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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.

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

June 29, 2012

Howdy folks… Waldo here, bringing you all the stuff that’s good to hate. Ladies and “djentlemen,” we’re going to tear this one apart. PERIPHERY release the very hateable Periphery II, as if one of these wasn’t bad enough. Apparently this is some form of music called “djent,” whatever that means, and boy howdy does it…

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

June 1, 2012

The most important thrash band to ever come out of Germany, KREATOR release Phantom Antichrist on Nuclear Blast. WHOA, this thing rips; seems like the old thrash stalwarts are hungry as peck again. This record is blistering; they bite down hard and don’t let go. They’re on their 13th release and, trust me, my friends,…

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

May 4, 2012

Wow, there’s not a lot that’s good this week, but there CERTAINLY is enough for me to spray my birdshit all over.

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

April 20, 2012

Cough, cough, happy 4/20. Hopefully you’re not smoking seeds like I am. Let’s get into it so you can get into other “recreational activities.” TORCHE release Harmonicraft, and this thing pecking kicks ass! Heavy rock riffage, with (gasp) a healthy dose of melody. This record should beaking turn the rock world on its boring tin…

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

March 23, 2012

What’s up, beak freaks? Here’s all the hate that’s fit to spew. MESHUGGAH release Koloss, and although a lot of peeps seem to like this band, I could never really seem to sink my beak into them. That said, fans of this band will not be disappointed. You know the deal: overcompressed tech guitars play…

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

January 13, 2012

Every other Friday, Waldo the African Grey Parrot, frontbird of thrash-grind immortals Hatebeak, will get you caught up on the week’s latest “extreme” releases. Holy reissues, Batman! Wow, just like the end of the year, the beginning doesn’t hold that much, but there are some reissue type things that’ll be a good peck for you,…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Highlights of 2011

December 30, 2011

Every other Friday, Waldo the African Grey Parrot, frontbird of thrash-grind immortals Hatebeak, will get you caught up on the week’s latest “extreme” releases. Say goodbye to Father Time and hello to Baby New Year. The releases really slow down this time of year; there’s really not much for me to pecking write about, so…

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

December 16, 2011

Wow, the end of a year, huh? New beginnings, resolutions and, well, hopefully some good metal releases coming in the next year. The release schedule is drier than Betty White’s cooch right now, so since I don’t have too much to peck about, I’m basically going to trash Metallica in this column. I know it’s…