Month: January 2016

Of Woven Dirt and Luster: CJ’s Top Metal Albums of 2015

Every year, I make a fairly concerted effort to compile my list of favorite releases in a way that makes the listening experience dynamic. Overall, many of the releases that make my lists are those that command both melody and quirkiness, grimy dissonance and luster. I enjoy so many different genres that my selections even…


Black Metal Banchan – Part 3: Tr00 Korean Black Metal & Snacks (Kalpa + Random Korean Snack Classics + Bedevilled)

Howdy folks!  The Black Metal Banchan continues!  First up, we have arguably South Korea’s first “trve” black metal band- Kalpa!   I’m pretty sure the band is inactive/split-up (and has been for some time now), but that doesnt mean we can’t explore their mysterious music and contemplate their grim impact on the Korean black metal…


The State of Metal 2015: Judge Dredd’s Dreaded Top 10

I will preface this by saying this is probably the most curmudgeony end-of-the-year write up that I have ever done. Fitting that it’s also the end of the first year of my 3rd decade on this hell called Earth and I’m quickly approaching 20 years of listening to Metal. So, just the natural course of…


WULF’S (& FRIENDS’!!) MAYHEMIC TOP 10 METAL ALBUMS OF 2015 BLITZKRIEG OF BRUTALITY

This year, I’m going to be doing something a bit different.   Of course, I’ll be including my own top 10 (which, I think we can all admit, is going to be much better than everyone else’s you’ll find on this blog or any other place on the internet (ESPECIALLY Judge Dredd’s wack-ass list, but…