Reverorum Ib Malacht “Ter Agios Numini” album review and soundcloud excerpt

I must give credit for discovering REVERORUM IB MALACHT to longtime comrade John Gossard (Dispirit, ex-Asunder, ex-Weakling)! Strangely enough, following his words of praise back in the early 10’s I haven’t instantly listened to any of their records. This is Read more

GOATVERMIN "Detruire" black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

The first quarter of 2017 sees the spectacular return of French black/death metal, thanks to the debut albums of three excellent bands: Ritualization, Necroblood and Goatvermin. The timing couldn’t be better as there exist strong rumors that Arkhon Infaustus, Read more

INFESTER “To the Depths, in Degradation” death metal re-release review and youtube stream

Re-releases of “best kept secret” type of old bands, usually package attractively mediocre quality content using 80’s/90’s nostalgia and vinyl fetishism. Even when the music is good, most such bands were mere clones back at the day, therefore their (re-) Read more

NECROBLOOD “Collapse of the Human Race” black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

Parisian old-school metal band NECROBLOOD have penetrated violently my musical microcosm back in 2011. They have done so with the best credentials that an underground metal band could possibly have according to my book: a debut self-titled 7”EP released by Read more

ANTAEUS "Condemnation" black metal album review and bandcamp stream

Last year, Antaeus have ended out of the blue 10 years of discographic absence with their fourth album, “Condemnation”. Due to the evolution and mutation of the genre, it is now clearer than ever what is the position that the Read more

Artisan fruitiness from New England: Haze IPA craft beer review

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Pours into a teku. Bright orange colour, entirely cloudy, with a white frothy head, that reduces swiftly to a thin lacing, escorted by the so called “wine legs” (for the sake of it all, we could substitute the specific term with “barley wine legs”…), lingering until the end. The utterly non-transparent, impenetrable, “juicy” appearance arouses our curiosity about what’s to come in the taste department.

Tree House Brewing Company – Haze 8.2%

Tree House Brewing Company – Haze 8.2%

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An american beer by a Greek homebrewer: DARK CROPS I.P.A. craft beer review

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Amber colour, translucent, with a rather solid white head, which dissipates relatively fast to a thin ring that lingers ‘till the end.

DARK CROPS I.P.A.

DARK CROPS I.P.A.

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An Elusive Lady: Dogfish Head 120 Minute I.P.A. – craft beer review

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An elusive “lady”…

Pours into a snifter. Deep amber colour with a white small head, that reduces to a thin lingering lacing.

Dogfish Head 120 minute I.P.A.

Dogfish Head 120 minute I.P.A.

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From Norway with love: Nogne O #100 – Imperial I.P.A. craft beer review

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Pours into a snifter. Intriguing mahogany color with a thin beige head, that dissipates rather swiftly. A very dark shade, even for an Imperial IPA.

Nøgne Ø # 100

Nøgne Ø # 100

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