Flush It Friday: Where Are They Now?

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In which I catch up with three bands/artists I’ve previously mentioned and thank you for your continued privilege of this particular digital waste receptacle.

If brevity is the soul of wit, then I don’t want to dither on exposition lest I appear a fool. Let us dive straight into the moon-lit, wintry pools of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

The Good: Back in August (holy crap, where has the year gone), I lamented the demise of an incredible band called Aek GwiIn my eulogy, I praised the band’s creative blend of black metal hysteria with doom metal terror and mourned that my own loggerheaded lack of alacrity had cursed me to an existence of never owning the digital rights to listen to Hideous Dreams whenever I damn well pleased. Well, some cosmic entity must have born witness to me throwing bitcoin into the wishing well, because Eerie Hint Productions managed to secure the rights to distribute Hideous Dreams on cassette. The band may be no more, but at least the German label has afforded you and I, the lazy, stupid dullards that we are, the chance to atone for our past transgressions by purchasing the album this time around, either digitally or on a completely useless format. You had best believe I did not miss the opportunity this time.

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The Bad: Remember that grind band who wrote the unbelievably epic track “Jupiter’s Domain?” Sadly, OMAAF are no more, having announced their disbandment on Facebook and shuttering their social media accounts shortly thereafter. While they left one hell of an incredible album, it’s a shame we’ll never get to hear the band truly build upon the progressive foundation they laid.

 

The Ugly: My pal Morten Müller (relatively) recently unveiled the next Meshuggah-fied Metallica cover he had intimated at when we chatted. That cover, “Fight Fire with Fire,” lifts the ugly scrapes and distortion and groove straight from “Future Breed Machine” to make the ‘tallica classic a nasty, seething snarl of shrieks and skitters and jarring rhythms. I don’t think I like this particular cover as much as Morten’s work on “Blackened,” but it certainly scratches that itch for more and answers a lingering riddle!

 

Alright, folks. You know the drill. Gimme the good, bad, and ugly.

Thank you for your continued patronage of this particular digital waste receptacle. We’ll see you on the other side.

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  • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ

    NOT GOOD: GORAK SPENDED MOST OV WEEK WITH WUTT MODERN HOOMAN CALL “FLOO”!!!!!!!! FLOO SUCK ASS!!!!!!!!! SMASH FLOO!!!!!!!!

    DRANKIN:https://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/christmas-fixed_1.png?itok=F_14BBUC

    METAL:https://youtu.be/kyYJUykI2xQ

    • GoatForest

      Shit. Hope you feel better soon, my knuckledragging amigo. I guess I need to go get some vaccinations myself…

    • Chrimbus ales >>>>>

  • Freedom Jew

    GOOD: Weekend, finally. Maybe I can catch on my rest.

    BAD: This week has been a trainwreck because I didn’t read the cough syrup label before taking a couple of generous swigs. What I thought contained codeine turned out to be chock full of pseudo-epinephrine. Yeah.. I was awake for 48+ hours and paranoid as fck.

    SUCKS: My right hip joint is in a state of serious damage. First step, long ass needle into the joint itself to see if steroids will help. FML.

    Shabbat Shalom, motherfckers.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/MJsFhNoGJpWjS/giphy.gif

    • Dubby Fresh

      is that the Hebrew Hammer? I haven’t seen that film in years.

      • Freedom Jew

        It ís. Adam Goldberg is actually hoping to release a sequel next year, too.

    • Óðinn

      Shabbat Shalom, Freedom Jew.

  • tigeraid

    THE GOOD: Long Weekend
    THE BAD: Spending that long weekend arm-deep in plumbing repair
    THE UGLY: It’s gone from like 10 degrees C to -10 degrees C three or four times over the last week. Keep burning that coal, Trumpists.

    • Brutalist_Receptacle

      I’M MAKING AMORICA GREAT AGAIN DUH

      – – MANGO MUSSOLINI

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Good: The new Mindcrime album, new Morbid Angel album, Geoff Tate saying he hates Trump

    Bad: my job is giving very few hours and I need money for Christmas

    Ugly: Candlebox

    • Óðinn

      A man so vile, even Geoff Tate hates him.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Exactly. I love Geoff Tate’ s work but he’s not a good person.

  • Good: Patreon stuff is completed and will be mailed out tomorrow/uploaded Monday
    Bad: Every American is about to get fucked in the face by a handful of extremely rich assholes.
    Ugly: A severe lack of guillotines

    • Brutalist_Receptacle

      YES BUT IS THERE ENOUGH CAKE

    • JWG

      RE: Bad: I had heard from the academic community in particular that the expected impact on undergraduate and even more graduate student enrollments is quite dire.

      I wonder if there won’t be a sudden spike in interest in comparatively less expensive Canadian graduate schools (yes even counting that Americans would be “International” Students who pay more).

      • GoatForest

        They’re systematically killing the future. My daughter is probably gonna have it worse than I do. Which sucks, because I am a birderline broke redneck living in a used trailer in the middle of the woods.

        • more beer

          They have been systematically been killing the future since as far back as I can remember. The only difference now is they are being more blatant and in our faces abut it now. While Trump is a total douche bag, this shit can’t happen without the house and the senate going along with it. Yet the American people keep electing these career criminals who fuck us repeatedly. Until a vast majority of the population wakes up and realizes neither major party has our best interests at heart, things will only get worse.

          • GoatForest

            Yup. I just feel like screaming the “no future ” line from “God Save the Queen”.

          • more beer

            These words from Kieth Morris are very fitting as well. “Ha ha we’re all gonna die and you voted for that guy”

      • Dubby Fresh

        I’ve noticed several friends who are still in grad school protesting.

    • Óðinn

      People are so stupid though. I caught part of Trump’s speech about the tax reform bill I’m Missouri this week. Everything he was saying was a lie, but the crowd was cheering him on enthusiastically.

      • GoatForest

        They’ve completely freed themselves from the shackles of reality, reason, empathy, and ethics. It’s genuinely unnerving how they’ve canonized cruelty, ignorance, and greed.

        • Óðinn

          Well said.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    I listened to Morbid Angel all fucking day today and it was glorious

  • GoatForest

    Good: Flynn just pleaded guilty.
    Bad: Net neutrality be on the chopping block.
    Ugly: I have just now obtained a copy of Acid Bath’s Paegan Terrorism Tactics. I am way too late for the party.

    • Dubby Fresh

      That Flynn news seems pretty big. Sure seems like he struck a deal to turn over some valuable information on other guilty parties.

    • nbm02ss

      Fucking Comcast has a monopoly where I live, so I’m dreading the NN repeal, as I’m sure many others are who only have one ISP to choose from. Many flaming bricks need to be lobed in their direction.

      • GoatForest

        All the goddamned flaming bricks.

    • Howard Dean

      Paegan Terrorism Tactics is one of my all-time favorite albums. Like top 5 favorite. So good.

      • GoatForest

        I can see why. This badboy is kicking my ass right now. I kinda got into Acid Bath late in life. I had heard of them, but most folks I knew just talked about them as just another good local band.

        • more beer

          They were probably the best local band you guys ever had.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Acid Bath basically is one of my all-time favorite metal bands.
        I honestly don’t think music in general can get much better than the sounds those boys from the bayou conjured up.

    • Lone Biker…

      Haha…for just a second I thought Robb Flynn finally plead guilty for incessant trend-hopping.

      Better late than never with Acid Bath – enjoy! I recommend listening with headphones and reading along with the lyrics…definitely enhances the experience.

      • GoatForest

        Yep. The lyrics suitably psychotic.

        • Lone Biker…

          As crazy as this sounds, when the 9/11 attacks happened and I was watching the hours upon hours of replay footage, I couldn’t get “Diab Soule” out of my head…”well the skyscrapers look like gravestones, yeah, from out here…”

          Now whenever I hear that song, I get pictures from that day stuck in my head.

          Just one of many demented thoughts related to listening to too much Acid Bath over the years…

          • GoatForest

            That line and the sunbeam glaring off a kitchen knive part in “The Blue” paint such vivid pictures.

  • Tasmanian Devil

    The Good: NOTHING!! NOTHING IS GOOD!!! TAZ SAD!!!!

    The Bad: LIFE!!! TAZZES’S FUTILE EXISTENCE – THE EMPTINESS, DESPAIR, GRIEF, POINTLESSNESS OF ALL THAT HAS BEEN, IS, AND ALL THAT WILL EVER BE, PERPETUATED BY HOPE, THAT SADISTIC TEASE THAT ENCOURAGES TAZ THAT HAPPINESS MAY BE ATTAINED BUT DESIGNED TO PROLONG TAZZ’ESES AGONY UNTIL, ALONE, ALL THAT TAZ IS, TAZ’S MEMORIES OF IMPHOOD AND LOVED ONES, TAZ’S KNOWLEDGE, TAZ’S UNDERSTANDING, DIES!!!!

    The Ugly: HUMANITY!!!

    • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ

      HAVE TAZ BEEN LISSENENENING 2 MUCH SEWICIDAL BLACK METAL LATELY?????????

      • Tasmanian Devil

        TAZ ACCIDENTALLY CAUGHT NOISE OF TECHNO-RAP-HIP-WOOFTY-POP AND STOOPID PEOPLE TALKING STOOPID STUFF! MAKE TAZ SAD!!!

        • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ

          BLAAAAARRRGGGG EEEEEEE PTTTPTPTPTT EEEEEEEE GRAAAWAWWWWW PTTPTPTTPTT

          • Tasmanian Devil

            XACTLY!!!!!!

            BLRPTRPTRPTRPTRPTRPTRPTRPTRPTRPTRPTPRPTPLRTPLRTPLRTPLRTPLERT!!!!!

            HERE SONG THAT CHEER TAZ UP… (TAZ MAKE SPST… SPATI… SPESHEL VOCAL APPEARANCE AT 2.17)…

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_pOkHPX964

    • more beer

      Welcome to life!

  • nbm02ss

    GOOD: Snagged a couple of Cobalt’s reissued vinyls.
    BAD: They won’t be here in time for the weekend.
    UGLY: Combing through the proposed tax changes to see if, and by how much, I will be affected.

  • Good: This week is almost dead.

    Bad: This week flayed me alive, and next week will do the same. Work is rill bad recently.

    Ugly: Stress-shits before and after my work presentation next Tuesday. I am a husk.

  • Good: Thor 3
    Bad: Justice League
    Ugly: it’s dark by the time I get off of work. i miss the sun

    • GoatForest

      Yeah, my brother said Thor 3 was actually quite good. How bad was JL?
      Also, who needs the sun? Just think of it as being super kvlt.

      • imho, JL was worse than BvS. all CGI looked fake. the villain was lame. the humor wasn’t funny. the action wasn’t intense. serious dialogue was corny instead of touching. rather than it being a Snyder project fixed by Whedon, it was more like a shit pile which was attempted fixing by spray painting it pretty colors. felt like all the involved parties were on auto-pilot and after completion everyone breathed a sigh of relief that filming was over, as they cashed their checks.

        • GoatForest

          Woof. I’m glad I didn’t see it, then.

        • Depechemodeisgangsta

          I have to disagree but probably because BvS was just so much of a trainwreck, specially since you have an easy story to tell if you either follow the comic book or even the Anime cartoon.
          Regarding JL i had 0% expectations for it, so that help a little, they were trying to be kind of a Marvel movie, when the put in some comedy spot and some cheap laughs but not as good as Marvel, and again, hate to say it but i think Snider wasn’t and is a good choice for DC franchise, hopefully Matt Reeves does a good job with Batman franchise, since Affleck has come along it has gone down a lot, and i don’t think is his fault.

      • and i do want to clarify that Thor 3 had jokes every few minutes, a throw-away villain, and very little in the way of universe-changing events. but damn, was it executed well!! that’s what can make or break a movie, how skilled the writer and director are.

        • Dubby Fresh

          I actually really liked Hela and thought she was better than most MCU villains.

          • GoatForest

            I certainly hope she’s better that Loki, god of gullibility.

          • She was great! And so was Cate Blanchette. You’re right, she was cool. I rescind my statement.

          • Lone Biker…

            I guess she was Hela-good then.

            (yep…I’m leaving now…)

    • Howard Dean

      Yeah, November thru February is the worst. I’m only a month or so into the “dark when I go to work, dark when I get out” schedule and I’m already about to lose my shit.

      • the wintertime blues. i get home at 5:30 and it’s pitch black, my brain feels like it’s bedtime already, and it’s hard to get myself off the couch

        • Howard Dean

          If I could just change my schedule so that I could sleep for ~14 hours per day, I’d be all set.

          • Óðinn

            Upvoted☝for 14 hours of sleep.

    • Depechemodeisgangsta

      Yep before it was 7:30 PM here in Miami and there was still some light, now is 5:45 and dark.

    • JWG

      I think I’d like the dark more if I was better able to process Vitamin A.

      I’m practically blind just in really low light, never mind pitch black.

      • Just get shiners like Vin Diesel did in Pitch Black. Hehe, you even said those words in your comment

    • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ

      GORAK AM BECUMM “COMIC BOOK GUY FATEEGED”!!!!!! BUT PUNISHMAN WUZ GOOD!!!!!!!!

    • Óðinn

      For some reason, DC just seems to have difficulty making good movies. Poor casting choices for Batman and Superman, bad scripts, etc. It’s too bad.

      • Agreed. And it’s ultra lame how they tried copying The Avengers’ Recipe for Success™ with Justice League and failed.
        Wonder Woman was okay, but I hate how it turned into indestructible people firing lasers at each other in the last 15 minutes.

    • Óðinn
  • Howard Dean

    Good: About to eat dinner at one of the best restaurants in my area, so I’m friggin’ pumped.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bc3681f5e86a484576b739481f901f83433ccccb760977d52add9d313701784c.gif

    • GoatForest

      Yeah? What kid of food?

      • Howard Dean

        The menu is mostly continental cuisine with a heavy French influence. Lots of locally sourced ingredients.

        • GoatForest

          That sounds awesome.

          • Howard Dean

            It was awesome. I ate many a good thing tonight, including steak tartare. Fabulous.

          • GoatForest

            I just ate homemade gumbo. I’m definitely not complaining, though.

    • The Mighty Thorange

      Hot Rod is such an underrated gem of a film.

      • Howard Dean

        One of my favorite comedies. Just so outrageous.

      • NDG

        I love Hot Rod.

  • Depechemodeisgangsta

    About to leave work, going to hit the Gym and Tomorrow i got a concert so that’s good.
    Hope everyone has a good weekend, also can’t believe is already December.

  • The Mighty Thorange

    GOOD: Even though my work has not been able to give me any shifts for the past two months, I have managed to procure a temporary job at a shop in the town centre so at least I have some money to keep me going at the moment. Got to DM a D&D game for the first time for some friends who had never played before. Everyone had a great time and a fuck ton of booze was consumed.
    BAD: Having to deal with nonstop Christmas tunes at work. THEY. NEVER. FUCKING. END.
    UGLY: Arsehole customers.

  • JWG

    Metal, Which is Good:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDkKfr9IHgI

    This might well have been in my Metal AOTY Top Ten had it been released a month earlier than it was. As it stands, having just come out, I think I might just be biased by its newness. It’s still an obvious Top Twenty, but that’s not really as big a deal as it might be for some of you – I only listened to and bought three dozen metal albums in the entire year.

    Other Things Which Are Good:
    – Got my thesis extension form signed way ahead of time, again. This year (hopefully this coming Term) will be the last one. I’ll be putting in some time this month to get it basically done, but the stressful urgency has been lifted

    – I’ve managed to get through the work year with two weeks of (paid) vacation time unused and a week worth of sick days that don’t transfer into 2018 to use.

    – Since it’s December, I’ve re-launched my annual tradition of one non-traditional Christmas (or at least December Holiday) themed Film and/or TV Special. With ‘themed’ stretched as loosely as possible, obviously. I’m not sure there’s as simple a hashtag for this as there is for #31DaysOfHorror (October) though.

    One guess which film I started with.

    ‘Tis Not the Season for Bad Nor Ugly

  • Hans

    It’s about 8:30 AM and I’m on my way home from the company christmas party, which was G, B, and U.

    • How drunk did you get on the company’s dime?

      • Hans

        Luckily, I stayed away from cocktails; beer alone got me far enough that the barkeeper cut me off.

  • SavageMessiah

    Good?: This album, machine generated using a neural network trained on Krallice’s Diotima https://dadabots.bandcamp.com/album/coditany-of-timeness It’s actually kinda awful but I think it’s an interesting project!
    Bad: Me
    Ugly: ….me again, probably?

    • GrumpDumpus

      WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT ME THAT THIS ‘AWFUL’ TRACK SOUNDS WAY MORE INTERESTING TO ME THAN 99.999% OF BLACK METAL

      • SavageMessiah

        I guess it means you should listen to Krallice I guess since it just sounds like a kinda crappy lo fi Krallice ¯_(ツ)_/¯

        • GrumpDumpus

          KRALLICE IN BLUNDERLAND