New year, new metal.
Astrid shares her favorite metal hits from 2019.
A double dose of metal albums you should check out.
Prepare your ears for lots and lots of doom and grind.
Metal waits for no one, and Astrid’s got a pile of records to share after a recent cross-country move.
A little summer heat never stopped anyone from moshing.
This month’s top contenders include two DBSM records because Astrid is a self-described predictable goth.
Fresh hot metal for you!
Astrid Budgor’s got a whole slew of albums for fans this month, including an oldie but a goodie you can still find on vinyl.
Alita does not pass as human, either as actor or character, but the film remarkably doesn’t see “human” as the only option…Or, put another way: there is more to life than humanity.
Astrid casts a wide net this month and catches an eclectic mix of metal to melt your face off.
New year. New metal.
In the spirit of List Season, Astrid made a roundup of metal records she missed over the course of the 2018.
Astrid’s on a K-pop kick right now, so you know this month’s metal has to be good if it pulled her away.
The horror t-shirt has become an institution.
Astrid Budgor may be sick, but so is NECRONOMIDOL’s newest album.
“Can you hear me? They did this.”
It’s all love this time around in a month full of new metal favorites.
“Oh, so society’s to blame …”
It’s hard to argue against the rise of antifa black metal bands. But then, it’s hard to extricate current stylings from black metal’s past too.
Sweet Sweet Lonely Girl is emblematic of a certain species of horror movie; autumnal, elliptical, vaguely about lesbians in a troublingly reactionary way, and dreadfully slow
What can I say, it’s a death metal kind of month.
“They rip him apart as he grins, nerve-endings aflame with the liquor of pain, finally accepting an eternity of obliterative bliss.”
This month in metal sees the awaited return of a few fan favorites and a band named after a freaking Bloodborne item.
Astrid hates living in Tampa. These new metal records offer her blistering solace.
Spring is here, so Astrid turns to wintry black metal to ward of the Florida sun.
The latest metal gems unearthed on Bandcamp.
There are no gatekeepers here at The Usurper. Witness: Necronomidol, the most metal thing you’ll hear this month.
Introducing The Usurper, in which Astrid Budgor selects quality metal to tear up your ear holes every month.
As a director not bloodthirsty enough for the horror fans and not tasteful enough for the cinephiles, it only makes him ripe for endless rediscovery.
“Some maniacs pass themselves off as normal. It happens.”
“I can’t help it. It’s a vice.”
“The truth comes to light in very odd colors.”
“All our youth must eventually be sacrificed.”
“There was a nude woman … someone had killed her.”
“Ever since you’ve been playing detective you just can’t get anything right!”
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