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.
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.
I listen to a lot of music. Specifically, I spend a lot of time listening to metal. How I listen to it depends on where I am. Under normal home-listening circumstances, I generally prefer to listen to full albums from start to finish. That's how the band gave their music to the world; the particular... Continue Reading →
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Top Ten Metal CDs of 2018 2018 was another great year for metal. While a lot of my favorite bands did not release LPs this year— notably missing are Desaster, Overkill, Toxic Holocaust, Midnight, Vader, Nile, Ares Kingdom, Deströyer 666 and Cannibal Corpse— a lot of death metal and black/hybrid bands filled in the gaps... Continue Reading →