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.


Thrashing Code Metal Monday for Week of March 4th – Get Awoke! \m/

A while back I was hashing through a number of metal Monday posts, it was time to get em’ started again. Here’s a few of my latest listens to help you awake this Monday and get into some thrashing code.

First off, again throwing this band into the mix, with incredible vocals that often shock people, Brittney Hayes (A.K.A. Brittney Slayes) tears into the sound barrier with inspiring awe backed by Scott Buchanen, Grant Truesdell, and Andrew Kingsley with virtuoso slaying! Learn more about Unleash the Archers or check out some of the following epic masterpieces that I’ve provided you here.

Next up a seriously wicked awesome band from beloved Ukraine from the city of Horlivka! Jinjer is lead by Tatiana Shmailyuk with Roman Ibramkhalilov, Eugene Abdiukhanov, and Vladislav Ulasevich. This band combines a varying twist of vocal melody and brashness, with extreme control from Tatiana and a diver set of melody and harmony among the strings, with prodding rhythm from the drums.

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Since I’m going for a lucky three every Thrashing Code Metal Monday, here’s the premium curated third choice! This is an entirely new band I discovered just this past Sunday while watching the sun burn violently an etching across the usually overcast peaceful sky. Oceans of Slumber are different in many ways compared to much of the metal I’ve been listening to as of late, but have a huge variety of influence and a lower range that I in enraptured with.

The band is made of lead singer Cammie Gilbert and backed with Keegan Kelly and Dobber Beverly. It’s some slower moving, passion inducing surrealist art that flows along like the seasons.

Just for good measure, check out Sunlight live in studio with Oceans of Slumber too and also the absolute epic combination of video, art, music, and passion in No Color, No Light!

Past Thrashing Code Metal Mondays for your listening pleasure.