Queensryche’s ‘Operation: Mindcrime,’ released in May 1988, has the rare ability to tell a story while still providing an outstanding musical experience.
Although Paul Nemeth’s ‘Cataclysm Children’ is fiction, it was inspired by a real life incident involving black-metal musicians from Norway.
‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son,’ released on April 11, 1988, started a journey. Iron Maiden is now a part of me, and I am a part of what’s kept them around.
Released on March 15, 1976, Kiss’ ‘Destroyer’ found producer Bob Ezrin at his too-busy worst. Kiss is (or it should be) too visceral for that.
I worried going into Sweet and Lynch’s ‘Only to Rise’ about the way Michael Sweet and George Lynch would mesh. I shouldn’t have.
Judas Priest’s ‘British Steel’ and ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ get the praise, but a new reissue of ‘Defenders of the Faith’ shows it’s their equal.
UFO have somehow gone so far under the mainstream radar that you need advanced detection equipment from NASA to find them.
Sure, Marilyn Manson has a new record out, and we plan to get to it eventually. But first let’s recognize just how good ‘Mechanical Animals’ was.
A new Circle II Circle release whets my appetite for this summer’s Wacken, which will be headlined by the reunited Savatage.
This previously unheard song from former Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott proves to be a bittersweet listen.