At the final level, every object or idea in our world becomes reduced to a single line said in passing between people. This usually consists of a quality assessment plus a scope, such as, “The FIAT 500 is a great car for driving between your garage and a repair shop.”
If we were to do this for Nightworld, a movie featuring the charismatic Robert Englund of Freddy Krueger fame, our summary would be, “It is a good first chapter for a horror novel.” (more…)
Tags: Horror, metaphysical horror, movie reviews, mystical horror, nightworld, real estate horror, robert englund, supernatural horror
As predicted here, the takeover of underground metal by late hardcore tinged substitutes has failed. This music, which we might call “soymetal” because it appeals more to the emo hardcore audience than the feral and realistic traditional metal one, took over because after the underground fizzled in the hands of NWN/FMP impersonators, labels found a new audience in whiny millennial SJWs. (more…)
Tags: Hardcore, hipster metal, indie metal, internet, judas priest, metal sucks, metalcore, Satan, sjw metal, sjws, soy metal
Sometimes recognizing parasites becomes difficult. They sidle up to your genre, think that is fairly cool and they want a piece of that action, and then they morph themselves into clones of the fans of that genre. Then they shlurp their way inside of its cell walls, consume its vital energy, and inject their DNA into its core, replacing all that made it unique and meaningful. (more…)
Tags: jay h. gorania, MetalSucks, political correctness, sjws, trench warfare
Underground flowing black metal band Infamous, who combines the atmospheric torrential melody styles of Graveland with the old world melodies of Southern European black metal, joining with doom-black metal band Cromlech, has announced plans to release Hammer of Triumph, an EP with one song by each band. (more…)
Tags: Black Metal, cromlech, infamous
Back in the 1980s, a number of hardcore punk bands mostly in the New York area began to be influenced by Hare Krishna and Hindu ideas. They formed a pseudo-genre of their own, dropping out of the existing hardcore scenes to pursue a life of relative sanity and create music that channeled raw rage into a more meditative outlook. (more…)
Tags: Hardcore, krishnacore, NYHC, punk
Sweeping black metal band Graveland re-issued the 2004 album Dawn of Iron Blades on March 18, 2018, with an English version of the album on Hammer of Damnation Records. (more…)
Tags: graveland, hammer of damnation records, lord wind, no colors records, rob darken, warheart records
Judas Priest came from that intermediate stage between proto-metal and hard rock that emphasized really intense conclusions to compelling but basic riffs, and with Firepower, the band returns to form by delivering those moments of ritual ascension in which the foot-stomping, hand-flinging, and head-thrashing impulses join a sense of profundity through consilience as each track comes together.
Tags: hard rock, Heavy Metal, judas priest
Some time ago, seminal band Slayer — who along with Bathory and Hellhammer created the germinal material and style of death metal — decided to call it a day after thirty-seven years of recording, touring, and generally causing problems. Upon the announcement of their retirement, many nascent and older Slayer fans came out of the woodwork, so the band has added a second leg to its tour.
Tags: retrospective, slayer, tour
Summer is just around the corner, and you are no doubt thinking of your favorite Mexican beers — among the best in the world, like their death metal — to relax in the sun with. Do not drink Corona Light, of course, but the newly-minted Corona Especial in twelve-packs for the American market might bring out a smile. Alternatively, you can try a Modelo Especial Chelada.
Tags: beer, beer mixture, chelada, Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V., modelo, modelo especial
Some bands gained prominence because of their influence on other musicians but were given less credit by fans years later because they no longer had current releases. The Dutch death metal assault Sinister crafted three albums of great influence but then faded away in the mid-1990s, leading to fewer people mentioning their place in the death metal canon.
Tags: Brutal Death Metal, death metal, Melodic Death Metal, sinister, the netherlands