DAGON (Classic Film Review)

 

 “”We shall swim out to that brooding reef in the sea and dive down through black abysses to Cyclopean and many columned Y’ha-nthlei, and in that lair of the Deep Ones we shall dwell amidst wonder and glory for ever.” – H.P. Lovecraft. I adore Lovecraft. Have I told you that already? I probably have. But it is true. I adore Lovecraft. I personally think that he was the best horror/sci-fi short story writer of the 20th century. His work has inspired so many writers, musicians, game makers, and film creators -and will continue to do so for ages to come. Now today we look at one of the most interesting films inspired by this brilliant man. Today we look […]

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Call of Cthulhu (Video Game, 2017)

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” – H.P. Lovecraft. I am a mere sacricolist at the altar of Lovecraft. His work has inspired my own short story series, as well as many of my other works. And I know that I am not alone in this. In fact, Lovecraft has inspired us more than any purely magazine printed author of all time. Naturally, his work has influenced film, music and video games. Now the latter of these have given us a few good scares over the years, but as of December 2017, those scares are likely to become soul destroying as Call of Cthulhu […]

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The Evil Within 2

Right, well this is another game that was announced at E3. Welcome back, Sebastian. Welcome to The Evil Within 2. What we know of The Evil Within 2 is… well… very little to be honest. The game takes place some three years after the first one with Sebastian returning to STEM in order to find his apparently dead daughter. Like the previous game, The Evil Within 2 is set to scare the living daylights out of most people -especially fans of the first game.

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Paul Johnson and The About Last Night’s: Give Up The Ghost (Album Review)

 

 There are few things in this world that kick and punch with sounds like American Rock music. It’s personal. It’s powerful. It’s rebellious. This is “Give Up The Ghost” by the amazing Paul Johnson and The About Last Night’s. The songs on this EP pack a kick from start to finish. It’s a wonderful thing to listen to such brilliantly written, constructed and executed music. Underachiever Burn It Down American Story (Adrenaline) Hollywood Missing You (Digital Only Bonus Track) Each and every song on this album whets the appetite. There is a strength on this album that, in many ways, dwarfs the strength of many full-length albums I’ve heard over the years. It’s astonishing. Bottom line “Give Up The Ghost” is […]

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Karkaos: Children of The Void (Album Review)

 

 The madness! The madness! Oh, how I adore it. The world is aflame, and hordes of undead Vikings are looting the local mall. It’s Armageddon and WW3 made Metal. This is Karkaos, with their latest offering to the gods of chaos and madness “Children of The Void“. The songs on this 12 track album are pretty much as savage as you’d expect them to be. They kick, scream and flail out in all directions. It’s rather threatening, and more than a little arousing. Babel Skymaster Kolossos Let The Curtain Fall Pale Children Of The Void Rêverie Tyrants Where Mushrooms Grow Lightbearer The Beast Bound By Stars Each and every song on this album is an assault on all the senses; […]

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JIBE: Epic Tales of Human Nature (Album Review)

 

 There is something beautiful about the gruff and eternal sound of Hard-Rock music. This is JIBE with the amazing “Epic Tales of Human Nature“. The songs on this 13 track album are pretty bloody good. There is a nice mix of aggressive drumming, intense fingering (Stop sniggering. -Ed) and powerful lyrics that are the embodiment of Rock! Children Of The Sun Broken City The Human Condition 1 Release Girl On A Hill A Shadow In The Garden Change We’ve Only Just Begun Don’t Give It All Away Waiting Best I Ever Had Sanctuary Bravery Songs such as ‘Girl On A Hill‘ and ‘Sanctuary‘ and ‘Children Of The Sun‘ are exactly what the Rock scene thrives upon: pure, unadulterated music that […]

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Fire From The Gods: Narrative Retold (Album Review)

 

 Once again the office is on fire. This seems to be a weekly occurrence. This time however, the madness is not caused by my inability to consume alcohol and use firelighters at the same time, but instead, it’s caused by the power of music. This is the amazing Fire From The Gods with their latest offering to the gods of chaos, “Narrative Retold“. The songs on this 13 track album come hurtling at the universe from the deepest part of Purgatory. It’s chaos and insanity made flesh. It’s disorder and control united. It’s pure bloody metal. The Voiceless The Taste Public Enemy End Transmission Excuse Me Composition Evolve Pretenders Diversion In Spite Of Doubt Lifeline Into The Blue Excuse Me […]

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72 hours and already into live music

 

 I have now been upon England’s green and asphalt covered land for a little over 72 hours. It’s wonderful to be home. (Dover. South-East England to be exact. -Ed) Before me stands a glorious countryside, magnificent cliffs, and a myriad of historic buildings; and within each of these locales a million adventures await to be lived. It’s a fantastic thing to stand in the centre of a small town knowing that there is a plethora of unique and interesting entertainments available within walking distance. Case in point, on Sunday night -while the sun was still up at 9pm- I indulged in a little sojourn at one of the local pubs. (Local pubs! What a statement! We have no pubs in […]

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Divinity: The Immortalist (Album Review)

 

 Once again my bedroom walls are on fire. Well, yes, I did get absolutely ass-holed last night; so much so that I awoke this morning with a police woman’s helmet, and a rubber traffic cone in my bed. But that is neither here nor there. What is there, is the fact that my walls are burning and my speakers are spewing out a barrage of powerful Metal. (Perhaps that is somehow related. -Ed) This is “The Immortalist” the latest offering to the gods of Metal, from Divinity. The songs on this 12 track album are about as Metal as any songs I’ve ever heard. It’s the antitheses of rebellion, chaos and feral disorder. Manhunt Atlas Hallowed Earth D M T […]

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Doctor She?

“How could they [BBC] let us down like this? How could they fail us so? How could they destroy our hearts and souls? How could they destroy the best TV show ever?! How could they get a filthy female to be the doctor? Well, you know, I am not going to watch it anymore! No I’m not! I’m not!” Well, I say, GOOD! Sod off! We don’t need you and your fanboy bullshit clogging up the universe. For Christ sake, we are in the 21st century you bloody goombas! We have to move with the times, and move on. I wonder if you plebs would have complained if the new doctor was black or Asian? If the doctor was in […]

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