Saturday, May 29, 2010

Weekly Recap: 5/23-5/29

I have not been doing too many posts this week because I have been preparing for trial in a child custody matter set for Tuesday. Don't expect to see too much from me until Tuesday night or Wednesday. This itself is an abbreviated post. My fiancee has been very patient with me about this whole trial thing stressing me out. I appreciate that immensely and hope she realizes it.

This week, I won a contest on Metal Maniacs, which asked for a favorite Lituanian band. I perused the Metal Archives to find one since I had not heard of any and listened to Myspace samples. I picked Katedra, a traditional metal band with some progressive elements. For my prize, I got two black metal CDs from label Inferna Profundis. The CDs were by Argharus and Poccolus, both Lithuanian bands. I will post my initial impressions later as I just received the CDs in the mail today, but I'm pretty excited about this. I tried entering lots of contests with Metal Maniacs when the magazine existed.

Angra: Temple of Shadows
Arsis: We are the Nightmare
At the Gates: Slaughter of the Soul
Baroness: Blue Record
Church Bizarre: Sinister Glorification
Cirith Ungol: One Foot in HellDeceased...: Luck of the Corpse
Eluveitie: Everything Remains as it Never Was
Endstille: Endstilles Reich
Evile: Infected Nations
Exciter: Heavy Metal Maniac
Exodus: Exhibit B-The Human Condition
Gorguts: Considered Dead/The Erosion of Sanity
Grimbane: Let the Empires Fall
Hibria: Defying the Rules
Isole: Bliss of Solitude
Judas Priest: Nostradamus
Judas Priest: Sad Wings of Destiny
Kataklysm: Prevail
Kyuss: Blues for the Red Sun
Lost Horizon: A Flame to the Ground Beneath
Manticora: 8 Deadly Sins
Master's Hammer: Ritual
Mithras: Behind the Shadows Lie Madness
Morbid Saint: Spectrum of Death
Mutiilation: Vampires of Black Imperial Blood
Nightmare: Genetic Disorder
Omnium Gatherum: The Redshift
Portal: Outre'
Psycroptic: Symbols of Failure
Queensryche: Promised Land
Raven: Wiped Out
Riot: Fire Down Below
Rotting Christ: Aealo
Samael: Above
Sarcofago: I.N.R.I.
Sarcolytic: Thee Arcane Progeny
Saxorior: Volkerschlacht
Scar Symmetry: Dark Matter Dimensions
Scar Symmetry: Holographic Universe
Scar Symmetry: Pitch Black Progress
The Gates of Slumber: Conqueror
Twisted Tower Dire: Crest of the Martyrs


  1. Good luck with your case. Actually having a contested hearing on child custody has got to be extremely ugly, and I can only imagine the allegations thrown back and forth. My sympathies. The guys at my old firm told me before a felony sentencing hearing to remember it's not me who's going to prison. So, just remember, it ain't your kid.

    I didn't know about that web site, so thanks for pointing it out. Their current contest is for a vinyl record. What the hell would I do with that? If it was a better group (I looked them up on Youtube--they're not anything special) then it would at least be cool to get it framed, so I won't enter that contest. The answer is Serbia, in case you cared.

  2. Yeah I checked them out on Myspace as well. I actually bought a record player a couple of years ago and have been getting vinyl once in awhile. I have one that has a hookup so that you can download the music onto the computer as well so if the record gets ruined.