Top 20 Albums of 2010

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20. Burning Love - Songs For Burning Lovers I was really excited about this release because I am a firm believer in Chris Colohan having the Midas touch.  Cursed is one of my favorite bands of all time, and everything else he has played a part in … [Read more...]

Music Review: Kill the Client – Set for Extinction

Kill the Client - Set for Extinction - Relapse Records

Kill the Client - Set for Extinction [rating:4.5] What the hell is going down in Texas these days?  It isn’t a secret that there has been some excellent grind coming out of Texas in the past few years.  Austin has Mammoth Grinder, Iron Age and … [Read more...]

Music Review: All Pigs Must Die – Self-Titled EP

All Pigs Must Die - Self-Titled EP Album Cover Art

All Pigs Must Die - Self-Titled EP [rating:5] All Pigs Must Die.  You almost know right off the bat if you are going to like a band based off a name like that.  I readily admit that when I first read their name, I didn’t even think of Death in … [Read more...]

Music Review: Unearthly Trance – “V”

Cover of Unearthly Trance Album 'V'

Unearthly Trance - V [rating:3.5] In some dank cellar in a Section 8 housing complex in Brooklyn a single, dirty low watt bulb hangs in the center of the room. It hasn’t been cleaned in ages, if ever. Mold climbs the walls. Something stains the … [Read more...]

Top 10 Bands I Love (That Aren’t Metal)

I enjoy writing about music, but in an effort not to pigeonhole myself into seeming like I am still 14 and only enjoy one type of music, I decided it might be cool to expand these lists into some other types of music I enjoy.The Murder City Devils - … [Read more...]

Top Ten Musical Moments In My Life

First Show - Oakland, CA - AC/DC - 1988.  Man, I wish I had the ticket stub to this.  My friends' dad took us as a surprise for his birthday.  We were in the nosebleed seats, but it was incredible.  There were cannons onstage.  At this moment I … [Read more...]

Top Ten Songs for Operation Iraqi Freedom 2007-2009

Operation Iraqi Freedom 2007-2009

When I got back to my cot tonight in the field, the song that popped up on my iPod was a Band of Horses song that I listened to a ton in Baghdad and it made me remember. This is my Top Ten Songs from Operation Iraqi Freedom 2007-2009 (in no … [Read more...]

Music Review: Thou – “Summit”

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Thou - Summit [rating:4.5] This is Louisiana. It is not even the hottest part of the day and there is already a heat index of 108 degrees, it’s miserable.  Right across the street from my house is a gun shop.  I can hear someone shooting off a … [Read more...]

Music Review: Nachtmystium – “Addicts: Black Meddle Part II”

Nachtmystium - Addicts: Black Meddle Part II

Nachtmystium - Addicts: Black Meddle Part II [rating:3.5] It’s been an interesting couple of years for Nachtmystium.  Blake Judd and his revolving line up have steadily been distancing themselves from the traditional Black Metal aesthetic since … [Read more...]

Music Review: Top 20 Metal Albums of 2008

1. Thou- Peasant: A breath of fresh stench straight out of Louisiana.  This is the true "Dirty South".  This is oozing with tar and sludge and all the nasty things that have corrupted this state for years.  Politically charged lyrics and a wall … [Read more...]