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 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’s Musings, Episode 8

Ten FIDY Barrel Aged Stout and Death Star Hot Sauce Join Pulpit of Doom and Screamin Demon host Old Man Metal on the eighth episode of his solo podcast as he looks at 2019 Ten FIDY barrel aged imperial stout and Advanced Tactical Weaponized Star Fruit Death Star OG hot sauce from Spicy Ninja. Oskar... 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 →

A Look At Two Warrior Beers

A Viking and a Ninja walk into a bar... There's no telling where that one's going to go, but you just know somebody's going to die. Craft breweries choose all sorts of motifs when naming their creations, and martial-themed beers are far from rare; see Ballast Point's Victory at Sea, Great Lakes Brewing Company's Commodore... Continue Reading →

El Yucateco Salsa Picante Verde

El Yucateco Salsas Y Condimentos S.A. De C.V - Yucatán, Mexico El Yucateco Salsas Y Condimentos started as a small family-owned business in Yucatan, Mexico in 1968 ("Yucateco" refers to the Mayan people of the Yucatan peninsula). From the start, El Yucateco's focus was sauces made from habaneros. Salsa Picante Verde is one of their... Continue Reading →

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