For a long time already, I’ve been of the opinion that scores in reviews don’t really make much sense. It’s ultimately a pointless way to reduce albums to a single denominator. The reasons why an album might receive 3.5 points … Continue reading No more scoring in reviews
So, Only Death Is Real has witnessed the first year-end, and it is time to jot down some thoughts as summary for 2019 and a plan of action of sorts for 2020. The site was created in mid-May, and since … Continue reading A year in summation: 2019
I’ve recently been reading John M. Alexander’s book The Man In Song, which is basically – as the foreword by country singer Larry Gatlin puts it – “yet another Johnny Cash book.” The novel idea in Alexander’s book is to … Continue reading Five essential, overlooked Johnny Cash gems
I remember how in the early 90’s, some media outlets made headlines about how the increasing popularity and storage space of personal computers would render the book obsolete in just a few years. According to them, CD-ROM’s would replace books … Continue reading Musings on the future of physical media
Welcome to OnlyDeathIsReal.rip! What we (well, at this point, I, as this is a one-man operation to begin with) aim to offer you is quality writing about extreme and underground music with a firm focus on underground metal, death metal … Continue reading Welcome!