excuse of “well, while I’m here…”–however the hell we got here, we’re here, and we’re just going to have to learn

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Burning Ad Infinitum Album Review

Album: Burning Ad Infinitum Band: Gnaw Their Tongues / Crowhurst (collaboration, not a split) Release: 31 August 2018 Label: Crown and Thorn Ltd. The fifth angel, who poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, And blasphemed the God

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Grave Mounds and Grave Mistakes Album Review

Band: A Forest of Stars Album: Grave Mounds and Grave Mistakes Country of Origin: UK Release Date: 28 September 2018 Genre: Melodic black metal/folk/experimental Label: Prophecy Productions Oh my! What’s happening? Is it possible? Can it really be… a metal cousin of Current 93? In a lot of ways, yes. Needless to say, I’m jumping

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Cinereous Incarnate Album Review

Band: Abstracter Album: Cinereous Incarnate Country of Origin: United States Release Date: June 8th, 2018 Genre: Blackened doom Label: I, Voidhanger I seriously can’t put this one down. The third release from Oakland’s blackened doom masters is one of those albums good enough to bleed from the review pile to my regular rotation. I’ve listened

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Pandaemorthium Album Review

Band: Esoctrilihum Album: Pandaemorthium (Forbidden Formulas to Awaken the Blind Sovereigns of Nothingness) Country of Origin: France Release Date: February 23, 2018 Genre: Majestic black/death metal Label: I, Voidhanger Records This album is so damned good I can leave aside the Lovecraftian lyrical leanings and have plenty of praise left over. Esoctrilihum, a one-man piece

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