Dawn of Ashes – EMDR(Review)

Just when I thought I seen Dawn of Ashes reach their pinnacle, they push even further to show you that you haven’t seen everything yet. They are gearing up to release a new album with the concept being based on awareness of mental health. To show their sincerity, they released the first single known as “EMDR“. It is one of their most brutal tracks they have released, and continues their mastery of blending industrial music...

Step Inside with “Welcome to Rehab”

Newley formed record label Rehab Musik just released a compilation album called Welcome to Rehab and it definitely feels like a look inside a world that they, as a whole and as individuals, genuinely live in and represent. These songs feel like letters from our younger-selfs and advice from our older-selfs at the same time, and speak to a generation full of strife and confusion. Depression, recovery, love, loss, determination, and fighting for everything we have are...

Bonnie and the Mere Mortals Fuse Past and Present Influences for their Brand New Album!

Bonnie and the Mere Mortals, a band from Appalachia, Pennsylvania that blend analog, Gothic with Americana, digital, and vintage with new sound to create their own unique upbeat fusions, will be releasing their new album, Southern Gothic, on Friday, January 7th. The band falls in between artists such as Orville Peck and Depeche Mode, kind of like a black-clad Dolly Parton. Mixing backwoods influences with goth influences, the band’s objective with their art is to...

Emzy Enzy Collabs with Blood of the Beloved in the Intense Metal Single “I Want All My Garmonbozia”

Music is one of the greatest reflections of society through the ages and can be used to perceive societal trends at the time of release. This much is true for the experimental industrial-metal band, Emzy Enzy, with their new track “I Want All My Garmonbozia” featuring Blood of the Beloved. “I Want All My Garmonbozia” is the second official release from First Angel Media’s new label, Solunar Records. The dark track follows the release of...

River Knight Glides Across Waters with New Single

“River Knight release She Came Round – An exciting, genre blending song, filled with catchy hooks and melodies, telling the tale of one evening between friends, lifting the veil of sadness and shining eternal positivity, combined with a lot of fun.” Now doesn’t that sound like just what a lot of us need after 2021?  Wasn’t that the year everything was supposed to be better? It’s no mystery a lot of us have had it...

Ready for some Decent News already?

Full disclosure, I’ve done some work with Decent News, know them to be generally good guys, and have followed and supported them and their label, Machine Man Records, for a few years now.  That said, any inherent bias aside, you will no doubt agree that their new EP Televisual available for free on Bandcamp, is the band at their absolute zenith. The title track starts things off with Eddie LaFlash’s unmistakable and crushing guitar riffs...

101 For 2021: The Grym Hessian’s Top Metal Albums Of The Year

Currently, there are more heavy metal recordings being made than in any other time in history. According to perennially utilitarian website Encyclopedia Metallum: The Metal Archives, an online database of aural fury no serious headbanger can live without, over 7,000 full-length albums of new studio material were released in this rather chaotic year of 2021 A.D., which alone proves that in the face of revolutions, discoveries, outbreaks, cultural changes, conflicts, paradigm shifts, and tempests worldwide,...

Hayley and Josh Celebrate New Album

In August, Hayley Dailey had told me how she and Josh were planning to close out October with a show/CD Release party with their bandmates for their most recent record, The Hayley and Josh Album. The 11 tracks had been released during Covid and did not get near the amount of traction they deserved. Having already heard some of the songs, I immediately decided I would go. Not just to support my friend and local...

Skatenigs Return with their Strongest Effort Yet

The first time I saw Phil Owen, he was opening for Ministry as a member of Revolting Cocks at Sunset Station in San Antonio, TX in 2006.  The man who penned some of RevCo’s most engaging and enduring songs alongside the likes of Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker, and Chris Connelly gave a performance that was relaxed, raunchy, hilarious, and yet completely charismatic.  Not only did that send me down the Revolting Cocks rabbit hole at...

Caleb Straus(ft Felicia Patterson) – Eclipse

Caleb Straus, the mastermind behind the band you may have heard of Emzy Enzy is a man of many hats. He has done some solo projects, and is currently working on a feature film Overnight. The film tells the story of doomed star-crossed lovers who go down dark paths and ultimately collide at The Overnight Hotel. He is also planning on releasing an official score from the movie, featuring collaborations from his band, as well...