Glory Days (Book Review)
Nov30

Glory Days (Book Review)

Peter Aloysha Aaron is a young man desperately trying to find himself. Born illegitimately in Russia, Peter can’t remember his early years, except by terrible nightmares that plague him and lure him back into a terrible trauma that he has no real memory of – trauma inflicted while he and his mother were held prisoner by the Germans. Rescued by his father at a young age, Peter was then raised in Hollywood with all of the glamour and extravagance that came with the Hollywood scene.

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Lana Blac: Nocturnal [ALBUM REVIEW]
Nov23

Lana Blac: Nocturnal [ALBUM REVIEW]

I was completely unfamiliar with Lana Blac until I saw her perform at Fright Fest 15. After an awesome performance she hooked me up with a t shirt and CD. Drawing musical inspiration from Gothic metal and shock rock, the vampiress has hit the scene hard, heavy and bloody with her debut album, Nocturnal.

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Crazy Fat Ethel [INDIE FILM REVIEW]
Oct12

Crazy Fat Ethel [INDIE FILM REVIEW]

Weighing in at about 300 lbs, Ethel Janoski won’t allow anyone to stand in the way of her glutinous appetite, even if it means killing! After years in a mental institution, Ethel is taken in by her aunt. Many people, including the head nurse of the institution and a local detective, believe letting Ethel leave that hospital was a huge mistake.

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Tetragrammaton [ALBUM REVIEW]
Sep14

Tetragrammaton [ALBUM REVIEW]

From the southern US and Finland, Temple of Perdition was formed in 2017 with one sole purpose: To bring the listener into the black mire of the void while reflecting upon the portrait of their existence. They have managed to bring a variety of styles and sounds into a heavy mix of doom, Gothic, symphonic and atmospheric black metal that is sure to appease an array of different listeners. Tetragrammaton is the band’s debut album, and even before its release it’s already gained much attention from the scene, especially from certain Christians who are condemning it for “Satanic imagery” and “q

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Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances [BOOK REVIEW]
Sep07

Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances [BOOK REVIEW]

After the events of the first book, which showed Thrawn‘s rise to power in almost a Sherlock Holmes-style narrative, as well as the events in Rebels: Season 3, which saw him trying (and failing) to remove the threat the rebels posed to the Empire, Thrawn: Alliances sets up a quest that Palpatine sends both Thrawn and Vader on to a distant part of the galaxy.

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Anomaly 88 [ALBUM REVIEW]
Sep05

Anomaly 88 [ALBUM REVIEW]

The Underground Avengers, or UGA, is a rap supergroup made up of underground favorites Bukshot, Claas and Boondox. First formed as a project in 2012 the group released a self-titled EP; no real intentions of releasing anything else. However, after a surprise concert earlier this year the group received recognition and was signed to Majik Ninja Entertainment. Anomaly 88 is UGA’s first album on MNE.

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The Pharaoh Key [BOOK REVIEW]
Jul27

The Pharaoh Key [BOOK REVIEW]

When Gideon Crew and his co-worker, Manuel Garza, find themselves quietly “fired” from Effective Engineering Services by their brilliant (and newly healed) boss, Eli Glinn, they both harbor a lot of anger and resentment. Crew—because his deadly prognosis was never cured by the work that somehow cured Glinn—and Garza, because he wasn’t given an appropriate send-off for a decade of loyal service other than a gold Rolex. But when they realize they can uncover the solution to a rare artifact called the Phaistos Disc under Glinn’s nose, they both jump at the chance to go on one last…

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City of Endless Night [BOOK REVIEW]
Jul20

City of Endless Night [BOOK REVIEW]

With Constance Green in a remote monastery, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast finds life to be unbearably dull and flavorless—until he’s “punished” by being assigned to the death and decapitation of a dot-com socialite by his boss, who’s still not over Pendergast’s behavior in the last tale.

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A Godless Line [ALBUM REVIEW]
Jun20

A Godless Line [ALBUM REVIEW]

Hailing from Cleveland, OH, Key to the Mint is a post-punk/new wave band that formed in early 2015 out of the defunct shoegaze/noise band Privacy//Policy. Former members of P//P, Rich Kundracik and John Alexander, joined with vocalist Joel Anger and developed their previous post-punk sound into the more melodic new wave. A Godless Line is the group’s sophomore release.

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Verdict on Crimson Fields: World of Prime #4 [BOOK REVIEW]
Jun15

Verdict on Crimson Fields: World of Prime #4 [BOOK REVIEW]

After realizing the portal to earth can’t be achieved at the level of prophet unless he has no interest in returning to Prime, Christopher elects to stay behind so that he can raise himself to the highest level of tael user when he can open a portal that goes two ways to the realm of man. But to do that he’ll have to prove to the current king that he’s not a traitor due to the alliances he made with the Ulven Men and Elves…

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Judgment at Verdant Court: World of Prime #3 [BOOK REVIEW]
Jun08

Judgment at Verdant Court: World of Prime #3 [BOOK REVIEW]

After The mother of a dead Druid shows up at his base of operations, Christopher is forced to agree to track down an old friend who killed her daughter. With the help of her tracker son, D’Kan (that Christopher had resurrected against his people’s wishes), they mount an expedition into the darkest reaches of the wilderness. Cannan—the fugitive being sought—had been Christopher’s loyal protector until he had been gifted a black-infused ring which preyed upon him and twisted him to the dark side. If they can track him down and keep him alive long enough to remove the ring, only the unlikely…

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