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Zakk Wylde – Book of Shadows II (2016)

Zakk Wylde – Book of Shadows II (2016)

I’ve always been a fan of Zakk Wylde’s acoustic work, and the guitar parts here – both unplugged and electrified – are as solid as they come.

Flotsam and Jetsam, “Iron Maiden” from Flotsam and Jetsam (2016): One Track Mind

Flotsam and Jetsam, “Iron Maiden” from Flotsam and Jetsam (2016): One Track Mind

As with the last two albums, Flotsam and Jetsam gives us something a little different here – providing a tasty tribute to metal legends Iron Maiden.

Anthrax – For All Kings (2016)

Anthrax – For All Kings (2016)

‘For All Kings’ not only stands with my favorite Anthrax records – it’s easily the best complete metal album I’ve heard in several years.

Zakk Wylde, “Sleeping Dogs” from Book of Shadows II (2016): One Track Mind

Zakk Wylde, “Sleeping Dogs” from Book of Shadows II (2016): One Track Mind

Zakk Wylde’s “Sleeping Dogs” makes a good promise for ‘Book of Shadows II.’ Here’s hoping the rest of the album delivers on it.

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2015 (Hard Rock + Metal): Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, Queensryche

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2015 (Hard Rock + Metal): Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, Queensryche

Picking a Best of 2015 list wasn’t easy. A few albums were outstanding, but I sometimes had a hard time finding new music that connected.

Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Was a One of a Kind Legend, Warts and All

Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Was a One of a Kind Legend, Warts and All

Uncompromising, unafraid and utterly cool, the late Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister embodied the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll.

Queensryche – Condition Human (2015)

Queensryche – Condition Human (2015)

‘Condition Human’ marks the full return of the Queensryche that I know and love.

Louis Minus XVI – Kindergarten (2015)

Louis Minus XVI – Kindergarten (2015)

Experimental French quartet Louis Minus XVI’s ‘Kindergarten’ is easier to like because it’s harder to pin down.

Fastway – ‘Trick or Treat’ Original Soundtrack (1986)

Fastway – ‘Trick or Treat’ Original Soundtrack (1986)

The campy Halloween film ‘Trick or Treat’ doesn’t hold up so well anymore. But Fastway’s original soundtrack? That’s another matter entirely.

Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor (2015)

Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor (2015)

‘The Pale Emperor,’ more than any from Marilyn Manson in the intervening years, seems like the natural successor to ‘Mechanical Animals.’