Can you feel the terror as Halloween looms ever closer? Vampires lurk in the shadows. Phantoms await behind every corner to steal your soul. However, because I’m writing this on November 11, we now all know that that REAL horror wasn’t Halloween, but Donald Trump taking over. They should just change the date of Halloween to November 8 because of this. Ah well, what can you do? Such is the Way of Chill Chaos, the official philosophy of Malicious Intent. By listening to this our show every week, you’ll come to find that the music within contains mayhemic truths that will ultimately enforce your will to power. Or, at the very least, turn you on to some good stuff that our boys have been have been digging this week!
As Halloween looms ever closer, CJ and Judge Dredd bring the “Chill Chaos” in an episode that is especially doom-and-gloom-esque in honor of the impending Samhain celebration (or “HALLOWEEN” if you’re not a complete dork) and includes mind-bending black metal, heart-stopping death metal, and soul-crushing doom metal!! This is definitely a show that perfectly encapsulates the mood of the weather as we transition from a blisteringly hot summer to a time in which everything slowly dies before giving way to the earthen corpse of freezing winter oblivion (also known as the dreaded “holiday season” among the denizens forsaken Kansas wastelands).
Everyone knows that election season in America is always a shitshow, but this year especially seems to take the fucking cake. For this week’s episode, CJ and Judge Dredd provide a wonderful soundtrack to the insanity with an equally nutty playlist that vacillates wildly between genres, from frantic mathcore, to black metal, to djent, to proggy post-hardcore, etc. This one’s got it all, folks! Enjoy!
The studio FINALLY fixed the fucking microphones!! Huzzah!! Anyway, on this episode of MI, CJ and Judge Dredd are both in an especially goofy mood. Also, although they may have been busy being extreme metal scholarly types and grading papers and shit, you know that they’ll always take the time to bring you a killer fucking playlist every week. Seriously, this is probably their best show so far in terms of music selection (at least CJ’s half…haha sorry JD).
However, I AM with Judge Dredd in terms of Imperium Dekadenz being one of the worst metal band names of all time.
Judge Dredd and CJ seem to be in a depressing, bleak (albeit still goofy, of course) mood for this show as they bring the “chill chaos” (the show’s new tagline btw) for this week’s episode. Lots of sludge, experimental black metal, and just a general sense of hopelessness that I’m sure you’ll find to be a delightful listen. Enjoy!
Judge Dredd and CJ are both in a misanthropic, black metal mood for this episode of Malicious Intent. Is it because of the United States’ current political climate? The death of a loved one? Perhaps Judge Dredd forgot to wear pants (AGAIN) to the studio? While the latter may or may not be true, the real reason was because none other than the mighty WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM were set to play a show later that week at the Riot Room in Kansas City!
What’s that? You didn’t know about it and missed the show?? Well, don’t miss a show again by keeping up to date with the trusty Malicious Intent Concert Calendar!! That way you’ll always be up-to-date on what’s going down in terms of live metal coming soon to the Kansas City/Lawrence/Topeka/Witchita area!!
Yeah!! It’s party time up at the studio for this episode of Malicious Intent!! Judge Dredd may be flying solo for this week, but he still brings the fun with some badass party metal hymns!!
A lot of this music brings back memories of my college days during my early/mid-20s when I lived with the Commissar of Doom. We spent many a night drinking Miller High Life, watching movies cult movies, and, of course, listening to metal! This was around 2006-2007, so this was at the pinnacle of “party thrash”, not to mention just a bunch of killer metal releases in general. What a time it was to be alive!
Unfortunately, we’re now both more or less settled down and living fairly boring lives compared to the old days, but that doesn’t mean that we still can’t hesh out on these tunes every now and then and allow our minds to travel back to the glory days of the past!
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That’s right everyone, it’s time for another Black Metal Banchan!! This time around, we’re going to discuss the delightful music of a mysterious Korean black metal entity by the name of Pyha (폐허). Y’see, many years ago began floating around internet metal forums about some Korean kid who was creating some pretty dark, depressing black metal (many years before depressive suicidal black metal (DBSM) became the trend that’s all the rage these days), and there was much speculation as to the validity of these recordings in terms of the alleged identity of the creator. However, that’s not to say that high school kids can’t record high-quality metal, as everyone knows that Burzum, Emperor, Blut aus Nord, Dissection, and Sarcófago were all teenagers when they formed these bands and recorded their debut albums. Anyway, as it turns out, the internet rumors about Pyha (I don’t know why he chose to spell it like that, as “Pyayheo” or something like that would be more accurate if you’re going by the Revised Romanization of Korean) were quite close to the truth for once, although there is still much mystery that surrounds the project. You’ll just have to read on for more info!
Anyway, since we’re talking about bedroom black metal made by an angsty teenager, why not also talk about some snacks that are all the rage with the kids here in South Korea these days? This time around we’re going to talk about something everyone, but especially Korean teenagers, love- ramen (or in Korea, “ramyeon“)! I always see kids eating ramyeon in convenience stores here. This is because in many Asian countries most convenience stores have hot water dispensers, cup ramen/noodles, and chopsticks so that you can get a cheap, delicious (and completely devoid of any nutritional value whatsoever) snack. I’m not sure about other countries, but I know that in South Korea they usually have extra stuff that you can buy if you want to make the snack more filling (and delicious), such as kimchi, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, imitation crab, etc. Eat Your Kimchi has a great video about this if you want some more info. Anyway, whenever I think of the snack that the kids go crazy for over here, it’s definitely Korean ramyeon! Furthermore, this is a really exciting time in the Korean ramyeon scene right now, because culinary scientists have finally figured out how to combine ramyeon with the absolutely killer Chinese-Korean jjambbong!! More on that below.
Last, to continue with the whole middle school/high school theme, we’re going to explore the popular Korean Whispering Corridors (여고괴담) movie series, a pentalogy of nightmarish horror that always takes place in an all-girls high school! While some are certainly better than others, it’s interesting to consider their underlying themes and what they suggest about Korean culture and society. Having taught at a Korean middle school myself for several years, some of the themes in these movies hit fairly close to home.
Let’s get to it!
Those of you who have delved with me into the mysterious musical phenomenon of dungeon synth (DS) should be familiar with Grimrik. His list of accomplishments since entering the current DS scene a few years ago is already impressive: [Read more…] about Dungeon Synth Explorations – Part 5 – Grimrik
What a show! CJ and Judge Dredd get anti-establishment in this Independence Day-themed show! However, they play Iced Earth at the end so I guess that cancels out all the earlier anti-government tracks that were played before them. Get a job you two!