Monday Metal: Satan – Life Sentence

Satan Life Sentence

Despite a precocious childhood obsession with all things heavy in the 80s, I somehow missed the original incarnation of NWOBHM OG’s Satan the first time ’round (though vaguely recall Pariah). Their ripping 2013 comeback LP Life Sentence (featuring the classic Court in the Act line-up) totally cold-cocked me with its timeless, taut intensity, nimble dual guitar heroics, and soaring clean vocals. No rust to be found anywhere as these veteran metal warriors bring it full throttle from start to finish with unrelenting, unexpectedly inspired drive.

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Fucking Up Young (Aging Hipster Rewind)


While your’s truly managed to make it out for The Dirty Nil at Fanshawe College last night (an effervescent performance, bee tee dubya), I neglected to take any pics. Which is a shame, considering all the half-ironic cock-rock posing that went down (not that there’s anything wrong with that).  Oh, and I also drank PBR draught for the first time in several years.

ewwwwwwAt a certain point irony and masochism become entirely indistinguishable (a rhetorical juncture located somewhere in the small intestine from the sound of things).

Around the Internets: Monday Jump-Off

Must-reading to keep you occupied while US legislators play Hot Potato with an extremely fragile global economy (because Teabaggers won’t be dissed by the Negro-in-Chief, natch):

Plutocrats at Work: How Big Philanthropy Undermines Democracy (h/t Diane Ravitch)

Warning bells: Is US shutdown a brewing African-American revolt? (h/t)

Do Racial Issues Still Push Some Over the Edge?

A U.S. Default Seen as Catastrophe Dwarfing Lehman’s Fall (h/t)

Canadian spies targeted Brazil’s mines ministry: report

U.S. Military Operations Against al-Shabaab/al-Qaeda—and Who Exactly is Ikrima?

Hillary Clinton: It’s Not Her Turn

From Zulu to the ‘White Widow’, why do all African stories need a white face? (h/t blacklooks)

Still Insufficient: Child Care in Canada

Why the rebirth of manufacturing is bypassing Canada