Book Vs Television: The Strain S1:E6 Occultation

Book Vs Television: The Strain S1:E6 Occultation

Hey FX, aren’t you the same network that just set a cable network record for Emmy nominations? This kind of material is your wheelhouse, so I need you to get it together. I wait and wait for the cinematographic miscues to get better, for the tone to feel more plausible, for less of my time to be wasted with soapy dialogue serving frivolous exposition … and it never comes.
So indulge me, if you will, in my passionate plea for a film reboot where we can get all these things right. In the meantime, back to FX giving it their best shot.

Album Review: Accept - "Blind Rage"

Longtime fans of heavy metal will surely recognize the subject of this week's review. It's a little band from Germany known as Accept. Personally, Accept holds the distinction of being the very first metal band I ever saw live. At the risk of dating myself, I saw them in support of their "Metal Heart" album when they opened for Iron Maiden at the Glens Falls Civic Center back in 1985. Their classic "Balls To The Wall" is still one of my favorites.

Album Review: New Medicine - "Breaking the Model"

New Medicine seems to be dawning at just about the perfect time. While popular music remains entrenched in the throes of an electronic revolution, a predicted comeback of industrial music has been flagging behind. Building up to that potential future though, has been an influx of rock and metal bands who generously incorporate the tents of electronic into their sound, easing us into this brave new reality of music. New Medicine toes that line even more daringly than most, tipping the scales slightly from rock to electronic with the promise of something new.

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