28/2/19

MixTape Best Metal Songs of 2019 So Far! (77 Minutes of Great Metal)

MixTape Best Metal Songs of 2019 So Far! (77 Minutes of Great Metal)


Before being able to make playlist in an iphone or in spotify, the people used to burn CDs with their favorite songs and they only could fit maximum 80 minutes in an audio CD.


To remember those good times, I made a mixtapes of the best songs of Metal so far in 2019. They are 15 songs of various sub-genres of Metal. Enjoy 77 minutes of good music.



1
Supernova - Within Temptation
2
Perennial - Jinjer
3
Beginning Of The End (feat. Alice Cooper & Alissa 
White-Gluz) - Kane Roberts
4
Alive Pt II - Darkwater
5
Manchine - IronStone
6
Genesis - Devin Townsend
7
Wings Of Fire - Brymir
8
Burn - In Flames
9
At Wit's End - Dream Theater
10
Requiem for a Dream (feat. Michael Kiske) - Avantasia
11
Rise Of The Dragon Empire - Bloodbound
12
From Hell With Love - Beast In Black
13
Book of Shallows (Ft Jørn Lande, Hansi Kürsch, Mille Petrozza, 
Ronnie Atkins) - Avantasia
14
Masters Of Destiny -  Delain
15
Cells - The Damned Thing



24/2/19

Ten Highly Recommended Bands! (February 19)

Ten Highly Recommended Bands! 


Each month of this 2019, I will recommend 10 bands that I like a lot and that I think these deserve more recognition. It will always be a list of Metal and Rock bands.

The bands in the list can be old, new, inactive or over. It does not matter the condition the bands are, the important thing is to enjoy the music.


Check the 10 Recommended Bands of February!!


69 Chambers



69 Chambers is an Alternative Rock band formed in Zurich, Switzerland in 2001.


Black Viper


Black Viper is an Speed/Power Metal  band formed in Norway in 2012.



Dire Peril


Dire Peril is an US Power Metal band made of members of Hellion Prime and Judicator



Divine Ascension


Divine Ascension is an Progressive/Power Metal  band formed in Australia in 2007.


Levinia


Levinia is a Melodic Metal band formed in Los Angeles, United States.




Soen


Soen is a Swedish Progressive Metal supergroup consisting of members of ex member of Opeth and other extreme metal bands.



Snot


Snot was an American Nu Metal band from Santa Barbara, California. Formed in 1995, the band released their only studio album "Get Some" with founding vocalist Lynn Strait in 1997 and disbanded after his death in 1998. Apparently they reunited in 2014 with a new vocalist but they have not released anything new.




The Wolf HunterZ


The Wolf HunterZ is a Nu Metal band formed in United States.



Vandor


Vandor is a Swedish Power Metal band formed in 2015.



Vhäldemar


Vhäldemar is a  Power Metal band formed in 1999 in Spain.
























17/2/19

Avantasia – Moonglow Review

Avantasia – Moonglow Review





 Avantasia, the Metal Opera directed by Tobias Sammet (Edguy), launches its 8 album under the title "Moonglow", through Nuclear Blast Records.

In this album we can enjoy the great voices of Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Michael Kiske (Helloween, Unisonic), Jørn Lande (Former Masterplan, Ark), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Bob Catley (Magnum) , Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian, Demons & Wizards), Mille Petrozza (Kreator) and the singer of Blackmore's Night, Candice Night. 

The albums starts with "Ghost in the Moon" which is a pure continuation of the "Mystery of the Blood Red Rose" from the previous album. Personally I think is a regular/normal song to be the first of the album and way too long.  The length of the song is what makes you appreciate it later and this is when you realize the beauty of a Hard Rock tune with the amazing influence of Meat Loaf.

"Book Of Shallows" this song is the most epic entry of the 11 tracks, in this melody we hear Tobias Sammet, Hansi Kursch, Ronnie Atkin, Jorn Lande & Mille Petrozza. Sammet risk a lot in this song but it is a complete masterpiece that makes us appreciate all kinds of Metal in one song. 

"Moonglow" is the theme that gives name to the album featuring Candice Night on the voice. It is a beautiful song with 2 voices that sound amazing together and is the most commercial tune on the disc. Tobias manages to make great commercial songs and this one I love it.  

"The Raven Child" is the album’s longest song and was the 1st single. You have to applaud the bravery that this implies and the best thing is that an incredible song where Jørn Lande and Hansi Kürsch shine. 

"Invisible" featuring Geoff Tate is a power ballad accompanied by a great duet. "Alchemy" is also featuring Geoff Tate, but this time with a song that at the opening shows more obscure to make way for the heavier guitar riffs of the whole disc. 

"The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" It is a song with epic tones, power, less vibrant perhaps than others but still a great Avantasia track with many prodigious voices. B

Bob Catley is the guest on the song "Lavender". Love his voice but this is the lowest point of the record.  It is not a bad song, but one of the most "pop tunes" of the album.

"Requiem for a dream" the most power metal song of the album with the best voice of the genre: With the great Michael Kiske. He proves all his vocal quality in this tune. It's definitely my favorite song on the album

In conclusion it is a great record, but because it is a conceptual album, it is necessary to listen to it several times. Every time I hear it I like it more. I think that for this album to be 5 out of 5 stars I would need more participation from Kiske and another female voice. That's why I give 4 of 5 Stars. We hope that the next one comes with more guests.


4 of 5 Stars!












10/2/19

The Best Mainstream Rock/Metal Vocalist


The Best Mainstream Rock/Metal Vocalist

I have chosen my 40 most popular favorite vocalist of Rock & Metal. This a poll for singers of the Mainstream world. That is to say that a person without being a Rock & Metal fan at least has heard/known them once.





This is a very personal list. After 7373 votes, here is the Top 40 of my Favorite Mainstream Rock/Metal Vocalist!






2/2/19

My Top 35 Best Metal Ballads Pt 1

My Top 35 Best Metal Ballads Pt 1








35. Another Day - Dream Theater





34. Mama, I’m Coming Home - Ozzy Osbourne


33. Vermillion Pt.2 - Slipknot




32. Pale - Within Temptation


31. Forever - Stratovarius


30. Don´t stop being Crazy - Helloween



29. So Far Away -  Avenged Sevenfold




28. Forever - Edguy



27. The Bard´s Song - Blind Guardian




26. Land of the Miracle - Edguy




25. Solitary Ground - Epica



24. No One Ever Sees Me -  Unisonic




23. Starfire - Dragonforce




22. A Tale that Wasn't  Right - Helloween




21. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica




20. Cemetery Gates - Pantera




19. The Spirit Carries On - Dream Theater





18. In The Middle Of a Heartbeat - Helloween




17.  I Remember You -  Skid Row




16. Heaven -  Warrant




15.  Memories - Within Temptation




14. Tides of Time - Epica



13.  Don't Cry - Guns N´Roses




12. Amaranthine - Amaranthe




11.  Angel - Revolution Renaissance (Feat Michael Kiske)




10. Tallulah - Sonata Arctica



09. Somewhere (Live) - Within Temptation (feat. Anneke Van Giersbergen)




08. Harvest - Opeth



07. Letter To Dana - Sonata Arctica




06. Keep The Flame Alive - Revolution Renaissance (Feat Michael Kiske)





05. Wuthering Heights (Kate Cush Cover) - Angra




4. Love Bites - Def Leppard





3. Bleeding Heart - Angra




2. Farewell - Avantasia (Feat Sharon Del Adel & Michael Kiske)


1. Forever & One (Neverland) - Helloween