Old Man Metal Rates: 12 August 19

Legion of the Damned - Slaves of the Shadow Realm (2019) Four out of five stars. Primarily mid- and up-tempo thrash riffing, with the neck-snapping riff and tempo changes you expect from good thrash, played against the occasional tremolo-picked death metal passage. The drumming follows suit, again being primarily drawn from thrash, with double-bass runs... Continue Reading →

Volcano Dust Spicy Chili Powder

Volcanic Peppers LLC – Omaha, NE Volcano Dust Spicy Chili Powder is a four-chile chili powder blend, and is one of many chile-based powders manufactured by Volcanic Peppers LLC. The chiles comprise the largest portion of the blend (as is typical for chili powders); the label does not say what varietals are used, but the... Continue Reading →

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 1

Favorite Metal Songs From 2018 Join Pulpit of Doom and Screamin Demon 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... Continue Reading →

Boomslang Ghost Pepper Sauce

Ashley Food Company – Sudbury, MA Boomslang is a three-pepper, extract-enhanced sauce from Ashley Food Company, of Mad Dog fame. Looking at the ingredient list, ghost peppers are used in the highest proportion, with bird's eye peppers and jalapeno peppers falling between garlic and onion, showing that there is more garlic in the recipe than... Continue Reading →

‘Lords of Chaos:’ The Backstory

Rebellion is a refusal to accept the mores of one's society, and an embracing of an alternate value set that is diametrically opposed to those rejected conventions. Accordingly, rebellion indirectly reflects those norms, providing a negative image of the values of a society. As societal mores vary from culture to culture, rebelliousness necessarily manifests itself... Continue Reading →

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