Friday, February 9, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
CHRCH/Fister split from last year, in addition to this year's Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard/Slomatics release Totems. Giving splits - or at least doomy splits - a chance was beginning to pay off! So obviously when the new split from Eye of Solitude and Marche Funébre hit the ol' Töp inbox, I was going to check it out.
Friday, January 26, 2018
Top Albums of 2017 list, I mentioned how Tribulation hadn't fully clicked with me while praising the latest album from Cloak. And now for my first review of 2018, I'm here getting to ready to gush about how on board I am with Tribulation. It's a strange world we live in, but that's what keeps things interesting, right? Anywho, Tribulation's latest endeavor, Down Below, is bringing in the new year in a big way. The band's rock sensibilities shine through with gravelly vocals casting an eerie ambiance over the otherwise upbeat and spirited guitar rhythms and riffs. Even though they are accurate descriptors, "black n' roll" and "goth-rock" are terms that are being used too liberally and make it easy to look past what Tribulation has achieved with Down Below.
Monday, January 8, 2018
Thursday, December 14, 2017
So enough with the sentimentality and on to my top 15 albums of 2017!
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
2017 was a difficult year for the United States, in that it felt like it was in a constant flux and almost a battle for good and evil. Standing by the sidelines may be tough to do but getting distracted in your own life may be the best medicine for the darkest annals of an ever present society. Having a 2nd child is also a welcome distraction and hell there was music too; oh boy there was much music to be had.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
It's crazy to think another year has come and gone so quickly, even if parts of this year did feel like they were taking forever... But we're here, at the end of another year, which means it's time to talk about all the music we loved over the past twelve months. This is the first of two posts I'll have on the matter; this one deals with non-metal albums, EPs, and songs, while the metal list will come out whenever Mick deems it time.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
After the show, though, is when things got real good, as Mick and I had the absolutely delightful opportunity to speak with Ethan Lee McCarthy, the guitarist, lyricist, and vocalist from Primitive Man. In our chat, we covered the Denver music scene, the best Chicago pizza, and why Kansas City is just fronting about how cool it is. It was a blast to chat with Ethan, and I hope you enjoy it. Primitive Man and Bell Witch are on tour now; you really owe it to yourself to see them.