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  • Somnus Aeternus: The Re(Inter)view

    Is it a review or an interview? In this “chicken or the egg” situation, the review came first, but I thought it might be interesting to get some insight from the band on this very complex album.

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    September 13, 2016 • Interviews, Reviews • Views: 948

  • Depressing Lyrics And The Simpsons

    A noble spirit no longer embiggens the smallest man. Continue Reading

    July 29, 2016 • Lolbuttz • Views: 1326

  • Groundbreakers: Type O Negative – Bloody Kisses

    The entire purpose of the Groundbreakers series is to honor and revere those albums and bands that have shaped the course of heavy metal history. Type O Negative are one such band, though as my pal 365 Days of Horror pointed out in his Think Tank, tracing their heritage is a tricky process. There are no bands that play in a style that is completely derivative of Type O. As Ron Deuce put it, “Type O is one of those bands that is in a category all their own. Some band from the future will tap into it and capture the vibe. That’s the only thing I can think of.” Despite their uniqueness, Type O Negative have a tangible impact on the genre. Allow me to explain how.

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    October 14, 2015 • Groundbreakers • Views: 1506

  • On Suicide, Music, and Emotional Resonance

    This is a place for introspection.

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    August 19, 2015 • Opinion • Views: 1351

  • Finality: A Tribute to Woods of Ypres

    Midway upon the journey of my life, I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward path had been lost. As a frosty fog emanated from my nostrils, I looked down at my iPod to see what band was playing next. It was a band I had yet to hear as I had just bought the album. Woods 4: The Green Album began to play and my life changed. That band was Wood of Ypres. From the second I heard the incredibly heartfelt vocals, philosophical lyrics, and chilling atmosphere, I knew that I had happened upon a band that was truly special. Continue Reading

    December 22, 2014 • Discography • Views: 2759