Top Ten Metal Albums of 2020

2020 was a shit year from a lot of perspectives. In fact, 2020 was a shit year from MOST perspectives… but it was a great year for metal. With touring off the table, and even local shows an impossibility for most of the year, many musicians focused their excess energy on producing new music, and... Continue Reading →

The Ghost

Lechosa's Hot Sauce - Nashville, TN As told on their website, the story of Lechosa's Hot Sauce began when "a Spanish immigrant in search of the American dream set out to infuse his heritage and love for spicy food into a lasting legacy for the Lechosas name." Launched in April 2019 by David and Samantha... Continue Reading →

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 10

Three Kings, Hell Hound and Lava Hot Sauces and New Black/Thrash Video from GraveRipper Old Man Metal combines spicy food, metal and beer on the tenth episode of his solo podcast with full ASTMO hot sauce reviews of Big Red's Three Kings, Lucky Dog's Hellhound and Volcanic Peppers' Lava sauces, including an in-depth look at... Continue Reading →

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 9

COVID Beer Haul + Red Dead and AJ Nemesis Video Clips Old Man Metal combines beer and metal on the ninth episode of his solo podcast, taking a look at the state of North Carolina craft beer during COVID by breaking down his latest beer haul, featuring beer from New Anthem Beer Project, Edmund’s Oast,... Continue Reading →

Old Man Metal Rates: 23 March 2020

Cruel Fate - A Quaternary of Decrepit Night Mares (2019) 4/5 stars Great straightforward debut from Canada's Cruel Fate. Nothing fancy; eight tracks of mostly short-to-midlength riff-heavy verse/chorus meat-and-potatoes death metal: crushing chugs, meaty power chords, and some tremolo picked riffing over tight, mostly traditional drumwork. Taken as a whole, the album has great flow.... Continue Reading →

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