Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 8

Old Man Metal tackles spicy food and great beer on the eighth episode of his solo podcast with a dive into the 2019 release of Ten FIDY barrel aged Russian imperial stout from Oskar Blues, including a discussion of the imperial stout style and bourbon barrel aging, with a look at barrel notes like oak lactones, followed by a full ASTMO hot sauce review of Advanced Tactical Weaponized Star Fruit Death Star OG from Spicy Ninja, replete with a discussion of the unholy triumvirate of capsaicin-bomb peppers it contains: the habanero, the ghost pepper and the Trinidad Scorpion.

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 7

Old Man Metal commixes spicy food, metal and beer on the seventh episode of his solo podcast with a full ASTMO hot sauce review of Burns and McCoy's Exhorresco hot sauce, including a look at the 7-pot primo chile pepper— the infernal capsaicin-gorged hybrid offspring of a 7 Pot pepper and the infamous Naga Morich— followed by a new metal video for the track Nephilim, from black metal collaborators My Grief and Ol'Cracker, built using Winamp, the MilkDrop visualizer and OBS Studio... all while drinking Hellstar Dark Lager, a great craft beer lager from Burial Beer Company in Asheville.

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 6

New year, new studio! Old Man Metal charts the Top Ten Metal Albums of the Year for 2019 in a New Year's Day Twitter countdown on the sixth episode of his solo podcast. Great new crossover, thrash, death metal, black/speed, black/thrash and death/thrash from Enforced, Wraith, Usurper, Legion of the Damned and more... including his riches-to-rags search for a new studio courtesy of recently-added green screen and chromakey capability.

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 5

Old Man Metal combines metal and beer on the fifth episode of his solo podcast, taking a look at new metal albums from Enforced (crossover/thrash from Virginia), Possessor (stoner/sludge from London) and Wraith (black/speed/hardcore from Indiana), including some in-depth song analysis and video clips built using Winamp, the MilkDrop visualizer and OBS Studio... all while drinking a pint of Tropical Lightning IPA from Wilmington Brewing Company. Featuring the last footage ever shot in the original closet studio.

Røde VideoMic Pro Microphone Test

Join Old Man Metal for a test of the Røde VideoMic Pro Compact Directional On-camera Microphone, as he compares it to the on-board microphone on the Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 camera, and then tests it at different settings, varying both the gain on the Røde VideoMic Pro and the auxilliary microphone gain on the camera, and... Continue Reading →

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 4

Old Man Metal takes the Paqui one chip challenge on the fourth episode of his solo podcast, unleashing a capsaicin apocalypse that has tamed the most ardent lovers of spicy food. Will he survive, or will the Carolina Reaper death chip put an end to his storied lifetime of chile pepper abuse? Tune in and find out! Featuring show beer Sun Grown Lager from Sycamore Brewing.

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 3

Old Man Metal focuses on folding blades with a knife review of the Benchmade Nakamura 484S and the Böhler M390 stainless steel used for the blade on the third episode of his solo podcast, taking a deep dive into stainless steels, particularly modern powder metallugy "super steels", including an in-depth look at heat treatment, tempering, and the elemental composition of stainless steels and the effect those elements have on hardness, strength, toughness and corrosion resistance... all while drinking an Old Tuffy lager show beer from New Belgium.

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 2

Old Man Metal combines beer and metal on the second episode of his solo podcast, with an ASTMO beer review of 2016 Founders KBS barrel aged imperial stout and a quick look at barrel aging and cellaring big stouts, followed by a survey of the top 5 new metal albums in the running for Metal Album of the Year 2019: Ravenous Death (black/death), Warfist (black/thrash), Okkultist (death metal), Legion of the Damned (death/thrash) and Usurper (black/thrash). Includes an update on new podcast gear and the upcoming Benchmade Nakamura episode.

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 1: Afterword

Pulpit of Doom co-host Old Man Metal drinks a beer and looks back at the first episode of his solo podcast: how it came to be (and why), the good and the bad of it, and what the future looks like for Old Man Metal's Musings. Includes a look at video resolution and laptop limitations, future improvements, public and personal response to the episode, and a preview of Episode 3: a deep dive into the Benchmade Nakamura 484S folding-blade knife.

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 1

Join Pulpit of Doom co-host Old Man Metal on the premiere episode of his solo podcast as he looks at five of his favorite songs from 2018: hardcore/black/thrash from Poland's Mentor, old-school Swedish death metal from Feral, a blend of old-school Swedish and American brutal/tech death metal from Finland's Wrathrone, the title track from Unleashed's 2018 release The Hunt for White Christ, and some sweet Russian black/crust/death courtesy of Hekata... including some in-depth song analysis and video clips built using Winamp, the MilkDrop visualizer and OBS Studio.

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