Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘When the Jackals Come’ by Immolation

I reviewed Immolation’s 2013 album Kingdom of Conspiracy back in May. If there’s one thing you can say about them, it’s that they’re consistently good and don’t disappoint. Considering how many bands have a tendency to become pale shadows of their former selves over time, that’s quite an achievement. Over their 30 years of existence, Immolation still releases material of ever-increasing quality. “When the Jackals … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘When the Jackals Come’ by Immolation

Brainfood: Robert E. Howard creations still under copyright

If you’re going to base your art on a copyrighted character or group of characters, make sure you’re not being obvious about it. That’s the lesson we’re getting when it comes to Spanish artist Ricardo Jove Sanchez whose sculptures bear more than a passing resemblance to existing artwork. From Courthouse News Service: Sanchez is accused of making and selling sculptures of Robert E. Howard characters such … Continue reading Brainfood: Robert E. Howard creations still under copyright

Monday Midnight Music: ‘Vixen in Disguise’ by Clan of Xymox

Clan of Xymox has been around a very long time. Formed as a trio in 1981, they released 16 albums since then. “Vixen in Disguise” is from the Dutch group’s 2017 album Days of Black, released by Metropolis Records. Only one of the original trio, Ronny Moorings remains in the band. As you can tell, Clan of Xymox is a goth-rock group, in the same … Continue reading Monday Midnight Music: ‘Vixen in Disguise’ by Clan of Xymox

Retro-Review: ‘Transnational Speedway League’ by Clutch

In the world of heavy music, Clutch is an institution all to themselves and Transnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes and Undeniable Truths is where it all began. Back then, we had not so much a clue that the groovy band with a goofy song and an equally goofy video called “A Shogun Named Marcus” would mark the beginning of a decades-long career or such a … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘Transnational Speedway League’ by Clutch

Throwback Thursday: ‘Hollowman’ by Entombed

I know, I know, everybody does “Throwback Thursday.” But hey, it’s a great concept and what better way to start than with Entombed and their song “Hollowman.” This is a video from their 1993 EP Hollowman. Later that year, their landmark album Wolverine Blues would come out. I’m not exactly sure why it came out so shortly before Wolverine Blues — maybe they wanted to … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘Hollowman’ by Entombed

Retro-Review: ‘Lead and Aether’ by Skepticism

I wasn’t sure what I was jumping into with Skepticism 1998 album Lead and Aether. I knew it was in a subgenre called “funeral doom.” I understood it was supposed to be slower than doom metal. But damn, is it slow, and damn, is it heavy. If you think doom metal is slow, then you haven’t heard “funeral metal,” which Skepticism is dubbed by many. … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘Lead and Aether’ by Skepticism

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Grey Garden’ by Windhand

It’s a gloomy wet Tuesday in my part of the world and what better music to play than some doom metal. So today we’re going with “Grey Garden” by Windhand. Windhand hails from Virginia, a state I used to live in. Their 2015 album Greif’s Infernal Flower was both a critical and sales success for the band. Prior to that, they released two albums, a … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Grey Garden’ by Windhand

Monday Midnight Music: ‘Night Swimming’ by Dentist

You don’t really think of the words “dreamy” and “dentist” in the same sentence, but here we’ll make an exception. This is the official music video for “Night Swimming” the title track from Dentist’s third album which was released July 20, 2017, on Cleopatra Records. I haven’t heard any of the other songs by them, but I’d hope that that “Night Swimming” is indicative of … Continue reading Monday Midnight Music: ‘Night Swimming’ by Dentist

Retro-review: ‘Leprosy’ by Death

Death didn’t take a break following their breakthrough and genre creating album, Scream Bloody Gore. They followed it up with 1988’s Leprosy, an album that’s considered by many to be one of their best. The great thing about Leprosy is that it builds upon the ideas that Schuldiner put to tape on Scream Bloody Gore. Leprosy takes his approach on that album, with tuned down … Continue reading Retro-review: ‘Leprosy’ by Death

Farewell Friday: ‘Kingdom of Fire’ by Monstrosity

‘Kingdom of Fire’ is a track by Monstrosity off their upcoming album The Passage of Existence. As we have come to expect from Monstrosity, “Kingdom of Fire” is pull-no-punches death metal. It’s pretty straight forward, which is a good approach if you do it well, like Monstrosity does. Hailing from Fort Lauderdale, which is in that Eden of death metal known as Florida, the band … Continue reading Farewell Friday: ‘Kingdom of Fire’ by Monstrosity