Yeah, I just listened to the album for the first time, and immediately hit play again as soon as it was over. Definitely a lot of old Maiden in its DNA to go along with the Fastway/Diamond Head/etc, which unsurprisingly means it's right up my alley. This one will definitely be getting some AOTY consideration from me when the time comes.
That Maule track is EXACTLY what I needed today (naturally, they're Canadian). Can't wait to spin the rest of the album - thanks for the tip Michael!
Will definitely need to check these out, especially Dormant Ordeal. ("Absolutely ferocious Polish death metal that rarely drops below a gallop", you say? Consider my interest piqued!)
Yup, that's a monster post, in a good way. I'll definitely be digging into all of these, thanks Rev!
"I call those tracks Slowërhead" "I call the big one Bitey" "I call him Gamblor"
"Loud Noises" is definitely an appropriate username for someone with a new baby in the house. Congratulations!
1. I don't remember much about the movie but the Josie soundtrack is fire. 2. I am also hoping for some more fun times in Toronto soon. 3. Happy birthday!
Holy SHIT. This RIPS.
Ready or not, here they don't come.
All kidding aside, I'm really glad to see Georgia get some coverage here, these two songs are great (I especially love "Headrush"), I'm looking forward to hearing more from her.
Sarah Harmer: 25+ year career, one of the best singer-songwriters Canada has ever produced, national treasure, not a peep out of Stereogum (despite my repeated entreaties in the comment section). Her niece releases two singles and the 'gum is all over it. Seriously, you guys are killing me! :)
This album makes me feel like I could deadlift a hippopotamus encased in concrete.
I don't think time is actually a car, but that bright green Flying V is awesome, so I'll let it slide.
Just hook it to my
I'm with you on Stomp 442 (though I can't agree with Bush over Belladonna), and if you catch me in the right mood I might say RTS is my favourite Pantera album. As for Lulu...sorry, you're on your own there!
That album gets short shrift because of the Blaze factor, which I understand, but I feel like a lot of Maiden fans would like it if they just gave it a chance, it's got some really good songs. "Sign of the Cross" hasn't become a live staple for nothing.
It certainly would, along with several other Priest albums. I myself have been known to take Jugulator out for a spin on occasion.
Speaking of Kreator: new album this summer (produced by Arthur Rizk), new single "soon", according to Mille. 2022 is looking better already.
Also: that Mental Devastation track, godDAMN. Thanks for the tip on that one, Ian!
A couple of good ones I discovered this past month: Dessiderium - Aria. "You got your prog in my death metal!" "No, you got your death metal in my prog!" Either way, this is tasty. Eternity's End - Embers of War. Power metal, but really good (and heavy) power metal.
I really like Demonic, it doesn't have the embarrassment factor (for me, at least). And there are several Machine Head albums that I will go to bat for, but The Burning Red is, um, not one of them.
Damn, I forgot about Same Difference, good call!
Shitsmithing challenge accepted: Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying (2.90). I honestly believe this is Maiden's most underrated album. "Bring Your Daughter" is...kind of a jam? Metallica - Load (2.68). I honestly believe this is Metallica's most underrated album. "Hero of the Day" is...kind of a jam? Iron Maiden - The X Factor (2.82). A briefcase, a lunch, a man on the edge, and Blaze Bayley. Dream Theater - When Dream and Day Unite (2.97). If you don't like this album, prepare to have the DT logo branded into your armpit. Exodus - Impact Is Imminent (3.14). If you don't like this album, prepare to be crushed by a giant pinball on the highway. Grand total: 14.51. With (dis)honourable mentions to: Slayer - God Hates Us All (3.04) Overkill - ReliXIV (2.93) Anthrax - Stomp 442 (2.72) I also considered Testament's Demonic (2.91) and Exodus' Force of Habit (2.79), but they don't really have the necessary cringe factor IMO.
Hooded Menace
I would expect nothing less from a man with his own line of donut holes.
How convenient: my favourite penny of the year also happens to be my SOTY. Iron Maiden - "The Parchment"
With every passing day I'm getting more and more worried that Sarah Harmer will have to cancel her tour. (Again). My kids' school just got shut down on Thursday due to a suspected outbreak, and my family's Christmas plans are basically shot because of the new gathering restrictions. So yeah, "crushing" and "bummer" are definitely appropriate. (On a more positive note, I like the looks of that playlist!)
Yeah, right. Next you'll be telling us that the sky is blue and water is wet.
Also known by its alternate title, "I'm Not Racist, I Have Black Friends".
(Yes, I realize this doesn't have anything to do with Danny Brown or Korn. I just thought it was funny).
Good morning everyone!
"Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2021"? Um, you seem to have me confused with someone else.
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