FANTASY ARCADE: Self-titled: 7”

As the name indicates, this is fantasy-themed doom metal hailing from San Diego, featuring members of Life Crisis and Death Crisis. There are moments that thrash (which I prefer) and moments that sludge onward (although with a welcome brevity). The record has enough references to dwarves and gnomes that your local D&D or Magic, The Gathering meeting will thank you for putting it on so long as they enjoy rocking. –Lyle (Too Old To Die, fantasyarcade.bandcamp.com)