Friday, November 4, 2022

Terrifier 2

It's funny. Two weeks ago today, I woke up and saw Boy Harsher had dropped a new single. I posted Burn it Down that day, hoping it heralded an upcoming full-length, not realizing less than twenty-four hours later, I would sit down in a cinema and hear the song featured in Halloween Ends. Then, last night, I went to see Terrifier 2 (at a Regal no less, which is just INSANE) and was overjoyed to hear "Pain," from the band's 2018 album Lesser Man.

Very cool to see these two blowing up. I love their music.


I don't know what it says about our society that Terrifier 2 is having a pretty big run at big box theatre chains, and likewise, I don't know what it says about me that I liked it as much as I did. I'm still uncomfortable with the revelry these two flicks place on violence, but there's a larger picture emerging that has me quite intrigued. 


 Looks like my 31 days of Halloween are still going.


Holy cow. X-Men: RED absolutely blew me away this month. The level of planning, plotting and story architecture at work in the X-Books these days is pretty staggering, but the revelation of Abigail Brand's agenda is awe-inspiring. 

There's something magical about the way this book meshes the cosmic Marvel Universe - Nova has been regularly seen in its pages - and the X-Men. Previously, even when Chris Claremont took his Uncanny X-Men book into cosmic territory - usually with the Sh'iar - I always kind of tuned out. I never cared about Lilandra, Gladiator or Cycolops' father and his team of space swashbucklers, or whatever they were. But something about SWORD vol. 2 and now X-Men read, the overall story they're telling and the galactic stage they've set, it's really working for me. (I still don't care about the Sh'iar, who figured prominently in this book, however, I will say that the crimes they are on the brink of war for are very intriguing). 

Oh, and I'm back to loving Cable. Who knew that would happen?


Opeth - In Cauda Venenum
Opeth - Watershed
Opeth - Deliverance
Ritual Veil - Wolf in the Night EP
Various - Terrifier 2 Soundtrack Playlist
Boy Harsher - Lesser Man
Bragolin - I Saw Nothing Good so I Left
Miami Nights 1984 - Sentimental


A new venture brings success and balance. Not gonna lie - kind of needed this after that murky year-end pull. 

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