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Album Review: Annihilator – Feast


68470_annihilator_feastTwenty-six band mates later Jeff Waters and Co, also known affectionately as Annihilator, has released their 14th studio album, Feast.  It strikes me as extraordinary that a band can stay in the business so long, yet receive so little national attention.  It may be different for them in Canada and across the oceans, but in America Annihilator had so much promise in the Thrash world.  Then, probably due to Grunge, fell off the radar.  Yet, they soldiered on churning out album after album and in many cases within or close to year apart.  There is a lot of creativity and determination flowing out of Mr. Waters and the only other permanent member is vocalist Dave Padden (employed since 2003).  Current “live” members since 2010, Al Campuzano and Make Harshaw, were also part of the recording of Annihilator’s latest creation.  I guess the revolving door of musicians is one way to keep ideas flowing.

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Themed Thursday – The Ties That Bind


This week, I am going to explore relationships within heavy metal.  This is about how metal bands are basically tied together like a long list of cousins; some you know and some you don’t.  Each metal band, in its own right, is not very far removed the metal band down the street.  Starting with one of my Top-10 favorite bands, Machine Head, we’ll see how interconnected the metal world is.  Ever heard of 6-degrees to Kevin Bacon?  This is where this Themed Thursday is going.

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