So you’re just gonna skip Enter Suicidal Angels huh?

I mean it’s not like I get paid to do this. (Buy my book by the way, I got bills to pay.) But really: I just couldn’t find it to listen to online so I didn’t bother. One of the tracks…


Musically, a Free-Wheeling, Don’t-Give-A-Fuck Record

. . . What is this?

I previously said in my “MDM Before Slaughter” article that I went ahead and skipped Amorphis’ famous Tales From The Thousand Lakes record for two big reasons: 1) I didn’t like it very much and I hate writing negative…


The overriding question of Joe Flacco’s career has been repeated again and again: is Joe Flacco elite? During his prime, was he among the best quarterbacks in the NFL? Aside from a glorious four-game run in 2012, the answer is pretty clearly no.

Ravens fans seem to feel obligated to…


What originally started as a retrospective on Joe Flacco became much more. The idea is that we want to look at the career of Joe Flacco not just relative to his own era, but also relative to the history of his franchise.

To that effect, what follows is a history…


For some god-forsaken reason, there is a pocket of Ravens fans that are upset that the team moved on from long-time franchise QB Joe Flacco in favor of Lamar Jackson. On the surface, this makes some amount of sense, as Flacco had made a reputation of being extremely good in…


The title was designed to catch your eye, stay calm.

But you know I’m not lying. For two straight years now, having the #1 rushing offense in football, with this years being just as good as last year, has lead the Baltimore Ravens to the divisional round of the NFL…


Gardenian’s Two Feet Stand from 1997 is probably the first album I’ve done in this series, barring albums from the “Gothenburg Three” (At the Gates, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames) that is really easy to offer up as a clean answer to the question “What is Melodic Death Metal?” that we’ve…


For some reason I just forgot to post this one, so here it is! I promise I’m still working on Gardenian’s Two Feet Stand. In the meantime, here’s this.

Having established the most clearly-conceived identity yet seen in the Gothenburg death metal scene, In Flames returned to the studio in…


The Las Vegas Raiders have a pretty bad defense this year. For Raiders fans, this isn’t anything new. As of the week of this posting, they are allowing the 2nd-most points-per-game and the 7th-most yards-per-game, they legitimately rank among the worst defenses in the NFL.

So naturally, when Tom Brady…


Eucharist’s A Velvet Creation is an album from 1993 that I missed, although in fairness it appears that it was also missed at the time. Originally released in 1993, (I tried very hard to confirm the actual release date, including emailing Regain Records, the successor to Wrong Again Records who…

Durante Pierpaoli

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