Album Review: Cripple – Fuck Your Comfort

Posted by on Jan Sun, 2018 in Album Review, Death Metal, Grind, Lifestyle, New Releases, Punk, Technical, Thrash | 0 comments

Album Review: Cripple – Fuck Your Comfort

This band is “radical” in every sense of the word. Their music is extreme in all aspects. It’s fast, it’s loud, and it’s offensive as balls. Although a death metal influence is apparent, Cripple veers on the punk edge of the thrash spectrum. The simple riffs are short and catchy, with ornate solos. The violent vocals are pissed-off tirades of angry lyrics. The drums are crashing and rolling like a 7 car pileup. The result … read...

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Concert Review: Iron Maiden – Book Of Souls 2017 Tour

Posted by on Jul Sat, 2017 in Concert Review, Hard Rock, Heavy/Traditional Metal, Lifestyle, New Releases, Progressive Rock, Shock Rock | 0 comments

Concert Review: Iron Maiden – Book Of Souls 2017 Tour

The Summer of 2017 was kicked off with classic metal heavyweights Iron Maiden hitting the road on a worldwide tour, celebrating the recently released album, The Book of Souls. Old school metallers Kamelot and Exodus were special guests for the performance at San Bernadino, CA on July 1st.  Otherwise, the legendary Iron Maiden were accompanied only by Ghost B.C (often simplified to Ghost) throughout their North American leg of the tour. Before … read...

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Book Review – Motley Crue: The Dirt

Posted by on Feb Wed, 2017 in Book Review, Glam Rock/Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy/Traditional Metal, Lifestyle, Shock Rock | 0 comments

Book  Review – Motley Crue: The Dirt

This autobiography, written from several different perspectives, offers a multi-faceted glimpse into decades worth of tragic misunderstandings, outrageous  rumors, and rides on the wild side. One of the most notorious rock bands in the world, Motley Crue, delve deep into personal confessions and dark secrets in The Dirt, while also holding on to the shadows of resentment and grudges that tore them apart after their long run of fame and success. Their stories are … read...

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Concert Review: Serial Hawk, Ghosts Of Glaciers, and more at The Cave

Posted by on May Sun, 2015 in Black Metal, Concert Review, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Progressive Rock, Stoner Metal, Technical, Thrash | 0 comments

Concert Review: Serial Hawk, Ghosts Of Glaciers, and more at The Cave

Great news! I finally regained enough motor skills and hand/eye coordination to type again. The way things went down last night, I’m surprised there were no fatalities or other collateral damage. As a survivor, I am obligated to give a first-hand account from the eye of the storm… Sleeptaker has a new line up, apparently.  Alex Monasterio, the former guitarist, is carving a name for himself as a damn fine vocalist.  Noah Trainor, the only … read...

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Alcohol and Razorblades and Poison in Needles

Posted by on Jun Fri, 2012 in Blues, Death Metal, Glam Rock/Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Lifestyle, Punk, Shock Rock, Stoner Metal, Straight Edge | 0 comments

Alcohol and Razorblades and Poison in Needles

As usual, I got so drunk that I forgot I even have a blog. Don’t blame me, blame Mr. Jack Daniels. Anyway, being a pitiful combination of a boozehound, a lazyass, and a Metalhead, today’s post will be about the intertwining of mind-alteration and heavy music. Let’s see if I can maintain my motor skills enough to finish this in one go… Part I: The Forerunners The Beatles aren’t Metal, even though certain tracks such … read...

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Happy 4/20

Posted by on Apr Sat, 2012 in Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

Long story short, I’m dressed in drag trying to look like Toki Wartooth. Don’t ask how things got to this level. Even as I type, innocent passerby are gawking at me in my altered state. I am little more to these people than an amusing anecdote that they will describe to their sober friends in the near future.   By the way, the teddy bear isn’t in any way unusual. I always have Antar… read...

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Band Profile: Distances

Posted by on Mar Sat, 2012 in Band Profile, Concert Review | 0 comments

Last post grazed upon the surface of the Albuqurque band Distances and their extaordinary stage presence. However, I feel as though their talent warrants a little more attention than what I gave them. Since I’m already conscious at the ungodly hour of 10 in the morning, I’ll do a quickie post before I go to the first annual Blu Phoenix Rising fest. (W21, $10, 5 PM). Anyway, this band is phenomenal, so check this shit … read...

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Last Minute Concert Review

Posted by on Mar Fri, 2012 in Concert Review | 0 comments

Last time, I made a last-ditch effort to promote some shows that didn’t have a lot of publicity. However, I was under the mistaken impression that only 3 bands were playing last night’s gig, whereas I was pleasantly surprised by a full set of five. Anyway, this is what mischief transpired:  If you’re familiar with my blog, you should be familiar with Obelisk. Otherwise, I don’t know how to describe them without turning vague or … read...

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Unholy Trinity: The Last Of Lucy

Posted by on Jan Fri, 2012 in Album Review, Band Profile, Cult Classics, Deathcore, Technical | 0 comments

Unholy Trinity: The Last Of Lucy

This is the final installation of Unholy Trinity, or the three most badass Technical Metal artsits. Hailing from Orange County, CA, the only appropriate choice to conclude this series, is the intricate psychosis known as The Last Of Lucy. The Last Of Lucy is painstaking chaos. The mathematical insanity sounds something like a short-curcuiting robot overlord, or the soundtrack of dividing by zero. The vocals are screams and growls, a very raw and organic contrast … read...

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Concert Review: New Years Metal

Posted by on Jan Wed, 2012 in Concert Review | 0 comments

Sorry for the half-assed nature of my most recent post. I went on a Fear and Loathing-esque binge on everything and I’ve been in the recovery process ever since. That being said, don’t get your hopes to high (heh) for this latest edition of my ramblings. In fact, on Friday December 30, I had the brilliant idea of treating a hangover with an energy drink infused with nitrous oxide. All these chemicals decided to turn against me at … read...

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