Friday, August 30, 2019

TOOL - "Fear Inoculum" Review (Stream-of-Consciousness)


It's finally here. After 13 long years of waiting, we have finally been graced with a new Tool album and if it was possible for this to live up to the hype, it has done so. The album dropped on iTunes around 9:30 last night for those of us who pre-ordered it and I immediately listened to the entire thing in headphones and took notes with the intention of synthesizing those notes into a standard review. But nothing about this is standard. This is a culmination of Tool as a band. So I wanted to do something a little different. Something a little more in the spirit of this album. So I decided to take my notes, polish them up a bit for readability and post them as is to give a sense of the stream-of-consciousness experience I had listening to this album for the first time. I hope it works as well in practice as it sounds like it will in theory. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

D-Rock Reviews Slipknot's New Album, "We Are Not Your Kind"

image courtesy of @Slipknot on Twitter

I don't care how ridiculous people think it makes me sound: I'm proud to have been a fan of this band for the past 20 years since their debut self-titled album was unleashed. I'll never forget the moment my best friend handed me his headphones and said "check this out" with a slightly evil smirk. It was like nothing I'd ever heard--unbridled energy; angry and frustrated and disgusted and desperate and powerful. When the world was introduced to Slipknot, most people thought they were a complete joke--a flash-in-the-pan gimmick that would be here today, gone tomorrow. But it's twenty years and six albums later and this band has firmly established themselves as elder statesmen of heavy metal music and future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. With "We Are Not Your Kind," the nine-piece ensemble of chaos and beauty has not only done it again but has actually established themselves as a band that is still continuing to get better at what they do. They're more focused and confident than ever before while also being more bold and courageous about expanding their sonic perspectives and possibilities. I can hardly ask for more out of one of my favorite bands.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Iron Man 8: Far From Home Review


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Our hosts swing a review of the latest Marvel Studios and Sony Team-up Spider-Man: Far From Home starring Tony Stark, and Europe.
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A mid summer Mid-Sommar Review

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On the road back from adventures at Walt Disney World our heroes recount their experience with the Ari Aster film Midsommar.
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