As a metal reviewer I don’t get to say the word beautiful as much as I would like. But when I do, it often involves atmosphere and tranquility. Earthside fits my personal definition while also adding a layer of awe that makes you understand this band knows their metal fan base.
Last week I did an article on a studio update of one of my favorite bands, Anthrax. On that day I had my tinfoil hat on and surmised from a simple promo that Anthrax was treating Joey Belladonna as a “hired hand.
There are so many things right about Iron Maiden. With arguably the most historic metal career they don’t seem old to me, and this past week, with the release of their new album, Book of Souls, I was reminded why.
In anticipation of the follow up to Anthrax‘s brilliant Worship Music the band has been releasing studio updates showing the progress of the work. In all honesty I’m not much of a fan of studio updates as they bore me because I’m not a musician.