Damn, it’s cold for mid-August.
With temps running as low as the mid 60’s for several summers in a row and hurricanes starting a month or more earlier than usual, holidays with nary a hint of snow for the better part of a decade or so and blazing summer heat arriving as early as mid-April, you really get the sense that it’s time to rework the calendar for the first time since, oh, 1582.
Seriously. To line up with reality and historical expectations, we should change it so that Winter and the associated holidays start in January or February and Summer kicks off in April or May and ends in July to match up with season-appropriate, yearly recurring weather patterns. Noooo, there’s no such thing as global warming…
So apropos of the apparent untimely shift in seasons, we’re kicking off our End of Summer reviews a bit earlier than usual, filled with a rather un-Summerlike wave of black and death metal coldness (with a touch of gothic symphonic, power and traditional AOR and glam to round things out nicely).
So zip up your Hallowe’en appropriate parkas and hoodies, and let’s dive in, shall we?