The Shack Blog

Words and things, mostly words.

New Music

I finally put up my review of Lil Peep‘s posthumous release, Come Over When You’re Sober, Part 2 (link). I just listened to the full-length debut from Arête and quite liked it — I’ll be putting together a review of it over the weekend and will likely buy it at the end of the month. There are a […]

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New Limp Bizkit Album Coming

Probably the best news of 2018 is that Limp Bizkit are set to begin recording their new album, the follow-up to 2011’s Gold Cobra, in the coming weeks. Apparently the recording process was supposed to be already underway, but the recent wildfires in California displaced the band and burned down some of their gear. I cannot wait […]

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Upcoming Music Releases

Tomorrow marks the release of 3 albums I’m really looking forward to acquiring: Eneferens, The Bleakness Of Our Constant (link) Lascar, Wildlife (link) Ophidian Forest, votIVe (link) There are still another 2 whole months left in the year, and I am sure I’ll find another dozen albums or so that I want.

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A New Static-X Album?!

I was completely blindsided by the announcement (story) that the remaining members of Static-X have begun work on a new album. The band originally disbanded in 2013, and frontman Wayne Static died in 2014 — making the band’s demise rather final, one would think. Nevertheless, the band has revealed that there will be a posthumous release […]

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Lil Peep – Cry Alone

In what should come as totally unsurprising news, there is a forthcoming posthumous release from Lil Peep on the way, titled Come Over When You’re Sober Part 2. After hearing the “Falling Down” (link) collaboration with XXXTentacion, and then seeing “Cry Alone” (link) released, it seemed like something had to be coming down the pipe. The collaboration track […]

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Wintersun Was Amazing

I had fairly high expectations of Wintersun, given the quality of their 3 studio albums. To be mild about it, they blew any preconceptions I had right out of the water. They even managed this feat while missing one of their guitarists — due to delays with his Canadian work visa — and the use of […]

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Good Times Had By All

I went to see Ghost Bath supporting Abigail Williams last night, despite the fact I’d never heard of the latter and that Ghost Bath are the ones with the major label record deal. Regardless, none of that has any bearing on the music, which is the sole reason I go to these things. The entirety of the bill […]

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Digital Hoarding

I knew I had missed a few albums when I went through my collection of music CDs, and converted them all to MP3s, but I ended up missing about two dozen. I’m glad to be finally done, however, except it also reignited some completist urges — as there are a couple of gaps in my […]

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Music News – Vol. 1

Just some quick notes here. Unreqvited already announced the follow-up to Stars Wept To The Sea will be out at the end of November. You can check out the preview single, “Balance” on YouTube right here. The track is squarely in the post-black metal realm but damn is it good — I cannot wait for this new […]

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Kamikaze Notes

Curiosity got the better of me, and I went looking for a few tracks from this new Eminem album. I’ll eventually find a way to stream the whole album and probably review it, because I’ve already got mixed — and mostly negative — feelings about it. “Lucky You” is a real stand-out track and was a […]

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