Celebrated payday by going shopping.
Refrained from picking up anything significant (like a new television, camera or an apartment), and concentrated on music.
The theme was definitely metal, of a retro-ish kind. Not of the spandex-wearing kind, but metal that can be respected even while completely sober.
The first discovery was Death Angel‘s new Killing Season. First old school thrash album I’ve bought in ages. The record was sold with a fifty-minute dvd of a gig in Strasbourg back in 2003 – definitely a nice bonus.
Since I’d been quite impressed by Electric Wizard‘s Let Us Prey, just had to check whether Keltainen Jäänsärkijä had anything further from the Dorset doomsters. Certainly, and there’s still a few albums to be purchased on subsequent visits.
Encouraged by the availability of old doom, just had to check out two old favorites of the genre whose output has been recently re-released… The store was sadly sold out of Solitude Aeturnus, but had plenty of Trouble. Bought the second album, the Skull, and have been very pleased with it (especially since it, too, contains a bonus live dvd).
Capped the day consisting mainly of random wandering around by enjoying an excellent stuffed squid in Empire Plaza in Kamppi. Perhaps the place is not as authentic as Dong Bei Hu, but it sure is conveniently close.