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Metal’s Best and Worst of 2011 (Tim’s List)

So before I get down to the nitty gritty, I guess I should state that this “list” doesn’t really have an order like many other year end lists tend to do. Oh and it doesn’t just stop at albums either! I also list which shows were my favorite that I …

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Metal through the Decades (A Metal Head’s Rant)

Metal has been with music in one form or another since the 60s. It took its derivatives from blues and psychedelic rock, and in the late 60s and early 70s bands were starting to emerge in the “new found” genre. Bands like Alice Cooper, Steppenwolf, Led Zeppelin and The Who …

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Best Album Covers (Gross, Amazing & Beyond)

Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell III The Monster Is Loose

Since the dawn of time, well since I began doing this in 1998, I have come across some crazy-ass album art. Outside of the spew core or whatever the hell they call that porn grind shit, album covers rarely impress me anymore, whether it is grossed out or just down …

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Best of 2010 – DonnieCake Style

Alcest - Ecailles de Lune

This was a surprisingly good year in metal. The metalcore and deathcore scenes became completely overrun and ruined, but that’s ok because we don’t care about them anymore anyways. We, or at least I, saw a huge resurgence in straight up metal, and black metal didn’t have a bad year …

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Metal that Changed the Decade

Celtic Frost - Monotheist

Below I have compiled a list of music that I feel has changed the way metal was presented, the way it was looked at and what it has become. Metal has become a part of my life beyond anything I would have thought when I started this site (originally Metal …

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Best of 2009 – DonnieCake Style

Nile - Those Whom the Gods Detest

The best metal albums of 2009 were a pretty hard year to determine. Unlike 2008, the music was relatively good. Although the deathcore/metalcore/whatevercore genres strongly took a nose dive, 2009 saw a huge growth in solid releases in the more typical genres of metal (black, death, power, straight up heavy …

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Top Metalcore Albums of All Time

Converge - When Forever Comes Crashing

I have decided to compile a list. I also decided, that after I found my top 10, I realized that from 1997-2009 I was only missing 3 years and never repeated one, so I decided to do a best of each year (I only had to research 2005, 2008 and …

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10 Saddest Metal Songs

This is a list of some of my favorite “sad” metal/hardcore/punk songs. Some are angry, some about death or suicide and some just plain sad. Let me know your thoughts and recommend some as well. I tried to compile these songs without Black & Doom metal, since well, they should …

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3 Bands I Want Back

Everyday a 200 new bands are formed and 200 old bands disappear, it’s the world of metal as all of us know it. Most of this happen without any of our knowledge or care since they didn’t make it out of their parent’s garage. However, some of these bands do …

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