Album review: SERUM DREG Lustful Vengeance

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…

Album review: OMIT Medusa Truth Part 2

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.

Read my review of the band’s latest record!

Album review: ALTARS OF GRIEF Iris

This album is jaw-droppingly goodSeriously, 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.

Album review: KNELT ROTE Alterity

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 So, plenty of reviews lined up for the near future, though most of them will not be published until late March or April.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.

Album review: TENGGER CAVALRY Cian Bi

Folk metal with traditional Mongolian instrumentation! I liked this record and while it isn’t perfect, it is one of the most creative pieces of music I’ve heard in some time. It’s definitely not a gimmick, but it’s definitely a must-listen for genre enthusiasts. Read.

I briefly chatted with Nature Ganganbaigal after the review published. He seems like a wonderfully kind and open person. I’m still not totally used to artists reaching out after I cover them and it’s nice to know that my writing is resonates with some of the musicians I cover enough for them to personally thank me. Just glad to have a small role in promoting this kind of music.

ALSO: From now on all album review headlines will match the Metal Injection format since that’s where all my music critiques are nowadays. Using quotations for albums is an old habit from the format my college newspaper used. Most major media outlets don’t seem to use that format so…Time to change. I’m not going back and changing the old posts. That’s too much effort. Give $5,000 to my nonexistent Patreon and I’ll do it.

Album review: Erdve’s ‘Vaitojimas’

I was struggling to find much to write about this month, especially on the music front. Kind of chose this one on a whim and…Eh, could have been worse. Of course, I just recently found two albums I am genuinely interested in covering and will be slammed with those reviews for the rest of the month. As was bound to happen. More on that later.

Read.