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21 Days ‘Till Doomsday #6 – Don’t Open ‘Till Doomsday (Misfits)

First, off I am not here to debate which era of the Misfits is best.  I know Danzig was there a long time, but I found the album American Psycho to be finger-snapping fu and my first ever Misfits album.  I even managed to catch them open for Megadeth once and had a rootin’ tootin’ good time.   Don’t Open ‘Till Doomsday is one of the many short songs on the 1997 release.  It warns of the dangers of sending a signal to space.  I believe this is something we have actually been doing for many years.  We may regret that someday.  In the song, now “they” are coming…

…We were warned of this coming so long ago
Immortal secrets… man shouldn’t know
Entering a realm where we just don’t belong
We called them and they’re coming…

I hope you enjoy your final Sunday of the Mayan calendar.  Are you even going to bother going to work this week?  I suppose you should just in case we are all here come Saturday morning.  Have a good week…some more cool metal songs coming our way for the final five.

Below is a pretty well done fan video. I it doesn’t appear to have anything to do with the song, more of a horror movie montage, but fun to watch.


Top 10 Halloween Songs

Since this past Wednesday was Halloween, I was going through my iPod listening to songs I considered to have a Halloween theme. It’s probably no surprise that many of them were by metal bands. By the end of the day I had come up with what I thought provided the best soundtrack for the day. Feel free to leave suggestions as to what I should put on my playlist for next year!

10-I Was Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery by Woods of Ypres: The song is a haunting one, perhaps best suited for those with a more philosophical side to them. After all, who knows what the afterlife holds and what happens if you’re a ghost.

9-This Situation is Getting Hairy by the Workout:  What would you do if someone you knew turned into a werewolf? The Workout seek to answer this in this semi-romantic song.

8-Dragula by Rob Zombie: Zombie describes what might make for a good Halloween night: Burning witches! (Maybe I’m a little biased on this one since  I live close to Salem)

7-Welcome Home by King Diamond: Having your granny back in your life may seem nice at first, but turns into a nightmare when you realize she rose from the dead.

6-The Fatal Feast by Municipal Waste: Two words: Space Cannibalism

5-Enter Sandman by Metallica: Metallica’s hit song and accompanying music video gave me plenty of nightmares as a child.

4-Bark At the Moon by Ozzy Osbourne: Horror is a theme in classic Ozzy tunes but this one’s particularly campy. Bonus: Ozzy in werewolf makeup.

3-Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden: Iron Maiden has some pretty dark songs but this one is the most nightmare worthy.

2-American Psycho by the Misfits: There are plenty of spooky songs by the Misfits but this encapsulates the way one feels when watching a classic slasher flick.

1-War Pigs by Black Sabbath: Iron Man is the usual Halloween favorite to play but this embodies the holiday perfectly.