As a die-hard fan of gaming since I as early as 1989 with the Nintendo Entertainment System, I’ve thrown a lot of my life in the past twenty years away, and countless thousands upon thousands of dollars into new games, consoles, and accessories for the ultimately in nerd joys. Over the past many years though, it seems that Hollywood has taken on video game film adaptations, and loves to either destroy or astound us. Specifically when it comes to one on one fighting games from gamer’s cherished childhoods. Among these films to be produced into a film adaptation recently is The King of Fighters, a film I was unaware was even being made. Given the string of bad luck these movies typically had when you look at the Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter films, one can only wonder how this film will play out. With a premise as simple as just being the best in a tournament of fighters, with no real repucussions, could the company behind this film honestly destroy The King of Fighters?
There’s definitely no lack of Cannibal Corpse videos and DVDs. The group has been around an astonishing twenty three years (roughly of course), so it’s almost expected that they have a large library of material of all media formats available. Global Evisceration is yet another entry into the visual aspect of the band, and it takes you into the pit, as well as backstage with the band to show what their lives are like on the road, and show off their favorite concert environments. But, given some of the generic issues that plague metal DVDs, especially Metal Blades most recent DVD offering with Six Feet Under, is this one worth checking out?
Back in the day of the crusades, there was a cave outside of town that harbored some villagers that clearly didn’t want to be found. These villagers lead to the fall of a city, and the establishment of the first gothic cathedral in the country, one that perplexes the priests that reside inside it to this day. However, the reasons behind the church come clear during a restoration process, and a gateway that bridges our world and a demonic world will open and take all inside the church with it.
Animals As Leaders is a Progressive act from Washington, and is a group with a somewhat surprising history as it was founded by Tosin Abasi, the former guitarist of the act Reflux. When you sit back and compare both acts, it’s a little odd to think that this is the outcome of that dismantled group. Either way, this release is one of those that clearly targets specific listeners, and is not for everyone.
The “supergroup” Chaosbreed bring us their full length debut album, Brutal, which is one of the most misleading titles for a death metal album. While the band vowed to create old school death metal, this release is basically a rather bland homage to early Entombed, and nothing really that fantastic either. Brutal does have some positive aspects, but it also has as many negatives.
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