The Lakeside Is For Killers Album Artwork
















You all have asked for it, so here she is. The cover art of The Lakeside Is For Killers’ CD “Dead In The West”.


Enjoy, and listen responsibly,


-Nich Longe

November 17th, 2009


Despised Icon – Day Of Mourning

Day Of MourningIntroduction: Despised Icon is a Death Metal band reigning from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. With an emphasis on blistering fast drums and quick guitar riffs, mixed with traditional style break downs. Despised Icon brings a unique and great combination of death metal styles and progression to the table with this ten track beauty, ‘Day Of Mourning‘.


Good: The production on this album right off that bat puts this on the top of any Death Metal lovers favourites. The drums are cleverly mixed in the drummers perspective. Bells, splashes, crashes, snares, and toms in the appropriate ears and mixed well in surround sound. Guitars are panned just right showing each players personal style and signature riff. Both vocalists make this a very heavy and lyrical filled listen. Low growls, high screams, and gang vocals… What else could you ask for? The bass for the most part is in the background, but has a very cool solo moment in the track ‘MVP‘. The overall sound is some of the heaviest riff I’ve heard, but the way it’s played and recorded it doesn’t sound over the top or inaudibly low. Very strong CD all-round.


Bad: The last track on the CD titled ‘Sleepless‘ is left to be desired. It sounds like they were just trying to add a ‘softer‘ song just for the sake of having it. It’s not totally terrible, but it’s for sure not their style. Believe it or not that’s all the ‘bad‘ I could find to write about.


Conclusion: This is a very fast and brutal CD. I would recommend that anyone who remotely enjoys heavy music to pick ‘Day Of Mourning‘ up at their next visit to the CD shop. It’s a very technical and enjoyable listen and will surely be one of the best of this holiday seasons’ releases.



Nich Longe

November 8th, 2009.

Haunt #1

Haunt #1Image Comics; Haunt #1 : McFarlane, Kirkman, Ottley, Capullo

Introduction: Haunt is the new baby of Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and writer of the astounding The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman. Together with the talents of both Ottley, doing pencil work, and Capullo, in charge of layouts, they are looking to introducing a new Image Comics staple character, Haunt. This tells the story of two brothers and their very different life choices. Join me as we drive into the story of Haunt.

(Note: There are no spoilers in this review. Some story references may be very vague, it’s for your own future enjoyment. Trust me!)

Good: The first thing that caught my attention is the beautiful art team on this issue. Very fine line work, great colour, and very dark tones. You really get a feeling like it is a believable setting and story. Speaking of story, the legendary Robert Kirkman makes the story and plot points in this first issue in the Haunt series stand out and be unique. Even in the over saturated super/anit-hero comics these days, it still stands out as its own. This issue has some of the best “Holy Sh–!” moments I’ve read recently. There is alot to like about this first thirty-two page floppy, I mean ALOT, but I feel that if I were to spoil anything for you it would not be doing the comic justice.

Bad: There are very few things to point out in this comic that would constitute as “Bad“, but one scene in particular I found very confusing. So confusing, in-fact, I had four other people read the two page panel and everyone had to read it over at least three times over to understand what had happened. Unfortunately I cannot tell you what happens without revealing a major plot point. When you read it you will know exactly what I mean.

Conclusion: For three dollars you can’t get much better then this. Great art, great story, and a fresh concept. I HIGHLY recommend picking this up during your next visit at your local comic shop, just in time for the halloween season aswell! I loved the guts out of this issue, and I am for sure on board for the next issue of the wonderful Haunt series.

This is a MUST BUY

-Nich Longe

October 31st, 2009