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Born and raised in Central Texas, audiophile from a very early age. I've been a longtime fan of all things heavy, starting from hardcore and working my way up into nearly all sub-genres of metal. My Dad gave me an appreciation of metal, blasting Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Pantera, and everything between while I was a kid. I play in a band right now, and listen to an almost unhealthy amount of music daily. Favorite genres: Doom, sludge, drone, black metal, grindcore.

Aborted Fetus – Pyramids of Damnation

Hefty new concept album from 20-year Russian death metal veterans Aborted Fetus, chock full of meaty riffs

Blessed Black – Beyond the Crimson Throne

Doom metal has always been a celebration of traditional heavy metal. Though the biggest influence for genre is Black Sabbath, proto-metal bands like Blue...

Rat King – Vicious Inhumanity

There’s something about bands from Seattle, Washington, that really sets them apart from the rest of the pack. Being from Seattle carries some weight,...

Unbounded Terror – Faith In Chaos

Spain has given us some great death metal bands over the years, such as Teitanblood, Wormed, and Avulsed. Another band that helped found that...

Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race

For a band that hasn’t even hit their 10 year mark yet, Blood Incantation have already made a lot of waves in the death...

Abest – Bonds of Euphoria

A great performance of dark, sludgy post-metal.

Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas

Cattle Decapitation continue to evolve as a band on their latest release, which is their most melodic and atmospheric yet

Arctos – Beyond The Grasp of Mortal Hands

Discovering melodic/symphonic black metal was quite a revelation for me, especially considering that the bands that got me into black metal in the first...

Cult of Luna – A Dawn to Fear

Post-metal, similar to its sonic cousins post-rock, post-hardcore, and post-punk, has always been about creating mood and atmosphere. In the early 90s, bands like...

Surface of the Sun – Panacea

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  For every big band there are countless tribute and cover bands. I learned how to...


The Dark Side of Business: An Interview with Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex

Scott Ian Lewis on the dangerous state of live music, comics, and Necromanteum

Get Ready for Wacken 2023

Get ready to unleash your metal power because Wacken Open Air is back with a bang for its 2023 edition! Mark your calendars for...