Wrote some interesting pieces this month:
OK, done. The Gauntlet of April Reviews is complete. Check out the review.
For the first time in months I don’t have any freelance writing projects planned. I’m forcing myself to take a mini-vacation because the creative gears need a bit of rest. Been a trying few months and distracting myself by writing through it isn’t sustainable any more.
I have an idea for a larger freelance project that I’m really excited to pitch but that’s likely a fair bit out on the horizon. And I’m sure I’ll find some new music to cover shortly. I’ve missed a few cool records that have come out recently, so maybe there’s another quick recap to publish in the near future. Maybe. Until then…
There’s a special place in my heart for Omit. It’s one of those bands that basically nobody—even many people deep into this kind of music—seem to know about, but the band puts out consistently great material. Real funeral doom dark horses + Cecilie Langlie is just a phenomenal vocalist. I’m almost always excited to spotlight underground music, but it applies doubly so to Omit.
This album is jaw-droppingly good. Seriously, this one was quite close to a 10/10. Not quite there, but damn, it truly does not get much better than this. We’ll almost certainly be revisiting this one when Album of the Year season begins. Check out my review and give this record a listen.
A bit short on Content™ this month, but I’ve been busy with a few other things that required creative energy. Three reviews scheduled for April (one of which was written this month, so hey) and there’s plenty of stuff to come.
The first truly great album I’ve listened to this year, and it is a real doozy. This is a near perfect record and I simply cannot recommend it highly enough. Buy this thing right now. Do it. And read my review.
Anyway…It’s been a day since my Vice article published and I’m already restless. So, plenty of reviews lined up for the near future, though most of them will not be published until late March or April. This is quite an incredible year for metal music and there are no shortage of things to promote. More to come soon.
The latest installment in Vice music vertical Noisey’s “The Guide to Getting into” is up and its author is…Me.
I still can’t believe that this actually happened. First, Anaal Nathrakh is one of my top five favorite bands and has been so for almost a decade. That I got to share my passion for a band that has had such a profound impact on my musical tastes (and get paid doing so) is nothing short of surreal.
Second, huge professional milestone. The largest since I started to publish my metal reviews on Metal Injection last summer. Vice is the first major mainstream news source that I’ve freelanced for and that means a lot to me.
With luck, this is a sign of things to come. I’d like to explore more writing opportunities this year and we’ll just have to see what happens. If you’re a journalism-type and like what you see, don’t hesitate to reach out.