The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time - #84

August 7th, 2018

High on Fire, ‘Blessed Black Wings’ (2005)

Did listen to much of the album while doing stuff outside yesterday and it somehow made me do things faster. Album has been described by Dave Grohl back when it was released in 2005 as

the most brutal metal album I’ve heard in years

and I agree, it was brutal. Not for chilling out, but perfect as anger management and such...

The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time - #85

August 6th, 2018

Darkthrone, ‘Transilvanian Hunger’ (1994)

“It’s for those who are really fucked up,” he told Decibel in 2009, “’cause there’s not really any entertainment there.”

Amen to that...

The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time - #86

August 6th, 2018

Lamb of God, ‘As the Palaces Burn’ (2003)

Whow! I might even listen to it the future...when in anger!

The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time - #87

August 6th, 2018

Manowar, ‘Hail to England’ (1984)

Had to switch to Youtube to find the album since it is not to be found on Spotify. Might not search for "Hail to England" once more, but might as well listen to other Manowar albums.

The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time - #88

August 1st, 2018

Pig Destroyer, ‘Terrifyer’ (2004)

Grindcore, not my genre, that's for sure. And whow, how many subgenres: Crustgrind, Cybergrind, Coregrind, Noisegrind, Acoustic grind and ... pornogrind...jezzz.

Actually, I needed to settle down - by listening to Glen Campell

The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time - #89

August 1st, 2018

Nightwish, ‘Once’ (2004)

Must admit I do not fancy the opera/heavy mix...at least not as a whole album, to much suger on top!

Rolling Stone trending article

August 1st, 2018

Could it be me?

The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time - #90

August 1st, 2018

Body Count, ‘Body Count’ (1992)

....no, did not like, found it boring.

The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time - #91

August 1st, 2018

Naked City, ‘Torture Garden’ (1990)

From Wikipedia

...Torture Garden is an album by John Zorn's band Naked City featuring Yamatsuka Eye on vocals. The album is a compilation of the "hardcore miniatures" that were also released on Naked City and Grand Guignol. Unlike other Naked City albums, there are no breaks between the individual tracks, giving the impression that the album features only one long, uninterrupted piece...

The Allmusic review by Bradley Torreano awarded the album 4 stars stating "Songs blur together but never get boring, no lyrics are actually sung, and few songs last longer than a minute. It also never takes itself seriously, a nice relief from Zorn's heavy-handed ambiient collaborations. This would make a great introduction to the noise/jazz efforts that this group of musicians pioneered in the early 1990s."[1]...

Genre Jazzcore, Grindcore (whatever that is)

25 minutes of pure pain to listen to, but again, the no-skip-rule always applies.

The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time - #92

August 1st, 2018

Eyehategod, ‘Take as Needed for Pain’ (1993)

Heavy matter...again making me regret the "no skip"-rule. Metal yes, but I could not stand the vocal. Not a winner at all. But at least, when the album was done, the next song that Spotify randomly picked was by the band Orange Goblin, and that is really my kind of music. So at least one good thing came out of the 1 hour and 11 minutes of the Eyehategod-listening terror.