If you’re not listening to Weird Scenes…

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…you’ve missed lively, Siskel vs. Ebert-esque discussions on directorial filmographies, genres, cult television and music like:

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Rally Round the Maypole, Make Merry, Make Mad!

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Ah, at last the icy hand of Winter begins to loose its grim grip!  Spring has sprung and you almost feel like departing the cavern, squinting at an unfamiliar light…

A Belated Black Metal Based Addendum

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Well, we’re finally getting into the home stretch, catching up on all that mountain of backlog cluttering up our review shelves.

At this point, a few indie-based folks aside (who we’ll continue to normalize into the regular reviews), this standalone should catch everyone up on a large number of releases, mostly in the black metal spectrum, but also including some goth, death metal, speed/thrash and stoner/sludge acts along the way.

Avast! Yonder Lies Yet Another Awe Inspiring April Roundup!

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Whew!

Trying to catch up with this voluminous backlog of releases isn’t an easy task, I tell ya.  And all this while still researching, recording and editing Weird Scenes podcasts and having an actual life?  Somebody, put me on salary already, this is getting to be a full time job in itself, no BS…

A Maddeningly Maestoso Masterstroke of a March Roundup

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Another month almost to the day, and we’re still digging our way out from under a truckload or two of reviewables.

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More musings on comics, Marvel television and the new Doctor Who…

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Below find more musings from recent weeks that were originally intended as casual Facebook shares, herein together gathered for your delectation.

With the usual caveat about their rough and ready nature, allons-y, n’est pas?

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A New and Hopefully Better Year Awaits…

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And so another year comes to an end, and by the time your eyes peruse these lines, things will probably have changed more than once again on the personal listening front.

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On Yoolis Night…Yuletide Solstice greetings

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So, yeah, it’s been another month, and my foray into the (for yours truly) previously neglected corners of European power metal continues, with the new heavyweights of airplay shifting from long beloved acts like Rhapsody, Sonata Arctica, Alestorm and early Hammerfall to settle in on the unholy triumvirate of Edguy, Elvenking…and Powerwolf.*

* well, since this intro was written, the powerfully vocalled Brainstorm, who also did all their good work after moving to AFM, by the way (hell, I’d venture that not only is Midnight Ghost worthy of being noted as album of the year, but as a career pinnacle) has moved up to make this very much of a foursome…but even so.

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And now, a belated addendum…

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Through the vagaries of social media and the multifarious, oft convoluted pathways of modern day relations, actually had a chat with the frontman of Runescarred, whose cover of an Iron Maiden track I didn’t even know existed we…really had no comment on, given the complete lack of reference point.

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That’s Right, it’s Time for the Terrifyingly Tryptophanic Turkey Day Roundup

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You know, nothing in life ever runs smoothly.

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