‘Lords of Chaos:’ The Backstory

Rebellion is a refusal to accept the mores of one's society, and an embracing of an alternate value set that is diametrically opposed to those rejected conventions. Accordingly, rebellion indirectly reflects those norms, providing a negative image of the values of a society. As societal mores vary from culture to culture, rebelliousness necessarily manifests itself... Continue Reading →

Xocoveza – Stone Brewing – Escondido, CA

Imperial Milk Stout, 4.9% ABV appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5 A slightly viscous pour of this seasonal spiced Milk Stout yields a medium, slightly rocky brown head on an enthusiastically effervescent black body with sullen orange highlights; head retention is brief but lacing is excellent, consisting... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Metal Albums of 2018

Top Ten Metal CDs of 2018 2018 was another great year for metal. While a lot of my favorite bands did not release LPs this year— notably missing are Desaster, Overkill, Toxic Holocaust, Midnight, Vader, Nile, Ares Kingdom, Deströyer 666 and Cannibal Corpse— a lot of death metal and black/hybrid bands filled in the gaps... Continue Reading →

The Witches – Stacy Schiff

The Witches - Stacy Schiff Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Company 496 pp. Stacy Schiff's 2015 release The Witches is a thoroughly-researched, thoroughly end-noted (57 pages of them) non-ficton study of the New England witch panic of the early 1690s and the witchcraft trials that followed, with the main focus being on the town of... Continue Reading →

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