5 classic hair/glam metal power ballads that rise above this often maligned genre.
A review of Metallica's 10th studio album Hardwired... To Self Destruct.
Hair metal, glam metal, or pop metal, whatever you call it, it's reputation today is is maligned. Who cares what stuffy critics say, the music still has it moments, and it still sounds good today
Here are 4 of my favorite metal albums, they stretch the boundaries of what you think heavy metal is. A particular desire to push the music further than you think possible.
The handful of classic jazz rock fusion albums that should be in every collection.
Trash metal is probably the most niche music inside the genre of rock. By the year 1995 the music was mainstreamed. In the 80's it was fresh outsider music. Here are the 5 classics to hear first
Metallica's first album is now over 30 years old, and still serves as one heck of a debut album of brutal blues based riffs played a break neck speed.
The greatest debut album in rock history Guns N Roses Appetite For Destruction was also one of the rawest and mean spirited albums in years.
Miles Davis changed jazz at least 5 times during his life. The jazz rock period of 1969-1975 is easily his most controversial, yet perhaps the most fulfilling.
Musicians who passed away at the young age of 27. Lawless hedonistic out of control lifestyles left unchecked usually leads to an early grave.
Brutal! The thrash metal band Pantera's 1992 masterpiece Vulgar Display of Power is just that Vulgar, in a good way.
The story of discovering a classic recording for the first time and it becoming even better to you than the hype. Pet Sounds from the Beach Boys is one such gem.
Since the release of the double Use Your Illusion albums, the public waited 17 years for an album of new material from Guns N' Roses. Chinese Democracy fits perfectly inside the GNR legacy.
Kiss' Music From the Elder has long had a reputation as being one of the worst albums by the band. In Fact, it's actually a surprisingly progressive and fulfilling record that shouldn't be missed.