We’ve posted a lot of medieval art on the pages of CVLT Nation. Medieval minds were just as sick, twisted and corrupt as ours today, and their artwork often reflected this. Medieval artworks also heavily influence modern-day metal artwork with their absurd, morbid worldview and obsession with demons and devils.
Sect, with Putrid Brew and WTCHDR – November 26th, 2017 333, Vancouver, BC Unfortunately, I was catastrophically hungover and missed opener Drown In Ashes, but thankfully WTCHDR were on hand to deliver a blistering set that had me feeling like I’d rejoined the ranks of the living. For a band
PAN.THY.MONIUM instantly came to my mind and just played on and on at my recent visit to the Upland Home. A soon as I started down the driveway, “Dawn Of Dreams” was playing in my head – which was so fitting, it was a total ground breaking album, nothing up
Blink and you’ll miss it, but Hassan Amin recently appeared in a cover story on the mighty Converge. In the pages of the print scene stalwart Decibel, he spoke eloquently of the band’s legacy and impact. What caught me, however, was how he spoke of alienation, of chaos, of suffocating
Unsane, with Plaque Marks and Vaults – December 7th, 2017 The Cobalt, Vancouver, BC These are seriously my favourite shows. The ones you almost forget about, ditch your shift at work for last minute, and then wonder how you even considered not attending. Vaults kicked this thing off like
Text and Photos: Charles Nickles I can’t really wax too nostalgic about the value of the matinee gig. I was too young for the heyday of hardcore at CBGB’s and too politically ambivalent to have really committed to the new wave that rose up in the crumbling anarchy of ABC