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!