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For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

January 3, 2014

Happy New Year, you pecking geeks. There’s not much going on at the end of the year, and not much going on in the beginning of the year either. I know I’ll sound like a mimic over the next few columns stating that again and again, and you know, parrots don’t like to mimic. EXHUMED/IRON…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Best Pecks of 2013

December 20, 2013

Well, we all know that the year is winding down, so it’s that pesky time for end of the year lists. These are in no PECKticular order, so, you know, these are just some of the releases that are a better than fit to line my cage with. Noisem, Agony Defined:  This is thrash played the…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

December 6, 2013

Well, we all know that as the year winds down, so do the releases. This is the time of year when most labels put out compilations or package DVDs to try to grab that last dollar from the consumer.  So, without further ado, here we go. Slams, slams and more slams. Disfiguring the Goddess release Deprive…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

November 1, 2013

Well, as the year comes closer to ending, the releases are slowing down. Maybe not so much right now, but soon enough, so don’t be surprised if your old boy Waldo starts “pecking”a bunch of stuff he doesn’t really like . So, here’s all of the hate that’s fit to beak. Ten years of TOXIC HOLOCAUST. Say…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

October 18, 2013

Sorry I’ve been away for a little bit, but your old boy Waldo took a little trip to his roots and hit the Amazon. I’m back now. Let’s dive right into it, shall we? The term “supergroup”: well, what else would you call a band comprised of Scott Kelly, Mike Williams, Sanford Parker and Bruce…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

September 20, 2013

Okay, I’m back for a bit. Let’s just get into it, shall we? CARCASS released Surgical Steel this week after a decade or so of relative inactivity. I’m really digging this. The front end of the record is loaded with more of the heavier songs, so some fans may find the latter half tedious, as…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

September 6, 2013

It’s been awhile, so let’s get into it, shall we? GORGUTS are back at it with Colored Sands, and lemme tell ya, it’s REALLY good. All the elements are there: death metal, tech metal, and there are some downright pretty moments. I mean, one can’t really touch some of the older chapters of this legendary…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

July 29, 2013

The dog days of August are certainly here, and boy howdy, there’s at least ONE release that I’m super-stoked on. Let’s get into it, shall we? The masters of Gore Metal are back at it. EXHUMED release Necrocracy, and this thing rips. This gore-soaked platter has grooves, blasts, hooks and, well, plenty of gore. At…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

July 12, 2013

OK, seems like this one will be a little lean, but lemme scratch a bit and give you some stuff that I love (or pecking want to line the birdcage with). PHILIP H. ANSELMO is releasing Walk Through Exits Only on his own Housecore Records. What we have here is Phil really trying to get…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

June 28, 2013

The masters of the macabre are back, and finally getting their due. AUTOPSY are dropping the utterly filthy The Headless Ritual. To be honest, they aren’t breaking any new ground here, but this is a pecking cool record. If you’re a fan of these guys, you will not be disappointed. If you’re not a fan,…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

June 14, 2013

Well, we’re in the start of the summer, so that means some new stuff is finally coming out. Here we go. MEGADETH‘s Supercollider. This thing sucks butt. You really have to check out Mustaine’s review of his own record. It’ll make you want to punch yourself in the dick, or laugh. This is the audio…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

May 31, 2013

Holy hell! I’m FIRED the peck up about this band from Baltimore. NOISEM release Agony Defined on A389, and man, is this a ripper! Part old-school Kreator, part old Pestilence at times, these kids — and I do mean kids — get this deathy thrash thing down pat. This thing moves and breathes, and has…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

May 17, 2013

What’s up, beaks and geeks? Your old boy Waldo is gearing up for the U.S.’s biggest metal party of the year. And while I’d LOVE to do a Maryland Deathfest-centric blog, there just aren’t enough new releases by those artists this time around; but, you know, fuck it, right? ZOMBIEKRIG release Den Vanstra Stigens Ljus,…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

May 3, 2013

Hey there, beak geeks; it’s been a while. Your boy Waldo has been suffering from a seed allergy.The theme for this week is old-school, so let’s just dig right into it, shall we? The most overlooked “tion,” IMMOLATION hit us with a new record called Kingdom of Conspiracy on Nuclear Blast. Right in time for…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

April 5, 2013

Spring has sprung, and so have the new metal releases. GHOST BC release Infestissumam, their second full-length. And while this band maybe loved by some, hated by some, this is pretty blasé and mediocre, really. Calling this metal is a bit of a stretch, as the previously released singles — the “Secular Haze” and “Year…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

March 22, 2013

What’s up? Getting spring fever? I know I am. Your boy Waldo here pecking out all the new metal releases, so let’s fly right into it, shall we? WARBEAST‘s Destroy: wow, this thing is old-school brutal thrash. I mean, that’s all I can say about it. Featuring Bruce Corbitt from Rigor Mortis, one can easily…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

March 8, 2013

ANTHRAX are back at it and because Worship Music wasn’t that bad, this bird brain had high hopes for the EP Anthems. Then I saw it was a covers EP. Oof. This thing stinks more than a pile of homeless people fighting over a bag of buttholes. You really want to hear a bunch of…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

February 22, 2013

Wow! DARKTHRONE release The Underground Resistance on Peaceville, and holy hell, there’s actually singing-singing on it. This is going to be polarizing amongst their fans. It’s definitely a little bit of a left turn. This is standard fare for the former black metallers; you know, death rock riffs, proving that they are “troo” black metal….

Throw Me a Frickin’ Bone: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

February 8, 2013

Well, it looks like we’re still in the doldrums of the slow part of the year. The releases SHOULD be picking up in a week or so, so stay tuned. What time is it? Well, Australian black/death metallers PORTAL are releasing their latest and perhaps best, Vexovoid on Profound Lore. Before I start here, let…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

January 11, 2013

Well, it’s a new year, and that means not much is coming out. There’s a ton of reissues that typically are released this time of year, but really there’s just nothing. I’ll scrape some shit off of the floor of my birdcage. The mysterious NINE COVENS are releasing On the Dawning of Light, which is…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Year

December 28, 2012

Well boys and girls, we’ve survived the apocalypse, and there’s not much coming out soon, so I’ll review my best of this year. In case you missed my expertly honed reviews, you should check these out. I will put a caveat that these are in no particular order. Napalm Death, Utilitarian Grind, grind and more…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

November 30, 2012

Wow, this birdshit is REALLY drying up at the bottom of the cage this time. There’s not a whole lot coming out, but we’ll get through it somehow, my friends. I’ll just pick some stuff here at random, some things your old boy Waldo may not be too familiar with. OK, this is plain silly….

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

November 16, 2012

You know, it’s that time of year. I can’t do a Thanksgiving-themed blog because I’d get really sick of the turkey references and have to punch myself in the beak. INCANTATION are back after six years with Vanquish in Vengeance. It’s brutal, it’s death metal, it’s heavy, there are picked riffs that go into heavier…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

November 2, 2012

Rarities, remixes and covers, OH MY! ISIS are releasing Temporal, a posthumous collection that contains unreleased demos, remixes and some videos.

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

October 19, 2012

Happy Halloween, kiddies. We’ve got some spooky stuff lined up for you. CRADLE OF FILTH release The Manticore and Other Horrors, and you know it’s, like, haunting and stuff. This is pretty gothy, boys and girls, and this one’s a little more punk, meaning the riffs aren’t as complex as some of their past efforts,…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

October 5, 2012

Hmmm… there are some interesting releases coming up, but the next couple weeks look a little dry. I’ll start with the horribly named BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, who are releasing The Parallax II: Future Sequence. This is a follow-up to the The Parallax: The Hypersleep Dialogues, both in concept and sound. This isn’t my…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

September 7, 2012

What’s up, Motherpeckers? It seems the fall is a little dry, at least this part anyway, so let’s plow through this. We’re going to start with the fucking evil HOODED MENACE, Effigies of Evil. This is old school death metal, and I mean old school. Slow, mean, nasty, heavy: These guys don’t need blasts to…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

August 24, 2012

What the squawk? Let’s get into it. We’re going to pecking start off with MURDER CONSTRUCT and their first full-length on Relapse, Results. This is a grind supergroup so to speak, with members of Phobia, Exhumed, Cattle Decapitation, Bad Acid Trip and more. This is grindcore to a T, with a healthy dose of death…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

August 10, 2012

Welcome to the dog days of August. Fuck dogs (do not do this – ed.) Uh, there’s a band called GAYTHEIST, and they are releasing a record called Stealth Beats on Good to Die Records. What’s this about? Is it music for gay atheists? Is it music written by a gay atheist? Is it Atheist…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

July 27, 2012

What’s up? There’s definitely some stuff to crow about here, and I’m going to tell you all about it.