Monday, July 16, 2018

LP Review: "Death Is Peace" by Void Ritual

Death Is Peace
For I am the mayor of Albuquerque!

Void Ritual is a one man project out of that exact city in the American Southwest. Presumably though, Daniel Jackson isn't the mayor or even on the City Council, but I didn't ask his publicist to be sure.

What is sure is that Death Is Peace is a black metal record that kept me guessing all of the way through. It's probably sure that in the American Southwest most folks wouldn't vote for a Black Metal guy either....

Black Metal is kind of like punk rock and death metal in a manner of speaking, all of these genres of music use loads of dressing and tropes designed to ease you into the thundering thickness in the middle. Kind of like a giant submarine sandwich.

Void Ritual appears to have been window shopping, or window stealing, from a lot of different places. In the end though, no matter how beautiful the windows are on the outside, it's all about what we see when we are inside.

Death Is Peace is a giant record that's going to shake you to your soul. If there's anything else you're looking for when it comes to extreme metal, then I'm at a loss.


Friday, July 13, 2018

Foods We Love With Barren Heir

Recently, we talked to Coke Goat about what they eat and we're lucky to have Barren Heir, the other side of the split to do the same thing.

Barren Heir is also from the Windy City.

The split, Sunshing/Tracing The Light, with Coke Goat will be their first since 2016's Tired Turns, which is interestingly still available on cassette tape.

You can check all of that out on the Bandcamp page, where you can also pre-order the aforementioned split on glorious vinyl.

But in the meantime, let's get into the latest edition of Foods We Love. Barren Heir gave me not only the answers we seek, but a mystery to solve....

1. For me, lunch is usually the meal where I don't have to deal with the Napoleon of Food. So it's my favorite meal. What's your best meal of the day?

Breakfast… at dinner time.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

LP Review: "Bourbon Times" by Building Chaos

Bourbon Times
It's been a long time, but there was once a time when I never missed an episode of VH1's Behind The Music, and all of those shows like it.

There was a segment where Bruce Dickinson discussed how he felt after hearing Iron Maiden for the first time... "I should be in that band he said."

Welp...that always seemed like a really arrogant thing to go on the record saying, but who's going to argue that Killers is in the same league as Number of the Beast.

It would seem that Building Chaos had a similar moment, but only after seeing a few things. Who remembers Pride & Glory? It would appear that Building Chaos does...and everybody knows Black Label Society.

But what if you could mind meld those two Zakk Wylde projects together and include the, TASTEFUL, guitar work from his days as Ozzy's guitarist?

That to me is precisely what Building Chaos is. They take all of the amazing aspects of Wylde as a player, remove the things I don't like, and then write and record some kick ass country/hip-hop/metal tracks.

For no reason, let's point out that this CD is being released by Shave My Ass Productions.


Film School with Isdal

From the far western shores of Washington...Seattle to be precise...comes a band deep diving into the metals.

It's Isdal.

This Friday they're unleashing their demo in the world. That would mean that they're trying to get going in this crazy mixed up world of ours.

It's time to let them all know. 

Instead of talking to them about their bludgeoning first release, we talked about movies.

Check it out!

1. What's the first movie you remember seeing as a child?

[Eric] Probably Nightmare on Elm Street. I used to watch it every morning before school with my sister back when I was in the first grade. Ohh weee, that sounds dark.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Vinyl Review: The Tomicks Self Titled

The Tomicks
Bless you all for sticking with me.

Today is the second vinyl review, in a row, that won't feature an unboxing video.

I'm still not sure when that'll return. The sitting room where I am now, is still a disaster.

Let's talk about the good changes between the last vinyl review and this one though...

Well, it's just the one thing really, my new old receiver.

A couple years ago, I was gifted a Sherwood S7100-A receiver, which back in the day was one of the top of the line combos. Well, it broke very shortly after it came into my possession and it's been fixed!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Foods We Love with Cokegoat

Up there in Northern Illinois, there's a suburb of Milwuakee that you might be a tad familiar with.

What's really strange about it is that it has pizza, hot dogs, and even breweries named after it. It's not like here in St. Louis that we talk about St. Charles pizza...
But we do talk about Norco Pie...go fig I guess.

So, up there in Chicago, there's this band called Cokegoat. At the end of the month, you can get their latest release, a split with Barren Heir.
Right now, preorder that stuff HERE.

While you're streaming that goodness, find out how they eat!

My Favorite Things with Coilguns

Let's head over the land of chocolate...Switzerland.

That's where Coilguns are from. Presently the band is riding high on their release of Millennials which you can over on CD, LP, or Digital HERE via Hummus Records.

Is anyone else chuckling at the idea of a label called Hummus Records releasing an album by a band called Coilguns or is it just me?

Well, my silliness aside, let's find out  not about their latest release, but more specifically what they're eating over in Switzerland.

Honestly, their answer shocked and terrified me!

Read on.

1. For me, lunch is usually the meal where I don't have to deal with the Napoleon of Food. So it's my favorite meal. What's your best meal of the day?

Friday, July 6, 2018

Film School With Hate Diplomacy

Hate Diplomacy
There's a brutal death metal band that's come out of Puerto Rico, Hate Diplomacy, although these days, they're living in New York City.

They've just released their debut LP, Rant. You can order that HERE.

While you're streaming that banger of a debut, why not find out what Dimas, the founder and guitarist, loves about movies.

1. What's the first movie you remember seeing as a child? 

Video: "Pull Away" by Formosa

The other day, talking to my buddy, for some reason Formosa popped into my head. It's been awhile since Kevin has been over to hang out.

Formosa you might recall is that crazy band of Germans who gave us a great AC/DC meets ESP Guitars meets Poison record Sorry For Being Sexy.

This video below is a lyric video for their latest single from that record, Pull Away. Make sure ya crank it loud and proud.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Vinyl Review: "A Line Cook's Guide To New Satanic Empires" by Mike Nicolai

A Line Cook's Guide To New Satanic Empires
Let me start off with another genuine apology. Both to you and Mike Nicolai.

As I type this, I'm in my bedroom. It's connected to the sitting room on my second floor. My sitting room is where we listen to records, drink beer, and play old school video games.

It's still in a total state of disarray and honestly, it totally sucks. The plus side, it's kind of nice drinking IPA's in my bed and not feeling like a total creeper as I've got a legit excuse to do so.

The issue is, it's harder to do my vinyl reviews as it requires that room to do them properly. It seems unseemly to give you a great look at my sitting room all mahoobered up. There's plastic everywhere, plaster dust everywhere, and there's a goodly smattering of paint chips.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

My Favorite Things with The Tomicks

The Tomicks
Today we're spending a little bit of time with a band out of England, The Tomicks.

They're a little bit strange because the drummer is the lead singer.

I think we can all count on one hand how many times that's worked out, am I right?

The drummer, man, not only is he singing, but his girlfriend is also in the band.

The Tomicks are driving a dangerous road....

Well, as long as they're better than anything Peter Criss did once he got out of Kiss, they've probably got a fighting chance.

They're songs are strongly inspired by the 60's-70's rock scene and we're gonna be getting to that soon enough, but today let's find out something completely different....

Monday, July 2, 2018

LP Review: "Astrological Passages" by Weed Demon

Astrological Passages
Getting things clear right off of the bat, I'm not certain if that thing in the middle is the artwork or if the whole thing is the artwork.

Anyway today we're looking at the release from Ohio's, Weed Demon.

If the context clues didn't knock you over, they're kind of a stoner metal band.

To that end, their logo is in the shape of a pot leaf...or a Maple Leaf....

Can you smoke maple leaves?

True to form, they've created a four track album that's prefect for ingesting your favorite recreational substance and to just irrelevant. They remind me a little bit of Arizona's Twingiant, but without their brevity.

The four tracks make up an entire album, so be on the lookout for thick slow songs that move only slightly.

Relase: 7/27/18 Stoner Metal Facebook Bandcamp

Friday, June 29, 2018

Interview:Redouane Aouameur of Lelahell

Lelahell, Aouameur center
It's been nearly five years since we've had a proper album from Lelahell make its way onto our shores here in the  United States.

Their last record was an absolute beast of a death metal pummeling, or something to that effect.

Right now, they've just released the follow up, Alif, which you can order here on BANDCAMP.

While you're waiting for it to download, check out what Redouane Aouameur had to say about Algeria, Lelahell, and all things metal.

Glacially Musical: Thank you for taking some time to speak to us today.

 Lelahell: Thanks for that interview, it is always a pleasure!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Film School with LORD

Lord, of Virginia, is gearing up to release their seventh record, Desperation Finds Hunger In All Men.

They play a variety of sludge metal that borders on some serious death stuff, but featuring some odd vocal stylings...

In the meantime, let's find out more about them and their new record by talking about what kinds of movies they dig.

Glacially Musical:  What's the first movie you remember seeing as a child?

LP Review: "Fredagsmys" by Vanhelga

Recently I was told that I must not really enjoy any new music because I said that it's better to not hear things I've heard before.

Simply put this guy thinks that there's no new music, nothing original anymore. It's probably best for me to point him towards Vanhelga.

It's a Doom Metal band with some black metal leanings all wrapped up in Swedish Pop Music Box.

It makes a lot more sense to just think that than it does to type it admittedly...

Fredagsmys does something many albums fail to do, but so many movies and hockey games succeed at so admirably. This album is an emotional roller coaster from first not to last.

Is it strange for doom metal records to have uplifting sections? Because this one has it. I probably should've put SPOILER ALERT there, but I didn't.

The morose arpeggios and the thick power chords intermingle with the vocal stylings that are seemingly ever evolving. From each song to the next, it was hard to know what to expect..and that's what grabs me so hard.

06/29/18 Osmose Productions FACEBOOK ORDER