Once again we reach the end of another year – and as usual, I’m picking ten albums that left a lasting impression on me. The albums listed below are the ones that grew on me over time, and received more of my attention – the sort of albums that would be playing in my head days, even weeks after hearing it. I will admit I missed out on plenty of albums this year due to the fact that I could not stop listening to said albums, and as much as I wanted to check out another band, I couldn’t pull myself away from what was ultimately giving me all I needed. The albums in my list contain a few newcomers, as well as bands that I was listening to when I was a teenager, who made their return this year – so there is a major nostalgia effect going on. Anyway, I know I have to play catch up with other albums that have been showing up on other best of lists, but in the meantime, here are the ten albums that got me through the year, which are in no specific order…  read more

Once again we reach the end of another year – and as usual, I’m picking ten albums that left a lasting impression on me. The albums listed below are the ones that grew on me over time, and received more of my attention – the sort of albums that would be playing in my head days, even weeks after hearing it. I will admit I missed out on plenty of albums this year due to the fact that I could not stop listening to said albums, and as much as I wanted to check out another band, I couldn’t pull myself away from what was ultimately giving me all I needed. The albums in my list contain a few newcomers, as well as bands that I was listening to when I was a teenager, who made their return this year – so there is a major nostalgia effect going on. Anyway, I know I have to play catch up with other albums that have been showing up on other best of lists, but in the meantime, here are the ten albums that got me through the year, which are in no specific order…  read more

From The Archive: Carcass – Heartwork
Carcass. The name itself instantly embeds an image of something dead and left to rot, but if you happen to listen to metal music, then perhaps you might find yourself thinking of the goregrind/melodic death metal band who hailed from Liverpool, England. Once going by the name of Disattack, and playing hardcore/punk, they eventually changed their name and gravitated towards goregrind with the release of their first full-length album, Reek of Putrefaction. Overtime though, the band moved on to a more death metal sound, and it wasn’t until Heartwork came out that we saw the band evolve into melodic death metal. read more…

From The Archive: Carcass – Heartwork

Carcass. The name itself instantly embeds an image of something dead and left to rot, but if you happen to listen to metal music, then perhaps you might find yourself thinking of the goregrind/melodic death metal band who hailed from Liverpool, England. Once going by the name of Disattack, and playing hardcore/punk, they eventually changed their name and gravitated towards goregrind with the release of their first full-length album, Reek of Putrefaction. Overtime though, the band moved on to a more death metal sound, and it wasn’t until Heartwork came out that we saw the band evolve into melodic death metal. read more…