January 2012 Releases

A partial list of Blu-ray movies, CDs, PlayStation 3 games, and Nintendo DS games to be released in January 2012.
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Kverke.com Top 10s of 2009

Top 10 Metal CDs of 2009

  1. Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect
  2. Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue
  3. Dååth - The Concealers
  4. Lamb of God - Wrath
  5. Arsonists Get All the Girls - Portals
  6. Megadeth - Endgame
  7. ZAO - Awake?
  8. The Number Twelve Looks Like You - Worse Than Alone
  9. Slayer - World Painted Blood
  10. DevilDriver - Pray for Villains

Top 10 Hip-Hop CDs of 2009

  1. Zion I - The Take Over
  2. The Alchemist - Chemical Warfare
  3. Souls of Mischief - Montezuma’s Revenge
  4. MF Doom - Born Like This
  5. Swollen Members - Armed to the Teeth
  6. Afro Classics - Classic Rock
  7. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II
  8. B-Real - Smoke N Mirrors
  9. Gift of Gab - Escape 2 Mars
  10. The Grouch & Eligh - Say G&E!

Honorable Mentions

(in no particular order)

  • iwrestledabearonce - It’s All Happening
  • Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
  • The Lonely Island - Incredibad
  • Mastodon - Crack the Skye
  • Peaches - I Feel Cream
  • Afro Classics & Bash Bros. - Workaholics 2
  • GWAR - Lust in Space
  • Seventh Void - Heaven Is Gone
  • CunninLynguists - Strange Journey Volume One
  • Behemoth - Evangelion
  • Eminem - Relapse
  • Brother Ali - Us

Lamb of God – Wrath

Wrath album art

The levels seem weird, like I’m listening to the radio or a cassette tape. I hope it’s just a shitty rip or transcode or something. I like the drum tone on the last two albums better as the snare sounds bizarre at times. It’s Lamb of God and it fucking rocks. I can’t wait to get the special edition and scream along in the car.

Track By Track

  1. The Passing (1:58)
    The acoustic intro sounds more like Down song than Lamb of God
  2. In Your Words (5:24)
    Comes in fierce, sounds like a pre-Ashes Lamb of God song, then the sung vocals remind me of later Type O Negative sung vocals
  3. Set to Fail (3:46)
    Sung pre-chorus voice reminds me of Damageplan, other than that, sounds like it could have been on Sacrament
  4. Contractor (3:22)
    Reminds me of “An Extra Nail For Your Coffin”, the Japanese bonus track on Ashes of the Wake
  5. Fake Messiah (4:33)
  6. Grace (3:54)
    A finger-picked intro, almost Spanish guitar style,
  7. Broken Hands (3:53)
  8. Dead Seeds (3:40)
  9. Everything to Nothing (3:50)
  10. Choke Sermon (3:20)
  11. Reclamation (7:05)
    Waves crashing, acoustic (dropped-D?) intro, comes in with a hard groove and a growl, acoustic outro fades to waves crashing.

I haven’t heard any of the bonus tracks yet. :(

February 2009 Releases

New Blu-ray, CD, DVD, NDS, and PS3 releases for the month of February that seem interesting to me for one or more reasons. If something is too special to come out on a Tuesday like everything else, it’s getting lumped in with the next Tuesday in the list.

February 03, 2009


  • Afro Samurai: Resurrection Director’s Cut [2009]
  • Clerks II [2006]
  • The Cure – Trilogy [2008]
    • Three separate shows at the Tempodrom arena in Berlin
  • Friday the 13th: Unrated Deluxe Edition [1980]
  • Napoleon Dynamite [2004]
  • Office Space: Special Edition with Flair! [1999]
  • Taxi Driver [1976]
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno [2008]


  • Cannibal CorpseEvisceration Plague - preorder
    • Includes bonus “Making of” DVD
  • Dir En GreyA Knot Of (The End)
  • Sunspot JonzThe Darkside ov Heaven preorder
    • Features The Temper Twins, Myka9, and Luckyiam
  • Sunspot JonzFIGHT, DESTROY, ROCK preorder
    • Features Himself, Myka 9, DWP, Z-Man, Equipto, White Mike, Kwanz, Luckyiam, Moka Only, with production by Sunspot Jonz, Adamatic, Mr. Nemo, Young Kruse, Creasey Buscemi, Nima Fadavi, Moka Only, DJ Fresh, Dirt Nasty, TD, Underrated, Cminus, and Wiz.

February 10, 2009


  • The Boondock Saints [1999]
  • Donnie Darko: Collector’s Edition [2001]
  • Raging Bull [1980]
  • A Time to Kill [1996]


  • 7L & EsotericServe or Suffer
    • All new Esoteric instrumentals
  • Beastie BoysPaul’s Boutique 20th anniversary
  • C-Rayz WalzWho The F%@k Are You?
    • Features Vast Aire, Slug and others.
  • The Lonely Island - Incredibad
  • Napalm DeathTime Waits For No Slave
  • NASAThe Spirit of Apollo
    • Features Chali 2na, Gift of Gab, Z-Trip, Method Man, RZA, KRS-One, Kool Keith, George Clinton, M.I.A., Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Ghostface Killah, and others.
  • Warren GThe G-Files

Nintendo DS


  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Originvideos
  • Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection – screenshots

    • 720p versions of over 40 classic SEGA games including:
      • Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3
      • Columns
      • Ecco the Dolphin
      • Shinobi III
      • Space Harrier
      • Streets of Rage
  • X-Bladestrailer

February 17, 2009


  • Kramer vs. Kramer [1979]
  • The Passion of the Christ: The Definitive Edition [2004]
  • Pulp Fiction [1994] import


  • … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of DeadThe Century of Self
  • Odd NosdamT.I.M.E. Soundtrack
  • Zion IThe Takeover
    • Features Brother Ali and others.

Nintendo DS

  • Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bridescreenshots
  • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon – Feb. 16 – Videos


  • Flower – Feb 12 – videos
  • Street Fighter IV – videos
  • Street Fighter IV Collector’s Edition
    • includes a CD, a mini guide, a figurine, an animated video, and more.

February 24, 2009


  • Akira [1988]
  • The French Connection [1971]
  • The French Connection II [1975]
  • Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder [2009]
  • Neil Young : Archives Volume One (1963-1972) [2008]
  • Ronin [1998]


  • B-Real (Cypress Hill) – Smoke N Mirrors
    • Features Buckshot, Snoop Dogg, Too Short, Kurupt, and others.
  • HatebreedFor the Lions
  • Havoc (Mobb Deep) – Hidden Files
  • Kool KeithTashan Dorrsett CD+DVD
  • Lamb of GodWrath
  • Mobb DeepThe Infamous Instros

Nintendo DS


  • The Godfather IIvideos
  • ShellShock 2: Blood Trailstrailer

Metallica, Lamb of God, and The Sword at Key Arena

Jason got us row 5 tickets for $60, day of show. It took me over an hour to get there, regardless that I live only 12 miles from the venue. We missed The Sword completely, but caught the last half of Lamb of God’s set.

Lamb of God was good. Not as good as when they were headlining the show I saw in Spokane at the Big Easy in 2007 mainly because their sound equipment was nowhere near as extravagant as Metallica’s. Seemed like they had their jam-room equipment onstage, whereas Metallica had every speaker in the building hooked to their shit.

Metallica was so fucking loud and badass, though they sounded sloppy/lazy on most of their older solos and seemed to be off-time when entering older choruses. No songs off Load, Reload, or St. Anger were played. It was awesome when they went from “Master of Puppets” right into “Blackened”. I was basically screaming every word to all the older songs (hadn’t listened to the new album enough to know the lyrics yet). And Lars is the biggest Diva in metal.

There was no beer “at request of the tour”.


The Sword


Lamb of God

  1. Hourglass
  2. Laid to Rest
  3. Walk With Me in Hell
  4. Ruin
  5. Overhauled
  6. Now You’ve Got Something to Die For
  7. Redneck
  8. Black Label


  1. That Was Just Your Life
  2. The End of the Line
  3. Creeping Death
  4. Harvester of Sorrow
  5. One
  6. Broken, Beaten & Scarred
  7. Cyanide
  8. Sad But True
  9. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  10. Wherever I May Roam
  11. The Day That Never Comes
  12. Master of Puppets
  13. Blackened
  14. Nothing Else Matters
  15. Enter: Sandman
  16. Motorbreath
  17. Die, Die My Darling
  18. Seek & Destroy

My ears and voice were fucked for several days after the show. Good times.

July 2008 Releases

New Blu-ray, CD, DVD, and PS3 releases for the month of July that seem interesting to me for one or more reasons.

July 1


    Gangs of New York
    Point Break: Pure Adrenaline Edition

    • I don’t wanna sound like a queer, but I always liked this movie.


    Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 (re-issue)

    • If you don’t already own the original, which you should, go buy this. It’s a fukken masterpiece.


    Lamb of God - Walk With Me in Hell

    • Documentary and other live footage.
    • 07/15: Picked it up at FYE after work tonight. It’s fucking badass. I couldn’t stop laughing at the Tiger Head part. I need one. I think most of the Disc 2 stuff is on the DVD that came with the Deluxe Edition of Sacrament though. At the end there is a melody and pictures of a woman with LoG then it says “In Loving Memory of Evie Carrano” so I googled the name. From LoG forums:

Evie Carrano was a beautiful person. She started with us as a merch girl and became our assistant tour manager and band assistant. Not only did she work for the band, but she was a dear friend to all of us….a sassy sister amongst the dirt bag brothers. She went to the doctor because she had a nagging ache in her shoulder and was diagnosed with Leukemia. It was a total shock to her and everyone around her. She was diagnosed on a Monday and by Tuesday of the following week she was gone. We all loved her and miss her dearly.

July 8


    Batman Begins

    • 07/29: Received my copy from Amazon today.


    BeckModern Guilt

    • I read something about it in Rolling Stone and whatever it was, it made me want to check this out. I think it had something to do with who else worked on the album.
    • Not sure what I think about it yet.

    Jean Grae & 9th WonderJeanius

    • It was leaked a long fucken time ago.

    MelvinsNude with Boots

    • 07/24: The opening riff reminds me of Led Zeppelin.

    Saul WilliamsNiggy Tardust

    • I’ve had it for a while now. It’s fukken tight. Produced by Trent Reznor. Fuck yeah!


    Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution

July 15


    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest



    • If you think Nas want to stop saying the word “Nigger”, he don’t.

    OpioVulture’s Wisdom vol. 1

    • 07/24: Got it recently. Still need to check it out.


    NCAA Football 09

July 27



July 22


    Earth: The Biography


    Fakts OneLong Range

    • Some good features on here: J-Live, Grayskul, Tajai, Akrobatik, Rasco, Planet Asia, and others.
    • 07/24: It’s pretty good. I’ll probably pick it up.

    Nine Inch NailsThe Slip

    • Of course this is available for free download on NIN.com but having the CD is always nice.
    • 07/24: Ordered. Peace.
    • 07/29: Received #14,111/250,000 from Amazon today.

    People Under the StairsThe Om Years
    ReksGrey Hairs

July 22


    Siren: Blood Curse

July 29


    Beowulf: Director’s Cut

    • I went to a Teriyaki place in Lakewood for lunch one day and they had this on. Looked pretty cool.

    Dark City: Director’s Cut

    • I always thought this movie was pretty cool. It’s creepy and dark, same as how I like my women. ;P

    The Lost Boys

    • I used to watch this movie all the time when I was younger.

    Lost Boys: The Tribe

    • They made a fucking sequel?



    • 07/16: Grabbed it last night. It’s fucking badass.
    • 07/29: Bought the deluxe CD+DVD from FYE after work.


    Soulcalibur IV
    Soulcalibur IV Premium Edition

July 31


    PixelJunk Eden