Without thinking too hard about it, I scribbled this list of my 10 favorite metal albums this year so far. The list will certainly change in the next 2 months, but here's an early draft.
1. Dream Theater, Distance over Time
2. Opeth, In Cauda Venenum
3. Soen, Lotus
4. Tool, Fear Inoculum
5. Soilwork, Verkligheten
6. Devin Townsend, Empath
7. Evergrey, The Atlantic
8. Children of Bodom, Hexed
9. Avantasia, Moonglow
10. Elvenking, Reader of the Runes – Divination
Yesterday I gave Clapton's _461 Ocean Boulevard_ a listen for the first time, all the way through (four times). I thought it okay, but nothing to get excited about. Today I'm listening to _Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs_ by Derek and the Dominos for the first time. Three songs in, and all I can think is HOLY CRAP, and I haven't even gotten to "Layla," "Little Wing," or "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" yet. What an album.
12 minutes of people yelling SLAYER! to win a contest. I was in the foulest mood until I watched this; now I feel pretty good. Maybe I need to put some old-school thrash in the headphones today.
I like the guy in church genuflecting and saying "HECKING SLAYER!!"
High on Fire’s De Vermis Mysteriis (2012) is available on cassette. https://high-on-fire.myshopify.com/products/de-vermis-mysteriis-cassette-tape
Dave Mustaine has throat cancer. http://www.metalsucks.net/2019/06/17/megadeths-dave-mustaine-has-been-diagnosed-with-throat-cancer
Playing around with IG stories, I made a little countdown of the 10 best albums of 1982 (the year I was 13). If you have an IG account, you can view it here. What do you think of my list? :)
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