Mammal’s 21-Year Hit Parade: 2012, #9 – #7

MetalCatThe number of genres and sub-genres of modern metal far exceeds the total number of genres that existed in Western music 30 years ago.

There are more bands today playing classic-style heavy metal than there were at the height of heavy metal in the 1980s.

Since the advent of online music streaming and buying, more metal albums are released every month than the total number of albums of all kinds of Western music in 1980.

No one can possibly listen to every new metal album… but, oh man, it’s fun trying!

 

2012, #9: Barren Earth – The Dead Exiles

Album: The Devil’s Resolve
Country: Finland
Genre: Melodic Death Metal

 

2012, #8: Epica – Storm the Sorrow

Album: Requiem for the Indifferent
Country: Netherlands
Genre: Symphonic Metal

 

2012, #7: Borknagar – The Earthling

Album: Urd
Country: Norway
Genre: Folk Black metal

 

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About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

Posted on November 12, 2014, in Mammal's 21-Year Hit Parade and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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