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Metallica are one of my all-time favourite bands, I think there are some great songs from the Load/Reload era, but man, do I ever hate “Fuel”. I don’t know why they insist on playing it all the time, arguably the worst song in their entire discography.

 +2Posted on Nov 19th | re: Album Of The Week: Chumped Teenage Retirement (74 comments)

Sorry, don’t mean to pick on you Wesley, I just hate how there’s always so much whining in the AOTW comments section, all the “how dare you not pick MY favourite album!” comments get old fast. (Also, I have a wife and twins, you know us married dudes with kids have to stick together).

 0Posted on Nov 18th | re: Album Of The Week: Chumped Teenage Retirement (74 comments)

Yeah, I only like music writers who agree with everything I like! And get off my lawn!

(Seriously though, “things that teenagers love”? Settle down there, Grandpa Simpson. You can like radio pop, but “married dudes with kids” can’t? Sorry, wrong).

 +1Posted on Nov 11th | re: Album Of The Week: Cult Of Youth Final Days (30 comments)

What a ripoff, they totally stole that album cover from Comecon:

(What, you don’t think they’re familiar with obscure early-90s Swedish death metal? Come on, it’s totally possible!)

 0Posted on Nov 10th | re: The Lox - "All We Know" Video (1 comments)

I happen to belong to that certain vintage of rap dork – between this and the new M.O.P. EP dropping next week, I’m very happy indeed.

 0Posted on Nov 6th | re: AC/DC Drummer Charged In Murder Plot (33 comments)

The charge has apparently been dropped:

Hey Phil – have a drink on me!

 +1Posted on Nov 5th | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - October 2014 (52 comments)

Ha, I never made the Pike/Lemmy connection before, but now that you mention it, you’re totally right!

 +1Posted on Nov 5th | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - October 2014 (52 comments)

I don’t know KTB, but I would highly recommend SubRosa, their latest album (More Constant Than The Gods) was one of my favourites of last year. Epic female-fronted doom with electric violins – I guess Windhand would be the closest comparison, although SubRosa are a bit less “droney” and their singer is more expressive. Anyway, well worth checking out.

I would also highly recommend the new Alunah album (Awakening the Forest), which is in the same vein, fairly straightforward doom, just great songs/riffs. And Gaz Jennings from Cathedral has a new band called Death Penalty, their new album (self-titled) is also great – more uptempo than the previously mentioned bands but still fairly sludgy/doomy, closer to High On Fire I would say. (Speaking of Cathedral, that’s another band you should check out if you don’t already know them, I’m guessing they’d be right up your alley, especially their first album, Forest of Equilibrium from 1991).

 0Posted on Nov 4th | re: Now's Your Chance To Invest In Queensrÿche LLC (1 comments)

I’m sure you posted this just to make fun of it, but if I had an extra 50 grand lying around, I would be all over this.

 +2Posted on Nov 4th | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - October 2014 (52 comments)

Absolutely right. Sorry, I just have an automatic reflex to jump to glam metal’s defense, because I have such a sentimental attachment to it, and it gets made fun of so much (not that there’s not a lot to make fun of, admittedly). The thing that strikes me as cynical and pandering is these parody bands like Steel Panther who poke fun at glam metal, when they all used to be IN actual glam metal bands, and still would be if there was any money in it. Also, pirate shirts and waxed chests are totally coming back, just you wait.