Classic/Traditional Metal

Friday Night Six Pack – Epic! Version

February 5, 2016
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It’s my turn for a Friday night Six Pack. Tonight, go grab an imperial IPA, pour it into your favorite glass and get ready to hoist it along with these six epic Heavy Metal songs. Epic is thrown around a lot as a descriptor, but my take on “epic” is this:

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A very special Friday Night Six-Pack (and a shot) for Lemmy

January 8, 2016
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A very special Friday Night Six-Pack (and a shot) for Lemmy

        It is still so early, but isn’t it hard to imagine that Lemmy isn’t going to show up somewhere with his Jack Daniels and smokes, casting pearls with that one of a kind gruff voice?

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Band of the Week: Ravensire

December 8, 2015
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Band of the Week: Ravensire

I’m not 100% sure what “epic” metal is, but there seems to be a lot of bands out there trying to produce it. If “epic” is galloping guitars, deep bass, and thundering drums then Ravensire is in fact “epic.

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Stone Sour-Cover your ears or covers that are music to your ears?

November 18, 2015
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Stone Sour-Cover your ears or covers that are music to your ears?

Corey Taylor can pay me a visit any time, and in any form. Slipknot, Stone Sour, as an author, doing magic tricks, whatever. But, can he do the seemingly impossible? Can he and Christian Martucci do justice to Judas Priest, Metallica, Alice In Chains, Kiss, and Black Sabbath, all on a singular album?

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Retro Review- Van Halen Fair Warning

November 16, 2015
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Retro Review- Van Halen Fair Warning

He walked out of the filthy dank bar, dimly lit by obscure river water neon beer signs, and leaned into the brick facade.  Half-way into relieving himself, his buzzed up back-alley trip was interrupted by the playful moans of a couple more intoxicated than he.

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Retro Review- Van Halen 5150

November 12, 2015
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Retro Review- Van Halen 5150

Coming off the mega-success of the radio sensation 1984, the trajectory of Van Halen appeared to be straight up, but the dismissal of David Lee Roth put the entire situation in doubt, and the rock/metal world waited to see if this really was the end of one the most incredible hard rock groups to grace...

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A new scar from Metal Allegiance

October 12, 2015
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A new scar from Metal Allegiance

Reaching deep into the Metal Allegiance bag of tricks, we came out smiling with this week’s pick of the litter with Scars. Last week I played myself out of love with We Rock by seeking it out early and often.

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Blackie’s Back- This time in blood red

October 1, 2015
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Blackie’s Back- This time in blood red

Tell me if this sounds like a recipe for success. You are the only remaining original member of a band that peaked over 20 years ago. Your latest album was supposed to come out years ago but you couldn’t limp to the studio to finish due to unexpected illness.

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Clutch prays for a quick death in Texas

September 24, 2015
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Clutch prays for a quick death in Texas

Never been big on Clutch. When pressed for an explanation the best I can do is shrug my shoulders. A few months ago a few guys I know invited me to see Clutch live, and again I tossed my shoulders and balked.

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