(In an effort to appease the hordes of tabloid reporters and paparazzi who follow him in packs, TheMadIsraeli offers this update for his adoring fans.)
As you may have noticed, I haven’t written anything in quite a bit. My output has decreased considerably because the American educational system is for the fucking birds and now also because I’m being fisted in the ass with sandpaper and icy-hot (the emphasis on this description is important) by a mother of all sinus infections.
I am attempting to get things done, and will try to nail my big reviews, but chances are Islander is going to have to take over for me. Hard to write when you’re coughing up a phlegm and blood mixture on a consistent basis. According to Phro, however, this is my opportunity to take advantage of a new market.
Cause who doesn’t want to see a man jack off with his own sinus excrement, am I right?
I only have two goals for the month of April (and even these might be too fucking much): Review the debut of NCS favorite 7 Horns 7 Eyes and review the new Jeff Loomis album, since I’m the only fucker qualified for the job (i.e., I’m the biggest sucker of Loomis cock on the planet). But Islander may have to pick these up if I fail. But that isn’t all I’m here to talk about today.
I’m also here to update ya’ll about what will be coming once May hits, as I have cooked up some new ideas.
Physical Copy Reviews: I realize this may sound entirely pointless and possibly stupid, but hang on a minute… Yours truly has decided to get into buying physical copies of albums again. I started reflecting on questions that arise when pondering the choice between physical and digital formats and decided I would start writing in-depth reviews of physical copies.
My plan is not only to review the music itself, but also discuss the album art and how it correlates with the music or how it helps assert the music’s meaning. I’ll also talk about the lyrics. And overall, I’ll explore whether or not a physical copy of a given album really is altogether a worthwhile piece of art or if it’s truly only the music that matters.
I’m not limiting this project to current releases either. The one I am currently working on for this series debut is Fear Factory’s seminal masterpiece Demanufacture. But the next installment in the series (if my pre-order arrives early enough) will be the new Dying Fetus album Reign Supreme. I don’t have a clever name for this series yet . . . it will have to be unveiled when the first piece is posted.
Invert Your Idols: Named after, hilariously enough, a track off the new Dying Fetus album, I have in mind a series of articles discussing my personal idols/guitar gods (because I play some guitar myself). I plan to write in depth expositions about WHY I love these people and how they have changed my perception of music. Names on the list so far are Fredrick Thordendal of Meshuggah, Christofer Malmstrom of Darkane, and Per Nillson of Scar Symmetry.
Nu Metal Review: A pretty simple question spawned the idea for this series: Did nu metal have ANYTHING GOOD to offer anyone, anywhere? I will explore the annals of the style and explore the fact that it appears to be enjoying quite a huge underground surge as we speak.
Calling that to be one of my top 10 albums of 2012.
I’ll be seeing you people soon.