Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bear's Top 20 Albums of 2010

Bear's Top 20 Albums of 2010

  1.  Burzum (Nor) - Belus (Black Metal)
  2.  Overkill (US-NJ) - Ironbound (Thrash)
  3.  Enslaved (Nor) - Axioma Ethica Odini (Progressive Extreme Metal)
  4.  Acid Witch (US-MI) - Stoned (Extreme Stoner/Doom)
  5.  Ihsahn (Nor) - After (Progressive Extreme Metal)
  6.  Slough Feg (US-CA) - The Animal Spirits (Traditional Metal)
   7.  Ghost (Swe) - Opus Eponymous (Psychedelic/Stoner Rock/Traditional Doom)
  8.  Celestiial (US-MN) - Where Life Springs Eternal (Funeral Doom)
  9.  Sigh (Jap) - Scenes From Hell (Avantgarde Extreme Metal)
10.  Bethroned (Cro) - Before Time (Black Metal)
11.  Briton Rites (US-GA) - For Mircalla (Traditional/Doom Metal)
 12.  StarGazer (Oz) - A Great Work of Ages (Progressive Black/Death Metal)
 13.  Godless Rising (US-RI) - Trumpet of Triumph (Melodic East Coast US Death Metal)
 14.  Truppensturm (Ger) - Salute to the Iron Emperors (Ross Bay Black Metal)
 15.  Triptykon (Swz) - Epanistera Daimones (Black/Thrash/Doom Metal)
16.  Cemetary Urn (Oz) - The Conquered Are Burned (Death Metal)
 17.  Perdition Temple (US-FL) - Edict of the Antichrist Elect (Black/Death Metal)
18.  Woe (US-PA) - Quietly, Undramatically (Black Metal)
19.  Electric Wizard (UK) - Black Masses (Traditional/Doom Metal)
 20.  Blasphemophager (Ita) - …For Chaos, Obscurity and Desolation… (Black/Death Metal)

Expect a full write-up and podcast soon...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It's Fuckin' December... Happy Holidays

Well, I’ve thought about doing this in the past. I’ll be the first to admit that I actually enjoy singing some Christmas carols. I grew up a singer, and some of the stuff is just outright fun to sing. Anyway, there is definitely LOADS of bad music out there regarding this season. However, there is some fun, funny, and decent shit out there as well. This show has a lot of that. I’m not going to pretend to be a “big fan” of every song, and I’m fairly certain there is going to be a song on here that nearly everyone will be like “What the fuck was he thinking including this crap?” 

This is a very manic show. I had a hard time coming up with a name for the show so I just went easy, and as anti-FCC as I could. So folks, It’s Fuckin’ December:

Part I

J.D. Titan (H.P. Lovecraft Preservation Society) – It’s the Most Horrible Time of the Year

Transiberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) (Partial)
The Reverend Horton Heat – Frosty The Snowman
Sample: Santa’s Slay
Lemmy Kilminster, Dave Grohl, Billy Gibbons – Run, Run Rudolph

Part II

Crudbump – Fuck You If You Don’t Like Christmas
The Dunwich Children’s Chorale (H.P. Lovecraft Preservation Society) – The Shoggath Song
Zombina and the Skeletones – I Want a Chainsaw for Christmas
The Ravers – (It’s Gonna Be A) Punk Rock Christmas

Part III

The Vandals – Christmas Time for My Penis
Nerf Herder – I Got a Boner for Christmas
Sample: Black Christmas 1974
GG Allin – GG’s Christmas Song

Part IV
Chuck Billy, Scott Ian, John Tempesta – Silent Night
The Dagon Tabernacle Choir (H.P. Lovecraft Preservation Society) – Silent Night, Blasphemous Night
No Doubt – Oi! To The World (The Vandals)

Part V

Alice Cooper – Santa Claws is Coming to Town
The Dunwich Children’s Chorale (H.P. Lovecraft Preservation Society) – Here Comes Yog-Sothoth
Tran-Siberian Orchestra – Wizards of Winter
King Diamond – No Present’s For Christmas

BONUS – Matt Fahey w/ Patients at Arkham Asylum – Away in A Madhouse


Friday, May 7, 2010

Blasphemosity May 2010

Blasphemosity May 2010

Blasphemosity is...


PWP's regular Extreme Blackened Podcast including Aggressive Black Metal, Black/Death Metal & Extreme Black/Thrash.  You'll get the picture...

1349 (Nor) - I Am Abomination - Hellfire - 2005

Vortex of End (Fra) - In Satan and Plutonium We Trust - In Satan and Plutonium We Trust - 2007
Aurora Borealis (US-MD) - Berserker - Time Unveiled - 2002
Kult ov Azazel (US-FL) - Gutting Religious Heritage - Destroying the Sacred - 2009

Besatt (Pol) - Warden of Hell (Belzebub) - Demonicon - 2010
Enthroned (Bel) - Magnvs Preceps Leopardi - Pentagrammaton - 2010
Blasphemophagher (Ita) - Fleshripping Terrordeath - ...For Chaos, Obscurity and Desolation... - 2010

Church Bizarre (Dnk) - Sinister Glorification - Sinister Glorification - 2006
Black Goat (US-CA) - The Black Goat - Black Goat - 1997
Absu (US-TX) - A Shield With an Iron Face  - Tara - 2001
Carpathian Forest (Nor) - Submit to Satan - Fuck You All!!! Caput Tuum in Ano Est - 2006

Akercocke (UK) - Axiom - Antichrist - 2007

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Blasphemosity May 2010

Expect the podcast debut of Perpetual Winter and an as of yet unnamed Death Metal rooted show in the near future.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Metal Observer's Top Albums of 2009

The Metal Observer's Top Albums of 2009

Top Albums of 2009 coming out in May, eh?  Well, I guess really it’s sort of like the now defunct Metal Maniacs.  You got their top albums from the previous year in March or April, so that’s just going to be my justification ;-).

Anyway, this really was a fun project.  In the past I’ve always had total control over what I played.  This time the only control I had was the song chosen from each album.  There is definitely some stuff that I did not check out last year.  I will say that I don’t think there is a bad album on this list, though some I would never consider list-worthy.  However, this is not my list, this is

The Metal Observer’s Top Albums of 2009:

Hour 1 – All Releases 2009 (obviously):

12. Anaal Nathrakh (UK) - Blood Eagles Carved on the Backs of Innocents – In The Constellation of the Black Widow – Black/Grind (Candlelight)
11.  Hypocrisy (Swe) – Valley of the Damned – A Taste of Extreme Divinity – Melodic Death/Thrash (Nuclear Blast)

Hour 2:

Feature Demo Track
Old Corpse Road (UK) – Old Corpse Road – The Echoes of Tales Once Told (Demo) – Symphonic Folk/Black Metal

10. Candlemass (Swe) – Dead Angel – Death Magic Doom – Traditional/Doom Metal (Nuclear Blast) 2
9.  Arckanum (Nor) - Þann Svartís – ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ – Black Metal (Debemur Morti Productions/Moribund)
  8.  Heaven & Hell (UK) – Bible Black – Devil You Know – Traditional/Doom Metal (Rhino)

  7.  Månegarm (Swe) – Vetrarmegin – Nattväsen – Folk/Extreme Metal (Regain)
   6.  Ensiferum (Fin) – From Afar – From Afar – Folk/Melo-death (Spinefarm)
5.  Týr (Fro) – By The Sword in my Hand – By The Light of the Northern Star – Folk/Traditional Metal (Napalm)

*Numbers following albums are other reviews on The Metal Observer.

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The Rise of the Northern Outlaw

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Ten years ago I got my start in radio.  It wasn’t on a rock station, and it sure as hell wasn’t WUPX, it was “The Giant 92.3 WJPD,” at the time the most popular country station in the Upper Peninsula.  If there was some country event going on we were involved.  I was a board operator there for about 2 years, I did some live shifts and every now and then I filled in for my buddy/co-worker as the board operator for local “celebrity” Elmer Aho.  Most of the time though my job was running the board for sporting events, and, of course, you have the guy who ends up being polytheistic running the religious broadcasts on Sunday morning (I was atheist at the time).  It was an entertaining crew on Sunday mornings, myself running the religious broadcasts and playing Christian country between news broadcasts beforehand, and on the AM side was one of my absolute influences and mentors (though I don’t think he knows this) “Little” Danny Rozman, a very liberal atheist with the mouth of a trucker.  He would talk about how stupid our right wing content was and always rip on Dr. Whora Shitslinger.

Of course, the music was rarely up my alley, though a few pop country songs did stand out to me as they were just well written songs.  There were a couple songs that just drove me right up the wall though, I would go in and check the playlist and remove them if I saw them.  The first was John Michael Montgomery’s “The Little Girl” which asserted that a little girl’s parents were abusive BECAUSE they were non-believers.  What a load of shit, and one of the standard myths pushed by Christianity.  I will never have respect for that man after that song.  The other song was by a young “phenom” named Billy Gilman called “One Voice.”  Now this kid’s voice struck me right at the core and made me borderline homicidal.  Though Gilman’s career isn’t over, it is certain that puberty put a major slow on his record sales.

I didn’t really start digging heavily into the world of Outlaw Country until I started to drive truck.  Sure, I knew I enjoyed certain kinds of country, but I never took the time to get into it.  When I was a driver I had Sirius Satellite Radio (prior to the merger with XM, it was just in talks and I was heavily in support), though most of the time I listened to talk radio (Sports, Leftist, Playboy) when I did listen to music more often than not it was “Outlaw Country” and “The Vault.”  Strange that the metal station wouldn’t have even crept into the top 10 reasons I recommended satellite radio (though they have vastly improved its still just barely more than a glorified active rock station generally targeting the baggy pantsed trend crowd and playing the same stuff over and over to appease the old schoolers).  I discovered lots of great music and started adding a little to my collection.  Of course, Sirius/XM Outlaw Country doesn’t just play traditional country but include folk/rock, rockabilly, and some outright rock that really grabs the essence of the outlaw.  I find this format to be the best and that is the route I am taking on The Northern Outlaw.

Before I get to the track listing I want to point out some critiques I have of my own work on this one.  The first and most glaring to me is the forgetting of a line on the second voice track.  I mention the movie “Slither,” but fail to mention that the track “Baby I Love You” was the in the credits.  I could go back and fix it, but I’m just going to have to take close to a Lord Imperial stance on it and say it would take away from the essence of the show to fix that mistake.  Also the first couple of voice tracks my voice is shaky on.  I was recording those tracks at 2-3 am with vicious cotton mouth.  It’s noticeable, but again it’s just in the essence of the show to leave it.  Also, I call the Hellbound Glory song “Ballad of Scumbag Country” - “The Ballad of the Scumbag.”  Overall I don’t think anyone should be complaining about this setlist, if you like country something in here should appeal to you.  I’ll try to get one of these a month, but I’m not going to promise anything.   However, without further adieu this is:

The Rise of the Northern Outlaw

Hank Williams III – The Grand Old Opry (Ain’t So Grand) – Damn Right Rebel Proud – 2008

John Prine – Illegal Smile – John Prine – 1971
The Yayhoos – Baby I Love You – Fear Not the Obvious – 2001
Old Crow Medicine Show – New Virginia Creeper – Big Iron World – 2006
Otis Gibbs – Preacher Steve – Grandpa Walked a Picket Line – 2009

Sycamore Smith – Hokum All Ye Faithful – Mmm… Some Racy Hits – 2005
Tex Williams – Smoke Smoke Smoke (That Cigarette) – Single – 1947
J.B. Beverly & The Wayward Drifters – They’ll Only Play My Music When I’m Dead – Watch America Roll By – 2009
Townes Van Zandt – Waiting ‘Round to Die – Live at The Old Quarter, Houston, TX – 1973
Hasil Adkins – She Said – Chicken Walk – 1986 (Recorded in the 50’s)
Those Poor Bastards – This World is Evil – Satan is Watching – 2009

Hellbound Glory – Ballad of Scumbag Country – Scumbag Country – 2006
Bourbon Crow – Drink Till You Ain’t Ugly – Highway to Hangovers – 2006
Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies – Drug Runner – Driven By Demons - 2008
Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson – Fulsom Prison Blues (Live)  – VH1 Story Tellers - 1998

David Allen Coe – Fuckin’ In The Butt – 18 X-Rated Hits – 1982
Banjo & Sullivan (Jesse Dayton) – Dick Soup – The Ultimate Collection 1972-1978 – 2005

Hank Williams III – Dick in Dixie – Straight to Hell - 2006

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Sucking the 70's - Holiday Edition 4/20

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Once again that time is upon us.  The news is going to be covering the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, the 11th anniversary of Columbine and ignoring that its Hitler’s Birthday.  However, all of those things around this date are irrelevant to the legions of connoisseurs of the green.    It is on the date of 4/20 each year when those folks just want to get catatonic and hang out with like minds.  Well, here’s a soundtrack for your 4 O’clock hour (start it at 4 and the 4:20 smokedown is perfect).  Stoner Rock/70’s rock is without a doubt some of the best smoking music, and I threw in some killer tracks for this special Holiday Edition of Sucking the 70’s:

Part I

Cathedral (UK) – Vampire Sun – The Carnival Bizarre – 1995

Sleep (US) – Dragonaut – Sleep’s Holy Mountain – 1993
Blood Ceremony (Can) – Into the Coven – Blood Ceremony – 2008
Snail (US) – Hard Lung – Snail – 1993

4:20 Smokedown
Bongzilla (US) – Hemp for Victory – Hemp for Victory (EP) - 1998
Eyehategod (US) - $30 Bag – Take As Needed For Pain – 1993

Part II

Earthride (US) – Mr. Green – Taming the Demons – 2002

Sucking the 70’s Flashback Track
Black Sabbath (UK) – Sweet Leaf (Live) – Recorded Ontario, California 1974
Blue Cheer (US) – Rollin’ Dem Bones – What Doesn’t Kill You – 2007
Monster Magnet (US) – Tractor – Powertrip – 1998

Kyuss (US) – Katzenjammer – Wretch - 1991

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

I Can't Believe He Died Last Night: A Tribute to Peter Steele


When I woke up on Tax Day, I was planning on watching some Faux News and laughing at the teabaggers.  This did not happen. Now, I lead a bar workers life so I’m up until some ridiculous hours of the night and get up later in the morning.  Life lets me live that way right now so I do, so when I got up it was already confirmed that Peter Steele had died.  I’ve never had a love affair with Type O Negative as some people have, but I’ve also not been one who has written the band off entirely.  Sure, I’m not really a big fan of “Life is Killing Me” as a whole, but you still have two solid tracks from that album in this show.  When memorializing Petrus T. Ratajczyk you can’t just pay attention to Type O Negative.  Obviously the significance of really putting the eventual blight of a label Roadrunner on the map, and having sold millions of records worldwide has put a shadow over Carnivore (and Fallout was about as underground as you can get).  Of course, you cannot deny the significance of Carnivore in the New York Thrash scene, though I’ll be the first to admit that I only have a passing interest in the music. There are definitely some good songs, and I can see where the thrash die-hards are all over it.

I know for a fact that some people will complain that I didn’t include enough Carnivore, but just compare catalog size.  There will also be people who will complain that I didn’t include “Song A” (Love You to Death; yeah, I know), and again I have to say look at the catalog size.  As for Fallout, I had never heard the songs until after his death, but they are rare as hell so I included both.

My first introduction to Type O Negative was back in 1998 when I went to college.  I spent most of my high school years listening to the classics, but when I left the area for college I started to explore modern heavy music.  I had already been wondering where it really was.  If you look back on what I was listening to then, and compare it to what I listen to today there won’t be too many carry-overs.  One of the things that really kept Type O Negative in my good graces were the vocals of Peter Steele.  As a baritone/bass myself I really have a thing for a solid vocalist in that range and Peter Steele was that, and more.

In 2007 when I was an over the road truck driver I was taking a break in Springfield, MO and saw that Type O Negative had released a new CD.  Rasputin was on the cover, and that was one of the few weekends that I actually had some disposable income, so I just bought it.  I didn’t really know what to expect (you’ve read my thoughts on the previous release), but I was pretty blown away.  “Dead Again” really grabbed me from track one.  There were many nights I kept myself awake on the road by singing the title track.  I’m quite disappointed that there won’t be a follow up, I was definitely looking forward to seeing where this crew was going to go.

So here ya go:

I Can’t Believe He Died Last Night:  A Tribute to the Works of Peter Steele

January 14, 1962 – April 14, 2010  R.I.P.

Petrus J. Ratacjyk

Broken down into 6 parts:

Part I:

Type O Negative - Dead Again - Dead Again - 2007

Fallout - Rock Hard - Rock Hard/Batteries Not Included 7" - 1981
Carnivore - U.S.A. for U.S.A. - U.S.A. for U.S.A. (EP) -1986
Type O Negative - My Girlfriend's Girlfriend - October Rust - 1996

Part II:

Type O Negative - Unsuccesfully Coping With The Natural Beauty Of Infidelity - Slow, Deep and Hard - 1991
Type O Negative - Pain - The Origin of the Feces - 1992
Type O Negative - Christian Woman - Bloody Kisses - 1993

Part III:

Carnivore - Carnivore - Carnivore - 1985
Type O Negative - I Don't Wanna Be Me - Life is Killing Me - 2003
Iommi w/ Peter Steele - Just Say No to Love - Iommi - 2000

Part IV:

Fallout - Batteries Not Included - Rock Hard/Batteries Not Included 7" - 1981
Carnivore - Sex and Violence - Retaliation - 1987
Type O Negative - Angry Inch - Life is Killing Me - 2003
Type O Negative - Halloween in Heaven - Dead Again 2007

Part V:

Type O Negative - Back in the U.S.S.R. (Beatles) - Bizarre Types (Bootleg) - 2000
Type O Negative - Santana Medley (Evil Ways/Oye Como Va/Black Magic Woman) - Symphony for the Devil DVD - 2006
Type O Negative - Black Sabbath (From a Satanic Perspective) - Nativity in Black - 1994

Part VI:

Type O Negative - Everyone I Love is Dead - World Coming Down - 1999
Type O Negative - Druidess - October Rust - 1996

Type O Negative - Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare All)(Radio Edit) - Bloody Kisses - 1993

I put it in a .zip format so nobody should be confused and try to play it without completely downloading it:


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sucking the 70's - March 2010

After I was in radio for a few years doing strictly metal I felt the urge to really start to branch out.  It was around this time that my fascination with progressive and hard rock from about 1967 to 1974.* I’m in the camp that none of the music released during this time is what we would eventually call heavy metal.  Some songs absolute fit eventual molds, but overall the bands were generally just hard rock bands.  They really weren’t doing anything to separate themselves from other hard rock bands.  Blackfoot was heavy metal, so why weren’t Black Oak Arkansas or Lynyrd Skynyrd?  I feel that most of the 70’s “heavy metal” bands were laying the foundation for what we would eventually call stoner rock and, of course, influencing a new sound that we call heavy metal, not just some arbitrary tag.  However, that’s not really an argument I’m looking to start here, I’m just laying out the foundation for the show.  So I took this theory and added modern stoner rock and some traditional/doom.  Anything that really holds that vibe of the 70’s, the music of today that is “Sucking the 70’s.”

Now, I am well aware of the compilation series “Sucking the 70’s” which had two editions (2002 and “Sucking the 70’s: Back in the Saddle Again” released in 2005).  Did I get this name from this compilation?  No, however, it’s irrelevant.  Honestly, what is radio if not a plethora of stolen ideas?  Over the years “Sucking the 70’s” has morphed more into showcasing modern bands with the 70’s vibe along with exposing some of the very underexposed bands of the late 60’s and 70’s.  Of course, some of this also had to do with the streaming radio I was involved with having a strict ban on RIAA material; which I limit here, but don’t outright refuse to use.

There’s all sorts of fun stuff in this one, and a few features.  I may expand out into two one hour blocks as it feels a tad cluttered as a one hour show (with 3 features).  Now, I’m not going to give anything further away, except I’d like to make the suggestion that you start this at the top of an hour.  It’ll make one of the features that much more fun.  So pack one up, put your lips on the piece and start “Sucking the 70’s”


Clutch (US-MD) – Freakanomics – From Beale Street to Oblivion – 2009

Alabama Thunderpussy (US-VA) – R.R.C.C. – Fulton Hill – 2004
Boris (Jap) – 1970 – Heavy Rocks – 2002
Iron Man (US-MD) – Run From the Light – I Have Returned – 2009

Bongzilla (US-WI) – Grim Reefer – Apogee – 2002
Electric Wizard (UK) – Satanic Rites of Drugula – Witchcult Today – 2007

Warpig (Can) – Rock Star – Warpig – 1970
Heaven and Hell (UK) – The Mob Rules – Live At Radio City Music Hall – 2007

Black Pyramid (US-MA) – No Life King – Black Pyramid – 2009
Orange Goblin (UK) – The Man Who Invented Time - Time Travelling Blues – 1999
Goatsnake (US-CA) – Hod Rod (Black Oak Arkansas) – Trampled Under Hoof (EP) – 2004

Church of Misery (Jap) – Cities on Flame With Rock & Roll (Blue Oyster Cult) – Master of Brutality – 2001

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Metal Observer's Top Albums of 2009

Is recorded and ready to go...

A joint effort between Perpetual Winter Productions and The Metal Observer. Just waiting to see how we're going to go about it.

Lots of good stuff, something for all metalheads, and something all open minded metalheads should hear.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Top Albums of 2009 Atmospheric Show



The second part of the Top Albums of 2009 show.  This one went a lot smoother for me, though there is definitely a fun cock-up that I'm not going to point out see if anyone catches it.  This one was a bit of a challenge because I took some of the shortest (but still kick ass) songs from the albums and still came up with 57 minutes of music.  Sure, I had to talk over an ambient part, but I crammed it all into a 1 hour recording so I'm pretty happy with that.


11. Code (Norway) - Jesus Fever - Resplendent Grotesque - 2009 - Tabu

  9. The Ruins of Beverast (Germany) - God's Ensanguined Bestiaries - Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite - 2009 - Ván
14. Bloody Panda (United States - New York)  - Summon - 2009 - Profound Lore

  8. Pensées Nocturnes (France) - Flore - Vacuum - 2009 - Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Product
  6. Wodensthrone (United Kingdom) - Heofungtid - Loss - 2009 - Bindrune Recordings
  3. Krallice (United States - New York) - Autochthon - Dimensional Bleedthrough - 2009 - Profound Lore

  1. Drudkh (Ukraine) - Distant Cry of the Cranes - Microcosmos - 2009 - Season of Mist

Now that both broadcasts are posted I'll throw my list up on here as well:

  1.  Drudkh (Ukr) - Microcosmos (Black Metal)
  2.  Impiety (Sgp) - Terroreign (Apocalyptic Armageddon Command) (Black/Death/Thrash)
  3.  Acheron (US) -  The Final Conflict: The Last Days of God (Death Metal)
  4.  The Chasm (Mex) - Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm (Progressive/Atmospheric Death Metal)
  5.  Kralliice (US) - Dimensional Bleedthrough (Black Metal)
  6.  Wodensthrone (UK) - Loss (Folk/Black Metal)
  7.  Slough Feg (US) - Ape Uprising (Folk/Doom/Traditional Metal)
  8.  Pensées Nocturnes (Fra) - Vacuum (Black Metal/Ambient)
  9.  The Ruins of Beverast (Ger) - Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite (Black Metal)
10.  Razor of Occum (Oz) - Homage to Martyrs (Black/Thrash)
11.  Code (Nor) - Resplendent Grotesque (Progressive Blackened Metal)
12,  Destroyer 666 (Oz) - Defiance (Black/Thrash)
13.  Fondlecorpse (Hol) - Creaturegore (Death Metal)
14.  Bloody Panda (US) - Summon (Doom/Sludge)
15.  Augury (Can) - Fragmentary Evidence (Progressive Death Metal)
16.  Beherit (Fin) - Engram (Black Metal)
17.  Funebrarum (US) - The Sleep of Morbid Dreams (Death Metal)
18.  Sacrifice (Can) - The Ones I Condemn (Thrash)
19.  Shining (Swe) - VI: Klagopsalmer (Black Metal)
20.  Nocturnal (Ger) - Violent Revenge (Black/Thrash) 

Enjoy and comments would be appreciated. ;-)



Saturday, January 2, 2010

Perpetual Winter Production's 2009 Top Albums Extreme Show

Perpetual Winter Productions Top Albums of 2009 - Extreme Show Playlist

  7. Slough Feg (United States - California) - Shakedown at the Six - Ape Uprising - 2009 - Cruz Del Sur

18.  Sacrifice (Canada) - The Ones I Condemn - The Ones I Condemn - 2009 - Marquee Records
20.  Nocturnal (Germany) - Hell Hunt - Violent Revenge - 2009 - Displeased Records
12.  Deströyer 666 (Australia) - I Am Not Deceived - Defiance - 2009 - Season of Mist

19. Shining (Sweden) - Vilseledda Barnasjalars Hemvist - VI: Klagopsalmer - 2009 - Osmose
16.  Beherit (Finland) - All in Satan - Engram - 2009 - Spinefarm

  2.  Impiety (Singapore) - Vientos de Holocausto - Terroreign (Apocalyptic Armageddon Command) - 2009 - Agonia Records
10.  Razor of Occam (Australia) - Heat of Battle - Homage to Martyrs - 2009 - Metal Blade

15.  Augury (Canada) - The Orphans of Living - Fragmentary Evidence - 2009 - Nuclear Blast Records
  4.  The Chasm (Mexico via Chicago, IL) - The Promised Ravage - Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm - 2009 - Lux Inframundis

17.  Funebrarum (United States - California) - Beyond Recognition - The Sleep of Morbid Dreams - 2009 - Cyclone Empire
  3.   Acheron (United States - Ohio) - Godless (We Are Gods) - The Final Conflict: The Last Days of God - 2009 - Displeased Records

13.  Fondlecorpse (Netherlands) - Don't Feed After Midnight - Creaturegore - 2009 - Razorback Records

The numbers above correspond with where each album fell on my top list.

After listening to my debut podcast I have a few critiques (especially the clear fuck-up at the end of my last voice track, but I'll get to that), but overall I think its turned out fairly well.  Especially considering I haven't done anything like this in 9 months (far too long). I'll be straight up and say that these shows are voice tracked and mixed not recorded live.  Eventually it will lead to a far more professional sounding project (a compressor mic would help too).  As I stated above there is a pretty solid fuck up at the end of my final voice track, but that SOB was so long and I hit it pretty solid up to that point... I wasn't cutting it again.  Just remember 9 month hiatus ;-)....

I was really thinking about how I wanted to do this show since if I did it in order from 1 to 20 or 20 to 1 there would be absolutely no flow.  This is one of my biggest critiques of that nightly joke of an extreme show I used to listen to on Sirius that sounded more like a hodge-podge of bullshit thrown together simply because they had to.  I didn't want that so I figured lets just make the best mix I can from songs from the album.  I decided that it was best for me to break it down into two shows as it would basically have to sound that way anyway with extreme followed by atmospheric or vice versa.  As I type this I have not done the second show yet, as I'm still recovering from idiot patrol on New Year's Eve.

Eventually there will be both 1 hour and 2 hour shows being produced.  I really don't like the single hour format as it really doesn't allow you to really express much, but lots of people don't want 2 hours so... 

Either way this is the beginning of work that is 100% mine, at this point I answer to me, and anyone I choose to answer to will be exactly that my choice.  I hope you fucks enjoy and expect a lot more cool shit coming in future weeks.