Machine Head Studio Albums Ranked «Worst To Best»

Bay Area thrash metal icons Machine Head fronted by Robb Flynn have been around since the 1990s and just released their ninth full-length studio album Catharsis. The band enjoys a solid status around the world, but has, of course, received its fair share of positive and negative comments and reviews regarding their albums. This is my subjective opinion on how their nine studio albums rank from worst to best. 

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ZZ Top’s Afterburner (1985): A straight-to-the-heart and easy-to-listen to rock album

It has taken me almost 33 years to finally get this album and listen to it in its entirety, but I did it. ZZ Top’s 1985 album Afterburner is in my possession and spinning in my CD player right now. I get why I wasn’t too excited about this album back when I was a kid …

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The Best Hard N’ Heavy Live Albums of 2017

The first subjective list of «Best of 2017» releases is dedicated to live albums. The year 2017 saw some great studio album releases from bands from various genres, but did especially well in the live album category of rock and metal bands. I can highly recommend the following hard n’ heavy live albums.

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Black Sabbath closes its final chapter with «The End: Live in Birmingham» (2017)

The band that single-handedly created heavy metal has closed the final curtain. Tommy Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, and Geezer Butler, feat. Tommy Clufetos on drums and Adam Wakeman on keys and rhythm guitar, recorded their very last live show on February 4, 2017 where everything began in 1968, in their home town of Birmingham, England.

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Beast in Black go «Berserker» (2017) with their debut album

I’m no connoisseur of Power Metal, but I surely like to blast it on my headphones when making my way through the urban landscape of our busy cities. That said, a friend recommended Berserker to me – the debut album of Helsinki-based Beast in Black, the brainchild of former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen, and I like it! However, let’s see what other reviewers have to say.

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AC/DC Studio Albums Ranked «Worst To Best»

AC/DC have arguably defined hard rock more than any other band since the 1970’s. Although the band has experienced its share of ups and downs with the passing of singer Bon Scott and the retirement of founding-member Malcolm Young due to health concerns, the Australian combo has been able to release countless studio, live and compilation albums.

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10 Greatest Heavy Metal Live Albums Of All Time

I am a fan of live albums from any genre. However, my collection comprises mostly rock and metal albums and there are certain live albums that have been spinning over and over again in my player for the past quarter of a century – basically since I was able to earn my own money as a kid and spend it all on records. Here is my subjective Top 10 Best Heavy Metal Live Albums list. By the way, which is your favourite live album?

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Radwimps – Your Name (orig. 君の名は。[Kimi no Nama wa.]): sudle enchantment through compositional simplicity and far-reaching sonic carpets

If you are open to watch Japanese animation movies, I highly recommend to watch the 2016 Japanese anime blockbuster Your Name (orig. 君の名は。[Kimi no Nama wa.]). It is one of my favourite movies in recent times due to the fantastic story, production, mood and feel, and because of the music composed and performed by Japanese rock band Radwimps.

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