Christmas Week Playlist 2007

Busy, busy, busy! That’s how I’d describe my holiday season so far. It hasn’t been that bad actually, I planned ahead at work to make it easier and my wife handles the family stuff. A lot gets crammed into the month (from Thansgiving to Christmas) and it always seems like more is going on than usual. I think a lot of it has to do with other people rushing and panicking.

It’s even been a little harder to sit back, relax, and listen to some Metal but I’ve managed to go through all the 2007 releases I bought this year for my upcoming Top 15 Albums of 2007 & Top 5 Worst Albums of 2007 lists. Here’s what’s in the rotation:

Roadkill – God Bless America (2007): The band just sent me this CD so it’s only had the initial spin. I’ll be reviewing this album in January.

Armory – The Dawn Of Enlightenment (2007): Always good to hear a band from New England. Armory is from Massachusetts and this CD is a re-recording of the original album from 2004. Like Roadkill, I’ve only given this one spin so I need more time to get into it. Another review for January.

Sebastian Bach – Angel Down (2007): I liked BRING’EM BACH ALIVE (1999) even though it only had 5 new songs. It’s hard to believe Sebastian Bach has done virtually nothing as far as recorded material but has maintained a huge profile with his other activities. ANGEL DOWN is getting heavy rotation because I really want to like it.

Icarus Witch – Songs For The Lost (2007): I’m a big Icarus Witch fan and I have been playing this since it came out. I’ll have a review this week and…..will it make the Top 15? Wait and see…..

Iced Earth – Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Pt.1) (2007): With all the changes at the mic, this album as been resurrected in my CD rotation. Tim Owens outs in a solid performance so I’m still scratching my head as to why the change was made to bring Matt Barlow back. I like the move, Barlow is Iced Earth and the band hasn’t been the same without him.

Masterplan – MK II (2007): I’ve given this the most spins of any album lately because I’m trying to figure out why I’m not getting into it. Is it the switch at the vocalist slot? Not sure…..

Great White – Back To The Rhythm (2007): Comeback of the year! Solid record and completely unexpected to be that good. I hope they continue to make new albums, Great White was a favorite of mine for a long ime until the tragedy happened.

Mob Rules – Ethnolution A.D. (2007): I haven’t given this enough spins and I’ve had this for most of the year. I’ve been into Mob Rules since their first album and I’m a little surprised I’ve shelved this CD for other new releases.

Rush – Snakes & Arrows (2007): I’m trying to like this album. I like Rush a lot but I’m not getting into this record.

Ozzy Osbourne - Black Rain (2007): I’m trying to give this album a second chance but my review stands so far.

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4 comments on “Christmas Week Playlist 2007

  1. HAPPY CHRISTMAS STEVE, TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I can see that you are having a great time, looking at your playlist. MASTERPLAN, GREAT WHITE, ICED EARTH, and many more released great albumes this year. I ordered the new SEBASTIAN BACH cd but till the beginning of the year i will not get it, thats why i my top 25 will come out mid 2008. I can hardly wait to see your top 15. HAIL TO YOU FOREVER!!!!

  2. About MASTERPLAN, i think its not a bad album but i agree that it could be a lot better. I bought it because the new singer. I am a big RIOT fan. Still, its not going to make my top 25.

  3. I thought Tim Owens was doing just fine, but I really like Matthew Barlow, so I’m not really upset.

    I’ve been a fan of Mob Rules from the beginning as well, but I delayed in buying the last couple albums till this year. For me I think it was the price here in Canada. $25 is a lot and it better be good. I waited till the price came down some.

  4. Hi, My son bought me Iced Earth for Christmas after we saw them in the UK, they totally blew us both away. Great album.

    Face of Adversity from Fury UK the rock/metal trio from the UK is never out of the car stereo too, well worth a listen, very diverse with a great young guitarist. Ones to watch in 2008!

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