Pumpkins Part E: The Final Chapter
by Baby Huey
Talk about some bad planning. I forgot that this October has five Tuesdays. I had four killer recipes set up, then ... oh, shit. Another Tuesday? Dammit. So, we've done a soup, a side dish, and two desserts. How do you finish a dinner? Cocktail time! One caveat: I'm pulling this recipe out of my ass as we speak, but it sounds tasty.
1/2 gal apple cider
And, being that it's the end of the month, it's time for the monthly metal wrap-up, so let's get crackin.
Seriously, if you want to learn about this, go get the record, or listen to a sample here. I reviewed it last week. Go read it here.
It took me a few listens to get behind this record at all. Their last album was far-above-average New Wave of American Heavy Metal. These guys are fantastic guitarists, and the solos just shredded. This album, though, is basically a Metallica tribute -- basic Bay Area thrash. As a Metallica tribute album, The Crusade gets an A. As a Trivium album, it's like a B- album. At best.
Fresno-based Light this City reminds me of Sweden's Arch Enemy in many ways. For one, they both have a female vocalist who growls as good or better than many of her male counterparts. The guitars are extremely melodic, but still remain heavy. The drums are lightning-fast and perfectly on-beat. The songs are catchy and fun to listen to. All in all, I was very pleasantly surprised by these guys.
What I want to know is, what metal have you been listening to?
PPS. Happy Birthday, Mom.
Baby Huey's mom is not available for "your mom" jokes.
*that's right.. they've given him four hours of madness instead of two.