“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.”

Didact’s Album List 2021

Didact’s Album List 2021

IRON MAIDEN – Senjutsu (5.0/5)HELLOWEEN – Helloween (4.3/5)SHADOWKILLER – Until the War is Won (3.8/5)BLAZON STONE – Damnation (4.0/5)ANCIENT EMPIRE – Other World (3.9/5)ANCIENT EMPIRE – Wings of the...
The Didact’s Best Albums of 2021

The Didact’s Best Albums of 2021

Unlike my rather paltry reading record this year, I managed to listen to quite a lot of great music. This is thanks in large measure to YouTube channels like NWOTHM Full Albums, which allows you to (re)discover some truly great stuff from obscure but highly talented...
Hark now, hear, the Dark Lord sings

Hark now, hear, the Dark Lord sings

Those of us who have followed Our Beloved and Dreaded Supreme Dark Lord (PBUH) Vox Day the Most Merciless and Terrible for any significant length of time, are well aware of both his reputed and actual polymath abilities. This is a man who has done far more in his...
Happy HELLOWEEN 2021

Happy HELLOWEEN 2021

Well, it’s that time of year again – where kids wander from house to house dressed up in adorable costumes to beg for candy, and where adults get dressed up in genuinely absurd costumes to ask for… well, a very different kind of candy, especially...
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...
Gingervitis treatment

Gingervitis treatment

This one goes out to Dire Badger and all of my other readers who suffer from severe gingervitis – it consists of redheaded green-eyed (I think) Russian guitarist Alyona Vargasova doing her thing: OK, yeah, she’s GOOD. And very obviously classically...
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...
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