November 29, 2020
From the opening riffs of opener “Armadillo”, you know this is going to be something interesting—dual harmonic guitar riffs in fuzzy tones. Vocals reflect Markham’s alt country background, but this is clearly a rock record. His bio claims he was trying to return to the hard rock and heavy metal that made him happy as a child, and while that is certainly a tangible presence, it’s filtered through his alternative consciousness.… Continued →
May 29, 2020
I won’t turn this post into a political post, as I’m sure you’ve had your fair share of that. But in times like these, it’s important to find voices worth listening to. Too often Christian bands have been too closely aligned with playing it safe–if not musically, then at least lyrically.… Continued →
May 8, 2020
Six Foot Midget was a ska punk band from Denton, TX. FFO: The Insyderz, The O.C. Supertones, and May Weather.
May 1, 2020
While metallic industrial became the dominant form of industrial music in the mid 90s and beyond, it was the dancier stuff that held my attention better. I liked the heavier stuff too (Circle of Dust, Mortal, Generation) because it gave a new spin on metal, but after the while the genre seemed to blend into one.… Continued →
April 1, 2020
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." - 1 John 1:9
"There is power, power, wonder-working power in the blood of the lamb."
March 2, 2020
How do you like that headline? Was it over the top? Well when you have a powerful band with a heavy presence like this band – MESSENGERS (Texas), you can’t help but feel floored. This band released an EP called “Anthems” 10 years ago on the Facedown Records imprint, Strike First Records and it blew a lot of people away.… Continued →
February 20, 2020
Outside the Camp is a Christian screamo/post-hardcore band from Dallas, TX. FFO: Tracings, Thrice
August 9, 2019
Black metal stalwarts Ascending King are back! They’ve just dropped a new single “Lignum Vitae,” which is a collaborative effort with Sebat Frost from Frost Like Ashes. Whether it’s due to that influence or not is hard to say, but the doomy elements first heard on the Ascending King EP released last year are gone this time in favor of a faster-paced black metal sound.… Continued →
August 5, 2019
Introducing Central Texas' Spirit Filled, Straight Edge, Hardcore act: Perseverance. Fans of Debtor and Fire the Sun take note....
October 21, 2018
Ascending King is a one-man extreme metal project from Texas. Stylistically it’s a straight-up 50/50 mix of raw black metal and funeral doom. What’s strange about that mix is just how incredibly well it works here. Slower tempos overall and crushing heaviness reminiscent of sludge without the leftfield tendencies of that subgenre, but with occasional mid-paced blastbeats?… Continued →
August 27, 2017
In case you were living under a rock or don’t have cable TV/Internet coverage, a terrible tragedy has struck our fellow brothers and sisters in the state of Texas. Instead of posting the typical news story or giving links on where to buy your new favorite albums I figured it was much more appropriate to offer a few links on how to help those in need.… Continued →
July 21, 2010
On a dark and stormy night in Texas, three bands meet at a crossroads... only one emerges...