ALBUM REVIEW: Cortez – Sell The Future


Cortez’s third full-length album shows a certain spark that was merely hinted at the Boston group”s previous releases. This is immediately established with the opening”No Escape,” which comes crashing in with a template more in line with Classic Metal than their usual Stoner Rock. I find myself reminded of Cauldron or Castle as the driving tempo sustains a reverb-friendly production job with a slew of flamboyant guitar leads, gritty bass, and chanted vocals to go around.

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LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Lamb of God – Ashes of the Wake Live Stream


As of this writing, the music world continues to be in a state of suspended animation as the Coronavirus outbreak – particularly in North America – dashes any hopes of returning to music venues anytime soon. We’ve bungled the pandemic so poorly here in the states that our moron President and many of his colleagues have been diagnosed with the disease due to failure to follow social distancing measures. Having fans in attendance is starting to seem like a thing of the past, so more and more artists will start turning to live-streamed performances.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Vacant Eyes – A Somber Preclusion of Being


So, this album is called A Somber Preclusion of Being (Independent), huh? Cool, I’ll give this Vacant Eyes band a try. They’re from Massachusetts too? Great, I like supporting artists from my neck of the woods. What’s the worst that can happen? About seventy-five minutes have gone by and I think I may need a nap. The brain can only take so much.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW – The Acacia Strain – Slow Decay – Rise Records


The Acacia Strain is back with a new album, Slow Decay (Rise Records), are as pissed as ever despite their last LP being released (checks notes) just last Winter? If memory serves, It Comes in Waves dropped rather surprisingly at the end of December. Okay then, on to Slow Decay. Hold up, most of these songs have already been released in the form of singles throughout the year.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race


 

Chalk it up to me partaking more in the reefer these days and revisiting professional wrestling as a hobby again, but I feel like I took a chair shot to the back of the skull. Why am I feeling discombobulated? Have you tried listening to Blood Incantation‘s Hidden History of the Human Race (Dark Descent)? No? Then why don’t you go to your nearest highway and attempt to run across during rush hour traffic? Best of luck.Continue reading


Cannibal Corpse, Power Trip And Gatecreeper From The Front Row


Cannibal Corpse, Power Trip and Gatecreeper are currently taking part in one of the most brutal tours to ever hit the States. Last night they absolutely destroyed New York City, and show no signs of slowing down until the tours ends on December 8th. To help get you more excited for the remaining dates, or if you just want to relive the insanity, we have amazing footage from their recent show in Boston. Continue reading


Kirk Hammett’s Horror + Sci-Fi Exhibit Coming to Peabody Essex Museum


How cool is this!? Kirk Hammett’s world-renowned collection of horror and science fiction memorabilia will soon be on display at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Continue reading