Tag Archives: death metal

Metal, We Has It. Charon — Sulphur Seraph (The Archon Principle)

The post office has brought me many delights since the New Year. Probably the most impressive ass-whupping, jaw-dropping awesomeness is the debut album from German black/death band Charon. I cannot say enough good things about Sulphur Seraph (The Archon Principle). … Continue reading

Posted in blastbeats | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Anyone Who Says That Birding Isn’t Metal…

…hasn’t watched a great black-backed gull eat a hooded merganser that had been frozen into place on a lake. Yes, we were out at Prospect Lake today — looking for the canvasback (didn’t find it) rumored to be in the … Continue reading

Posted in birds | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

2012 Starting Off With a Crunch

The first excellent release of 2012 has arrived: Horrendous The Chills. If you like old school death metal, especially that with some Florida and Sweden flavor, then this might appeal to you. Plus, the vocals sound like Martin Van Drunen’s, … Continue reading

Posted in blastbeats | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Favorite Metal Albums of 2011

I am never really comfortable with making “Best of” lists, because I’ve seen others’ “Best” and found them to be, frankly, full of shit. Just because your favorite band vomited out an album of recycled riffs (hello, Iced Earth) in … Continue reading

Posted in blastbeats | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Moar Lists — Metal albums from 2010

I have a love/hate relationship with year-end lists. First, it requires more organization at the end of the year than I’d normally want to muster. Second, the very minute I ever publish a list, I find some other book or … Continue reading

Posted in blastbeats | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Subdivisions

Doug and I fled the city to visit his parents in the ‘burbs outside of Philly. Many loads of laundry were run, much beer was drunk (more on this later), and the birds were out in abundance.┬áThere’s something calming and … Continue reading

Posted in birds, blastbeats | Tagged , , | Leave a comment