Review: Septicflesh—Titan

Titan_by_Septic_FleshIf you want to hear the perfect choice for who should be writing the soundtrack to Milton’s Paradise Lost, then look no further. Septicflesh are your band, and Titan is an excellent taste of what they’re capable of. Just make sure you listen to this with headphones or a good loud sound system, otherwise you’ll do yourself a disservice. This is the music of a biblical apocalypse, treat it as such.

Reviewed for About.com; you can find the full review HERE

Wo Fat; Rock For Your BBQ

WOFAT-cover-e1399485513778Curiously, not everyone shares my taste in music, and as such what to play at a BBQ (or any social event for that matter) is something of a bone of contention. I want to listen to something with a punch, but not everyone wants to burn flesh to the sound of the latest Aborted album (I know, right?). So if you’re looking for a compromise, try Wo Fat (incidentally, this might count as one of the weirdest musical endoresements of all time). Their latest release, the five-track ‘The Conjuring’, came out June 16th, so I’m a tad slow on the uptake with this one, but you should definitely go check it out.

Their sound is BIG, a bit like the angrier bits of Kyuss; a true pummeling of everything that makes stoner rock fantastic summer music, perfect for booze, smoke, and too many burgers.

Talking of BBQ, the Tour de France passed directly outside my house today (whereupon I discovered an interest in cycling for all of … this weekend) and as such, much beer and BBQ has been had this weekend; because of this, ‘The Conjuring’ has been seeing decent rotation on my playlist at the moment, and it should make an appearance on yours at some point too.

Pick up a copy HERE, where you can also stream track 4, ‘Beggar’s Bargain’.

Not dead & whatnot

Hey so this blog died on its arse a month or so ago, namely because my laptop took the executive decision to no longer turn on. Which was really rather spiffing of it, and due to that harddrive now being out of the picture along with a bunch of stuff I quite needed (definitely not annoyed about that), it’s been a long process to get myself back up and running. What with the total lack of funds at the moment.

But there’s also good news. I finally have a full time job that pays actual money, with enough spare to mean I can start investing in actual technology that isn’t decades old. I’ll also get the sort of routine that’ll allow for blogging in the evenings and posting things I want to write about, which means more content on interesting stuff, reviewing things I want to review, and generally having more fun with this blog than the half-chore it became at times. I’m moving up to Harrogate this month for the job, so there might be some delay in posts & content for June, but do bear with.

This is a long way of saying that the blog will be back up, revived, and probably overhauled over the next couple of months, which I’m really happy about, as well as being excited about doing it.

Right now I’m using a budget laptop running Windows 8.1, an operating system that still feels like it’s in beta given how many programs don’t run or simply crash on the sodding thing. Hell, it failed to install updates because a Microsoft mouse was plugged into the USB port. On that note, I’ve had that mouse for a number of years, and I’ve only ever had issues with it running Windows (notably Windows 7 & 8); it works like a dream on every single linux distro I’ve ever used it on. Which is, I suppose, something to think about.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be getting back to listening to the latest Devin release, Casualties Of Cool. Hint: I’m about half an hour, and already really impressed. It’s a great chilled out, smokey room type affair, perfect for the hot summer days. Now if only I hadn’t lost my sodding hookah…

Looking For Some Exposure?

If you’re a struggling metal band looking for some exposure, what better place to get it than at a sham wedding?

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