Category Archives: heavy metal

Thrashing Metal Monday for Week of the 13th of May.

A new band I just learned about this last week is Bloody Hammers. Listen to those vocals, traditional dark prodding rhythms and melody. It’s eerie in the best of ways and provides that melancholy horror movie feel so well! Beautiful!

You can check out their website which has good details and information, but their material is of course out there on Bandcamp too so check that out and pick up some tunes!

Not new for regular readers of Composite Code or viewers of Thrashing Code listening sessions, but I felt another Spoil Engine tune showing some of their range would be a good kick to Monday. May it light your mind up for the week!

To wrap up the trigonous edges of metal for today, part one of the new Amon Amarth saga!

It’s Monday, So Here’s Your Metal Dose

A quick list, devoid of details, cuz I’m already into the thick of it today. A mix of new, a mix of old, some Japanese lyrics, and a few English ones.

If you’re up for some listening sessions and getting introduced to even more metal and various musical variety, check out these two past listening sessions on my Thrashing Code Channel!

Listening Sessions Episode 1 – Bands List

Listening Sessions Episode 2

Thrashing Code Metal Monday for Week of April 22nd

This week’s selection, is a a selection, that I’ll leave here to speak for itself.



Monday Metal Sliding in From The Side

This Monday included some metal of various sorts, from metal tubes flying through the air to some riffy madness to boot. I’ve need an extra dose today! This first band is Parasite Inc. for a little German melodic death metal to end your Monday.

Next up, check out Orden Ogan for a wild mix on a dystopian future!

Last up get your German ready because this is a twister in the court!

In other news I’m going to be laying down tracks for some of my own music in the coming days. Just popped the $$ for Superior Drummer 3 and am ramping up on that in the evenings. Join me on Twitch (@adronhall) to learn with me as I work through it all. Cheers, and happy thrashing code!

Metal Monday for Week of April 8th

Good morning, here’s your new dosage of Monday morning thrash! This band, Nervosa runs the thrashing genre into new lines of perfection. Maybe, “porra incrível surra de metal” says it better, but then of course maybe it doesn’t since I’m only but so good with linguistics.


This first song, a routine feeling I get, is a need to kill the silence. Who knows what it is, but I’d prefer the chaos of the city, or the prey of timid realms of the forest, than the tranquility of pure silent nothingness.


Next band up to light the morning off. So a pirate, a chemical warfare toxic ninja, a dirty metal head, a mechanic, and a demonic princess walk onto stage.


No, it isn’t the start of a joke. Follow the Cipher brings a different mix of things together for a rather entertaining oddity of a show.

Last of the trio, one of the most brutal bands I’ve heard as of late. Truly bringing the dark orb to show is Spoil Engine.


The song Disconnect really draws me in regarding today’s political matricide of Terra, and the horrifyingly disgusting myopia of continued negligence, obliviousness, and disregard for the very place we have origin and exist today. Not that the song is specifically about Terra, but about the media control and our allowance as a people of its control over our collective ongoing conversation.

Enjoy that thrashing code!

Metal Monday Taking a World Tour

First band from India. Endurant.

Orphaned Land featuring Hansi Kürsch.

Alien Weaponry from New Zealand. Whisper.

Each of these songs, I suggest giving a read to some of those comments, checking out the bands further. They’re not the usual mess on Youtube. These bands are triumphing against so many odds and standing up for people in so many ways, inspiring the best in us. It’s metal to the core.

A Classic, Groovier, Stonier, Grittier Metal Monday for ya, This Week of Monday the 25th of March

This last week got a ton of stuff done in spite of the season changing allergy onslaught! Meetup recorded on “Does the Cloud Kill Open Source?” with Richard Seroter and got several new meetups lined up with, as always, solid speakers. The meetup continued on into the evening to McMenamins for drinks and food, and great conversation into the night. The topic brought up a lot of things and just let me Lay Down my Burden.

Then the week continued with more craziness, grooving to code and trying to manage the inability to deal with the seasonal allergy eyes, rivers flooding out my my eye sockets! But hey, a groovy tune by Stoned Jesus and cutting the lights while I hacked away on my upcoming talk for DevOps Days VancouverArchitecture Guidance for Venomous Database Reliability Engineering” worked out pretty well. So much so I’ve got the initial slide deck down now (Monday the 25th!!) and am just shining up some code samples and demos now!

To wrap up the week I found myself also listening to some more groovy stoner doom metal from Conan. Here’s a little Volt Thrower.