Holy NWOBHM, a New Metallica Song.

Metallica Lux Aeterna

I have a love/like/hate relationship with Metallica. Love the first four albums, the last two are good and everything in-between is an abomination.

This is a surprisingly good song that seems to be a love letter to the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. If you told me this was a long lost Savage song that they were covering I’d believe you.

On one hand I’d like them to break new ground but when they have done that it’s been a disaster. They are best when they stick to what they are good at. Aping the NWOBHM is something they are great at.

At at about 3 1/2 minutes it’s a good omen. Digging a little deeper the album is 12 songs in 77 minutes, so an average of 6 minutes 40ish seconds which is not good. One of Metallica’s issues is their inability to edit themselves.

Here’s hoping for the best.

Holy NWOBHM, a New Metallica Song.

Check Out the Riot Documentary “Fight or Fall”.

Riot Restless Breed Line Up

The band Riot is a favorite band and their album “Fire Down Under” is an all top ten album for me. Being a fan since 81-82 I have come across very little information about the band. Which reminds me to check out Martin Popoff’s book “Swords and Tequila: Riot’s First Decade” from a few years back.

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Check Out the Riot Documentary “Fight or Fall”.

Playlist for the week of March 19, 2017

  1. McCoy Freemind
    After Gillan disbanded John McCoy teamed up with Samson main man Paul Samson to make this euro-rock jem.

  2. Armageddon Paths and Planes and Future Gains
    The most ‘rocking’ track on this supergroups sole album.

  3. Warrior Soul Ghetto Nation
    The last great album by Kory Clarke’s politically charged group.

  4. The Sound Heartland
    Post-punk on the more pop end of the scale.

  5. Arcturus Nightmare Heaven
    Black metal goes prog.

  6. Blue Oyster Cult Astronomy
    My favorite BöC song.

  7. Robert Fripp Breathless
    This could have been off of King Crimson’s Red.

  8. Iron Virgin Rebels Rule
    A great ‘Junk Shop Glam’ song.

  9. Océan Attention Contrôle
    Another AC/DC worshiping French band.

  10. Gary Numan I Die You Die
    Telekon’s best song that’s not on Telekon.

  11. Wire Short Elevated Period
    Wire continues to make good music well into the new millennium.

  12. Jesu Star
    As close to a pop song as a band that revels in dirges.

  13. Heavy Load Saturday Night
    An all time favorite Heavy Metal band.

  14. Thin Lizzy Thunder And Lightning
    First thunderstorm of the year brought this on.

  15. D.I. Falling Out
    Just wanted to hear this one. Always seems these guys are forgotten.

  16. The Dirty Nil No Weaknesses
    From my favorite album of last year, 90’s worshiping rock.

Playlist for the week of March 19, 2017