This was where the really tough part began. It was difficult enough to narrow my selections down to 75 metal albums. Making a final list of my Top 50 was more challenging still. Choosing my favourites from those 50 for my Top 20 sometimes felt impossible. In some ways it still does.
The challenge was as great in my rankings of the other genres in my hit parades.
My top few on every list shouted out to me clearly that they were extra-special. For the others in my top rankings, the order would quite likely change if I were to re-rank them. Enjoyment of music can change very subtly under the tiniest of emotional or other influences.
I shan’t even try to make a combined top list from all of my preferences in different genres.
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Part 1: “Nayh,” I hear a few of you say in strange accents, “you’re revealing your other true colours. Yesterday was all prog metal. Today it’s almost all folk metal. You’re just a Simon & Garfunkel in a dirndl that would look much better on a Vraulein with less hair on her knees.”
Part 2: Have I mentioned that I love Laura ❤ Binder of Dalriada?
Part 3: Have I mentioned that I love Sarah ❤ Layssac of Arkan?
Part 4: Have I mentioned that I love Masha ❤ Scream of Arkona?
Have I ever mentioned that I heart Angela Gossow? I heart her with all my love. It’s such a pleasure to have her here today. It’s such a pleasure to have her here on any day.
Have I ever mentioned that I love Masha Scream? Wow, two heart girls on the same love, or is it the same day? They scramble my brain.