Its 2014; I did some quick calculations and that’s thirty years since 1984, making this year the thirtieth anniversary of many classic metal albums. That’s got me to remembering back to when I was a lad, feverishly purchasing and wearing out so many classics, hanging with my metal pals, cranking metal and thrashing out. What a [...]
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It’s time for year end lists! Actually it was time for year-end lists weeks ago. I should get an award for being the last blogger to post a best of 2013 list. Well let’s not waste any more time, it’s the best metal of 2013 according to me!
Anciients – Heart of Oak
Anciients released their first [...]
Yes metal fans it’s the battle of the Queensryches. The most entertaining metal feud since Ozzy was kicked out of Black Sabbath.
Both Queensryches have released new material. Both are claiming to get back to their metal roots. Wasn’t that what all the fighting was about? Anyway…
Who’s the better Queensryche? Let’s take a listen.
I arrived at the Troubadour just before Royal Thunder started their set. I missed the opener Ancient Wisdom but thank holy hell I didn’t miss Royal Thunder because they killed it. Surprisingly they were performing as a three piece, one of their guitarists was absent, but this didn’t prevent Royal Thunder from being sublime or [...]
Only five records on the best of list this year. Does that mean I have been lax in my listening duties? Maybe a bit, but I haven’t heard a heck of a lot of songs this year that prompted further listening. And as always, I do not pad the list to reach [...]