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

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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…

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…

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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