CategoryMetal Tuesday

Metal Tuesday – Within Temptation – Holy Ground

Another strong song off their latest album. And I do so love anime music videos.

Metal Tuesday – Babymetal – Oh! Majinai

Let’s see. I love Babymetal. I love Sabaton. I love Alestorm. Let’s take the lead singer of Sabaton, have him on a Babymetal song. And just for fun, make it sound like an Alestorm song.

Metal Tuesday – Avantasia – Rat Race

Avantasia is one of my favorite bands, and I love how “punchy” their songs can be.

Metal Tuesday – Avenged Sevenfold – Beast & The Harlot

I’m not a huge Avenged Sevenfold, but I do like some of their stuff.

Metal Tuesday- MASHUP- Quiet Riot – Metal Health

Someone did a brilliant mashup of Kool and the Gang’s “Celebration” with Quiet Riot’s “Metal Health.” Great way to kick off the new year!

Metal Tuesday – 2019 Top Albums

Editor’s Comments:

For the end of the year, I have asked The Brother to compile his favorites for 2019. As you can see, his tastes run a little bit different than mine.


Again, I bring lists of musics for everyone to enjoy. This year I have tried to supply Bandcamp links where possible so you can listen to each album. In the case that the album is not on Bandcamp I have provided a link to Apple Music (because that’s what I use).

Album of the Year

Disillusion cover

Disillusion – The Liberation

I love Disillusion. Their album Back to Times of Splendor is one of my favorite albums of all time and The Liberation sits right up there as well. I am elated that after a long hiatus, Disillusion return with an amazing album.

The Heavy Stuff

Lots of death metal here… pretty much all forms of death metal, really. I like death metal.

Soilwork cover Insomnium cover In Mourning cover Damnation Defaced cover Whitechapel cover

  1. Soilwork – VerklighetenMelodic Death Metal
  2. Insomnium – Heart Like a GraveMelodic Death Metal
  3. In Mourning – Garden of StormsMelodic Death Metal
  4. Damnation Defaced – The DevourerDeath Metal
  5. Whitechapel – The ValleyDeathcore

No Death

As per last year, I have a second list of great albums that are not death metal, though several of them are still quite heavy (and the Lacuna Coil album has some vocals that come very close to deathy-growls).

Lacuna Coil cover Pray for Sound cover Sabaton cover Daddy Rock cover We Lost the Sea cover

  1. Lacuna Coil – Black AnimaMetal
  2. Pray for Sound – WavesPost Rock
  3. Sabaton – The Great WarMetal
  4. Daddy Rock – Daddy Rock 2Rock
  5. We Lost the Sea – Triumph & DisasterInstrumental Rock

Honorable Mentions

These are the albums that were in the running for the other lists but did not make it. These are still really good albums, but the lists have to be capped somewhere.

Arch Echo cover Belzebubs cover Black Therapy cover Crepuscle cover

Pelican cover Russian Circles cover Tomydeepestego cover Valence cover

GO FORTH AND ROCK

Metal Tuesday- Secret Rule – The Song Of the Universe

Another good female-fronted metal band.

Metal Tuesday- Dire Peril – Transformers

A cover of the title theme from the ‘86 Transformers movie (aka the only real one).

Metal Tuesday- Seven Kingdoms – Barracuda

Yeah, I’m a sucker for covers. Particularly from one of my favorite bands.

Metal Tuesday- Queen – Flash Gordon Theme

This Metal Tuesday post came because Erin Palette put up this clip from season opener of The Flash.

So, of course we need to do the whole, damn, awesome song!

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