Mosh Pit 2020 Favorites from Matt & Mike

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Jan 042021
 

Matt’s Top of 2020 (in no particular order)
Sons of Apollo — MMXX – InsideOut
Testament — Titans of Creation — Nuclear Blast
Mr. Bungle — Raging Wrath of Easter Bunny — Ipecac
John Petrucci – Terminal Velocity – Sound Mind
Judicator — Let There Be Nothing — Prosthetic
Fates Warning — Long Day Good Night — Metal Blade
Haken — Virus — InsideOut
Mors Principium Est — Seven — AFM
Carcass — Despicable — Nuclear Blast

Matt’s Just Missed top 10
Wilderun — Veil of Imagination — Century Media
Sepultura — — Quadra — Nuclear Blast
Lamb of God — Lamb of God — Epic
Genus Ordinis Dei — Glare of Deliverance — Eclipse
Dark Tranquillity – Moment – Century Media

Next batch of great stuff
Neaera — Neaera — Metal Blade
Heaven Shall Burn — Of Truth and Sacrifice — Century Media
Black Dahlia Murder — Verminous — Metal Blade
Abysmal Dawn — Phylogenesis — Season of Mist
Warbringer — Weapons of Tomorrow — Napalm
Hyperion — Into the Maelstrom — Fighter
Havok — V — Century Media
Vader — Solitude In Madness — Nuclear Blast
Protosequence — A Blunt Description of Something Obscene — Lacerated Enemy
Deathing — All Hail The Decay — Inverse.
BPMD — American Made — Napalm

Matt;’s Honorable mentions
Carrion Vael — God Killer — Horror Pain Gore Death
Falconer — From a Dying Ember — Metal Blade
Ensiferum — Thalassic — Metal Blade
Let Us Prey — Virtues of the Vicious — M-Theory Audio
Onslaught — Generation Antichrist — AFM
Black Crown Initiate — Violent Portraits/ Doomed Escape — Century
Unleash the Archers — Abyss — Napalm
Vicious Rumors — Celebration Decay — SPV
Skeletal Remains — The Entombment of Chaos — Century Media
Katalepsy — Terra Mortuus Est — Unique Leader
Ingested — Where Only Gods May Tread — Unique Leader
Lik — Misanthropic Breed — Metal Blade
Ossuary Anex — Obscurantism Apogee — Xtreem
Darkened — Kingdom of Decay — Edged Circle
Helion Prime — Question Everything — Saibot Reigns —
Necrophobic — Dawn of the Damned — Century Media
Armored Saint — Punching the Sky — Metal Blade
Sodom — Genesis XIX — eOne
Hatebreed — Weight of The False Self — Nuclear Blast

Mike’s Picks Top 10
Necrophobic — Dawn of the Damned — Century Media
Mr. Bungle — Raging Wrath of Easter Bunny — Ipecac
Lik — Misanthropic Breed — Metal Blade
Black Crown Initiate — Violent Portraits/ Doomed Escape — Century
Benighted – Obscene Replressed – Season of Mist
Descend – The Deviant — Aftermath
Carach Angren — Frankensteina Strataemontanus – Season of MIst
Testament — Titans of Creation — Nuclear Blast
Lamb of God — Lamb of God — Epic
Haken — Virus — InsideOut

Mike’s Honorable Mentions
Benediction – Scriptures – Nuclear Blast
Heaven Shall Burn — Of Truth and Sacrifice — Century Media
Igorr – Spirituality and Distortion – Metal Blade
Perdition Temple — Sacraments Of Descension — Hells Headbangers
Vader — Solitude In Madness — Nuclear Blast
Tallah – Matriphagy — Earache Records
Theotoxin — Obscure Divinations — Fragment : Erhabenheit — Aop Records
Iron Savior – Skycrest — AFM
Vicious Rumors — Celebration Decay — SPV
Lord Vigo – Danse De Noir – High Roller
Carnation — Where Death Lies — Season of mist
Inquisition
Sodom — Genesis XIX — eOne
Paradise Lost – Obsidian – Nuclear Blast
Armored Saint — Punching the Sky — Metal Blade

WORT Mosh Pit Playlist for 10/26/2020

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Nov 022020
 

Playlist Title / Mosh Pit
DJ Name / The Pit Boss (Matt)
Playlist Start Date / Oct 26, 2020
Playlist Start Time / 11:00:00 PM
Playlist End Time / 2:00:00 AM

Artist / Song / Release / Label
Carcass / The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue / Despicable / Nuclear Blast
Undeath / Suitably Hacked To Gore / Lesions Of A Different Kind / Prosthetic
tourniquet / viento borrascoso (devastating wind) / psychosurgery (2001) / ?
Toxik / Technical Arrogance / Think This / ?
Powermad / Nice Dreams / Absolute Power / ?
Meliah Rage / The Pack / Kill To Survive (Reissue 2000) / ?
Derek Sherinian / Empyrean Sky / The Phoenix / Insideout
Raven / Battlescarred / Metal City / Spv
Armored Saint / Bubble / Punching The Sky / Metal Blade Records
Helion Prime / Photo 51 / Question Everything / Saibot Reigns
Scardust / Tantibus Ii / Strangers / M-Theory Audio
Devildriver / Iona / Dealing With Demons 1 / Napalm Records
Tallah / L.e.d. / Matriphagy / Earache Records
Melted Bodies / The Rat / Enjoy Yourself / Self Released
Slayer / War Ensemble / Seasons In The Abyss / American
Motorhead / Ace Of Spades (Live At Whitla Hall Belfast 23-12-1981) / Ace Of Spades 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Singles) / Bmg
Solitary / The Dark…the Resilient / The Truth Behind The Lies / Metalville
Freaks And Clowns / Welcome To The Freakshow / Justice Elite / Metalville Records
Pantera / Death Rattle 2020 (Terry Date Mix) / Reinventing The Steel 20th Anniversary (Singles) / Rhino Entertainment
Stalker / Of Steel And Fire / Black Majic Terror / Napalm Records
Witchtrap / Dealing With Satan / Evil Strikes Again / Hells Headbangers
Kataklysm / The Way Back Home / Unconquered / Nuclear Blast Records
Necrot / Malevolent Intentions / Mortal / Tankcrimes
Six Feet Under / Death Will Follow / Nightmares Of The Decomposed / Metal Blade
Goratory / Bottom Feeder / Sour Grapes / Everlasting Spew
Lik / Female Fatal To The Flesh / Misanthropic Breed / Metal Blade
Necrophobic / Tartarian Winds / Dawn Of The Damned / Century Media Records
Mors Principium Est / Lost In A Starless Aeon / Seven / Afm Records
Salem’s Childe / The Dream Is Dead / The Sin That Saves You / Pavement
Anaal Nathrakh / Libidinous (A Pig With Cocks In Its Eyes) / Endarkenment / Metal Blade
Benediction / The Crooked Man / Scriptures / Nuclear Blast Records
Eye Of The Destroyer / Colder (Explicit) / The Wolf You Feed / Nocturnal Audio
Infera Bruo / The Breath Of Chaos / Rites Of The Nameless / Prosthetic Records
Derek Sherinian / Octopus Pedigree / The Phoenix / Insideout
Sarcator / Abyssal Angel / Sarcator / Redefining Darkness
Insidious Disease / Soul Excavation / After Death / Nuclear Blast
Atheos / Morte Sumus / Words Of Eroding Worlds / Niflhel Records
Pallbearer / Riverbed / Forgotten Days / Nuclear Blast Records
The Flower Kings / Black Swan / Islands (Disc 1) / Insideout

New Stuff This Week… 10/26/2020

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Oct 252020
 

UNDEATH
Lesions Of A Different Kind
PROSTHETIC RECORDS
23 October 2020
Brutal death metal, with a little old school groove and six feet under thing going on. cool stuff!

(EMN) EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE
RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL
HIGHVOLMUSIC
Whoa, remember this band? 90s? They still have that early 90’s hard rockin’ melodic metal sound

Architects
“Animals”
Epitaph
Modern metalcore, electronic fullness, clean and emotive vox. (single)

Stalker
Black Majic Terror
Napalm Records
Old school thrash

Pantera
Reinventing The Steel 20th Anniversary Edition
Rhino Entertainment
Wow… 20 years already… this release has some alternate mixes by Terry Date and bonus tracks… always a good excuse to revisit

Motorhead
Ace Of Spades 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
BMG
And, whoa, 40 years!? I mean, way way before my time (before I became a metalhead)…. live tracks and some other bonus stuff on here.

Pallbearer
Forgotten Days
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 23 October 2020
Laid back doom.

Scardust
Strangers
M-Theory Audio
30 October 2020
Female fronted progressive metal/rock, pretty epic in parts, and definitely cool prog metal stuff going on with keyboards and vocals are great

Carcass
Despicable
Nuclear Blast
30 October 2020
This EP has some monster grooves and melodic death goodness that only Carcass can deliver… dare I say there’s more of a heartwork/swansong thing going on in a couple of the tracks on here. Great stuff as always.

Insidious Disease
After Death
Nuclear Blast
30 October 2020
Meaty and brutal with monster grooves… this death metal album is solid

Disrupted (Sweden)
Pure Death
Memento Mori / De:Nihil
26 October 2020
A kind of gritty death metal with a tiny black metal tone, but overall just good ol brutal swedish death metal.

ATHEOS
WORDS OF ERODING WORLDS
LABEL: NIFLHEL RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 27th 2020
Brutal death metal with a kind of technical groove thing going on too, almost a bit prog, while still keeping brutal and a little melodic

Malicious (Finland)
Deranged Hexes
Invictus Productions
30 October 2020
Fast, frenetic blackened death… while not full on death metal, nor full on black metal, it’s got that black metal attitude but with a brutal death thing going on

Band: Gangrena
Album: Oscuro Tormento
Label: Australis records
Release date: September 5th, 2020
classic death metal from Chile

Svartsyn
Requiem
Carnal Records
30 October 2020
I would say this is a blackended death, a bit death metal groove, brutal, heavy, but with a dark cold black metal thing going on. pretty decent stuff!

SARCATOR
S/T
Redefining Darkness Records
30 October 2020
Extreme thrash, great stuff, catchy, fast, heavy,

Hell is Here
S/T
Seeing Red Records
30 October 2020
This has a bit of a death metal/extreme thrash, but a kind of heavy stoner tone, featuring members of Ringworm, Incantation and Keelhaul. Cool stuff.

Band: ANGEL RISING
Album: Angel Rising
Label: Music-Records
Release date: October 30th, 2020
Primarily death metal with a little thrashy thing going on, a bit brutal, but catchy too

Noxis
Expanse of Hellish Black Mire
Pulverised / Rotted Life
30 October 2020
Brutal death metal, a little sludgey black metal happening too

Boreal
The Battle of VOSAD
Nebulae Artifacta / King of the Monsters
31 October 2020
Symphonic/atmospheric post-black metal

Slagmark (Germany)
Radical Malice
Purity Through Fire
30 October 2020
Classic black metal, cold, meedly guitars, shrieking vox, and a dark melodic tone

The Kryptik
Behold Fortress Inferno
Purity Through Fire
30 October 2020
Classic black metal

WITCHTRAP (Colombia)
Evil Strikes Again
Hells Headbangers
30 October 2020
fast and catchy thrash

The Flower Kings
Islands
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Longtime Prog rockers with a new double album. pretty much par for the course for these guys, pretty laid back and epic in parts following the prog rock formula. Good stuff.

Sad (Greece)
Misty Breath of Ancient Forests
Purity Through Fire
31 October 2020
Shrieky vocals, classic cold black metal.

Desaster / Decayed
SPLIT 7EP
Hellprod Records
Oct 31
Desaster is fast and pissed off blackened death, more on the black metal sound musically, Decayed is brutal blackened death. one song from each band.

Essence of Blasphemers
Calyx of Black Metal Blood
Purity Through Fire
31 October 2020
Cold dark and classic black metal with yeah, a little bit of a groove

BLOOD OF ANGELS
FAILURE OF FAITH ( FULL ALBUM)
Self Released
Death metal, a little bit of a metalcore thing happening, but overall, just a standard death metal thing.

Occult Burial
Burning Eerie Lore
Invictus Productions / Electric Assault Records / Stygian Black Hand / Temple of Mystery Records
30 October 2020
Heavy, blackened death. Brutal, fast and perhaps a pinch of thrash thrown in to this evil goodness.

Odiosior
Syvyyksistä
Purity Through Fire
31 October 2020
A sort of classic melodic black metal. A bit cold/harsh in the vox, the meedly guitars, but a bit of melody to “warm” it up a bit.

Release: Curimus
Garden of Eden
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: October 30th 2020
They say the genre is “Death/Thrash Metal” And yeah, pretty true to that, a heavy death groove, while having that gallopy catchy thrash thing… and it gives you the urge to headbang!

Dolore
2020 I Sette Teschi di Andromeda
Horror Pain Gore Death
October 31st
All electronic, almost 80’s sounding stuff… forwarded on to Ryan @ something wonderful.

Band: Nahemia
Album: AR-CAOSAJI
Label: Misanthropic Assault Productions
Release date: October 30th, 2020
Classic black metal with decent production, a little bit of a melodic groove (so not all super harsh and cold)

Midnight Gallows
Attack Warning Red
Wasted Wax Records
Release date: 24/07/2020
This is kind of neat, a sort of blackened stoner/doom. Music is grooving stoner metal, vox are shrieky black metal style, neat stuff.

FUNERAL HARVEST
Funeral Harvest
Signal Rex
30 October 2020
Sometimes the band name just sets the tone. I thought it’d be a bit more post-metal-ish, but it’s more of a classic melodic black metal, not too shabby.

October Falls
Syys
Purity Through Fire
31 October 2020
Ambient acoustic guitar and very laid back and chill… not quite metal at all really…

Wombripper
Macabre Melodies
Memento Mori
26 October 2020
Fast and heavy brutal blackened death… great stuff.

Band: LOSS OF INFECTION
Album: Dark Dimension
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: October 27th, 2020
Good brutal death metal with harsh vox, growls, big monster grooves… and they’re from South Korea!

Jørg Klein
Torn
Label: Dr. John’s Surgery Records U.K
All instrumental melodic hard rock/metal

Poison Wind
Virus!
Eleventh Key
30 October 2020
songs have a timely theme. Track one is “Branch Covidians” A bit punk and post metal and noise and hardcore too

Ferris MC
Missglückte Asimetrie
Arising Empire
Release date: Friday, October 23rd 2020
A kind of alt metal/rock, modern stuff… all in German?

Apathy Noir
The Shipbreaker’s Song
Artnoir Productions/Independent
Release date: 25/09/2020
Doomy and atmoshperic black metal.

AshenMoon
UMBRA I
Golden Robot Records
16 October 2020
doomy rock.

WORT-FM Loud Rock Top 20 and Adds for the Week of 9/10/18

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Sep 092018
 

WORT-FM Loud Rock Top 20 and Adds for the Week of 9/10/18

Artist — Album — Label
1) Primal Fear — Apocalypse — Frontiers
2) Lords of the Trident — Shadows From The Past — Junko Johnson
3) Sinsaenum — Repulsion for Humanity — earMusic
4) Carnation — Chapel of Abhorrence — Season of Mist
5) U.D.O. — Steelfactory — AFM
6) Moonspell — Lisboa Under the Spell — Napalm
7) Leather — II — Divebomb
8) Satan — Cruel Magic — Metal Blade
9) Leeched — You Took The Sun When You Left — Prosthetic
10) Black Mirrors — Look Into The Black Mirror — Napalm
11) Omnium Gatherum — The Burning Cold — Century Media
12) Black Tusk — T.C.B.T. — Season of Mist
13) Metal Allegiance — Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty — Nuclear Blast
14) Mob Rules — Beast Reborn — SPV
15) Monstrosity — The Passage of Existence — Metal Blade
16) Cast The Stone — Empyrean Atrophy — Agonia
17) Krisiun — Scourge of the Enthroned — Century Media
18) Skyharbor — Sunshine Dust — eOne
19) Suicidal Tendencies — Still Cyco Punk After All These Yrs — Suicidal
20) Pig Destroyer — Head Cage — Relapse

Top 5 Adds
1) Clutch — Book of Bad Decisions — Weathermaker
2) Deicide — Overtures of Blasphemy — Century Media
3) Grave Digger — The Living Dead — Napalm
4) Cultural Warfare — Warmageddon — M-Theory Audio
5) Dream Child — Until Death Do We Meet Again — Frontiers

Other Adds/Reviewed: Conan, The Ocean (single), DC4, Blasphemy, Grisly, Aeolian, Ominous Eclipse, Abhorrence, Sepulcher, Diabolic Force, Hitman, Ethernity, Kommandant, Osmium Guillotine, Voodoo, Witch King, Meadows End, Xalpen, Radux, Windfaerer, Psyclon Nine, The Crotals, Rosslyn, Krashkarma, The Alive, Erasy, Dark Buddha Rising

New Stuff This Week…9/10/18

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Sep 092018
 

Clutch
Book Of Bad Decisions
Weathermaker
Classic clutch.. one of the best at what they do… catchy as hell stoner metal, and really they seem to be their own Genre at this point. “What’s it sound like?” “clutch…” “is it new?” “yeah!” “cool, gimme more!”

The Ocean
Permian: The Great Dying – single
Metal Blade Records
This single, is 9 mins of a melodic doomy proggy stoner type stuff. pretty cool and chill.

Grave Digger
The Living Dead
Napalm Records
This band has been around a long time, they do their classic metal/power metal well and it hasn’t changed much… good stuff.

Conan
Existential Void Guardian
Napalm Records
A bit doomy, a bit of a scream-core but with some pretty big monster groovin’ riffs.

Deicide
Overtures of Blasphemy
Century Media Records
You know, you’d think Deicide would be stale old had by now, but they just keep upping the ante with more brutal classic death metal, and hell, probably even more technical than before… Great stuff.

Dream Child
Until Death Do We Meet Again
Frontiers SRL
This is some great classic metal with a strong Rainbow/Dio vibe.

DC4
Atomic Highway
HighVolMusic
Another classic metal/power metal thing… cool catchy music, high energy, but not too heavy.

Blasphemy
Blood Upon the Altar LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions / Ross Bay Cult
Grindy brutal death metal, a pinch of a doomy gloomy feel.

GRISLY
The Spectral Wars
Xtreem Music
Grooving death metal with a bit of a doom feel… Good bit of a stoner death feel.

Aeolian
Silent Witness
Snow Wave Records
Melodic death metal, good groove with a pinch of an amon amarth, a tiny thrashy feel, cool stuff!

Ominous Eclipse
Sinister
Self-Release
Brutal death metal, with a little little tiny bit of blackend death, good chugga chugga metal with some big grooves and technicality too.

Abhorrence
Megalohydrothalassophobic
Svart Records
This is some really good brutal death metal, great grooves, heavy and brutal and yeah, catchy melodic stuff too

Band: CULTURAL WARFARE
Album: Warmageddon
Label: M-Theory Audio
Melodic thrashy stuff, reminds me a bit of Metal Church, cool stuff.

Sepulcher
Panoptic Horror
Edged Circle Productions
This has a good mix of sludgey stoner metal, thrash, extreme/blackish metal too. A big meaty wall of heavy sound with high energy and grooves.

DIABOLIC FORCE (Brazil)
Praise of Satan (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
Classic old school black metal, a big doomy/creepy with some echoey shouted/screamed vox.

HITMAN
The Offering: Side 1 (EP)
Self-Release
Monster grooves, stoner metal, along the lines of Corrosion of Conformity, catchy grooves man!

Ethernity
The Human Race Extinction
AFM Records
Female fronted prog metal, pretty straightforward, a decent heaviness and technicality… Nothing too fancy, nor too light.

KOMMANDANT
Blood Eel
ATMF
Black metal, a bit post-metal in parts, but mostly straightforward regular ol black metal.

Band: Osmium Guillotine
Album: A Million To One
Genre: Heavy Metal
Some classic metal, a NWOBHM feel, maybe a bit heavier and a punky attitude.

Vöödöö
Ashes
Indie Recordings
A grooving alt-rock thing… bordering stoner rock, vox make it more alt-indie rock though.

Witch King
Voice of the Ossuary CD/LP
Blood Harvest
Brutal wall of grindy blackened death metal. Sludgey production.

Meadows End
Sojourn
Black Lion Records
Melodic death metal with keyboard stuff going on, good blast beating groove, nice melodic symphonic stuff to make it more “epic”, harsh vox Good stuff!

Xalpen
Wowk Otrr
Morbid Skull Records
Classic black metal, great heavy brutal thing going on, classic meedly guitars, harsh creepy vox

Radux
Disaster Imminent
Svart Records
This has an old school raw thrash thing going on.

Windfaerer
Alma
Avantgarde Music
Melodic black metal, a symphonic epic feeling going on too… cool stuff.

Psyclon Nine
Icon of the Adversary
Self REleased
Extreme/black metal style vox, and musically it’s just about full on industrial metal

The Crotals
Horde
Tenacity Music
A sort of doomy extreme sludgey thing…

ROSSLYN
Soul In Sanctuary
Sliptrick Records
This is a little doom, a little power metal, a little classic metal, a bit of sludge, some classic just metal…

KRASHKARMA
MORPH
SPLIT NAIL RECORDS
this one we got some more of a commercial hard rock/metal with male and female vox. A little bit of a Lacuna Coil thing going on as they have a big polished produced sound with the male and female vox.

The Alive
We are Rock and Roll
Eternal Sound Records
here we have some basic straightforward rock/hard rock, just as the album title says!

Erasy
Under The Moonlight
Doom Stew Records
Big Doomy stoner metal over two 7+ minute tracks… decenet riffage, vox are a bit on the screamy/shouty vox side. decent stuff.

Dark Buddha Rising
The Black Trilogy
Svart Records
3 older albums and their demo are now re-released… kind of a pschedelic sludgey doom stoner metal thing. usually stuff onm this label is pretty meh, but lately they’ve gotten away from all shoegazey blah and have some more interesting stuff that makes me look up! hah.

WORT Mosh Pit Favorites of 2017

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Jan 022018
 

Matt’s top 10 (in no particular order):

Cavalera Conspiracy – Psychosis
Galactic Cowboys — Long Way Back To The Moon
Sons Of Apollo — Psychotic Symphony
Arch Enemy — Will To Power
Persefone — Aathma
Iced Earth – Incorruptible
Sepultura — Machine Messiah
Witherfall — Noctumes In Requiems
Body Count — Bloodlust
Satyricon – Deep calleth upon Deep

Matt’s Honorable Mentions
Cannibal Corpse — Red Before Black
Kreator — Gods Of Violence
Moonspell – 1755
Exhumed — Death Revenge
Ne Obliviscaris – Urn
Haemorrhage — We Are The Gore
The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers
Belphegor – Totenritual
Ensiferum – Two Paths
Septicflesh — Codex Omega
The Haunted — Strength In Numbers
Decrepit Birth — Anis Mundi
Cradle Of Filth — Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay
Cannabis Corpse — Left Hand Pass
Decapitated — Anticult
Dying Fetus — Wrong One To Fuck With
Sacrificial Slaughter — Generation Of Terror
Warbringer — Woe To The Vanished
Havok — Conformicide
Accept — The Rise Of Chaos
Marty Friedman — Wall Of Sound
Next To None — Phases
The Night Flight Orchestra — Amber Galactic
Nova Collective — The Further Side
Six Feet Under — Torment
Overkill — The Grinding Wheel
Galactic Empire — Galactic Empire

Local:
Casket Robbery – The Ascension EP – Self
In-Defilade – Elude
Khazaddum — Plagues Upon Arda
Morta Skuld — Wounds Deeper Than Time
Warseid — A New Land To Find

Mike’s Top 10 (in no particular order):

Persefone — Aathma
Cavalera Conspiracy – Psychosis
Arch Enemy — Will To Power
Body Count — Bloodlust
Annihilator – For the Demented
Iced Earth – Incorruptible
Morbid Angel – Kingdoms Disdained
Ne Obliviscaris – Urn
The Haunted – Strength In Numbers
Dying Fetus – Wrong One To Fuck With

Mike’s Honorable Mentions
Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
Haemorrhage – We are the Gore
Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black
Satyricon – Deep Calleth Upon Deep
Sons Of Apollo — Psychotic Symphony
Cradle Of Filth — Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay
Archspire – Relentless Mutation
Empyrian Throne – Chasborne
Cannabis Corpse — Left Hand Pass
Cripper – Follow Me: Kill
Moonspell – 1755
Witchery – Legion
Sepultura – Machine Messiah
Obituary – Obituary
Overkill – The Grinding Wheel

Why the PACKERS are better than the VIKINGS (2014)

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Sep 292014
 

WHY THE PACKERS ARE BETTER THAN THE VIKINGS
By Chris Lezotte, Twitter @chrislezotte

Existence
The Packers were founded in 1921 in tiny Green Bay, Wisconsin.   The Vikings, despite being in a major American metropolis, didn’t start their NFL charter until 1960.

Super Bowls
The Packers have been to 5 Super Bowls and the Vikings have been to 4. Very admirable for each team!   However, the Packers are 4-1 in the Big Game, the Vikings have been goose-egged. They’ve lost all 4.  In fact, the Packers lost a thriller in their lone Super Bowl loss while the Vikings have been embarrassed by the Chiefs (16 pt loss) the Dolphins (17pt loss), Raiders (18pt loss), and Steelers (10pt loss). The Vikings are Losers! Only the Bills share such ineptitude in the Super Bowl. And, that’s where this document could end, but, I shall proceed…

Best Coach
When a team wins the Super Bowl they are handed the Vince Lombardi Trophy to signify greatness in the greatest sport ever.   Vince Lombardi is still considered one of the best coaches across all sports. Lombardi coached the Packers. The Vikings’ best coach is Bud Grant. Grant led his team to 4 Super Bowls. Again, very admirable, but so did Marv Levy. Bud’s best attribute may be that he was born in Wisconsin (Superior).

Colors
As a man, let’s say you have a first date. And, you are excited to have this date. It’s time to dress, but, as you look into your closet, all you see is purple shirts and green shirts. What would you wear?  Be honest. Of course, you’d wear a green shirt. Male Viking fans: You are not royalty, put the purple in the garbage. Wear white with the purple trim instead and preserve your dignity. Additionally, October is breast cancer awareness month. Many teams incorporate pink into their team hats/socks/towels. What is the only NFL team where the color pink & it’s femininity matches the team color? You guessed it, the Vikings.

Fans’ headgear
Okay, this may be a push.   Wearing a cheese-wedge on your head makes you look dumb, however, wearing faux cheese beats gender-bending braids.   Men, why would you want to look like Heidi?   There is nothing like being at an NFL game and dudes can’t tell if you’re a man or a woman wearing those dumb braids.

Hall of Fame
Green Bay: 22 proud members with 2013 inductee Dave Robinson being the latest addition. The Packers also claim 4 others that played briefly in GB. Minnesota has 12 with an additional 7 who played or coached briefly for the Vikings. Enough said. Green Bay’s top Hall QB is Bart Starr while the Vikings’ is Fran Tarkenton.   (Any man named Fran should go to the county courthouse and change his name). Tarkenton won a bunch of games & had great passing marks as a starter, true, but what did he really win in his career (0-3 in Super Bowls).   I’ll wait while you think of something. Bart Starr only won more NFL titles than everyone including Unitas, Bradshaw, Brady, and Montana. Brett Favre will be inducted soon. History will remember him as a Packer, not a Viking.

Most Famous Play
Jim Marshall running the wrong way. How moronic. I mean, was he a 7-year old here playing Pop Warner as his parents laughed with glee from the sideline?   Has a college player ever done this? I’m not sure.

Packers Most Famous Play
Bart Starr sneaking in for the TD against the Cowboys to win the NFL title in the classic Ice Bowl. This is indelible in every football fan’s mind as one of the top plays in NFL history. It showed guts, passion, and won the Packers glory.

Vikes (in)Famous Play 2
In the 1975 NFC playoffs, Roger Staubach hit Drew Pearson with a last-second bomb TD to beat the Vikings sending the Cowboys to the Super Bowl. This play has since become known as the “Hail Mary”. Frozen Viking fans were so dumbfounded that they threw debris onto the field for several minutes afterwards.   In fact, (Wikipedia – source) a whiskey bottle struck a game official, rendering him unconscious. Stay classy, Viking fans.

Revenue-Sharing
One aspect that makes the NFL great is revenue-sharing… Essentially, all the richer teams must share revenue for all 32 teams to divvy up and share equally. This ensures competitive balance.

According to Vikings.com, the Vikings receive annual subsidies of approximately $15 million from other NFL teams in order to compete. Also, The Vikings’ NFC North opponents – Chicago, Detroit and Green Bay – all generate approximately $30 million more annually than the Vikings. This is the main reason why the Vikings are building their new stadium. Kind of embarrassing, huh, Vikings?

Value
According to a 2014 Forbes magazine report, The Green Bay Packers are the 13th-most value NFL franchise with a value over 1.3 billion dollars. The Vikings are 20th most valuable, at 1.1 billion dollars. It is what it is.

Stadiums
Lambeau Field is considered one of the best sports venues in the history of man.   Seriously, no debate here! Put Fenway & Wrigley along with Lambeau Field.

The Vikings’ old Metropolitan Stadium had guts and flavor. The Metrodome is gone. In my opinion, Minnesota would have had more success with an outdoor stadium. Do you think the Falcons would have won that January NFC Championship game if it was played outdoors? Even Gary Anderson would agree. Domes allow teams to come into Minnesota and have an equal footing for victory. Lambeau is cold, intimidating, and awe-inspiring.   Winning in Green Bay in November or December has always been more difficult due to Lambeau Field!

Minnesota’s brand-new stadium with a partially retractable roof is set to open in 2016. Thank you, Taxpayers. The State of Minnesota kicked in an estimated $348 million. The city of Minneapolis kicked in an estimated $150 million. This is Minnesota’s second new stadium since the early 1980s. It will be valued at over $975 million dollars. Meanwhile, Lambeau Field is widely considered the holiest of NFL sites, a cathedral to the game. Plus, GB plays outdoors, in the elements.   Who doesn’t think that football should be played outdoors?

Birds
Bird-enthusiasts are threatening to sue the Vikings because their new stadium’s big plate of glass. This glass, they claim, will kill many birds. Birds have bird-brains and will kamikaze themselves right into this glass. The Vikings don’t plan on changing their glass-design. But, they may need a lot more Windex to clean bird guts off their glass. Lambeau Field isn’t known to kill aviary.

Traditions
Jumping into the stands at Lambeau Field is awesome for both the players and fans. This tradition was started by Leroy Butler and made famous by Robert Brooks. It’s a fan-favorite after every score. Vikings tradition: Blowing that incessant horn while Ragnar drives a Wisconsin-made Harley-Davidson on synthetic turf.

Arrests
According to September, 2014 report by the New York Times, the Vikings led the NFL in arrests, or cited with a crime, from January 2000 to September 2014 with 44. Green Bay? 17 Packers were arrested or cited with a crime; very near the bottom of the league (Rams, 12).   And, the Vikings had another PR nightmare with the arrest of their top player, Adrian Peterson, for switching his child’s backside.

Tact
On Sunday, 9/28/14, the Vikings were selling Adrian Peterson jerseys at TCF Bank Stadium. In fact, they were also selling youth-sized Adrian Peterson jerseys. Please never mind that Adrian has been banished from the team, and, that he was arrested for child abuse. Money has to be made, right Minnesota?

Brett Favre
Favre is arguably one of the top NFL quarterbacks of all time. He was the ironman in GB, and, led the Packers to Super Bowls, winning one. He’s the only player to win 3-straight AP NFL MVP awards. He is still loved here. Basically, he dicked around with Packers management in 2008. After ending his brief retirement, he was traded to the Jets just so he could burn a year off in hopes of burning the Packers with the Vikings. The Vikes did come close to achieving greatness, but, Favre’s late INT vs. the Saints in the NFC Championship game helped doom Minnesota. Favre’s final season in 2010 season was shameful. A broken down Favre struggled with a bad Viking team. His career ended with a concussion. Bottom-line, the Packers’ Favre was better than the Vikings’ Favre.

Head-to-Head
Packers are 56-49-2 all-time, including the Playoffs, vs. the Vikings. Enough said.

New stuff this week… 4/2/12

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Apr 022012
 

Iron Maiden
En Vivo!
UME
http://www.ironmaiden.com/
Iron Maiden never disappoint… this is a show from Santiago Chile from 2011… filmed along with a DVD.   Setlist is a decent balance between old and newer stuff.   Mix is decent… crowd is super excited.   Even the old stuff is great to hear again.

Lonewolf
Army Of The Damned
Napalm Records
http://www.lonewolfdivision.com/
A fairly epic power metal thing going on here.  Almost Dragonforce-like in execution, but maybe a bit more gritty.

Municipal Waste
The Fatal Feast
Nuclear Blast USA
http://www.facethewaste.com/
A new album!  It’s been three years… lots of touring and partying too I assume… Probably the best band out there that has sort of taken over that original “Crossover” genre from DRI.  Yeah, DRI is still out there… but this is the new wave of DRI?  Good, catchy, heavy, fast  and thrashy riffs round out this album… all with a sense of humor.

Tenacious D
“Rize of the Fenix”
Columbia
http://rizeofthefenix.tenaciousd.com/
I didn’t even know this was coming out til a week ago… while not really metal, it’s “metal”  right?   It’s par for the course for these guys… kind of over the top anthemic catchy, funny and just really shows how well rounded and talented Jack Black is.

The Dogs Divine
Size Of The Fight
Mortal Music
http://www.facebook.com/thedogsdivine
A fairly straightforward hard rockin’ almost southern fueled metal-ish band. They have that almost hair-band sound, but with a bit more of an almost early Pantera heaviness.  it’s ok.

Wretched
Son Of Perdition
Victory Records
http://www.wretchedthrash.com/
Brutal, technical and melodic… It’s post-metalcore I guess… I would say, brutal core, right?   sure.  Some parts are outright death metal, others are just full on brutal, others are thrashy… just a good slab of modern brutal metal.

Job for a Cowboy
Demonocracy
Metal Blade
http://www.myspace.com/jobforacowboy
Actually a similar description to the Wretched above… it’s got technicality, brutality and catchiness.  While I can’t say they are breaking any ground here, I can say it’s a great brutal metal album from a band that is great at what they do.

Mike’s 2011 Year in Review

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Jan 102012
 

Top 10 (In no particular order)
Symphony X – Iconoclast
Redemption – This Mortal Coil
Sepultura – Kairos
Havok – Time’s Up
Amon Amarth – Surtur Rising
Toxic Holocaust – Conjure & Command
Kvelertak – Kvelertak
Decapitated – Carnival Is Forever
Arch Enemy – Khaos Legions

Honorable Mentions
Revocation – Chaos of Forms
Steel Panther – Balls Out
Deceased – Surreal Overdose
Exhumed – No Guts No Glory
Anthrax – Worship Music
Cthonic – Takasago Army
Mastodon – The Hunter
Machine Head – Unto The Locust
Children of Bodom – Relentless Reckless Forever
Beyond Creation – The Aura
Human Abstract – The Digital Veil
Iced Earth – Dystopia

Matt’s Top albums of 2011

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Jan 032012
 

As promised by Mike on the air… Here are Matt’s top albums of 2011….

Top 10 in no particular order

Ghost – Opus Eponymous
Symphony X – Iconoclast
Arch Enemy – Khaos Legions
Amon Amarth – Surtur Rising
Iced Earth – Dystopia
Dream Theater – A Dramatic Turn of Events
Machine Head – Unto The Locust
Skeletonwitch – Forever Abomination
Vader – Welcome to the Morbid Reiche
Devildriver – Beast

and… 12 more bonuses that I couldn’t NOT list somewhere!

Lazarus AD – Black Rivers Flow
Krisiun – The Great Execution
3 – The Ghost You Gave To Me
Warbringer – World Torn Asunder
Anthrax – Worship Music
Arch / Matheos – Sympathetic Rsonance
Revocation – Chaos of Forms
Toxic Holocaust – Conjure and Command
Fair to Midland – Arrows and Anchors
Decapitated – Carnival Is Forever
Protest the Hero – Scurrilous
Havok – Time Is Up