The year is coming to an end and we are ready to kick 2017 to the curb and start hanging out with 2018. Per our tradition we recorded an end-of-year episode which this year brings together our top 25 metal albums for 2017.
When Alice Cooper was a young boy, a relative took him to see the movie, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. He recalls it as his first encounter with that part of existence that might be thought of as creepy, strange, or maybe just…
I like what I like. I'm an authority on what I like. However, I do not claim to be an authority on every sub-genre of metal that everyone else likes. So here is my list of top 11 heavy metal albums for the first half of 2017. These are the albums that stuck with me...
Hi, this is John and here are my "Top 11 metal albums for 2017" - midyear edition. Traditionally, I'm the prog guy, but I have enjoyed more than a few doom, death and black metal releases to go along with some great progressive metal the past six months.
11) Tombs - The Grand Annihilation Need to spend some more time with it, but first few times through, another solid effort 10) Replacire - Do Not Deviate Insane tech death. 9) Goatwhore - Vengeful Ascension Pretty straightforward, but heavy and loud.
Hey there. I’m Sergiy Trushel, the bassist in Catatonic Society, the band that Jay from the podcast is in. I was listening to the METALHEADS Top 25 and cannot get rid of one thought: this is very subjective. One doesn’t just realize “this album is number 3” overnight. I’ve accessed my college days which filled with neverending math
This seething black cauldron of suck that is 2016 is almost over. A lot of bad things happened this year, and we lost a seemingly staggering amount of people this year. But lots of good things happened as well. There was also a mountain of killer albums this year, so let us take solace...
In Episode 51 of the podcast we did a Top 11 Albums of 2016 Mid-Year. Here are everyone's lists, as well as a combined list John put together based on which albums showed up the most on all of our lists.
Hello Metalheads and my friends THE MetalHeads! I’m Feind Gottes author and writer/editor for Thy Demons Be Scribblin. We’re about at the mid-way point of the year so a short time ago Buke (my new internet stalker!) asked me if I’d be willing to provide a little mid-year list if I wasn’t already doing one for my own site.
In Episode 41 of the podcast we did a Top 10 Albums of the Last 15 Years list. In case you missed it, or couldn't be bothered, here are our lists from that episode, as well as a combined list John put together based on which albums showed up the most on all of our lists.
The following list was compiled by John based on the lists from George, Buke, Jay, Will and John. He assigned points to each album based on where they showed up on each person's list and then added up all the numbers to see how albums ranked. Enjoy!
I have heard some people say that 2015 wasn’t as good a year for metal as last year. I find myself unable to agree with that assessment. For the better part of 2015, I felt like I was spinning around in circles trying to catch all the great albums as they came flying by; I couldn’t shake the feeling that there was a great undiscovered treasure...
Wow, pretty great year...up until Lemmy died. Amorphis and Cattle Decapitation released utterly addictive albums, the Vanden Plas release might be their best yet (Goddammit, more people need to listen to them), and Bell Witch dropped a nuclear bomb on the doom crowd...
I don’t claim to be a professional album reviewer. I just like what I like. I’ve been a metal head for about 33 years now, so that is my claim of legitimacy to provide a year-end album list (and the guys asked me so I complied). My top five are pretty solid. The order of albums 6 through 25 could be rearranged...
Every year I look forward to compiling my year-end, top metal albums list. It gives me a chance to reflect on my past-year acquisitions, as well as compare favorites with friends. So, I was psyched when the guys asked me to participate in their year-end Top 25 episode.
Having been listening to heavy music for over 20 years now, I still get excited by new and exciting music by bands both new and old. The year started a bit slow by by the end of it there was, as ever, a ton of brilliant releases.
I’m a craft beer worshiper and a black coffee drinker who is still holding out for a new Soilent Green album. I occasionally write about beer at Manifest Fermentation and can be found on Twitter too. My list is everything I love about metal, from its occasional pure cheese factor to the over the top brutality. I love it all…well a lot of it anyways! Cheers!
There's always room for more Best Of lists, right? Of course there is. Below are some of the lists we received from friends. There is a lot of good stuff in there not featured on any of our other lists, so happy hunting. I would also like to point out that Wilderun captures their third number one for the 2015 metal hat-trick.
I know I titled this “The 100 Best Metal Albums of 2014”, but I did that mostly so the search engines might pick up on it more and then more people may see this list. What this list really is, though, are my personal favorite 100 albums of 2014.
I first heard about the Landless Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. last year when one of my wife’s college friends, Terry, was one of the Landless board members. Terry heard I was running Metal Disciple and got a hold of me to see if I wanted to check out and review a show from their production of Richard Campbell’s Frankenstein.
“I sure wish all my favorite bands would go back and re-record their early albums,” said no metal fan ever. I was driving home yesterday evening listening to the 80s thrash metal classic “Bonded by Blood” from Exodus...
I am blown away by the news I just received that Mitch Lucker, singer for Suicide Silence, was killed in a motorcycle accident last night. METALHEADS send our condolences to all his friends, family, and fans. Rest in peace brother.
Test Today is one of those days where I wish I had just stayed in bed. The gods have apparently conspired to piss me off mightily and the shit just continues to roll down hill to yours truly sitting at the bottom. When I become enraged one of the first things I do is turn to music.
Way back on June 29th I posted about the new release of the book “Tales from the Stage” by Michael Toney. Due to time away and the down-time from redesigning and rebranding the site, it took me a little while to sit down and read this book.