Apropos of Nothing

except perhaps that Halloween is coming and I opted out of doing another countdown this year, Powerwolf’s cover of “A Touch of Evil” is really pretty damned good. Nothing really can beat Rob Halford of course, but I did enjoy this when I ran across it this week. And the organ is a fabulous touch. […]

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Word-Salad Wednesday: Sabaton – Metal Ripper

OK, I’m cheating a bit here, due to the context of the song, but it turned out relatively nonsensical regardless, so I’m going to go with it.  While Sabaton is best known for being Schoolhouse Rock for the headbanging crowd (at least as far as History is concerned), they have never neglected their metal roots and a number of albums contain a final track that acts as a tribute to their musical influences.  Metal Ripper from Coat of Arms is one of these, combining lyrical phrases from a number of well-known metal songs to make something new.  And jumbled.

And hey, for once the lyrics are included!

Dishonorable Mention: Metal Crüe


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Nerd Metal Fridays: Hevisaurus

Because I wasn’t already obsessed enough with Finnish metal (except Nightwish. F@#k Nightwish). Nope, not a joke (although technically aimed at the Wiggles set), and how the hell the guitarist knocks out the first song’s absolutely scathing guitar solo in that getup, I have no idea (and I once spent a whole evening at Amen’s […]

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Nerd Metal Fridays: Manowar

So this week we are throwing things back to what is pretty much the ur power metal band. With a string of bombastic tunes supporting high fantasy and Norse mythology derived lyrics, Manowar inspired an entire generation of socially-awkward young men to paint their conversion vans with bad fake Frank Frazetta murals. They certainly worked […]

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Nerd Metal Fridays – DragonForce

I like these guys way more than they probably deserve. It’s the combination of old-school speed metal virtuosity, soaring melody, clean vocals, and really, really beautiful men (I’m looking at you, Herman Li) that just plain makes me happy whenever I listen to these London-based fantasy rockers (OK, mostly it’s the beautiful men, I’m married, […]

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