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 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!” 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!
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!
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
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
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
I’ve been listening to all sorts of random stuff on my iPhone and iTunes recently (I love to shuffle – fnarr!) and this track has been growing on me like a fungus: a hard rockin’ fungus. I’ve not heard of Viking Skull before hearing this. I think the track was on one of those free…… Continue reading Viking Skull – Blackened Sunrise
I don’t know why but I’m starting to find certain Power Metal bands to be rather entertaining. I’ve always kinda liked Manowar – not because of the loincloths or due to some homoerotic fantasism – but because they rock with a big grin on their faces. It’s pure cheese but fabulous all the same -…… Continue reading Heeding The Call
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