Sunday, 23 July 2017

Some people have gnomes in their garden...

  Me, I wanted something a little bit more unusual.  I wasn't quite sure exactly what I wanted although I was 100% I didn't want Meerkats either.

  Then one day I spotted the perfect garden accessories. What do you think?

 Brontosaurus from Wilkinsons £5.
Got a few odd looks carrying it home mind you.

  I like to move him around every week or so. 

 I got the bright green Stegosaurus first. They make a lovely couple, don't they?

 Eventually I hope to get some more. I quite fancy a Therizinosaurus.

That's all folks

Monday, 17 July 2017

Heavy Metal Cover Girls: Big And Beautiful

Evening all.  

  I've been running through my folder Album Covers and I'm alarmed at how big it's become. At a conservative estimate I could post every day for a month and still have stuff left over. 

  The problem is, finding album covers is a lot easier than coming up with themes to use when posting them. I've had some pics sitting around for a couple of years just waiting for another two or three to make up the set.  

 Maybe I should post a bunch of stuff at random and have done?  

Let's call that Plan B.  In the meantime, how about a small selection of album covers that all take the view that bigger is definitely better?  


Necrowerewolf - Ran (Goddess of The Sea) (Russia 2015)

Album cover giant woman  "Heavy metal cover girls"

   I don't care how brave a Viking you are, when a ginormous woman picks you up and starts studying you like this then the fear will flow from your pants in a runny brown stream. 

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Phantom Excaliver: Fighting Evil with The Power of METAL

  Japan has a proven track record of doing things a bit differently. Pick anything you like and the Japanese will dd that little. unique twist to it and come up with something different. Animation, horror movies, wrestling, comics..and music!

  Melodeath/Power Metal outfit Phantom Excaliver already stand out from the pack thanks to frontman Kacchang's spiky. yellow barnet but their latest video is worth seeing.

  In the promo for 幻の聖剣 (Phantom Holy sword) the band pay tribute to Super Sentai shows by becoming superheros.  The fact that they clearly had a budget of £8.50 just makes it even more entertaining.

Watch and see for yourself. 



That's All Folks

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

The Metal Project: America F*** Yeah!

The metal project, metal songs with metal in the title.

  There was only ever going to be one thing I could post on the 4th Of July wasn't there?

Here for your delight is a selection of American Metal.
Play loud while drinking beer and watching fireworks. 

I just had to start with these guys


MetalUSAfer - Heavy Metal Hammer (2014)



Honour to: intothecults


Black Magick - Corporate Metal (2014)



Honour to: Black Magick


Cronecronaut - Speed Metal From Space (2017)


Honour to: Bruno Terrosa


Ironflame - Heavy Metal Warriors (2017)



Honour to: Power Metal Power Legion


Corners Of Sanctuary - Metal Machine  (2015)



Honour to: Exquisite noise records


Sarcoma - Nuclear Metal (2011)


Honour to: Evil Earth Productions.

To finish there was only one band worthy.


Manowar - Brothers Of Metal (1996) 



Honour to: Henrique Felicio

Happy Birthday America
Thanks for all the great Metal Music.


That's all folks. 


Monday, 3 July 2017

Cheapo DVD Reviews: Samurai Avenger - The Blind Wolf (2009)



Genre: Grindhouse/Western/Samurai

"A blind man seeks vengeance on the psychopath who took his sight and slaughtered his wife and daughter.  Eight years after the massacre, the man has returned to the desert town as a highly trained swordsman ready to seek justice. But he doesn't know there awaits seven assassins hired by his sworn enemy who want the bounty on his head."

  The Grindhouse phenomenon has lead to some interesting films in recent years and I can truthfully say that this is one of the more unusual things I've seen lately. 

 The best way I can describe Samurai Avenger is this: imagine something that takes elements of Spaghetti Western and the weirder Samurai movies, then sets the result in a parallel world where guns and pickup trucks exist but mobile phones don't, where everybody carries a katana, where go-go dancers co-exist with the Bushido code of old Japan,  where some of the villains are straight out of Ninja Scroll and where you can cut somebody's jugular then they still monologue for ten minutes. 

 As a bonus,  if you are a devotee of the Japanese martial art of sheathing swords you're in for a treat because you're going to see a lot of it.  Twice every fight-scene, in fact. 

 The end result is something that is definitely novel but viewers may either come away thinking that this is the best thing ever or -like me- not be as impressed as I might have been. 

  Copious amounts of blood, sadism and the odd outbreak of boobs do not a great film guarantee. I found myself struggling to get into this movie, which was not helped by the poor acting and the fight scenes being nothing to write home about.  And did we really need the narrator popping up at odd moments to explain obscure martial arts techniques?   

 How much did I pay for this: £2.50.
Was it worth it? Debatable. Novel though it might be, Samurai Avenger failed to deliver.  You may disagree.
  

Saturday, 1 July 2017

The Metal Project: Happy Canada Day!



 Evening all. 


  I just found out that today is Canada Day and since The Great White North has produced about 40% of my favourite bands and I was well overdue a Metal Product post anyway, why not combine the two? 

 So today I'm bringing you a selection of songs from my "to post" file that all come from the magical, musical land of the Maple. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA!


Spell - Possessed By Heavy Metal (2014)



 Honour to: Hugo Lessard
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