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 →

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 10

Three Kings, Hell Hound and Lava Hot Sauces and New Black/Thrash Video from GraveRipper Join Old Man Metal on the tenth episode of his solo podcast as he checks out hot sauces from Big Red’s, Lucky Dog and Volcanic Peppers, and a track from GraveRipper’s debut EP Complete Blinding Darkness, including his first full-length music... Continue Reading →

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 9

COVID Beer Haul + Red Dead and AJ Nemesis Video Clips Join Pulpit of Doom and Screamin Demon host Old Man Metal on the ninth episode of his solo podcast as he looks at his latest COVID beer haul, plus metal video clips from Red Dead and AJ Nemesis. Featured show beer: Blair’s Breakfast Stout... 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 →

Old Man Metal Rates: 25 January 2020

Cerebral Rot - Odious Descent into Decay (2019) 4/5 stars First full-length slab of filthy, Autopsy-bred death metal from Seattle's Cerebral Rot. Composed of mostly mid-length tracks, with three longer ones— opener, middle track, and closer; all of them eschew the verse/chorus paradigm, opting instead for linear free-form verse. Down- and mid-tempo doomy power chords,... Continue Reading →

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 7

Nephilim - My Grief/Ol'Cracker and Exhorresco Hot Sauce Join Pulpit of Doom and Screamin Demon host Old Man Metal on the seventh episode of his solo podcast as he introduces the new Hot Sauce of the Month feature and checks out Exhorresco Hot Sauce, plus the new black metal track Nephilim by My Grief and... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Metal Albums of 2019

Looking beyond the fact that 2019 was another great year for metal— I will never get tired of saying that— what is even more heartening to me is the fact that four of my Top Ten Metal Albums of 2019 were debuts; new bands just coming out of the gate put out some fantastic metal... Continue Reading →

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 5

New Metal From Enforced, Possessor and Wraith Join Pulpit of Doom and Screamin Demon host Old Man Metal on the fifth episode of his solo podcast as he looks at the latest albums from Enforced (crossover/thrash from Virginia), Possessor (stoner/sludge from London) and Wraith (black/speed/hardcore from Indiana). Featuring improved MilkDrop video sequences, the last footage... Continue Reading →

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