Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Pizza Pie Do or Die with Brien from Hosemen

This past April, Connecticut's Hosemen dropped their latest album via BANDCAMP.

They even made a contention that Connecticut Pizza is better than St. Louis Style.

I'm not sure if I can ever be friends with them.

You should read on.

1. Pizza is the world's most perfect food. This is not up for debate. Please define pizza as based on your geographical location. 

Connecticut is the best hands down! New Haven which is about an hour away from Stamford (our hometown) has Sally's, Modern Apizza, Frank Pepe, and Bar which was recently reviewed on bar stool sports and got really high scores.

Old school Italian brick oven, thin burnt crust pies! We live in Stamford which is famous for our thin crust pie made by the original Colony Pizza on Elm Street. Best known for their "hot oil" pizza. I grew up on it and I think thin crust is the way to go!

Monday, October 21, 2019

1Up with Cult of Sorrow

When you're out there on the streets, and you're looking for jive, make sure you don't fall down into doom...because as Lil Littles says...sometimes balloons can spell your doom.

That has essentially nothing to with anything right now, but in Cincinnati, OH, there lives a band called Cult of Sorrow.

Perhaps you've heard of them?

Or this is your first meeting. In either case, head over to BANDCAMP to check out their latest album.


But in the meantime, let's talk about some video games!

Glacially Musical: My first system was a pong clone, the yellow and black Odessey 300. What was your first Console?

Friday, October 18, 2019

Review Round Up 10/18/19

Prelude by The Last Reign (DIY) 10/11/19

Let's start by saying that this EP slipped through the cracks and didn't make it to the round up, but here we are and let's just say it's a good thing we did.

There's nothing like high quality death metal to really annoy my friends and family. Honestly, too many of the people in my life don't even know what blast beats are, not that this EP is going to teach them, but that's fine.

The Last Reign has that classic 90's English Death Metal tone and a pure stomp that is always headed north to victory.

The title, hopefully, is a hint of things to come. Melodic Death Metal with strong song structure and that glorious guitar sound....give me all of it.

Rating B+ Bandcamp Facebook


Lone by Oak (Transcending Obscurity) 12/10/19

Coming from the oft forgotten country of Portugal, we have another band called Oak.

Lone is their debut and it's a cracking start to what could likely be an amazing career for this esoteric doom metal horde.

How many people does it take to make a horde? I'll be honest, but Hordak didn't exactly have that many people in his group.

There aren't enough bands out there that know how to incorporate the double bass beat into slow music and Oak does that ever so masterfully. Oak has on their first album put out the kind of doom metal that gets me salivating.

Rating A Bandcamp Facebook

Behold Sedition Plainsong by Dawn Ray'd (Prosthetic Records) 10/25/19

In this day and age, there are so few bands who're anything akin to Marco Polo. Meaning, most the available ground to trod has been troddened.

Dawn Ray'd for me though?

They have found a new path to break in a genre that's been overdone. But let's move backwards a little bit. Defunct Label Halo of Flies introduced me to their debut record which is one of the best albums of 2017 for me.

In the two years since that release, Dawn Ray'd has landed on a bigger label and apparently written a batch of songs that crush even the previous release.

If you dig those fine violins, the ideals of freedom, and melancholy, black metal style. Dawn Ray'd has a song for you.

Rating A+ Bandcamp Facebook 


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A Man Walks Into A Bar with Byzanthian Neckbeard

Byzanthian Neckbeard
OK, let's talk names of things. Byzanthian Neckbeard is about the coolest band name I've heard this month....and we're on the back nine of October, so that's impressive I think.

What we're talking about is a doom laden riff cult from the terribly vicious land of Guernsy. (No you had to google where and what that is.)

If you didn't google, it's an island in the English Channel that's a self governing British Crown Dependency....which I think is similar to Bermuda...

Anyway...go to BANDCAMP and get a bowl of riffs in which to eat. Now let's duck.

1. Which is your favorite kind of bar and why? It can be any kind. Whiskey, Beer, Wine, Coffee, or Steel.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Vinyl Review: "Into The Empty" by Lamassu

Into The Empty
Well, let's take a deep dive into the world of grunge music.

It's really been a long time since it's been a going concern. Certainly we are heading towards a world featuring Nu-Grunje right?

Perhaps one might consider how bands like Soundgarden and Alice In Chains influenced elder bands like Kiss which then in turn showed that stone out of their minds metal could be a thing?

There's probably not a single person reading this who's not already come to this conclusion and I'm just terribly late to the party.

But in the interest of honesty and clarity... I think Soundgarden (post Superunknown) sucks and that Alice In Chains (post formation) sucks.

I just do not enjoy these bands' music. Years after the Grunge vs Metal wars of the 90's, I revisited both of them and my opinions did not change. Though, my heart did soften to Nirvana and Rage Against The Machine (if they matter in this conversation).

Friday, October 11, 2019

Review Round Up 10/11/19

Violent Nature by Woodhawk (DIY) 11/1/19

Coming from the wild lands of Calgary, Alberta we have Woodhawk. Violent Nature is their third full length release.

As this is my first time with the band, there won't any discussion regarding how far they've come since their last one.

Based on what I'm hearing on this record, they seem to be the kind of band who's got a sound and stick in with it. There's naught wrong with that Volbeat, AC/DC, and Coheed and Cambria have done quite well with this sort of approach.

The difference between those bands and Woodhawk, is that (well all but one of them) they have chosen an alternate path on how to make music. Violent Nature is a record that breaks no new paths.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Pizza Pie Do or Die with The Last Reign

The Last Reign
One of my favorite cities in this country is Buffalo, NY. A few years back, I'd get up there every so often to visit a friend.

There's some absolutely awesome food (stinger pizzas), beer (Saranac Brewing), and sports (Sabres, Bison, and Bandits) in that unsung town. 

In many ways it reminds me of St. Louis, but with significantly more snow.

They also continue to have Tim Horton's locations...

So, today we're talking to The Last Reign about pizza and they didn't even mention the vaunted Stinger Pizza even once.

Oh well. On Friday they're dropping their newest EP on BANDCAMP and you should check that out if you're into death metal.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Beer Thirty with Steve Scavuzzo of Clouds Taste Satanic

Clouds Taste Satanic
How long has it been? I'm not certain, but I saw these photos of one of the coolest looking records I'd seen in quite some time. 

Then it turns out the band has a killer name and folks I'm tight with (well tight with on twitter) were singing their praises.

It's instrumental doom metal and well, that's enough to get me curious. 

It wasn't long until I was spinning Evil Eye on my turntable.

The good folks in Clouds Taste Satanic have another record about to drop...go preorder that on BANDCAMP and find out what Steve thinks about beers.

1. My personal favorite beer style is the mighty Double India Pale Ale. The best DIPA in the world is STLIPA by Urban Chestnut. Tell me about your favorite style. 

Friday, October 4, 2019

Taco Tuesday with Shawn from hell bent

hell bent
Most recently, when reading silly things on the internet, Vinnie Vincent made threats by saying he's from Connecticut.

I have no idea what that means. So in order get to the bottom of these we sought out local experts on the state of Connecticut.... sadly, we couldn't find anyone who was willing to talk to us about what goes on there.

So instead we spoke to hell bent about tacos. Before the tacos, Jake. Check them out on BANDCAMP or get a vinyl copy HERE

Enjoy!

1. Everybody loves Taco Tuesday, but what's the best time to eat tacos for you and how many tacos do you put back in a standard sitting.

Definitely for dinner. After a long day of work there's nothing like a cold Tecate and some Mexican food. Depending on the size, probably 3-4 on average.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

LP Review: "Drowners Wives" by Monte Luna

Drowners Wives
Apologies that this week there's only going to be one review in the round up, hence it's not called a round up.

We're considering the sophomore LP of a psychedelic sludge duo from Austin, TX.

Seriously, isn't Austin just the best, if you're only considering music and what you see on TV?

This is my first rodeo with the band and what I love about them is how easy it is to get lost in their sounds.

Music is an art form of pure escapism for me. It's better than storytelling, paintings, poems, etc because of how much it allows me to fall into it.

Monte Luna's record is definitely a fuzzed out sludge record. Many times I'll consider usages for albums and this one has place.

It's Sunday afternoon, hockey practice is over, your idiot friends are talking about football on Facebook. It's time for a beer and a bit of anger.

You spin this record and crack open a Double IPA. Your afternoon will swirl away.

Rating B Bandcamp Facebook

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Vinyl Review: "A Message of Love" by Nazi Gold

A Message of Love
Before we get started, let me say that because it is 2019, I had to think about this before even agreeing to listen to it due to the name.

Glacially Musical is a left leaning website and against all forms of fascism, foreign and domestic.

But this album and group came, and went before the current neo-fascist buildup in The Age of Trump. So, moving on.

Imagine if it were 2018 and you just discovered this guy named Paul McCartney and his latest record, Egypt Station.

At this point, you're just wowed by this man and his art. Naturally, it's time to start digging. Look at him, he's a bit on the aged side, so you know he's got more records than just this one. The likelihood of his having pulled a T-Model Ford is pretty low.

So, now you're digging and digging. Oh, here's all of these collaborations.

Now there's this group called Wings?

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Are You Ready To Rock with Davis R. Hay of Sophist

Sophist, Hay (Left)
If you're looking for a band that's not really sure what they do, you might be interested in Sophist. Black Grind Necrosis is proudly emblazoned upon their BANDCAMP page. 

Why, if you click that link, you can even hear their latest record.

Check them out. Anybody who lives in Edmonton and has had to watch the Oilers routinely screw it all up for the pat 13 years deserves a look.

Right?

So, Live Records!

1. Every major band worth its salt has released a live album. Tell me about your favorite A list band's live record and your favorite underground live album.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Pizza Pie Do or Die with Lamassu

When is the last time you thought about the wonderful world down under?

Does anyone still say down under or have we all just switched to calling it Oz?

Either way, there's a mystical, magical land that's back and too the left of the USA and it's called Australia.

It's best known in the States for their number one and two exports of lethal animals that will you as soon as look at you and people who like to go find those animals and just really piss them off whilst being filmed on TV.

And for the record, god rest the Croc Hunter. Watching him play with deadly snakes was must see TV for me.

But anyway, we're not talking about spiders the size of apples or bats as big as a Toyota Prius, but Lamassu. 

Check out their debut LP at BANDCAMP. And now, it's time for an Australian perspective on pizza.

1. Pizza is the world's most perfect food. This is not up for debate. Please define pizza as based on your geographical location.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Beam Me Up Scotty with Pepe of BornBroken

It's a good time to get in a little Star Trek Talk is it not?

It's been a bit too long if you ask me.


Today we're talking to Montreal's BornBroken.


Should you be interested, and you are, stream their latest record, The Years of Harsh Truths and Little Lies on their BANDCAMP.


Rub your Loonies together and get a copy.


But for now...

Energize.

1. Star Trek is the world's most perfect universe. In what show (era) would you be the happiest? Why's that?

BB: The Next Generation era cause I would love to hangout with Data and Captain Picard haha!!

Review Round Up 9/27/19

Unus by Necronomicon (Season of Mist) 10/18/19

Remember Chicken Soup For The Soul? It would seem improbable that they had a tome for the metal fan, but many times that's precisely how it feels to me.

Today, we have a new record by Necronomicon.

They remind me of bands like Kiss. Because in being honest, there's nothing here that's awe inspiring, wow inducing, and they never kick anything out that makes me stare at my speakers.

That's fine and dandy. These Canadians don't need to tread a new path in order to make awesome music. Their fierce brand of Traditional Second Wave Canadian Blackened Death Metal was the perfect antidote to my morning and that's enough to make me put this one on my to buy vinyl list.

Rating A Bandcamp Facebook