Metal Hammer’s 100 Best Albums of 2017 – 100 to 96

So, my mammoth listen-through of Metal Hammer’s top 100 albums of 2017 begins. My ears have been subjected to 2,275 different artists, according to Last.fm, but I have not heard of any of the first ten bands. Embarrassing. Still, this is the point of doing this, so here we go. Who is at number 100?…… Continue reading Metal Hammer’s 100 Best Albums of 2017 – 100 to 96

357/365 Top 100

357/365 Top 100 by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA My favourite music magazine, Metal Hammer, have been doing a ‘Top 100 Albums of the Year’ thing for a while now. These things are always contentious as they’re drawn from the mixed preferences of the mag’s writers, but there’s always a tonne of great bands…… Continue reading 357/365 Top 100

124/365 Eddie!

“124/365 Eddie!” by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Well, this was unexpected. I hadn’t bought a ticket to go and see Iron Maiden this year due to financial restrictions – tickets were too expensive – but a friend of mine ended up with a spare ticket and it would have been rude not to…… Continue reading 124/365 Eddie!

King Goat – Conduit

Like a large slice of Doom Metal with a side-order of Prog? Then you’ll love King Goat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHBrg2flF8A I can’t stop listening to this track. The rest of the album is very good too. Go and buy it!

Asleep In The Deep

I was mightily impressed with Mastodon’s most recent album. It was heavy, yet melodic; an impressive feat and one of my favourite recent purchases. Check out their vide for Asleep In The Deep – it’s NUTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBXWBj7hIzg

Links for May 19th

Unpleasant Medicine I think it’s significant that there’s no consensus on the larger-scale significance of environmental threats; indeed, our responses are severely polarized, as if these are debatable matters of opinion rather than ones with quantifiable facts attached. Eyjafjallajoekull can potentially continue to erupt for years, massively disrupting long haul travel across the North Atlantic…… Continue reading Links for May 19th

Links for July 29th

It’s all about Science Envy Fellows of the Discovery Institute seem to be over represented in fringe groups, Paul Nelson is a Young Earth Creationist, the Godfather of Intelligent Design Phillip Johnson and DI fellow Jonathan C. Wells have signed on to AIDS denial and Guillermo Gonzalez has signed on to a climate change denialist…… Continue reading Links for July 29th

Fear Factory

They were once thought to be dead and buried, a once great band that spearheaded the more modern noises made by Metal acts. The big guy on guitar left and everyone thought that that was that. Not so, they have a new album out soon (if not already) and I’m interested. My fave rock magazine,…… Continue reading Fear Factory