For Those About to Squawk: Waldo's Pecks of the Week

Every other Friday (well, Tuesday just for today), Waldo the African Grey Parrot, frontbird of thrash-grind immortals Hatebeak, will get you caught up on the week’s latest “extreme” releases. What’s up, guys? Sorry my column is running a little late, but hey, even your boy Waldo needs a vacation once in a while.

I got some old school in my death metal. DISMA release their utterly brutal first full-length, Towards the Megalith. This thing beaking slays. The ex-member roster reads like a virtual who’s who of punishing death, and this is not a disappointment of what you’d expect from the lineup. Disma’s first EP was stunning, and the follow-up is no joke. Guttural, visceral and any other kind of “ral” I can think of. If I was in Incantation now, I’d be running for the hills. Profound Lore has really been leaving my feathers ruffled lately, but they knocked it out of the park on this one. Worship the new old school. DISMA. 8 Fucking pecks.

DYING FETUS release History Repeats. I’m really squawking hesitant on this one. It’s assumed that this EP is really just for fans of the Fetus, and basically a release so they have something new to sell on their endless runs of the U.S. and beyond. That’s not really a bad thing either; it’s basically some covers and a new track. You know what’s more boring than death metal covers? A death metal band covering another death metal band, and while History Repeats certainly isn’t bad, I’m just squawking wondering why it’s necessary. Rumor has it that after this run, they will be writing and recording a new album, so maybe this is just a teaser, and a new Dying Fetus record will surely slay. I’m just a little confused of why this is around. 6 Fucking Pecks.