“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.”

Album Review: Senjutsu by IRON MAIDEN

Album Review: Senjutsu by IRON MAIDEN

For any fan of great music, the release of a new album by a favourite band or artist is always a milestone in one’s life. And when we’re talking about a new album from THE GREATEST BAND OF ALL F***ING TIME, then that is an event all by itself, to be...
The dyslexic voice of Dog

The dyslexic voice of Dog

That moniker is actually something that Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of THE GREATEST F***ING BAND OF ALL TIME, aka IRON MAIDEN, once put in the liner notes of his supremely awesome solo album, The Chemical Wedding, to describe his old friend, Arthur Brown. That was...
Sugoi, Eddie-sama

Sugoi, Eddie-sama

THE GREATEST F***ING BAND OF ALL F***ING TIME will soon be releasing their 17th (!!!!!) studio album, and by Eddie’s fangs, the new album cover looks absolutely incredible. The details about the album itself are pretty interesting too: After releasing their new...
Definitely not your dad’s IRON MAIDEN

Definitely not your dad’s IRON MAIDEN

THE GREATEST BAND OF ALL FREAKIN’ TIME is back with a new song: This is definitely not what you might call “standard” IRON MAIDEN. But I have to say, it is very, very good. IRON MAIDEN has definitely slowed down a lot in recent years – well,...
Just… WOW

Just… WOW

Feast your eyes upon the magnificence, the glory, the brilliance, of that cover artwork, lads. That is going to be the cover of the next POWERWOLF album. And it looks SUPER F***ING AMAZEBALLS. As Longtime Readers know quite well by now, when it comes to POWERWOLF, I...
About as epic as it gets

About as epic as it gets

So there’s a new HELLOWEEN album dropping later this year, and they just released the first single from it – a 7-minute sprawling epic called “Skyfall” that, quite hilariously, references MEGADETH and pays great tribute to the...
Imitation is the highest form of flattery

Imitation is the highest form of flattery

So there I was, beavering away at a rather tedious spreadsheet containing a whole bunch of business proposals, listening to an epic collection of power metal, when a track that sounded like AN ABSOLUTE DEAD RINGER for a RUNNING WILD choon popped into the queue. The...
Didact’s Album List 2020

Didact’s Album List 2020

KALIDIA – The Frozen Throne (3.4/5)AEPHANEMER – Prokopton (4.2/5)UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – Abyss (4.5/5)FREEDOM CALL – M.E.T.A.L. (3.8/5)FREEDOM CALL – Masters of Light (3.5/5)WISDOM – Marching for Liberty (3.1/5)VIRGIN STEELE – The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Pt. 1 &...
The Didact’s Best Albums of 2020

The Didact’s Best Albums of 2020

Despite the massive interruptions caused by the Kung Flu, 2020 was a pretty good year for metal. I listened to a number of truly great albums this year, starting with a follow-up to my favourite album of 2017 which managed the rare feat of exceeding its predecessor....
Happy HELLOWEEN 2020

Happy HELLOWEEN 2020

The days are getting shorter and colder, the leaves are falling from the trees, and today is All Hallow’s Eve – also known as Halloween. Today is usually when kids get dressed up in silly outfits and go around knocking on doors and taking candy. This is...
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