Do you wanna guess the last time I wrote a full-length, formatted album review? October 29th, 2021, for the release of Sematary's SCREAMING FOREST mixtape. There are a number of reasons for that, and I think I've already briefly mentioned a few of them somewhere on AOTY, but I'll bring 'em up real quick for full clarity.
First of all, I've reached That Point. That Point is a point I've noticed most people on AOTY or RYM reach after a few years, and as I approach four (4) goddamn ... read more
Wormrot are one of my favorite grindcore bands. I haven't done a comprehensive ranking in a long time, but just based on Voices alone, I would've easily slotted them somewhere in my top 10 alongside bands like The Locust, Rotten Sound, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Terrorizer, Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decapitation, and I guess Anaal Nathrakh if you consider them grind but I usually categorize them as primarily black metal despite the notable grind influence. They're simply one of the most ... read more
I used to be really into Municipal Waste a few years ago, to the point where I gave my favorite album of theirs (which also happened to be most people's least favorite album of theirs lol) a 10 and called 'em one of my favorite current thrash bands. In fairness, I didn't listen to THAT much modern thrash back then, and I really never have. I've always been more into good ol' classic 20th century thrash metal, with few exceptions venturing into the 2000's and onward. Nowadays I listen to ... read more
I'm usually faster to check out new Haunted Mound releases, especially ones I'm this excited for--Turnabout, for a moment, was probably the most intriguing member of the group when his first two singles dropped in late 2021 and early 2022, MY REAPER and BOLOS. They were some of the catchiest Haunted Mound tracks ever, as well as some of my favorites of this current era. It seemed to me like the mysterious melodic man hailing from Utah had the potential to be one of the very best ... read more