Hey, wait, so we’re not purging tonight in Houston? You mean I dug my crossbow and nunchakus out from the closet for nothing? Thanks a lot idiots on tumblr and twitter….

Top two are from yesterday, the bottom two are today. The goatee and shaggy hair was giving off a Charlie Manson vibe, so I figured time for a change. 

Also, check out that rad Trepanation shirt…

The Grasshopper Lies Heavy - All Sadness, Grinning Into Flow lpSo, All Sadness, Grinning Into Flow has been on my phonograph for a few weeks now and each time I listen to it I’m faced with the same dilemma…What am I going to write that will do this album justice? Lets just keep things simple; it’s fuckin’ awesome. The Grasshopper Lies Heavy is an amorphous beast that mixes sludge, post-rock, psychedelic, and krautrock to create music that fluctuates from pulverizing heaviness to ethereal serenity. Normally when bands try and pull off something like this, it ends up as shitty, jangley post-metal, but these dudes do it right. Not only is this one of the most progressive sludge albums I’ve heard, but just as heavy tunes, it’s rad. 
Go get it…

The Grasshopper Lies Heavy - All Sadness, Grinning Into Flow lp

So, All Sadness, Grinning Into Flow has been on my phonograph for a few weeks now and each time I listen to it I’m faced with the same dilemma…What am I going to write that will do this album justice? Lets just keep things simple; it’s fuckin’ awesome. The Grasshopper Lies Heavy is an amorphous beast that mixes sludge, post-rock, psychedelic, and krautrock to create music that fluctuates from pulverizing heaviness to ethereal serenity. Normally when bands try and pull off something like this, it ends up as shitty, jangley post-metal, but these dudes do it right. Not only is this one of the most progressive sludge albums I’ve heard, but just as heavy tunes, it’s rad. 


Go get it…

It’s the weirdest feeling when high school age teens call you “sir” and “mister”. Like, I know you’re being polite with a stranger, but am I that old and square that you’re afraid a “dude”, “bro”, or “chief” will upset me? 

Astraes Pestis - Flagellum Haereticorum c33I’m not a huge death metal aficionado or anything, but Flagellum Haereticorum is right up my alley. Astraes Pestis has a solid old school sound with some technical underpinnings and interesting lyrical content. Well, interesting for death metal, at least. For being just a four song demo, it’s pretty fucking rad. I think you can only score a physical copy if you catch these guys on tour, but the demo is also up on their bandcamp page, so you got no excuse not to check out Astraes Pestis.

Go get it…

Astraes Pestis - Flagellum Haereticorum c33

I’m not a huge death metal aficionado or anything, but Flagellum Haereticorum is right up my alley. Astraes Pestis has a solid old school sound with some technical underpinnings and interesting lyrical content. Well, interesting for death metal, at least. For being just a four song demo, it’s pretty fucking rad. I think you can only score a physical copy if you catch these guys on tour, but the demo is also up on their bandcamp page, so you got no excuse not to check out Astraes Pestis.

Go get it…