New Wave of British Heavy Trifles

A trifling matter

A trifling matter

If you think back over the last 30 years, there have been so many great, classic bands from the UK, it’s near impossible to list them all… were you to list the bands that made up the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement in the late 70s/early 80s, it’d read like a roll call of metal’s most influential all-stars:

Venom in 1981... black metal is born!

Venom in 1981... black metal is born!

bands like Venom, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Diamond Head, and Angel Witch.

The UK Midlands, of course, are a kind of death metal/grindcore epicenter, having spawned bands like Napalm Death and Bolt Thrower (the latter being from the unlikely metal hub of Leamington Spa). And the doom genre would not even exist, nor be what it is today, without bands like Black Sabbath, Witchfinder General, Cathedral, and Electric Wizard.

As I write this, the names just keep on coming to mind… Carcass, Extreme Noise Terror, Godflesh, Discharge… it really is quite staggering.

So, as a salute to all these great UK bands, here is a veganized version of a very British dessert: the trifle!

This thing is basically like five desserts in one… the first layer is a sponge cake, followed by a layer of fresh fruit (I used strawberries, raspberries, and bananas). On to this you pour a layer of jelly (or ‘jello’), and on top of THAT you pour the final layer: custard!

Vegan jelly (i.e. without gelatin) and custard mixes are often available from Indian/Pakistani shops and markets, as many brands from that part of the world don’t use gelatin for religious reasons. The packets should say ‘suitable for vegetarians’ on the front. And just to prove that point, here is Molly, providing examples of such jelly and custard-mix brands (poor Molly is also reluctantly modeling the Napalm Death and Electric Wizard albums I listened to while concocting this mammoth dessert…)

And Im not even going to get to eat any...

"And I'm not even going to get to eat any..."

The other metal thing that’s metal about a trifle is that once you start serving it up, it can start bearing an eerie resemblance to an operating table. Once you’ve piled some on your plate, top it off with a shot of vegan whipped cream, and try to wrap your head around the different flavours and textures that are coursing down your throat. Sweet, sweet gore indeed, and a worthy sacrifice to hail some of the true masters of metal! By Pranjalistkrieg

(S)cream bloody murder

(S)cream bloody gore


9 Responses to “New Wave of British Heavy Trifles”

  1. ‘(S)cream bloody gore’ – I love it! That was an interesting read and the food looks great as ever. Send my Grim hails to Molly!

    Oh, and if you haven’t heard of Pagan Altar, give the link a click and check out the track ‘In The Wake of Armadeous’. Great but forgotten English proto-doom from about ’81:

  2. pranjalistkrieg Says:

    Oh, I love Pagan Altar! Yet another band you could add to that list. Along with Judas Priest, Bal Sagoth, Benediction, Mistress… wow.

    Molly hails you right back!

  3. hey i have that jelly in the top left hand corner! but i think its like a green mango flavor…i still need to make it. Molly looks awesome too!

  4. pranjalistkrieg Says:

    Good stuff! That was the strawberry flavour, worked well with the trifle.

    Oh, how could I forget Doom?!

  5. great post and interesting to read. Your dog Molly look`s wery metal also(like my 9 years old doggie lady,she is really into deathmetal & drone/doom!…) I think she must be “happy” for being modelling your Jello packages and those 2 hard records! That`s really amzing how UK owns so many good metal bands. I like ecpesially that doom/grindcore sections, but also DM-bands like Carcass and Bolt Thrower are really killer ones.

    Your triffle looks wery aristocratically British and tastefull! I love that pink,creamy appearance- makes that looking much more metal! πŸ˜‰

  6. pranjalistkrieg Says:

    Thanks! Aw, what’s your dog’s name? Molly is around 8 years old, so she is also an old dog lady. Post pictures of your dog!

  7. my “gilrfriend” is Nelli, but everyone calls her Nelli-pallo(=ball). that nickname “Nelli-Pallo” comes for that reason at she is like “hairball”. Wery fluffy and hairy like collies are πŸ˜‰

    And yes, I must post some photo of Nelli! I think I maybe put some nice shot in my next Possessedbyseitan-blog writing….

  8. I love this! I want to make this! Or.. I want to come over to your place & eat this because I am lazy & don’t actually want to do any work. There, I said it.
    Also, I finally linked you guys, der.

  9. man, i want this! i love the colour and the dog is so fierce!

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