Mother’s Day Metal

Happy Mother’s Day to any and all mom’s that come to the Vicious blog. You all deserve much more than just one day.

My mom is working.
My grandmother refuses to leave the house.
My mother-in-law wants to read a book.
My sister won’t answer her phone.
And my wife ate a Chinese food feast and left me with the kids.

So while one watches SpongeBob and the other is watching a DVD, I can Rock out!

Here is the official Mother’s Day Metal playlist:

1. AC/DC – For Those About To Rock (1981)
Always overlooked due to Back In Black’s success. Aside from the title track, my favorite here is Inject The Venom.

2. Angel Witch – 2000: Live at the LA2 (2000)
A live album on Zoom Club Records, usually means an official bootleg! This is the oldest album in the growing pile of discs on my desk (that means it was the bottom one!). 12 songs recorded live at London’s LA2 in 2000 and a 3 song video disc as a bonus. Haven’t gotten to the video but the audio CD is definitely subpar.

3. Buckcherry – 15 (2006)
New album by a reunited Buckcherry. In 1999, I thought they were the next Guns’n Roses, I was wrong. The debut is excellent, not a bad song on the album. They released Time Bomb in 2001 and toured with AC/DC. Of course then they broke up. The new disc, 15, is another strong album. They aren’t reinventing the Hard Rock wheel but they write good songs and have use the sexual themes a la 1986. Good stuff.

4. Evergrey – Monday Morning Apocalypse (2006)
I still haven’t really absorbed this one yet. I really want to like Evergrey, I read amazing reviews on them but I just can’t seem to get into them.

5. Iron Maiden – Live After Death (1985)
Because Metal Mark had IRON MAIDEN WEEK last week, I can’t get enough of Live After Death. One of my favorite live albums and one of the most important releases of my younger years. I defy anyone to find a dead track in that setlist for the Powerslave Tour. What a solid show!

6. Scorpions – World Wide Live (1985)
Another live classic and essential album from my youth.