My corruption would have been improved by cream cheese.
Every now and again, I encounter heavy metal, like some of what I hear, plead ignorance, and then forget all about it until the next encounter. However, in the wake of last month’s James Durbin show, metalladon and BellaRog came through with many lively and varied examples of metal, both classic and modern.
And after the concentration of Wordy Young Men With Guitars, late in the 50 States project, I was ready to bang some heads. At the very least, my education in metal — and this is going to be more about my reactions than about metal qua metal, as I’m still a newbie — is good for some eye-rolling and a pat on the head from the true afficionados.
This adventure required a particularly intense and edgy sweet roll, which I invented for the occasion. It includes chocolate, rye flour, and ancho chili pepper. It will grow hair on your chest, then kick you into next week for a barber’s appointment. Since the filling is too dark to show clearly against the dough, it’s logical to begin with the song that started the conversation: Ronnie James Dio’s “Rainbow in the Dark.”