It is Saturday.
Been listening to some cool stuff lately. Let’s not dick around here…
"Born of the Bomb" - Lich King: After about two listens, this is probably my 2nd favorite record of theirs. Lots of good riffs and solos (which is what made "Toxic Zombie Onslaught", my favorite by the US thrash metalers, so awesome). "Axe Cop" is probably my favorite song on the album. I love songs that have solos right near the beginning of the song (and we still get another solo later on!). On a non-music front, I’m not sure what the liner notes without the red border are like, but my copy has the red border, and the outer liner notes page (the cover and back) are a thicker card stock than the inner pages, and I have to say I really like this feature, and I hope it catches on.
"Dr. Living Dead!" - Dr. Living Dead!: I’ve only listened to this album once so far (just literally, as I am typing this, am starting round #2), but so far I think it is a solid output by the Swedish thrash metalers. I especially enjoy the more clean/singy vocals (not a typical trait of retro thrash bands).
"The Terror Tapes" - Gama Bomb: I hadn’t realized these Irish thrash metalers had released a new record, but upon finding out, I ordered it immediately. I was not disappointed, as "The Terror Tapes" is pretty damn good. The first lead/solo section in "Backwards Bible"? Wowza! "Terrorscope" is a super wicked song. Also, "Beverly Hills Robocop" is a fun title; you know, because it references both "Robocop" and "Beverly Hills Cop".
Aside: However, Corpsefucking Art did it better with their song, “Beverly Hills Corpse”, which references their band name/death metal, and also “Beverly Hills Cop”. It also opens with vocalist, Paolo Chiti, grunting along with the “Beverly Hills Cop” theme. But hey, not everyone can be on top.
Another Aside: Wow, so much good thrash metal lately!!!
"Melissa" - Mercyful Fate: For some reason, I hadn’t listened to this album in an embarrassingly long time. I have no excuse. So, I decided to listen to it a bunch. That was a great decision. "Melissa" is such a great record. It needs more regular rotation. Furthermore, I have inturn listened to a bunch of "Don’t Break the Oath" as well. Also, a great record. Go King Diamond!!
"Bites" - Skinny Puppy: I had already been listening to a bunch of Skinny Puppy lately, so I decided to pick up my first Skinny Puppy album in maybe 10 years (I was shocked when I really thought about it - pretty sure it was in 2004 when "The Greater Wrong of the Right" came out). Anyway, I super like it. More instrumentals than average, which was actually kind of cool. Plus, wow, "Dead Lines" is an instant favorite.
So yeah, that’s all for now. Hope everyone has a nice weekend, whatever it is you are or have be doing.