In my last Listening Log post, I mentioned that once fall comes a-knockin’ it’s officially Doom Season, but I foolishly forgot what always comes before that:
This macabre month is not just full of thrills and chills and drills that kill. There’s a certain a e s t h e t i c that Halloween season carries in which its tongue is planted so firmly in its cheek it’s burrowed it’s way to the other side. Spooky is a lighthearted scary, more matter how extreme it is. Enter Exhumed.
As always, here’s the Listening Log Speadsheet up top.
Summer is clinging on for dear life here in Ontario, as the leaves turn colour but the chilly morning still succeed to toasty afternoons. You know what that means:
It’s almost Doom Season.
A quick flip through the log shows that the cold hand of Doom hasn’t quite firmed up it’s grasp on me yet.
It’s no surprise I’ve been on a steady diet of Maggot Stomp releases and ’90s Finnish Death Metal as of late, so as is expected from the consistency this blog is known for, strap in for some Canadian jingly indie punk.
Animal Boy from Guelph, ON have just dropped their second (third if you count this early album that looks like it’s under a different name on Bandcamp) album, I’m Having a Bad Dream, Baby to our little scene’s acclaim. You might be confused why I’m writing about this and you might not know what a Guelph is, but to quote the printing on the CD of their last album: FUCK YOU, IT’S ANIMAL BOY.
I’ve started keeping track of albums I’ve listened to in a spreadsheet because I’ve got nothing better to do with my time, apparently. I realized I’ve been consuming a ton more music recently than ever before, so I while I log it in my Google Drive for me, I figured I could share it here for you.
First of all: the spreadsheet. I’ll link this every time I post an update to my Listening Log, and write bits and ramble on my thoughts below. I’m still figuring out what I want to track in the sheet and what I want to capture in writing, but I’ll figure it out on the fly, just like everything else on this website. For a quick hash out of any and all terms I use here: check out Listening Log #1. I actually do have one addendum: I updated the word “Abum” to “Release”. More on that below.
Spell check is going to have a fucking field day with this one.
Ohio’s Sanguisugabogg is one of Maggot Stomp’s many darling children of late, pushing the new wave of pure caveman shit out into metal’s underground. I’ll admit, I was hesitant to check this out based on the name alone. Sanguisugabogg sounds like some D-tier demon a one man black metal project would name themself after and Pornographic Seizures hearkens back to some kind of Ovaryrot style porno-grind.
Boy, was I dumb, and did I sleep on this demo for one month too long.