Author : Kyle J. Messick

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Kyle Messick is a musician, artist, and psychologist who has always been passionate about the Indiana metal scene. He made a name in the local scene through booking shows, including the Indianapolis Deathfeast festivals that brought bands like Broken Hope, Morpheus Descends, Novembers Doom, Weekend Nachos, and Cardiac Arrest to the state. He has made album art and t-shirt designs for many Indiana metal bands, and he has written numerous research articles on metal music culture. He has an ongoing column called The Adventures of Indiana Man, where he reports his experiences of concerts in other countries from the perspective of a devoted Indiana metal fan.
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Album Review: Lucifist – Goat Slaying Devil Party Music Vol. 666

Kyle J. Messick
Lucifist have consistently been one of my favorite metal exports out of Indiana.  Although I’m generally a death metal guy, there’s something fun, authentic, and...
2019 Extravaganza

Top 100 Albums of 2019: The Messick Edition

Kyle J. Messick
2019 marks an incredible year for extreme metal, with a resurgence of the raw, old school death metal sound popularized in the pre-digital days, as...
2019 Extravaganza

30 Nasty 2019 Demos That You Have to Hear

Kyle J. Messick
This year has been incredible, not just for monstrous LPs, comeback EPs, and ambitious splits, but also for incredible demos.  And not only are there...