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Doomed for Success: Mike Scheidt Lives the Unreal After YOB’s Great Cessation

September 7, 2011


  Dateline: Eugene, Ore., May 2008 Mike Scheidt sits in the Glenwood Café a block from the University of Oregon campus, calmly eating a bagel spread with the restaurant’s homemade jam and periodically taking sips from a mug of pitch black coffee. His easy demeanor and laconic speech lighten the gravity of the struggle he’s […]

Disma – Towards the Megalith

August 21, 2011


Profound Lore 7/19/2011 If you’re reading this and you’re in a death metal band set to release an album this year, pack it in. Seriously, don’t bother. Disma have rendered whatever you were writing or recording obsolete. What, was it some ultra-technical torrent of notes? Maybe you all met at Berklee and bonded over a […]

Dark Castle – Surrender to All Life Beyond Form

July 6, 2011


Profound Lore 5/31/2011 The second full-length by Dark Castle is a collection of sludgy doom jams boasting blast beats, psychedelic chants and isolated acoustic flourishes, played by a chick and dude duo who manage to create more cacophony than many bands twice their size. Jack and Meg they are not. Maybe a bit like Jucifer, […]

Loss – Despond

June 17, 2011


Profound Lore 5/31/2011 As prepared as we may think we are, the death of someone close to us is always difficult. Though I knew he was old and in failing health, I wasn’t ready for my grandfather’s passing when I was eight. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for the sudden death of a friend last […]

Altar of Plagues – Mammal

May 15, 2011


Profound Lore 5/17/2011 Halfway through the opener on Altar of Plagues‘ second album, Mammal, and it feels like I’ve been listening for an hour already. By the droning, clinking fadeout at the end of “Neptune is Dead”’s 18 minute runtime, it’s hard to believe I’ve been gone for longer than a third of that. The […]

Krallice – Diotima

April 9, 2011


Profound Lore 4/26/2011   Socrates’ instructor during the famed symposium, Diotima of Mantinea, taught the renowned Greek philosopher that love evolves throughout our lives as we age. We are first enamored with the beauty of the young body, a feeling that struck with significant force upon the release of Krallice’s self-titled debut album; a stunningly […]