Sep 16, 2015
The fun of crossover, with the weight of technical and grind.
No Forgiveness in Death: Ramming Speed (Boston)(0:28-4:33)
Bruce Dickinson cannot be stopped, nor should he be.
Death or Glory: Iron Maiden (UK)(6:34-11:46)
Throaat takes their old school Mayhem and Venom influences, adds some occult, but keeps it macabre 80’s evil.
Her Altar Needs More Blood (Sign of the Coven): Throaat (Brooklyn)(12:41-16:35)
Finally, Uncle Acid gets down to business. This is the best one to date: meatier, creepier, darker. This is exactly what I want from my garage rock.
Downtown: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats (UK)(17:13-21:30)
Fun, heavy-hitting 2 piece from Belgium. Instrumental.
Ruined Decay: Sardonis (Belgium)(22:27-29:08)
I named Magic Circle Best Joyous Doom in 2013. Brand new stuff is the same fun, jammy, rockin’ stuff. Shared drummer with Doomriders.
Lightning Cage: Magic Circle (Boston)(30:07-34:25)
Senior Fellows excels in crusty sludge, injecting tons of energy when they need to. This is high end sludge.
Flag of Convenience: Senior Fellows (OK)(34:58-38:15)
This new Windhand is their best yet. I am not a fan of them live because they are good at knocking you off your feet, onto a couch, in order to drink wine and smoke a joint. The lead singer is exceptional on this new album.
Hyperion: Windhand (VA)(38:56-44:24)
Sabbath Assembly used to be part of The Process Church of the Final Judgment. This is folk occult, knocking on the door of rock and metal. For fans of occult rock.
Ave Satanas: Sabbath Assembly (Texas/NY)(45:30-49:39)
Post-black metal from Belgium.
Altered State: Witch Trail (Belgium)(50:01-55:45)
Compare the last band with on-the-mark black metal.
The Scourge: Shaidar Logoth (Minnesota)(56:46-END)
Behind my Vocals: Fantastic 80's style electronic horror soundtrack-style music from Anders Manga.