Weekend Playlist – 1/5/08 & 1/6/08

Here’s what I’ve had playing this weekend:

After Forever – s/t (2007): A great pickup this past week on the hunt! I like the give and take between singer Floor Jansen’s operatic soprano voice and guitarist Sander Gommans death metal growls. Add the choir and atmospheric Metal and you’ve got a great package.

Lordi – The Arockalypse (Special Edition) (2006): I’m digging it! I like KISS and Gwar so Lordi is right up my alley. I’m kicking myself for passing this up for two years.

God Fires Man – A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun (2008): A promo copy of God Fires Man’s new record in stores on 2/19/08. A review is coming…..

Roadkill – God Bless America (2007): Another promo I got late in ’07 that I’ll have a review of soon…..

Primal Fear – New Religion (2007): I have really been enjoying this album, I’m glad I picked it up late in ’07 rather than waiting for the U.S. release in early 2008. Power Metal done with melody…..Ralf Scheepers proves why he is one of the best singers in Metal.

Queen – The Game (1980): One of the most WANTED. I finally got it so I’m listening to it a lot.

Fight – War Of Words (1993): I remember thinking how good this was when it came out and it still holds up today. Rob Halford came out of the ashes of Judas Priest with a great album.

Manowar – Gods Of War (2007): I’ve gotten a lot of email from Manowar fans regarding my placing this album at the #1 slot for The 5 Worst Albums of 2007. I figured I would listen one more time and decide if Manowar truly deserved the crown…..I was right!

Sunday Shuffle – 1/6/08

Tale Of The Tape:
Dell DJ 30 (1st gen)
3689 songs (309 full albums)

Here we go again, another late Sunday night sitting at my desk trying to catch up on all things Metal! My Dell DJ is finally biting the bullet, the battery life is almost down to nothing. I think I’m getting 2 hours out of the battery now compared to the 15 hours I had when I first bought it. Maybe I’ll upgrade to an iPod when I get my income tax refund! So here’s the first 20 songs that came up (if the battery holds):

  1. MSG – ‘Journey Man’ – 2006
  2. Saxon – ‘Wheels Of Steel’ – 1980
  3. Buckcherry – ‘Place In The Sun’ – 2001
  4. After Forever – ‘Discord’ – 2007
  5. Iron Maiden – ‘Strange World’ – 1980
  6. Def Leppard – ‘Breathe A Sigh’ – 1996
  7. Judas Priest – ‘Rapid Fire’ – 1980
  8. Alice Cooper – ‘For Britain Only’ – 1982
  9. UFO – ‘Cowboy Joe’ – 2000
  10. Jorn Lande – ‘Sunset Station’ – 2001
  11. Dio – ‘Killing The Dragon’ – 2002
  12. KISS – ‘She’ – 1975
  13. Frehley’s Comet – ‘Love Me Right’ – 1987
  14. Alcatrazz – ‘Sons And Lovers’ 1985
  15. Quiet Riot – ‘In Harms Way’ – 2006
  16. 3 Inches Of Blood – ‘The Goatriders Horde’ – 2007
  17. Wig Wam – ‘Breaking All The Rules’ – 2006
  18. Autograph – ‘When The Sun Goes Down’ – 1987
  19. Black ‘n Blue – ‘Gimme Your Love’ – 1988
  20. Black Sabbath – ‘War Pigs’ – 1970

Bonus Track:
Krokus – ‘Electric Man’ – 1991