Monthly Archives: March 2018

Lionheart- HC McEntire

Genre: Country Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 8/10 Commentary: This is just the greatest few months for country albums. HC McEntire’s first solo country album just grows and grows on you. “A Lamb, A Dove” and “Wild Dogs” are both remarkable. At times she seems like she’s channeling Emmylou, but mostly she’s out in… Read More »

Ion – Portal

Genre: Experimental Metal Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 7.5/10 Commentary:On this album, Portal works hard to deconstruct what we think metal songs (or, songs more generally) should sound like – and the result is a chaotic wall of sound which, surprisingly, works really well. From reading on line, this is apparently Portal’s most “approachable”… Read More »

Cosmic Crypt – Mammoth Grinder

Genre: Death Metal Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 6/10 Commentary:Great death metal album from Austin, which includes the drummer (but here playing bass) from Powertrip, who released my favorite metal album from last year. The guitar work is particularly great on this album. I’m not a fan of the vocal mixing thought, vocals are… Read More »