Mammal’s 21-Year Hit Parade: 2013, #20 – #16

MetalCatWhile I’ve been playing with so much metal in the last few months I’ve wondered about my taste, which isn’t the same as yours or anyone else’s. Your taste is also unique. Two or three people with a common interest in certain types of metal may agree on their favourite album of a particular year. If those three were to make their top ten lists for just three or four years, however, it’s almost 100% certain there would be three quite different sets of lists.

What is taste? Can it be defined? There is some concensus among critics about what is good. There is never universal agreement. Music is too intangible and personal.

What then about the bottom-line question: What is the best music? I have only one answer to that, and it’s been my answer for many decades… the best music is the music you enjoy the most. It would be gravely presumptuous of anyone to tell you otherwise.

Ultimately there are only two types of music for anyone – music you like and music you don’t.

~ Dark Metal Cat, defending his chorus with a marauding stray cat last night

 

2013, #20: Riverside – New Generation Slave

Album: Shrine of New Generation Slaves
Country: Poland
Genre: Progressive Metal

 

2013, #19: Fit For An Autopsy – Still We Destroy

Album: Hellbound
Country: USA
Genre: Deathcore

 

2013, #18: David Maxim Micic – Where Is Now?

Album: Bilo 3.0
Country: Serbia
Genre: Experimental Metal

 

2013, #17: Revamp – Wild Card

Album: Wild Card
Country: Netherlands
Genre: Symphonic Heavy Metal

 

2013, #16: Ghost – Year Zero

Album: Infestissumam
Country: Sweden
Genre: Hard Rock

 

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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 18, 2014, in Mammal's 21-Year Hit Parade and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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