Author Archives: Chris

SERMON – “Birth of the Marvellous”

I honestly didn’t know what to expect when SERMON’s “Birth of the Marvellous” was offered to me. A little sneak peak while on break at work sealed the deal, and I was absolutely sold on it. The album itself is … Continue reading

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Rhapsody of Fire – “The Eighth Mountain”

It’s been a while since I listened to Rhapsody of Fire, to be perfectly honest. When I first heard them in the mid-2000s in high school, they were the music I put on while delving into the Dragonlance books. I … Continue reading

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Top 20 of 2018 – The Chris Edition

When I was asked to make a list of my top twenty albums from 2018, I was a bit worried that there wouldn’t be enough that I liked to fill out the list. Probably because this year seems like it … Continue reading

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Four Stroke Baron – “Planet Silver Screen”

“Planet Silver Screen” is the sophomore release by Nevada trio Four Stroke Baron. It’s an interesting mash up of metal, prog, and new wave, with a healthy sprinkling of 2000s alt-pop. From the opening track “Cut”, it was coming off … Continue reading

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Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – “Wasteland”

English rockers Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats have returned with a concept album for the modern age. Of a world wiped of memories and personality. Where the zombified humans are glued to their screens. Receiving information fed to them, but … Continue reading

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The Vintage Caravan – “Gateways”

If there are two genres that have consistently held my attention (and my heart) throughout the years, it is stoner and psychedelic rock. So when The Vintage Caravan’s fourth studio album was offered to me, well… Color me very excited. … Continue reading

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Omnium Gatherum – “The Burning Cold”

It’s not often I find myself drawn deeply into a death metal album. In fact, it’s a style I can take or leave sometimes. Too loud. Unable to understand anything over the guttural vocals. Not enough variety in the songs … Continue reading

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