Monday, November 12, 2012

Doomsword - Warbringers (6:32-ish)

I was listening to their s/t album the other day and it got to the solo in this song (3:20-4:01) and I thought: you know what, that really is a killer solo. The s/t is still my favourite album of theirs, it kinda sounds like Battleroar's Age Of Chaos album so much that I had to edit this twice to change the title and the tag from "Battleroar" to "Doomsword" because once it's in my head it'll never get out.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ozzy - Steal Away the Night (3:29-ish)

My favourite song on Blizzard... I usually skip to this straight after Mr. Crowley because it sure beats songs about pornos and soppy songs about the planet. If I measured the worth of a song on how quickly it gets my head bangin' then this is the best one on the album.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Iron Maiden - Purgatory (3:21-ish)

I've been slacking. "Updates whenever" indeed.

I'm more of a fan of Bruce's voice but Paul di'Anno could beat him in a fight any day, Killers is up there with Powerslave, Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son... and Purgatory totally slays. I'm just going to bet that that riff was ripped off by everyone and be done with it and if you don't know what that riff sounds like it's about time to hand in your leathers.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Angus - Warrior Of the World (5:08-ish)

Or Dio which it sounds a lot like. It just needs more "yeahs", "mm-mms" and "look outs!" in it. Well it's a song about rocking the town and stealing souls with the metal rock which probably would make them come across like Thor if they were into body building and bending steel with their jaws. There's an absolutely massive chorus (first at 1:52) which indeed makes me want to rock all night and some great leads throughout. But why call your band "Angus", it's not exactly the most inspiring name you could come up with.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Crime Is Life Metal. The Sentence... Of Death (same length as the rest)

Out of all of the names I've given to my mixtapes this one has to be the coolest. Sixteen tracks of totally crazy death and thrash metal, 100% evil and endorsed by Satan so what are you waiting for,

Go fetch.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sextrash - Black Church (2:23-ish)

This song is total black metal, with possession and perversion of belief taking the stage over perversion of the typical Sextrash variety. (0:05) Disgusted screams are always a great way to start a song and then there are those totally decrepit vocals (0:11) that sound almost Von-like. Almost mind you, they aren't that echoing I don't think anything is. (1:59-2:16) There's only time for a short solo just stuck there on the end like they had to include one but I'm cool with that, especially with music this relentless and 'hammering'. UGH!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Realm - Theseus and the Minotaur (4:19-ish)

You want to know what a fucking cool band is? Realm is a fucking cool band and completely off the hook. This was on one of their demos but where I heard it was at the back of the reissue of Endless War (totally boss sleeve art on that one). Nice lead work at the start which is a highlight of any Realm song but then again, the everyone in this band is a highlight. (0:48) Vocals are in the high range but it's nothing like Toxik whom I guess are a pretty close comparison. Nothing beats that out. There's bass all over this and the solos (2:59-3:24 and the little one near the beginning) just do it for me. Oddly this song doesn't sound as 'nervous' as the other songs on Endless War if that's what you could say about it.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hail To England Mix #2 2011 (about an hour-or-so)

Fifteen more tracks which is where the cleaning out ends. There's some cool stuff in here but I honestly prefer the first one. Now I can get back to writing about songs.

Go fetch.

Hail To England Mix 2011 (about an hour-or-so)

Fifteen tracks of NWOBHM sweetness put together from assorted MP3s that I accumulated over the years. Kind of an odds and ends compilation and a clearing out of my various email accounts.

Go fetch.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ancient Warriors Successor Mix 2011 (about the same as the last)

Much like the previous Ancient Warriors mix but bolstered by the addition of some great speed metal, for the long hairs. Despite being less about hard rock and more about metal the feeling is still there which is important. Also, Metal Virgins which is a total trip and the true metal punks and something that you've just got to hear.

Go fetch.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Power and Slay Mix 2010 (about an hour-or-so)

I'm trying to get posting these out of the way. One side is power metal and I mean power metal how it is supposed to be, no chart metal shit that keeps getting called power metal by people who don't have a clue. The other side is thrash and speed metal and a little bit of death metal to flavour. Kind of what you attribute to the word 'slay' I would say.

Go fetch.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cemetary Eyes Mix 2010 (about an hour-or-so)

This one's full of doom. Shit like Upsidedown Cross, Hellhammer and Sacrilege but also Candlemass, Brocas Helm, Reverend Bizarre and that band that by law has to be on every doom compilation. You know, the one that started it all. I like this mix because it gives the impression that I know more about this kind of thing that I do.

Go fetch.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ancient Warriors Mix 2010 (about an hour-or-so)

Might as well post this here as well. It's a mixtape that I did back in two thousand and ten. No death, no grind, no thrash but plenty of heavy rock and doom. I've done a few more so I'll get around to posting about those some other time.

Go fetch.