Over on my favorite forum for rambling about metal, The History of Metal (it’s an open Facebook forum, so anyone, meaning you, can join and flap your jaw about metal with a wide variety of metalheads from all over the world), the admin made a challenge to all the members to create their top 100 albums of all time. Loving making lists I’m all on this. Between the ~1500 albums I have there is a lot to filter through and this has turned into quite a daunting, yet fun, challenge. This list will represent where I am with my favorite albums right now, if I were to do this last year or next year, while being similar, I’m sure there would be lots of differences. My only self-imposed limitation on this is I’m confining each band 3 albums in the list to avoid entire, very large, discographies over saturating it. Every 5 days or so I’ll make a post with the next 5 entries into the list. Fellow bloggers, I extend this challenge to you (and be sure to let me know where and when you’ll be posting it, I’d love to read it), and for readers without a blog join up with THOM and post yours there! Enjoy!!! Peace Love and Metal!!!
Last week it looks like Machine Head‘s cover of Iron Maiden‘s “Hallowed Be Thy Name” bested Evile‘s take on Pantera‘s “Cemetery Gates”. Congrats!!
This week let’s have a bit of a laugh. Here are 4 bands that like to have a bit of fun with the heavy metal culture. So, what say you? Do you like Steel Panther‘s lampooning of 80’s hair metal, Dethklok‘s stabs at death metal, Spinal Tap‘s digs at the early metal scene, or Austrian Death Machine‘s Schwarzeneggerian approach to thrash metal.
Christmas season is here and what a better way to get into the spirit than with some Christmas carols. Sing-a-long to everybody’s favorite Christmas song “Jingle Bells”, made even better with some thrash metal and Ahhh-nold Schwarzenegger on vocals. After hearing this you will be happily dashing through the snow snapping vertebrae. Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!
Cover songs are a great way for a band to show tribute to their favorite artists, and move out of their comfort zone and have some fun with their music without having to compromise the integrity of their core material. Here’s a list of some covers done by metal bands that step out of what the bands core sound and cover something that is a little different for them, some of the covers are “metalized” some hone the spirit of the original, but in the end, they’re all pretty damn good covers. And if you dig the cover version, check out the original, more times than not it’s a great song. If you know some more unlikely covers let us know in the comments and let us know what your favorite were. Enjoy!!! Peace Love and Metal
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