“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

The interview that broke the internet

The interview that broke the internet

#BasedTucker’s interview with The Putin was, perhaps, the most highly anticipated video release of recent years. It dropped yesterday night, my time, and I finally managed to finish watching it this morning. The full interview is, as of this writing, still...
The Didact’s Best Albums of 2023

The Didact’s Best Albums of 2023

Surprisingly, this year I did not listen to much by way of really new heavy metal – nor did I listen to all that many metal albums. But the ones I DID listen to, were in many cases really damn good. Here are the top albums I heard in 2023. 1. VISION DENIED...
“For we saw His star when it rose”

“For we saw His star when it rose”

It is Christmas Eve – or, as my Russian Orthodox brethren would call today, “yet another Sunday, what’s the big deal, comrade?”. Seeing as this is the case, I think it is worth setting the scene for the day of joy and celebration that follows...
The Mandrake Project

The Mandrake Project

This is the news fans of Bruce “The Dyslexic Voice of Dog” Dickinson’s solo work have been waiting, no joke, TWENTY YEARS to see. He will release his first solo album since Tyranny of Souls early next year, and will go on tour with his solo band as...
Happy HELLOWEEN 2023

Happy HELLOWEEN 2023

It is that time of year again, when the rest of the (Western) world celebrates October 31st with people dressing up like idiots and going to wild parties, while I celebrate by playing the music of the true granddaddies of European power metal: They did rather more...
Primal instincts

Primal instincts

I realise I am YEARS late to the subject, but if you have not watched the animated series, Primal, then I would say you are missing out. Genndy Tartakovsky’s animation and storytelling styles are perhaps not for everyone, but I have always liked them. I grew up...
Franchise: Unkillable

Franchise: Unkillable

If you have not yet seen Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1, or, as the cool kids call it, M:I7, I assure you, it is WELL worth the price of admission. I kicked my own ass to go watch the thing yesterday, despite quite horrid weather and a general sense...
Didact’s Album List 2022

Didact’s Album List 2022

The Great Heathen Army by AMON AMARTH (4.2/5) Cyan Night Dreams by PARASITE INC. (3.8/5) Curse of the Crystal Coconut by ALESTORM (3.0/5) Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum by ALESTORM (3.4/5) Warfront by WINDROSE (3.4/5) The War to End All...
The Didact’s Best Albums of 2022

The Didact’s Best Albums of 2022

This year was a pretty big one for new music, judging by what I saw of various bands that I follow across YouTube, but oddly enough, I didn’t really listen to a whole lot of new metal albums. I tend to be pretty snobbish when it comes to metal, mostly because I...
The SANKSHUNS are highly effective

The SANKSHUNS are highly effective

I have been trying to tell just about anyone with sense enough to listen, since pretty much the middle of April, that the SANKSHUNS against those damned ROOOOOOOOSKEEES!!!, are actually useless at best and extremely counterproductive at worst. In reality, the Western...