Weekend Playlist – 1/12/08 & 1/13/08

A lot went on this weekend, mostly football! I was at the Patriots playoff game Saturday night, I’m a 15 year season ticket holder. In between football games, I listened to a lot of music…..

Primal Fear – New Religion (2007): Haven’t tired of this album yet, probably the band’s best to date!

The Donnas – Bitchin’ (2007): This is my first Donnas album and I picked a good one to start with. Sounds like Joan Jett mixed with ’80s Hard Rock and a dash of Punk.

Armory – The Dawn Of Enlightenment (2007): If I expanded my Top 15 of 2007 to twenty albums, this one would make it. Solid Power Metal that compares well to the leaders of the genre. And they’re local guys from Massachusetts!

The Great Kat – Worship Me Or Die! (1987 orig./2007 reissue): I remember reading about The Great Kat back in the Summer before my freshman year of high school, she was supposedly the next big shredder. Well she shreds…..and shreds…..and shreds!

The Great Kat – Beethoven On Speed (1990 orig./2007 reissue): Kat shreds Beethoven…..and shreds…..and shreds!

The Darkness – Permission To Land (2003): Remember the hype on this band? I bought into it and I liked it at the time but it didn’t have the staying power…..time to revisit this to see if it was worth the hype.

Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears (1991): I wanted to hear a great Ozzy album.

Ozzy Osbourne – Ozzmosis (1995): I liked this record when it came out and I still think it’s a good solid album, a notch below No More Tears.

W.A.S.P. – The Neon God (Pt.1): The Rise: I wanted to give this a fresh chance because I thought it sucked when it first came out…..I was right!

Michael Schenker – Thank You 4 (2004): Michael Schenker is one of my favorite guitarists and his Thank You series of acoustic instrumental albums is really great. My youngest daughter was a baby when I bought this from Michael’s website, I used to put this on, press REPEAT, and my daughter would nap until I stopped the CD. I played it and she fell asleep, she’s 4 now!

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!