Archive for the 'Heavy metal' Category


Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Heres a Web 2.0 mashup I made in a few hours in PHP. 

The idea of Your-V-Lyrics is to search for a artist and a song so you can watch/listen to the video clip as well follow the lyrics next to the video.

So far it works quite well. Especially for music videos where the director really embraces the lyrics and theme of the song.

 Try it out!. Here are some of my favourite music videos

Deftones - Change

System of a down - Arials

Tool - Schism

Metallica - Frantic

Rammstein - Ich will

Incase you wanted to know, videos are from and lyrics from

Full metal racket mp3’s

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

I have set up a process to record the weekly Australian heavy metal radio ‘Full metal racket” on JJJ which also broadcasts over the internet. I did this using Cron, Bash scripting, Mplayer using the -streamdump switch and PHP. Then I host the Mp3 files on my site for download on IPods or portable mp3 players for listening at our own leisure.
For those that are interested this is the bash script called

1) #!/bin/sh
2) mp3filename=Full_Metal_Racket-`date +%y%m%d`
3) /home/slith/apps/MPlayer-1.0rc1/mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile /home/slith/${mp3filename}.mp3

Here is my crontab; maybe theres a better way of stoping the recording than killing all instances of mplayer. Does anyone know?

0 5 * * 2 /home/slith/scripts/ > /home/slith/mylogs/FMR.log
0 8 * * 2 kill -9 `ps -ef | grep | grep -v grep | awk ‘{print $2}’`
0 8 * * 2 kill -9 `ps -ef | grep mplayer | grep -v grep | awk ‘{print $2}’`

If all you care about is downloading the shows in Mp3 format you can find these here.

Full metal racket Slayer

Heavy metal reviews [Slayer - Christ Illusion]

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Ive been able to listen to allot of metal albums these days. My daily trip from my house to Sydney CBD allows allows me to listen to albums from start to finish with no interuptions.

This is how I have always thought albums should be listned to.

Here are my thoughts on what I have recently been listening to.

Christ Illusion

Review - God HATES us all! Firstly I want to talk about the song Black Serenade. I find this one of their most disturbing songs lyrically. Although I look at the funny sides of necrophilia so on second thought this song is killer rape hardcore! This song features a catchy heavy riff, perfectly timed guitar leads and a ideal contrast of tempo and ‘heavyness’.

One thing I noticed is Slayer albums feature no ‘filler songs’ or annoying interlude’s to waste time. Christ Illusion follows suit.

‘Eyes of the Insane’ is basically about how war makes a solider insane. It makes me understand how much you would see death and think about death. Your job is to take the life of the enemy, you will die also.

Now the most controversial song of the album - ‘Jihad’. This song is about the 9/11 attacks from the point of view of the ‘terrorists’ or ‘holly warriors’ depending which side you are on. Tom Araya’s vocals are peaty awesome to keep up with the tempo and I would like to see him pull this of live. The song ends with a extract from motivational letter used before the attacks and is tremendously effective.

I also love Skeleton Christ. Its about how Christianity is used to control people. Its about how Christianity black mails you into things that aren’t true. This song is awesome, its not like Decides rebellion. Its just saying that religion is stupid, you need to make up your own morals. Figure out for self whats right and wrong. Hail Satan! or F*ck Satan! It dosnt matter its all BS.

Overall this album features melodic solos which arn’t in the older Slayer albums. The album is well produced and refined compared to older stuff. It shows the band is still full of creativity in their older age. Its weird because this album is different though you can still decently tell it is Slayer. There is no band to being anything like Slayer.

4 out of 5 Pentagrams