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Top Metal Albums of 2018 !!!!


By vid1900

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#1 4 months ago

Of course, the 80's "hair metal" almost completely killed off the general public's appetite for metal. The terrible videos from Warrant, Winger, Metallica, Ratt, and Motley Crue made the entire genre supergay.

But after 3 decades, the tide is coming back, and metal is now up to 3% of all album sales!

Yesterday, everyone had their "best of 2018" lists, and AN was no exception. http://www.alternativenation.net/

#2 4 months ago

15 Outer Heaven – Realms of Eternal Decay

They show that there can still be new ideas in metal, even after 50 years!

#3 4 months ago

14 Sleep – The Sciences

Powerful comeback album

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#4 4 months ago

13 Judas Priest – Firepower

The grandpas of metal will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. They delivered a disc that was better than 90% of their old stuff, with Halford being almost 70 years old.

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#5 4 months ago

12 Ilsa – Corpse Fortress

Unlike most metal, this disc sounds great cranked up loud. Doomy to the max.

#6 4 months ago

11 Windhand – Eternal Return

If you need melody with your doom, these guys have a bunch of great albums.

#7 4 months ago

10 Monstrosity – The Passage Of Existence

After a decade, Monstrosity came back so tight and surgical, you can't believe that arthritis has not ended their run.

If you miss the days of dual guitar solos, come on in.....

#8 4 months ago

Sleep - The Sciences

Dead Now - Self Titled EP

YOB - Our Raw Heart

#9 4 months ago

9 Gama Bomb – Speed Between The Lines

If you miss those supergay videos from the 80s, Gama Bomb will make you feel like you are in a time machine.

If you miss those **King Diamond** falsetto vocals, enjoy.

#10 4 months ago

8 Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands

No description necessary, you know what you are going to get with HE

#11 4 months ago

7 Witch Ripper – Homestead

I had a feeling I would like this band, just by the name alone.

Never seen 'em, but their disc is great (let alone rockin' the Telecasters)

#12 4 months ago

6 Slugdge – Esoteric Malacology

This disc is less sludgy than their name implies, but super fun

#13 4 months ago

5 Omnium Gatherum – The Burning Cold

If you like your metal with synths, 3rds and uplifting chorus like the 80s, this album is for you.

#14 4 months ago

4 Jungle Rot – Jungle Rot

Manly vocals and dueling guitars.

If you are ready to graduate up from Metallica gradeschool, this might be your next logical step. Not too hard, not too fast, probably just right...

#15 4 months ago

2 Skeletal Remains – Devouring Mortality

#16 4 months ago

1 Unleashed – The Hunt For White Christ

If you like Vikings, Odin and traveling through ice and snow, this was rated the #1 metal album of 2018.

#17 4 months ago

Came in expecting Venom. Leaving disappointed.

#19 4 months ago

Maybe re-title this "MY top metal albums of 2018"......came in expecting a discussion...or poll... or something....

Vid, I know you cant even stand the SMELL of hairspray, but think of it this way - the general public HAD no appetite for metal UNTIL those 80s bands came along....we true metal fans were underground until then. Try to see them as "entry level" metal....get them hooked with "Round and Round", next thing you know it's "Breakin' the Law"...before you know it they're starting to check out Anthrax or Exodus, and they're off and running....

Warrant, Winger - they were never metal. RATT, Crue....more hard rock....Metallica - they were metal...speed metal, thrash, whatever you want to call them.

Personally, I prefer the harder stuff - just sayin', those commercial-sales-fueled, lipstick-wearing bands served a purpose......

No, I don't own a Poison cd. Never have.

#20 4 months ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

Maybe re-title this "MY top metal albums of 2018".

No, it's not my list, like it says in the first post, this is the AN yearly list for 2018.

My list would be a little different, but I understand their list is more balanced than mine would be.

....and they introduced me to Witch Ripper, a great new band.

Quoted from pinzrfun:

came in expecting a discussion...or poll... or something....

This is Pinside, so you KNOW there will be a discussion and hopefully some other great "runner up" suggestions.

#21 4 months ago

Some of those 80's videos were fun. I like the humor in a lot of them. I like the "hair" bands, and some metal. Slayer, Anthrax, Metallica. Also some Rammstein, and MOD. And there were some of those videos that were bad...

#22 4 months ago

The Judas Priest and Sleep videos give an "unavailable" message. The others I tested played ok but I didn't test them all.

#23 4 months ago
Quoted from Insane:

Also some Rammstein

Rammstein was a decade latter, probably the mid 90s

And you are right, they had many award winning videos....

(NSFW) and crazy loud when the music starts!

https://www.redwap.me/videos/30528/rammstein-pussy-hd/

#24 4 months ago
Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

The Judas Priest and Sleep videos give an "unavailable" message.

Thanks,

I added links for mobile users, the rest seem to play either way.

#25 4 months ago

The new Architects and Silent Planet albums S L A P.

#26 4 months ago

Sorry, I didn't catch that it wasn't your list, Vid-

I listened to the newest Priest CD for about 3 weeks straight when I got it. I enjoyed it a lot more when I stopped comparing it to older (pre-Defenders) Priest and just accepted that it's a different band now. They kicked ass at the Fillmore in Detroit last year, unfortunately Glenn had announced a few months earlier that he couldn't tour anymore because of his Parkinsons. First time they ever did "Saints in Hell" live. Pretty cool.

#27 4 months ago

Saw Unleashed for the first time in 1992, opened up for them with my band Deathevokation in 2006.

#28 4 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Rammstein was a decade latter, probably the mid 90s
And you are right, they had many award winning videos....
(NSFW) and crazy loud when the music starts!
https://www.redwap.me/videos/30528/rammstein-pussy-hd/

I know, I was just saying some of the harder stuff they led me to . Also like me some Suicidal Tendencies. They came out with a new disc this year. Also so did Dee Snyder. It's got some good cuts on it. I really like For the Love of metal.

#29 4 months ago
Quoted from Insane:

I know, I was just saying some of the harder stuff they led me to .

I blame the Circle Jerks for leading me to the harder stuff

American Heavy Metal Weekend

The Japanese are buying up our guitars
Invade our beaches, driving cars
Hondas, Toyotas, Insuzurus
Fight 'em beat 'em, we got a lot to loose
Fenders, Gibsons, stack 'em high
Stack 'em up against the sky
Speakers blasting, blasting in vans
Make them wish they didn't land

(Chorus
1, 2, 3
It's an American heavy metal weekend
It's an American heavy metal weekend

The English, sure we'll give 'em a break
With their Hiwatts and their Marshalls
It started here make no mistake
It's alway real and never fake
Platform boots and puffy hair
Gotta raise a scare
Metal merchants peddle their wares
Not U.S. made, buyer beware

(Chorus)

Ratt, Dokken
Quiet Riot, Mötley Crüe
Twisted Sister, dudes...

What I want, is what I need is
Made here in the U.S.A
Never ashamed, always proud
Always hard, always loud
Amplifiers vibrate across the globe
Send those rats back in their holes

Blue Öyster Cult, Van Halen
Kiss, Sammy Hagar
W.A.S.P., Y&T
Don't forget... The Nuge

Dudes

#30 4 months ago

Well, I'll just say not having Firepower at the number 1 metal album of the year. Means that list is full of crap. They even went on to admit Firepower is better than 90 % of Priests albums... And yet still not number 1...
Sorry Priest is a top 5 metal band of all time. Those other bands can't even hold a candle to Priest.
And I do think Firepower is a top 5 Priest album.

And also Michael Schenker's new album Resurrection wasn't on the list... Yeah... Guy is one of the most influential guitarists in Heavy Metal history. And that is a fantastic album... Garbage list with only garbage new metal.
The old wave of metal bands is and will forever be superior than the new wave.

#31 4 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Well, I'll just say not having Firepower at the number 1 metal album of the year. Means that list is full of crap.

Quoted from Diospinball:

The old wave of metal bands is and will forever be superior than the new wave.

That's why we did not have a poll, lol

Pinsiders would simply vote for the band they listened to in high school, and then it would be over.

-

Same as the upcoming Grammys.

Old men will bltch: "I don't even watch the Grammys! It's a bunch of black guys I've never heard of! They never have any bands I like winning anything!"

Then you ask them "What artist had a release in 2018 that you felt was slighted by the Grammys?"

And they answer "2018?? I don't know, I mean, I just like the old stuff. Hell, I have not bought any new music in 20 years. Oh wait, I did get the Beatles box set.....but I guess that's not really new....."

Educate yourself, so you are not the old man at the coffee machine in your office:

12. Best Rock Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.

FOUR OUT OF FIVE
Arctic Monkeys

WHEN BAD DOES GOOD
Chris Cornell

MADE AN AMERICA
THE FEVER 333

HIGHWAY TUNE
Greta Van Fleet

UNCOMFORTABLE
Halestorm

13. Best Metal Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative metal recordings.

CONDEMNED TO THE GALLOWS
Between The Buried And Me

HONEYCOMB
Deafheaven

ELECTRIC MESSIAH
High On Fire

BETRAYER
Trivium

ON MY TEETH
Underoath

14. Best Rock Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal songs. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

BLACK SMOKE RISING
Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka & Daniel Robert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)

JUMPSUIT
Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)

MANTRA
Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls & Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring Me The Horizon)

MASSEDUCTION
Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)

RATS
Tom Dalgety & A Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost)

15. Best Rock Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rock, hard rock or metal recordings.

RAINIER FOG
Alice In Chains

M A N I A
Fall Out Boy

PREQUELLE
Ghost

FROM THE FIRES
Greta Van Fleet

PACIFIC DAYDREAM
Weezer

#32 4 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

That's why we did not have a poll, lol
Pinsiders would simply vote for the band they listened to in high school, and then it would be over.
-
Same as the upcoming Grammys.
Old men will bltch: "I don't even watch the Grammys! It's a bunch of black guys I've never heard of! They never have any bands I like winning anything!"
Then you ask them "What artist had a release in 2018 that you felt was slighted by the Grammys?"
And they answer "2018?? I don't know, I mean, I just like the old stuff. Hell, I have not bought any new music in 20 years. Oh wait, I did get the Beatles box set.....but I guess that's not really new....."
Educate yourself, so you are not the old man at the coffee machine in your office:
12. Best Rock Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.
FOUR OUT OF FIVE
Arctic Monkeys
WHEN BAD DOES GOOD
Chris Cornell
MADE AN AMERICA
THE FEVER 333
HIGHWAY TUNE
Greta Van Fleet
UNCOMFORTABLE
Halestorm
13. Best Metal Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative metal recordings.
CONDEMNED TO THE GALLOWS
Between The Buried And Me
HONEYCOMB
Deafheaven
ELECTRIC MESSIAH
High On Fire
BETRAYER
Trivium
ON MY TEETH
Underoath
14. Best Rock Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal songs. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
BLACK SMOKE RISING
Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka & Daniel Robert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)
JUMPSUIT
Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
MANTRA
Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls & Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring Me The Horizon)
MASSEDUCTION
Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)
RATS
Tom Dalgety & A Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost)
15. Best Rock Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rock, hard rock or metal recordings.
RAINIER FOG
Alice In Chains
M A N I A
Fall Out Boy
PREQUELLE
Ghost
FROM THE FIRES
Greta Van Fleet
PACIFIC DAYDREAM
Weezer

Grammy's and rock hall of fame is all BS. Never had anything to do with metal ever. Iron Maiden the greatest metal band of all time has like one grammy. Michael Schenker has never been nominated for a grammy. And I don't think Dio was ever nominated for a Grammy... Dio the greatest metal singer of all time. Grammy's are worthless paperweights nothing more.
And I'm not old. I'm 35... Did I listen to this music in high school. Yes, I took so much Sh** for doing so. It was not cool or popular to do so. But, this is the music I've always liked and loved.
And again... I wish there were good new metal bands... There are a few songs here and there... But, by and large every time I hear a new band. They either can't put a full album together, or every song is the same, or the singer is trash, or they're just heavy for the sake of being heavy. To me the key to heavy metal is being as heavy and loud as you can be, but not lose the melody.
I remember seeing Iron Maiden and Steve Harris' daughter's band was playing as the opening act. They covered natural thing by UFO(Schenker's old band), and the guitarist was more interested in shredding that he lost the melody. Schenker can shred, but he knows not to lose the melody, and so they just butchered a classic.
And as stated. Priest has been around since mid 70s... Been the best of the best since then. If they have an album that is 90% better than all their prior albums. How can it not be at least in the top 5 for this year.
That logic invalidates this list. Because, I really doubt half those bands will last half as long as Priest.
Oh and Schenker has been around just as long and kicks just as much ass.

#33 4 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Grammy's and rock hall of fame is all BS. Never had anything to do with metal ever.

The Grammy's are decided by 12,000 members, made up of musicians, producers, engineers, songwriters....you know, people in the business of making music.

Members are asked to only vote on genre that they are familiar with.

Quoted from Diospinball:

Priest has been around since mid 70s... If they have an album that is 90% better than all their prior albums. How can it not be at least in the top 5 for this year.

Firepower did not get outstanding reviews.

Metacritic average for all published reviews is only 77

Even the fans only voted it a 78 (usually fans are much more enthusiastic than the professionals, lol)

https://www.metacritic.com/music/firepower/judas-priest/critic-reviews

So it's understandable that it was not at the #1 spot for most review sites "Best Metal of 2018", but it did make a strong showing - not bad for a band that's been around since 1969!

#34 4 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

The Grammy's are decided by 12,000 members, made up of musicians, producers, engineers, songwriters....you know, people in the business of making music.
Members are asked to only vote on genre that they are familiar with.

Firepower did not get outstanding reviews.
Metacritic average for all published reviews is only 77
Even the fans only voted it a 78 (usually fans are much more enthusiastic than the professionals, lol)
https://www.metacritic.com/music/firepower/judas-priest/critic-reviews
So it's understandable that it was not at the #1 spot for most review sites "Best Metal of 2018", but it did make a strong showing - not bad for a band that's been around since 1969!

Well... First reviews tend to be bs most of the time too. Time will be the true arbiter. And I go off of my gut. And I think Firepower was awesome.
But, lets see.... First... The music industry has always hated heavy metal. Why the purge of artists in the early 90s when they were still making money.
Anthrax's sound of white noise. An amazing album. At the time their best selling album a successful album. And yet they were fired from their label.
And many other metal acts were dumped just like that. Even if they were still popular.

But, lets see... While I hate metallica... Jethro Tull winning first Grammy...
Okay... Don't need to go on.

But, again... The music industry does not understand heavy metal. Never has, never will. Too many great acts have never even been nominated.

#35 4 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Oh and Schenker has been around just as long and kicks just as much ass.

Yep, no one would argue that he is a great guitarist.

But is his 2018 release on anyone's radar?

Even with Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Kirk Hammett is anyone buzzing about it?

The strongest track has 1,200 hits on Youtube after 7 months of it being posted.

If you are going to win a Grammy, you got to standout from the rest of that year's art.

#36 4 months ago

Good music is good music... And no... He had Warrior... which at 3/4 a million views might seem like garbage. But, what radio station plays new music from old rock/metal acts.
The few rock stations will only play UFO era schenker. They might play a few MSG tracks for the 80s.
But, they don't by and large play the new stuff.
And Warrior is a great track.
I think better than all the stuff out there.
Again... This is a just a popularity contest. But, guess what. Schenker still puts butts in seats. There just is no place to play his music in todays market.
So for being underground. I'd say he's more popular than a lot of those acts.
Has been more popular. and will remain more popular.

Oh... And his work will live on far surpassing 99% of those bands. People still talk about Rock Bottom. And quite frankly thats not even the best he's played or done.


Sounds like the Grammy's need to go out and actually listen to music... It is what they claim to know about... Sounds like again. As I said. THEY KNOW JACK AND SHI** And jack just left town...

#37 4 months ago

PS... Love the tall man. Big fan of Phanstasm and also Don Conserilli in general. And if you do doubt schenkers appeal. Look at the festivals he plays at. Generally he is the 2nd tier for the names. And a lot of the "New" bands are below him. And he's above most of them.... Not too shabby. Cos again he's all about the music. And for voters not to know about him is just bullshit.
Name a guitarist in the industry and they probably were influenced by him.

#38 4 months ago

2017 was killer with 2 stellar releases from Obituary and Cannibal Corpse.
The only new albums that stand out for me are Priest, Deicide and Pig Destroyer. I did catch Erik Rutan and Hate Eternal opening for CC last month. Dude is a god amongst men. Still need to get that one.
Nice list Vid, I honestly haven't heard most of these, as I'm still that "old man that likes his old shit" but will kick over the water cooler when the young punks start tellin me how great the new Drake album is.

#39 4 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Why the purge of artists in the early 90s when they were still making money.

Nirvana.

When an almost unknown band knocks Pedophile Jackson off the top of the charts and sells 30 million copies of their disc, the jig was up for hair metal.

#40 4 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

But, guess what. Schenker still puts butts in seats.

That's true.

Lot's of oldie acts in the top 100 concert earners:

Top Concert Gross 2018
===============

1. Ed Sheeran - $429,491,502
2. Taylor Swift - $315,186,362
3. Beyoncé & Jay-Z - $253,514,983
4. Bruno Mars - $237,770,168
5. Pink - $180,402,074
6. Justin Timberlake - $149,277,272
7. U2 - $119,203,900
8. The Rolling Stones - $117,844,618
9. Kenny Chesney - $114,333,176
--->Then cherry picking just the rock acts:
12. Foo Fighters – $53.6 million
19. Metallica – $40.6 million
21. Bon Jovi – $38 million
22. Phil Collins – $38 million
35. Queen + Adam Lambert – $23.9 million
43. Journey / Def Leppard – $21.2 million
51. Rod Stewart – $18.2 million
52. Iron Maiden – $17.3 million
53. Kid Rock – $17.1 million
83. Avenged Sevenfold – $10.5 million
91. Scorpions – $10.1 million
94. Santana – $9.3 million

#41 4 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Nirvana.
When an almost unknown band knocks Pedophile Jackson off the top of the charts and sells 30 million copies of their disc, the jig was up for hair metal.

Wasn't just up for hair metal. Grunge killed ALL METAL.
It was a calculated hit job that both the record executives, media, and Alt acts all played along with.
Which is why I was sick to my stomach when Billy Corgen was allowed to go on that metal show, along with the Pearl Jam people(who gushed about Schenker btw). They all said horrible things about metal and mocked it.

And mind you Hair Metal was very overstated. I hate when people call an act hair metal that wasn't or isn't. Tesla and Great White got wrapped up in the whole Hair Metal scene, and to an extent White Snake(white snake did however embrace the image... But, Jon Sykes is an amazing guitarist and Slide it In Produced by Martin Birch is an all time classic hard rock album... Birch also produced Assault Attack for Schenks).

And I don't really care much for hair metal. They had some good songs and moments... But, all metal was banned with the arrival of Grunge. No matter how popular you still were.

#42 4 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

That's true.
Lot's of oldie acts in the top 100 concert earners:
Top Concert Gross 2018
===============
1. Ed Sheeran - $429,491,502
2. Taylor Swift - $315,186,362
3. Beyoncé & Jay-Z - $253,514,983
4. Bruno Mars - $237,770,168
5. Pink - $180,402,074
6. Justin Timberlake - $149,277,272
7. U2 - $119,203,900
8. The Rolling Stones - $117,844,618
9. Kenny Chesney - $114,333,176
--->Then cherry picking just the rock acts:
12. Foo Fighters – $53.6 million
19. Metallica – $40.6 million
21. Bon Jovi – $38 million
22. Phil Collins – $38 million
35. Queen + Adam Lambert – $23.9 million
43. Journey / Def Leppard – $21.2 million
51. Rod Stewart – $18.2 million
52. Iron Maiden – $17.3 million
53. Kid Rock – $17.1 million
83. Avenged Sevenfold – $10.5 million
91. Scorpions – $10.1 million
94. Santana – $9.3 million

Hmmmm....
Guess what mate... Michael Schenker was a founding member of Scorpions.
Also when he left UFO. He did one album with them, lovedrive, he only did it to fill the gap and as a favor for his brother. That album was the breakthrough album that helped pave the way to the stateside success of Scorpions with their blackout, and then Love at First sting album.

They did their first arena shows with Schenker. And then he left Scorpions... Lots of reasons. But, I think mainly he doesn't like playing other peoples music and he wants to do what he wants to do, when he wants to do it.
Doesn't matter if him and his brother are on the outs now. He was and is a part of that success. And Scorps drummer Herman Rarebell, and their long time bassist are in Schenker's Temple of Rock band.

#43 4 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Wasn't just up for hair metal. Grunge killed ALL METAL.
It was a calculated hit job that both the record executives, media, and Alt acts all played along with.

Music is a fickle biz. The cool kids don't want to listen to their grandfather's music.

Metal bands still toured after the kids turned to grunge.

Hair metal bands like Def Lep, Dokken and Crue all put out grunge albums to try and sound current.

#44 4 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Guess what mate... Michael Schenker was a founding member of Scorpions.

C'mon, tell us something we don't all know.

#45 4 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Music is a fickle biz. Nobody wants to listen to their grandfather's music.
Metal bands still toured after the kids turned to grunge.
Hair metal bands like Def Lep, Dokken and Crue all put out grunge albums to try and sound current.

No... Bands went from arena's to not being able to sell out a small club. I don't think there was ever before or sense a death of a whole genre as quickly as the death of heavy metal.
And it wasn't just hte whole nobody wants to hear their fathers music.
Yes, fickle... But, they just didn't care if you were profitable. If you weren't the IT, you were kicked and beaten bloody left on the curb.

#46 4 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

C'mon, tell us something we don't all know.

Not sure you knew that. Most people never heard of the man...
GRAMMY VOTERS SURE AS HELL NEVER HAVE!!!!!
And yet his reach, his influence is as vast as ANY musician on that ever walked.
I think he's the Chuck Berry of heavy metal.
Schenker was UFO, and Iron Maiden is UFO on steroids.
Listen to most heavy metal solos, and that's the Schenker template. He is the one most people channel.
Randy Rhodes was a big fan of Schenker. In so much that's why he played the V.
My point is. There is a huge under current of amazing music. That never gets acknowledge. Cos Grammy voters are too lazy, too stupid, too arrogant, or too ignorant to actually know anything beyond the vacuous reach of pop culture.
Never minding that the foundations of some of the things that they like are held aloft by the real giants.
I think Dio summed it up best with his song Rainbow in the Dark, and that is what Heavy Metal is. A Rainbow in the Dark. And no Grammy voter has ever, EVER SEEN true Heavy Metal.

#47 4 months ago

Old school hard rock/metal fan here. Been listening to Priest since 82 and I don't like FirePower. It's not better than Screaming for Vengeance, Defenders of the Faith, or even Painkiller. Damn sure ain't better than Stained Class or Hell Bent for Leather. Get your freakin' ears checked. By the way, Dianno Maiden is the ONLY Maiden..............

#48 4 months ago

Okay... I want to get off of Schenker for just a little bit... I'll make this easy on you... And yes, while they are now in the shame of a ROCK HOF. How many Grammy's does Jon Lord... Or Deep Purple have... You seem to be good with researching these things... Better than ever I was with the hard numbers. Deep Purple was on of the biggest and greatest bands on the planet for a number of years, and they set the foundation for so many great things.
The greatest Metal producer ever Martin Birch cut his teeth on Purple albums... He produced(uncredited but trust me he produced it) Machine Head for them and other albums. Birch would go on to be Iron Maiden's producer and well... Don't need to go on from there.
Roger Glover a bassist for Deep Purple produced 4 albums with a young Ronald Padavona.
And when Ritchie Blackmore wanted to leave Deep Purple. He convinced young Ronnie to join a band with him. Young Ronnie agreed, so long as he could take his band with him. That band became Rainbow.
And of course Ronald Padavona's real name is Ronnie James Dio(Padavona was his birth name, real name is and forever will be Dio).
Rainbow was then one of the biggest and most important Rock acts of the mid to late 70s and had the amazing Rising album... An album that is so very influential to Heavy Metal....
Then Dio got kicked to the curb.
And he joined Black Sabbath and had another incredible influential album. Heaven and Hell.
That, Rising, and his later to come Holy Diver all set the standard for what Heavy Metal was/is/should be.
That all is due to deep purple... So.. How many Grammy's from all that history... And without that history.
There would be no heavy metal. Not like how we know it to be.

#49 4 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Most people never heard of the man...
GRAMMY VOTERS SURE AS HELL NEVER HAVE!!!!!

Out of 12,000 music industry professionals, most obviously have heard of MSG

But he simply did not do anything outstanding in 2018 to get nominated for a Grammy.

He did not have a hit song, he did not play on any Ariana Grande tracks, he did not invent any new genre of music - honestly, he put out an album that sounded like it was recorded in 1981 and just released last year.

#50 4 months ago
Quoted from pinkid:

Old school hard rock/metal fan here. Been listening to Priest since 82 and I don't like FirePower. It's not better than Screaming for Vengeance, Defenders of the Faith, or even Painkiller. Damn sure ain't better than Stained Class or Hell Bent for Leather. Get your freakin' ears checked. By the way, Dianno Maiden is the ONLY Maiden..............

Well... Not a big fan of Defenders mate...
My top 5 Priest albums are Stained Class, Screaming, Pain Killer, British Steel, Firepower... I think Defenders and Ram it down while better album than Turbo... Don't have any songs that are bad ass and grab you. At least Turbo has Turbo Lover. Which is a good song... But, the rest of the album is weak sauce.
And dude...
I bet I have more Paul Di'anno albums then you...
Do you have Nomad or The Living Dead... Same album different name. But, its a really good album. The Living Dead song is beyond epic.
I own all his Battle Zone albums even have the cassette of the 2nd one as that has overloaded and my cd doesn't have that song on it.
I own 1 of his 2 killer albums. Murder One. Great album. S and M great song, and Marshal Lockjaw is a great one too.
I then have his weird ass album of covers that he did... Its.... Interesting
So I love Paul Di'anno... Even bought his autobiography... Which is hilarious.

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