Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Around 2:00 pm on a snowy Saturday, as I get ready to go out for an afternoon/evening of beer and metal, I have this nervous feeling in my stomach. Having no friends for most of my life I tend to get antsy when I go out. It has nothing to do with the people, it's just that I'm still quite new at it that the butterflies enjoy some exercise in my gut. Theres always a part of my brain that says, "You know what, Frank? Just cancel and relax at home." There was no way that was gonna happen. My good buddy Dan was here for the weekend. Gonna hang with some other great people (who will be introduced by name soon), drink and watch Khemmis and Crypt Sermon play an awesome show at Saint Vitus bar. I'm not missing this for the world.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Ever since my ears were blessed by Helloween's 'Keeper of the Seven Keys Pt.1' Power Metal has been my favorite sub-genre of metal. The melodies, the strong clean singing, the incredible passion in each note...there's noting else like it. While it may not be as heavy sonically as most other metal sub-genres, the power and strength is definitely present to those who love it. People who know me are aware how much I love and defend Power Metal. Over the past few years this sub-genre has been growing any a very strong rate, and 2016 is no different. It may not have been as strong as last year, but it certainly wasn't a slouch this year. So now, without further delay, I present to you my 20 favorite Power Metal albums of 2016!
Monday, December 12, 2016
Hi, friends! As we near the end of 2016 (thank Dio) we, as metal and music fans, like to compile lists of our favorite albums that graced our ears. I have put two different lists together: a Power Metal and a non-power metal list. I'll explain. Most people who know me are aware that I LOVE Power Metal. If I made one big list, almost every album would be a Power Metal record. I want to give the other sub-genres some love as well because they gave me many enjoyable listens. So today I give you my top 15 non-power metal albums of 2016!
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Welcome to my new blog! This is my first ever blog, so forgive me if things don't look right. I'll fix them eventually. After several months of contributing to different sites, I decided it was time to try out my own little experiment. This may succeed, or it may blow up in my face, but that's what makes life so much fun.