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ricardus_scriptor

Rick Dive Author (check out The Stolen Flame on Amazon/Kindle). Honestly this kinda got taken over by the #irontherapy microreview/mental health project. http://facebook.com/richarddiveofficial
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Youth group’s debut album urban & eastern is a bit of a rhythmic mess, but tonally it stands out from a lot of the indie rock scene of the early 2000s, which i suppose is to its credit. the sydney band’s 2001 disc doesn’t have anything particularly meaningful to say, but it’s a softer alternative to the harder angst of the resurgent emo/hardcore scene and at time reminiscent of the cure, so i dunno. it’s not bad, but it’s nothing to write home about. highlight tracks include happiness’ border, guilty, my soul takes flight, and instant charmer. available on itunes and spotify.
today was a better day than some i’ve had, being able to talk with it with professionals as well as others helps a lot. arm/chest/shoulder stuff was pretty standard. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #tuesday #armday #chestday #shoulderday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #youthgroup #urbanandeastern #2001 #happinessborder #guilty #mysoultakesflight #instantcharmer #rock #alternative #indie #folk #itunes #spotify #sydney #australia
6 23 11 hours ago
Another round of pirate metal begins with alestorm’s 2008 debut captain morgan’s revenge, a brilliant entry in an underrated genre. the scottish band, known in their pre-nautical days as battleheart, fuse sea shanty concepts with heavy metal sensibilities to create something fun and memorable, the perfect soundtrack to drink or drive to (but not both at the same time, we responsible here), and at 42 minutes it’s short and sweet. definitely worth checking out. highlight tracks include over the seas, the title track, nancy the tavern wench, and flower of scotland. available on itunes and spotify.
5k doable in under 17.5 minutes, pretty sure that’s my peak. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #monday #cardio #running #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #alestorm #captainmorgansrevenge #2008 #overtheseas #nancythetavernwench #flowerofscotland #rock #metal #heavymetal #piratemetal #pirate #scotland #itunes #spotify
1 35 Yesterday
Judas priest seems to play every other day at work (when we’re not stuck with six f*****g rnb compilations in a row) so this #livesessionsunday their 2009 a touch of evil: live album takes the stage. my desire to branch out into different bands has kept this iconic group from a career run on here thus far, but i am a fan, and this powerhouse of pure heavy metal have lost none of their energy across their decades long career, exemplified here. the crowd interaction is strong, as is the recording quality, so i can’t find any significant fault in it. worth checking out. available on itunes and spotify.
might experiment with alternating lighter runs on focus days (like leg day) and harder runs on cardio days, see if that helps or hinders overall recovery. i’ve been unwell of late, to the point where i can’t hide it, but have to keep on keeping on. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #sunday #legday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #judaspriest #atouchofevil #2009 #live #rock #metal #heavymetal #britain #itunes #spotify
3 29 2 days ago
Methyl ethel’s new album triage is like a psychedelic as f**k take on the florence + the machine sound (an apt description from @nickyrad777 ) and it manages to simultaneously build on the previous albums whilst creating something new and ambitious. the perth trio keep making waves with each new tune they drop, and this third studio effort should hopefully see them smash the charts. great chill out album with a lot of positive energy. highlight tracks include scream whole, trip to the mains, real tight, and no fighting. available on itunes and spotify now.
between the general malaise and other symptoms i may be less well than i thought, but ran a 5km in under 18 minutes so 🤷🏻‍♂️. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #friday #weekend #cardio #running #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #newrelease #methylethel #triage #2019 #screamwhole #triptothemains #realtight #nofighting #rock #alternative #dreampop #psychedelic #indie #perth #australia #itunes #spotify
3 42 4 days ago
I’ve been watching supernatural since day one, and with their 300th episode having aired in the last week (#spn300) it felt about time to go back and give it a quick review. eric kripke really nailed the horror vibe in this show, with the help of an amazing crew and stellar cast (jared padalecki and jensen ackles as sam and dean winchester are icons of the genre) and consistent growth through the series, i can’t deny that it’s been a heavy influence on my own storytelling. the takes on angels, demons, and countless other monsters are truly inspired too, often subverting expectations and given far more depth than you’d ever expect from a monster of the week. one of the biggest factors in creating the shows unique atmosphere is the soundtrack, comprised of original compositions by jay gruska and christopher lennertz alongside some stellar rock tracks of the last forty years. carry on, wayward sons. amazing stuff. series 1-13 available on streaming services and home media, soundtrack available on itunes and spotify.
a lot of joint pain the last couple of days, but pushed through for a decent arm/back/core session. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #thursday #armday #backday #coreday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #supernatural #2005 #erickripke #jaredpadalecki #jensenackles #samanddeanwinchester #horror #demons #angels #monsters #cw #itunes #spotify
1 22 5 days ago
Good charlotte’s latest album, 2018’s generation rx, is a furious statement against the opioid crisis gripping the us and features some of their heaviest work yet, both lyrically and sonically. the sound really isn’t what i expected after the last couple of albums, because whilst there has been no relent in their intensity, the heavy crunch on this short and sweet album is a pleasant surprise. the maryland band can still hit hard, and i’ll be looking forward to what they might do next. highlight tracks include the title track, shadowboxer, actual pain, prayers, and better demons. available on itunes and spotify.
anxiety keeps peaking, for no good reason, over a job that’s only meant to be temporary. hitting a 5km in just over 18 minutes was a nice distraction. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #wednesday #cardio #running #goodcharlotte #generationrx #2018 #shadowboxer #pain #prayers #betterdemons #rock #alternative #punk #powerpunk #poppunk #itunes #spotify
0 26 6 days ago
Boy & bear’s third album, limit of love, bounces along at a wonderfully chilled pace whilst maintaining an energetic groove, and i would argue that it’s their best work to date. the great thing about a band that knows their sound and builds continuously on that foundation is that they can keep moving from strength to strength, and as mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery we’ve seen a whole crop of bands pop up trying to emulate their sound in both the australian and international alternative/indie scene. definitely worth the 40 odd minutes to run through, can’t wait to see what they do next. highlight tracks include the title track, walk the wire, where’d you go, showdown, and just dumb. available on itunes and spotify.
it’s yet to cool down, regret leaving the air conditioned gym after arm/chest/shoulder work but fuuuuck paying for parking. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #tuesday #armday #chestday #shoulderday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #boyandbear #limitoflove #2016 #walkthewire #wheredyougo #showdown #justdumb #rock #alternative #indie #folk #australia #itunes #spotify
1 29 1 weeks ago
Mystica girls’ second album veronica, the courtesan from hell, is just as competent as their first, whilst refining some of the few weaknesses they displayed in their debut. it’s not quite as furious, but there is some serious bite in this 56 minute 2016 disc, and at points it feels much heavier. can’t wait to see what they do next. highlight tracks include moonspell, old times, so now it’s what?, and a part of my own self. available on itunes and spotify.
i’m not great at dealing with my depression; mostly just push it down and keep on going through the motions, but it’s getting harder. still under 19 minutes for a 5km run at least. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #monday #cardio #running #mysticagirls #veronicathecourtesanfromhell #2016 #moonspell #oldtimes #sonowitswhat #apartofmyownself #rock #metal #heavymetal #itunes #spotify #mexico
2 27 2 weeks ago
I didn’t expect to do another metallica #livesessionsunday for a long time, but out of nowhere we have their helping hands acoustic set recorded at the masonic and boy, it’s something. a mix of covers and acoustic reinterpretations of work spanning across their lengthy career, the metal icons take on an almost celtic tone by dropping the distortion, and for the most part it works, only really faltering with some of the more modern tracks which don’t translate so well into the acoustic. the energy levels are high though, and they’re as competent as ever, so definitely worth checking out if you’re after something a little different. available on itunes and spotify now.
i’ve been asked why i stick to the still image format for these reviews/updates instead of using videos to show my leg work. my reply to that is f**k you i won’t do what you tell me. i am a peacock and you gotta let me fly. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #sunday #legday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #metallica #helpinghands #2019 #masonic #rock #acoustic #live #metal #heavymetal #thrash #charity #itunes #spotify
3 37 2 weeks ago
White lies, the latest from london post punk band five, is an excellent album. post punk is a very mixed hit and miss genre, but this 42 minute disc is definitely a hit, calling upon new wave and synth sounds with a punk sensibility, and hitting some strong emotional chords while they’re at it. great as a chill album, great as a feelsy album, and all around thoroughly enjoyable. highlight tracks include time to give, finish line, kick me, jo?, and fire and wings (which give very doors like vibes). available on itunes and spotify now.
so i can run 5kms in under 19 minutes now, that’s the fastest i’ve ever been, and i may be able to push further. switching to stamina/endurance soon for cardio so we’ll see how much further i can push this. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #friday #weekend #cardio #running #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #newrelease #five #whitelies #2019 #timetogive #finishline #kickme #jo #fireandwings #rock #punk #postpunk #alternative #newwave #london #itunes #spotify
1 27 2 weeks ago
I’ll preface this by saying i enjoyed suicide squad, despite its studio driven flaws, but i recognise that it was rightly savaged by critics. the 2016 david ayer film followed in the wake of the divisive bvs, and was advertised as something very different to what it was (we were effectively sold dc’s version of guardians of the galaxy and received an inconsistent magnificent seven) but the casting was solid; margot robbie’s harley quinn was genuinely captivating, will smith’s deadshot was an unexpectedly solid take, and say what you will about jared leto’s joker but i was left wanting to see more. the score by steven price largely gets overshadowed by the compilation album, but it fits the dc universe tone well. i skipped over this during the dceu run i did last year, but recent things have brought me back to it, so give it a chance and see how it vibes with you. film available on home media and streaming services, soundtrack available on itunes and spotify.
really feeling the week and i’m only halfway through it, but pretty good arm/back/core session today. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #thursday #armday #backday #coreday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #suicidesquad #2016 #davidayer #margotrobbie #harleyquinn #jaredleto #joker #willsmith #deadshot #soundtrack #stevenprice #comics #action #scifi #itunes #spotify
1 21 2 weeks ago
Truth authority is something a little different and more mature for good charlotte, but the 2016 album is a return to form with all of the intensity that came before for the maryland band. with such a long break in between albums, there was every chance this could have been a lacklustre effort to cash in on nostalgia, but the high energy and the fresh sound prove otherwise. highlight tracks include life changes, 40 oz. dream, life can’t get much better, war, and moving on. available on itunes and spotify.
extremely high cortisol levels do nothing great for recovery or rest, but i’m able to run 5k in under 20 minutes now so that’s good. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #wednesday #cardio #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #goodcharlotte #youthauthority #2016 #lifechanges #40ozdream #lifecantgetmuchbetter #war #movingon #rock #alternative #punk #poppunk #itunes #spotify
1 27 2 weeks ago