Ok, it’s official…I have no fucking clue where everyone’s heads are at.
Brian K. Vaughn, Bronx/Brooklyn rap rivalry, Chris Claremont, comic books, Doug Moench, Firefly, Forever Knight, George Lucas, Geraint Wyn Davies, Gerry Conway, giallo, Jaws, Jeckyll & Hyde, Jim Starlin, John Byrne, Joss Whedon, Marvel Comics, rockabilly, Star Wars, Steve Englehart, Steve Gerber, Steven Speilberg, Sun Studios, Superman OTR, The Cramps, The Designated Victim, third eye cinema podcast, Y the Last Man
We continue to pick up the pieces of what might have gone down in October, had the wife and I not been stricken and laid many weeks low with the viral plague she picked up from the great unwashed of geekdom at the NY Comic Con at the dawn thereof.
A few recent reviews here aside, most of our energies have been directed in the direction of Weird Scenes, as edits continue on the two upcoming shows recorded just prior to that and research and prep took place for a third show to be recorded this coming weekend. But what of Third Eye, you ask?
Aethyrick - Praxis, ATMF, Avantgarde Music, Black Beast - Nocturnal Bloodlust, Die Kunst der Finsternis - Revenant of a Phantom World (Queen of Owls Addendum), Fuil Na Seanchoille - The Crossing, Funeral Oration - Eliphas Love, Lamech Records, Lamech Records / Amor Fati Productions, Lvx Caelis - Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Me Saco Un Ojo, Me Saco Un Ojo / Tour de Garde, Orthodoxy - Novus Lux Dominus, Primitive Reaction, Sur Austru - Meteahna Timpurilor, Swampbeast / Void Terror - Holocaust of Terrestrial Empires, The Ember The Ash - Consciousness Torn From The Void, The Sinister Flame, third eye cinema podcast, XUL OV KVLTEN - Entropic Increase From The Omega Aeon
And another batch to close out Samhain week, happy new year to all! Hope you consigned whatever holds you back to the flames, and are prepared to tackle whatever comes your way.
And with that hopeful note, let us dig into the darker end of the “extreme metal” spectrum, as we proceed at last into the dark end of the year.
Abythic - Conjuring the Obscure, ANKHARA - Sinergia, Desecresy - Towards Nebulae, ECZEMA - Proyecto 3k9 Darwin Reloaded, Golgotha - Erasing the Past, Grond / Graceless - Endless Spiral of Terror, In Thousand Lakes - Evolution, MITHRIDATIC - Tetanos Mystique, MORTUARY - "the Sapiens Order", NOX IRAE - Here The Dead Live, Obscure - Darkness Must Prevail, PAGANIZER - The Tower of the Morbid, Raw Skull Records, Sorcery - Necessary Excess of Violence, THE DROWNING (UK) - The Radiant Dark, third eye cinema podcast, Thrashfire - Into the Armageddon, Transcending Obscurity Records, XENOKORP, Xtreem Music
Art Is War Records, Cinder - The Machine, Lee Aaron - Power Soul and Rock N' Roll – Live in Germany, Metalville, O Samuli A - Condition Yellow, Rise Above Records, Santa Lucia - Perse Palaa - Complete Recorded Works, SAVAGE MASTER - Myth Magic & Steel, Shadow Kingdom, Shubhangi Joshi Collective - Babelfish, svart records, third eye cinema podcast, Thobbe Englund - Hail to the Priest, VA Rocks - I Love VA Rocks, Various Artists - Brutal Africa - The Heavy Metal Cowboys of Botswana, Various Artists - Cold War on The Rocks - Disco and Electronic Music from Finland 1980-1991, Vesperith, Warsenal - Feast Your Eyes, Workshed
And here’s another brief bit of business to hold y’all over till things return to more of a standard state. Stuff keeps coming in, and there’s a lot of these all ready and waiting…it’s time and life that intervene.
Revisited this much celebrated oddity today, and simultaneously finally found an appreciation of its overall Spanish horror feel (very much akin to A Bell From Hell in that respect) and on the flipside, reinforced my longstanding bafflement and distaste at its entirely illogical core argument.
Frontiers Music s.r.l., Gatecreeper - Deserted, Michael Monroe - One Man Gang, Relapse Records, Rise Above Records, SASCHA PAETH'S MASTER OF CEREMONY - Signs Of Wings, Seven Kingdoms - Empty Eyes, silver lining music, Tales of The Tomb - Volume Two: Mendicium, THE DEFIANTS - Zokusho, third eye cinema podcast, Yurei - Saudade
Hey, ho, let’s go, we’re back again with yet another brief but potent missive of all the reviews fit to print (and then some) in the manner you’ve all come to know and love.
Still sick as a dog (after catching my wife’s convention-sourced industrial strength deathfest of a germ warfare lab a good week back), but figured rather than just suffer and let this build, I’d tackle a few…and found a few real gems in the process.
Yeah, there’s always a balance. But hey, take the positives where you can find ’em, n’est pas?
Shall we dance?
ABSYMAL LORD - Exaltation of the Infernal Cabal, AHPN Records / Clobber Records, Ancient Moon - Benedictus diabolica Gloria Patri, Asagraum - Dawn of Infinite Fire, Black Cilice - Transfixion of Spirits, Black Lodge Records, Blood Harvest, BONES - Diseased, BRO JOVI - Songs to Crush Beers To Vol I : Slippery When Blacked, CHAOS MOTION - Psychological Spasms Cacophony, Curse of Denial - Coming For Your Soul, Darkened - Into the Blackness, Deceitome - Flux of Ruin, DRUADAN FOREST - Dismal Spells From the Dragonrealm, Edged Circle Productions, Effigy - MCMXCII - Darkest Day, ESOGENESI, Grabunhold - Unter dem Banner der Toten, hell's headbangers, Hells Headbangers / Osmose Productions, HIVE - Most Vicious Animal, iron bonehead, Jesusegg - The Second Coming, Morbus Grave - Abomination, Nex Carnis - Black Eternity, Nuclear War Now! Productions, Pa Vesh En - Pyrefication, Pandemonium: Monuments of Tragedy, Redefining Darkness Records, Redefining Darkness Records / Raw Skull Records, ROTTING CHRIST / VARATHRON - Duality of the Unholy Existence, Runespell - Voice of Opprobrium, SADOKIST - Necrodual Dimension Funeral Storms, Sculpted Horror - Festering Death EP, Seeing Red Records, SLAUGHTBBATH - Alchemical Warfare, Swarn - Black Flame Order, Sykelig Englen - This Hollow Land, SYNTELEIA - Ending of the Unknown Path, The Mezmerist - The Innocent the Forsaken the Guilty, third eye cinema podcast, Transcending Obscurity Records, Werewolf
And let’s close this busy week out with a bang, hereby concluding our huge batch of previously prepared review shells.
ABYSMALIST - Reflections of Horror, Aiwigaz Unoergangaz / Muspellzheimr, Alcoholocaust - Necro Apocalipse Bestial, Amor Fati Productions, Blood Harvest, Bretus - Aion Tetra, Caligari Records, Crown and Throne Ltd., Dying Victims Productions, Galaxy - Lost From the Start, HAMMERHANDS - Model Citizen, hell's headbangers, Helldprod, Hellsingland Underground: A Hundred Years Is Nothing, Invictus Productions, iron bonehead, LEFT HAND PATH, Loud Rage Music, Lunar Apparitions, Lunar Apparitions / Amor Fati, Man Daitorgul - Gosk e' Vidzera Primogenorum - Ye Last Ordeal, Megaton Sword - Niralet, Merge Records, Midnight Prey - Uncertain Times, MITHRIDATIC - Tetanos Mystique, Muspellzheimr - Hyldest til Trolddommens Flamme / Demo Compilation, Muspellzheimr - Raukn, One Hour Hell: Voidwalker, Ordo MCM, Primogenorum - Damned Hearts in the Abyss of Madness, Redd Kross - Beyond The Door, Slutvomit - Copulation of Cloven Hooves, TABLEAU MORT - VEIL OF STIGMA. BOOK I: MARK OF DELUSION, third eye cinema podcast, Vicisolum Productions, Wild Kingdom, XENOKORP
What the hell, another reasonably large batch of reviews in the can. So this one’s in three parts instead of the two we’ve been leaning towards of late…
AFM records, Agonia records, Agonize the Serpent - "Legacy", Aureole - Alunar, BEASTMAKER - Eye of the Storm, Bhleg - Aril, Drown - Unsleep, Dying Victims Productions, Edged Circle, Effigy - MCMXCII - Darkest Day, Ektro / Ruton Music, Elvenking - Reader Of The Runes – Divination, EXCUSE - Prophets From the Occultic Cosmos, Fog Light - New Element, Galaxy - Lost From the Start, Goatess - Blood and Wine, Inverse Records, Kansakunnan ylpeys, Kingart, Lupus Lounge, Nordvis Produktion, Northern Genocide - Genesis Vol. 666, Ruotomieli - Born In The O.Y.S., Secret Entertainment, Shadow Kingdom, svart records, Tchornobog, Televisio - TV2, third eye cinema podcast, Unknown Decoy - Seeking The Sun, VISCERAL DISGORGE - Slithering Evisceration, VNTER - "Black Roses", VNTER - "Daylight", VNTER - ''The Way You Make Me Feel'', Zephyra - Fall.Rise.Conquer
And another batch of goodies for you all!