Matt McMillan

Dungeons and Dragons Rating: Strength: 14, Intelligence: 13, Wisdom: 17, Dexterity: 14, Constitution: 15, Charisma: 17, Alignment: chaotic evil, Class: cleric.

Two words: small town (in in some areas suburbs). The Darkest of The Hillside Thickets combine some of the best parts of isolation: time to consume a lot of B-horror movies, novels, comic books and role-playing games, along with dope, and time to play and listen to a lot of punk rock. Although some of their references (like combining Star Wars samples with Black Sabbath inspired vocals) lacked subtly, yah gotta dig ’em. Metal and the supernatural go together like blood and George Ramero. When The Darkest… drift away from pop-punk towards trippier, effects-soaked jams they Bring-It-On. While it’s obvious from their cover art (including an amazing painting of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit with the band painted as Chewy, Ben, Luke, and Han) that they don’t take themselves too seriously, if they take the Necronomicon as seriously as H. P. Lovecraft…they suck. However, appreciated like a good evening of Evil Dead…they’re awwwwlrite!
— Matt McMillan