Word Salad Wednesday: Guns ‘n Roses – Night Train

Jeez, spoiled for choice with these guys, their entire lyrical output appears to have been produced by an epileptic twelve-year-old with Tourette’s.  The music may have been cool but the lyrics were about as sensible as the concept of Chinese democracy. I really hope these were written under the influence of the shitty namesake wine, […]

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Monster, Monster – Unholy

So shortly before they threw the makeup back on and went back to mostly just stagnantly doing the same old stuff that made them famous in the 70s, KISS dropped the Revenge album.  By far the heaviest (and in my opinion, musically best) stuff they ever turned out (yeah, yeah, Destroyer, whatever, this is my […]

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Monster, Monster – Psycho Circus

You know, far a band who’s bassist’s schtick was heavily influenced by old horror films and specifically by Lon Chaney Sr., KISS had very little horror-themed stuff in the catalog.  There’s a better example that we’ll get to eventually, but this 1998 effort off the first (only) album recorded during the brief return of original […]

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Nerd Metal Fridays: Blind Guardian

Going old-school today with Germany’s Blind Guardian. For over 30 years they’ve been turning high-concept ideas into heavy-duty tunes and helping to define what today’s artists mean when they talk symphonic metal. Nerdy? Well they managed to make an entire concept album out of Tolkien’s The Silmarillion (Nightfall in Middle-Earth). If unironic songs about hobbits, […]

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