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THE WORLD CUP OF METAL (RUGBY EDITION) 2015 GAME 29/30

The famous French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (“Jean-Paul Sartre? One of the best centre-forwards West ‘Am ever ‘ad! By sheer mind power alone he could get the ball into the back of the net! Dead ball situation? Fackin’ ‘ell! He could fackin’ prove the fackin’ ball didn’t fackin’ exist!”) once said “Hell is other people”. He was only partially right, because in this day and age hell is not necessarily other people (and a cracking tune by popular beat combo Half Man Half Biscuit) but it can also be computer failures during the middle of a bloody rugby world cup! And this is the reason why I’ve not been able to update this blog for around a week or so! My loyal hamster, Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, has finally kicked the bucket* (a long shot I know) after seven years of faithful service and so I’ve had to search high and low for a new companion to help complete this mission, and I am proud to announce a new fully-functional hamster I’ve named Toby Gruntsplatter and fired up with a mixture of Red Bull, Rockstar and Monster that I have labelled Red Rockster, we are now fully equipped to continue to seek out and explore strange new bands and new music, to boldly go where no hamster has gone before! So to apologise to my loyal readers (Mrs and Mrs Loyal, 22A Glenrothes Lane, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. Hello Rab and Mary!) here’s a picture of some cute goats!

Yeah, we know we’re cute mofos!

GAME 29: CANADA vs ROMANIA

WILT vs SUNSET IN THE 12TH HOUSE

Wilt hail from the Great Cold North, Manitoba to be exact, and play an atmospheric black metal that seems to encompass the glacial, frozen Canadian countryside and conjures up images of a giant moving slowly through the snowy forests.

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Wilt/3540353837

https://wiltmanitoba.bandcamp.com/

A side-project of the guitarists from Dordeduh, Sunset in the 12th House are an instrumental psychedelic post-rock act full of atmosphere, superb musicianship and fantastic songs.great album to kick back and relax to or to help inspire you in front of the canvas.

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Sunset_in_the_12th_House/3540397432

https://sunset-in-the-12th-house.bandcamp.com/releases

PREDICTION:

Seeing as both teams have been eliminated, both teams are winless and it’s just pride they are playing for, this should be a pretty open game and seeing as it’s Canada’s last game in the competition, I would imagine there will be a little more of a will to win from the Canucks.

Musically I’m going for Sunset in the 12th House for producing, seemingly from nowhere, one of the best albums of 2015, full of great riffs and blistering guitar solos.

GAME 30: FIJI vs URUGUAY

ENSHINE vs ABYSSAL DIMENSION

Enshine are a Swedish/French duo who play a very lovely style of melodic death/doom metal recalling such great bands like Swallow The Sun, Insomnium and Daylight Dies. Beautiful melodies, great riffs and superb songs makes them a band to check out tout suite!

https://enshine.bandcamp.com/

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Enshine/3540364642

Representing Uruguay is melodic death metal act Abyssal Dimension and pretty decent they are too. Not going to win too many awards for originality but catchy riffs, a good sense of melody and some cracking songs gets a thumbs up from me.

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Abyssal_Dimension/3540394868

PREDICTION:

Once again, both teams are eliminated from the tournament, both teams are winless and it’s Fiji’s last game of the competition, I’m getting a Groundhog Day feeling from this game. Fiji have been unlucky not to record a win against three of the strongest teams in the group and I think they will have no problem picking up their first win against a very poor Uruguayan side.

Musically the Fijians can thank the Swedish/French collaboration of Enshine for their victory today.

*No hamsters were harmed during the making of this blog although a few guinea pigs got there feelings hurt.

WORLD CUP OF METAL 2015 (CRICKET EDITION) GAME 27

Scotland's national sporting trophy

Scotland’s national sporting trophy

With 3 games left to play (and all 3 against teams who are going to be in the knockout stages of the tournament) it looks like Scotland will be the proud recipients of the coveted Wooden Spoon award for Pool A and quite possibly for the entire tournament as U.A.E seem to have a better scoring record.

So as I have just 3 bands left to feature I better make them good ones, and I think I’ve struck gold with this one!

GAME 27 SCOTLAND vs BANGLADESH

From the dour and dreek streets of the nation’s capital comes an excellent one man atmospheric black metal act, Bron and his 2014 demo ‘Fogradh’, a single 28-minute track that is one of the best tracks I’ve heard for a while. The main thing about the song is the keyboards which gives the whole mid-tempo black metal song a very grandiose and cosmic feel and the production is very, very good for a demo. Check out his bandcamp page for download details.

https://bronmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Br%C3%B2n/3540383925

From Dhaka, come melodic death metal act Hallucination. The riffs are really good and the drumming is great I just have a problem getting used to the vocals, there a little to treble-y for me, but still enjoyable no the less.

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Hallucination/3540366298

PREDICTION: On the field I’m afraid to say that Bonnie Scotland will get their arses felt and Bangladesh will take another step closer to one of the top 4 places that guarantees progress. Musically, however, I am a huge fan of one-man-atmospheric-black-metal bands and Bron’s demo is one of the best songs I’ve heard in a many a long time. Slainte!