Things You Might Have Missed 2012

Things You Might Have Missed 2012: The Night Flight Orchestra – Internal Affairs

Things You Might Have Missed 2012: The Night Flight Orchestra – Internal Affairs

Lost in the diarrhea-like flood of bad deathcore and pretentious doom metal released in 2012, a little band from Sweden released a gem of old-school, adjective-less rock ‘n roll. The album in question is Internal Affairs by The Night Flight Orchestra, a quintet that just happens to include vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid and guitarist David Andersson (both of Soilwork) […]

Things You Might Have Missed 2012: Aeternam – Moongod

Things You Might Have Missed 2012: Aeternam – Moongod

The point of Things You Might Have Missed is to point out great records we didn’t cover in time, which wasn’t exactly the case with Tenacious D, but definitely is the case with Aeternam‘s 2012 offering Moongod. We never received promo of this record ahead of time – but it appears to have been released in October. Ostensibly, we […]

Things You Might Have Missed 2012: Tenacious D – Rize of the Fenix

Things You Might Have Missed 2012: Tenacious D – Rize of the Fenix

So, let me start by saying that Jack Black isn’t funny. Now that we have that out of the way, you can take this little blurb for what it is: a reminder that this record did get released and that it didn’t eat a big fat dick. In fact, I’ve always had a really weird relationship to Tenacious D because while I think that Jack Black is really not funny even a little bit (no, I mean really, I never laugh at his stuff essentially ever), the music on these records is actually really solid, neo-classic rock. This is obvious from about a minute and a half into title and opening track “Rize of the Fenix,” where the pure Kansas riff and the chorus that evokes that sweet time in popular music when musicians could write songs, play instruments and be famous even if they looked like Steve Perry. It was a magical time we’ll never get back.

Things You Might Have Missed 2012: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – Blood Lust

Things You Might Have Missed 2012: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – Blood Lust

Time for all the stuff you might have missed!! Join us as we do our yearly round-up of shit that got overlooked, underrated, misplaced and otherwise blackballed, censored or buried. Steel Druhm kicks off the festivities with a weird one from the weirdly named Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. Do you like Ghost? How about old style doom? Well then pilgrim, you better read up!