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  • In order to celebrate me scrobbling over 30000 tracks I make a boring top 50 Q&A…

    26 août 2010, 23h20m

    1. How did you get into 29?

    Candlemass I realized one day that I need to listen to more swedish metal bands because I'm swedish, and even if it took some time for me to get into Candlemass they took a big place on my chart and will most likely keep this solid place.

    2: What was the first song you ever heard by 22?

    Ayreon Day One: Vigil. The first song on the most popular Ayreon album on last.fm. It's more the whole Human Equation album than just one song that gave Ayreon this spot.

    3: What’s your favorite lyric by 30?
    Evergrey (they are tied with Trouble but I listen more to Evergrey's lyrics.) "My every mourning is in every way, the beginning of a recreation day..."

    4: What is your favorite album by 49?

    Mercyful Fate Some people are going to call me boring, but I'm going with Don't Break the Oath. It's one of my top 15 most scrobbled albums for a good reason. I really need to listen more to the non Melissa and Don't Break the Oath stuff from MF.

    5: How many albums by 13 do you own?

    Death None. (Yay for Mp3s.). I will however buy any of the studio albums if I find them at a good price someday.

    6: What is your favorite song by 50?

    Avantasia. The wicked Symphony. <3 Tobias and Jorn combinging their voices.

    7: 7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad?

    Celtic Frost

    I never noticed that Celtic Frost where this high on my chart...Hmm no I can't think of any song from them that makes me sad.

    8: What is your favorite album by 15?

    Pantera Vulgar Display of Power, without a doubt. Cowboys from Hell and The Great Southern Trendkill are also awesome albums, but Mouth of War, This Love, Hollow, Fucking Hostile and Walk makes this one of the best albums of all time.

    9: What is your favorite song by 5?

    Fates Warning Oh.....So many to choose from.....I'm going to play it safe here and say The Ivory Gate of Dreams...I think it's hard to get tired of really long songs which are as awesome as this one. But man this was tough, FW got many kickass songs that needs more attention.

    10: Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?

    Slayer Hmm... I was very happy both the first and second time I saw the live and they played Cult, so I'm going with that song.

    11: What is your favorite album by 40?

    Soilwork Natrual Born Chaos. Along with their second album the Chainheart Machine (not sure if that's the real name of the album) it's the only I'm listening to from time to time. Not saying that the others are bad but I like this a little extra.

    12: What is your favorite song by 10?

    Megadeth The system has failed was both my first Megadeth album and my first Thrash album, so Die Dead Enough gets my vote. Peace Sells is a close runner up.

    13: What is a good memory you have involving 30?

    Trouble I found Digital Dream Doors top 100 Metal band list and decided to give all the bands I haven't heard of there a try, starting with Trouble. I then realized how awesome trad doom metal is.

    14: What is your favorite song by 38?

    Blind Guardian Hmm........ The Curse of Feanor....

    15: Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy?

    In Flames Only for the weak always works.

    16: How many times have you seen 25 live?

    Therion....0......

    17: What is the first song you ever heard by 23?

    Twisted Sister I Wanna Rock, because it was in the soundtrack of the movie Road Trip. A bit overplayed song now IMO, but then you just have to increase the volume and sing along ^^

    18: What is your favorite album by 11?

    Burzum Hvis Lyset Tar Oss. If that album instead had 8 or 9 songs, Burzum could be my top artist. I've listenend a lot to that album.

    19: Who is a favorite member of 1?

    Opeth Mikael Åkerfeldt (duh)...

    20: Have you ever seen 14 live?

    Savatage. Hmm I have seen Jon Oliva's Pain once, does that count?

    21: What is a good memory involving 27?

    Gamma Ray When I saw Gamma Ray live, especially when they went up on the stage with Helloween and performed Future World and I Want Out.

    22: What is your favorite song by 16?

    Dream Theater Right now it's actually Pull me Under.

    23: What is the first song you ever heard by 47?

    Dark Tranquillity Terminus (Where Death is Most Alive). Amazing song.

    24: What is your favorite album by 18?

    Kreator They got many good, but just like many other fans I'll say Extreme Agression

    25: What is your favorite song by 21?

    Arch Enemy Hmmm....I got some favourties, but I guess I have to say We Will Rise.

    When I started this survey I thought it would be more interesting questions, so I'm going to stop here.
  • What kind of Metal head am I?

    12 jui. 2010, 23h18m

    What kind of metalhead are you? Put an X between the braquets of all that apply to you. Then add them up, and whichever one applies most to you, put it as the title and repost.

    POWER METAL:
    -The following applies to me:
    [X] I enjoy Lord Of The Rings and Dungeons & Dragons
    [X] I like extremely long songs
    [X] Swords rule
    [ ] I quite often find myself saying "That's epic"
    -I listen to the following bands:
    [X] Helloween
    [X] Iced Earth
    [X] Blind Guardian
    [X] Gamma Ray
    [X] Stratovarius
    [X] Hammerfall
    [x] Dragonforce
    [X] Sonata Arctica
    [x] Manowar
    [ ] Edguy
    [ ] Demons & Wizards
    [X] Rhapsody
    [X] Symphony X
    [ ] Primal Fear
    TOTAL: 14 embarrising, and I to be honest I also like Edguy but I've never found the time to listen to them, I'm more a fan of Avantasia. I haven't listen to what the other bands has to offer yet.

    THRASH METAL:
    -The following applies to me:
    [X] I own a patched denim jacket/vest
    [X] I'm always wasted
    [ ] I think white Reebok high tops are the best shoes ever
    [ ] I like Explorer guitars
    -I listen to the following bands:
    [x] Metallica
    [x] Slayer
    [x] Anthrax
    [x] Megadeth
    [x] Testament
    [x] Overkill
    [X ] Exodus
    [ ] Nuclear Assault
    [ ] Dark Angel
    [X] Kreator
    [X] Sodom
    [X] Destruction
    [ ] S.O.D
    [ ] Death Angel
    TOTAL: 13...Damn I need to get an opinion on more Thrash bands.

    BLACK METAL
    -The following applies to me:
    [x] I like corpse paint (Since Immortal looks so awesome/ridiculous in it, and KISS)
    [x] HAIL SATAN!
    [ ] I support church burnings (I'm not really sure. The world needs to get rid of religon, but burning churchs isn't the correct way.)
    [X] I have pictures of myself taken in the forest. (How doesn this make me Black Metal? A lot of my friends got pictures of them in forests and they don't even listen to Black Metal).
    -I listen to the following bands:
    [X] Venom (I'm such a poser >_>)
    [X] Bathory
    [X] Celtic Frost
    [X] Mercyful Fate/King Diamond
    [X] Burzum
    [X] Darkthrone
    [x] Mayhem
    [ ] Dark Funeral
    [X] Emporer
    [X] Immortal
    [X] Enslaved
    [ ] Gorgoroth
    [X] Satyricon
    [ ] Behemoth
    TOTAL: 14....LAY DOWN YOUR SOULS TO THE GOD'S ROCK N ROLL!!!

    DEATH METAL
    -The following applies to me:
    [ ] Blood and gore rules
    [ ] Gutteral Cookie Monster vocals are awesome
    [ ] The majority of my favourite bands are from Florida
    [x] You arent grossed out by song titles like "I Cum Blood"
    -I listen to the following bands:
    [ ] Cannibal Corpse
    [ ] Obituary
    [ ] Possessed
    [x] Death
    [X] Morbid Angel
    [ ] Deicide
    [ ] Necrophagist
    [x] Sepultura
    [ ] Napalm Death
    [ ] Krisiun
    [ ] Nile
    [ ] Dying Fetus
    [x] Entombed
    TOTAL: 5...I haven't given most of these bands a try, but Death and Morbid Angel are awesome. And Sepultura is Thrash >_>

    GLAM/HAIR METAL
    -The following applies to me:
    [ ] I own spandex
    [ ] I own leopard print items
    [X] I go through more hairspray than any human being should
    [ ] I wear more make-up than any human being should
    -I listen to the following bands:
    [x] Motley Crue
    [x] Ratt
    [x] Poison
    [x] Winger
    [x] Hanoi Rocks
    [X] Cinderella
    [x] Dokken
    [ ] Slaughter
    [ ] Vixen
    [ ] Mr. Big
    [x] Def Leppard
    [x] Quiet Riot
    [x] Bon Jovi

    TOTAL: 11. I'm just lucky that this thing seperates Sleaze and Glam,

    SLEAZE METAL/ROCK'n'ROLL
    -the following applies to me:
    [ ] I wear my leather jacket everywhere
    [x] biker gloves are badass (so scene kids stop wearin them!)
    [ ] I get pissed off when someone confuses "glam metal" with sleaze metal.
    [ ] bandannas are my ..1 choice of headgear
    -I listen to the following bands:
    [x] Guns N' Roses
    [ ] Faster Pussycat
    [ ] LA Guns
    [ ] Vains of Jenna
    [x] Aerosmith
    [ ] Slash's Snakepit
    [ ] Lynch Mob
    [ ] Vinnie Vincent Invasion
    [ ] London
    [x] Skid Row
    Total: 4 Haven't heard enough from most of these bands.

    CLASSIC METAL
    -The following applies to me:
    [x] I don't think there's anything gay about leather pants
    [x] 2 guitars are better than 1
    [x] You hate the majority of modern music
    [X] Rob Halford is God.
    -I listen to the following bands:
    [x] Judas Priest
    [x] Iron Maiden
    [x] Motorhead
    [x] Black Sabbath
    [x] Ozzy Osbourne
    [x] Dio
    [x] The Scorpions
    [x] Accept
    [x] Savatage
    [x] Girlschool
    [x] Armored Saint
    [x] Diamond Head
    [x] Saxon
    [X] Grim Reaper
    TOTAL: 18. It's been a while since I listenend to most of these bands, but they are a ll awesome, and Rob Halford IS God!!

    NU METAL
    -The following applies to me:
    [ ] I wear baggy Hot Topic pants
    [ ] I hate guitar solos
    [ ] Metal songs with DJ scratches are awesome
    [ ] I hang out at the mall all the time
    -I listen to the following bands:
    [ ] KoRn
    [x] Slipknot
    [ ] Papa Roach
    [ ] Limp Bizkit
    [ ] Disturbed
    [ ] Linkin Park
    [ ] Powerman 5000
    [ ] Static-X
    [ ] Drowning Pool
    [ ] Mudvayne
    [ ] System Of A Down
    [ ] P.O.D
    [ ] Saliva
    [ ] Ill Nino
    TOTAL: 1 Don't tell anyone.

    I like pretty much every kind of metal, so I guess it's not strange at all that I'm most a metalhead that loves the classics.
  • Listen to 40 songs everyday in 100 days. Day 10.

    14 mai 2009, 21h46m

    Which songs can you listen to over and over again and never get tired of them? I'm doing a test to see if any of these can last 100 days? If I sometime skip a song on this playlist, it's out for ever. The order I play the songs are random on each day.

    I somehow forgot this project, but then decided to pick it up once again. I have now listenend to this playlist for 10 days and some songs have already got booted. But I'm sure that many others will soon get booted to, because there are many songs that I wouldn't miss.

    Day 6: Accept - Balls to the walls got booted. It's not a bad song, but I feel like I don't want to destroy this song by listen to it to many times.

    Day 7: Nightwish - Amaranth is a good song, but it quickly becomes boring if you listen to it every day. I've already listened to much to Helloween - I want out and Twisted Sister - Burn in hell, so there three songs got booted.

    Day 8: Manorwar - Kings of Metal is another song that I felt that I would kill if I listenend to it to many times...

    Day 10: Why didn't I pick another song from Children of Bodom? Bodom After Midnight is gone. I also removed W.A.S.P - Animal, mostly because it took me 10 listens to figure out that Blackie only screams "I fuck like a beast" once, and that's actually the only thing I like about that song.

    Songs left: 33

    My playlist on day 1:

    Accept - Balls to the Wall
    Anthrax - Caught in a Mosh
    Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    Blind Guardian - The Curse of Feanor
    Bruce Dickinson - Tears of the Dragon (I picked this song instead of a Maiden song)
    Children of Bodom - Bodom after Midnight
    Cinderella - Shake me
    CRASHDÏET -Riot in Everyone
    Dark Tranquillity - Terminus (Where death is most alive.)
    Death - Zero Tolerance
    Dio - Don't Talk to Strangers
    DragonForce - Heart of the Dragon
    Dream Theater - Pull me Under
    Fintroll - Trollhammaren
    Gamma Ray - Heaven or Hell
    Hardcore Superstar - We Don't Celebrate Sundays
    Helloween - I Want Out
    In Flames - Only for the Weak
    Judas Priest - Turbo Lover
    Kreator - Betrayer
    Manowar - Kings of Metal
    Megadeth - Hangar 18
    Metallica - One
    Mötley Crüe - Saints of Los Angeles
    Nightwish - Amaranth
    Pantera - Becoming
    Poison - Talk Dirty to Me
    Queensrÿche Jet City Woman
    Rhapsody - Emerald Sword
    Running Wild Jolly Roger
    Sabaton - Primo Victoria
    Savatage - Believe (I'm sure that this song will easy last 100 days..)
    Skid Row - Youth Gone Wild
    Slayer Angel of Death
    Soilwork - Follow the Hollow
    Sonata Arctica - Fullmoon.
    Twisted Sister - Burn in Hell
    Venom - Black Metal
    W.A.S.P - Animal (I fuck like a beast).
  • Listen to 40 songs everyday in 100 days. Day 1.

    19 avr. 2009, 22h29m

    Long time ago I read a couple of journals of people that picked 10 songs that they would listen to in 100 days, and if they got tired of one song then they could just remove it from the play list. The whole point of this game is to find out if any of the songs stands the test of time. Now I thought it would be more interesting if I picked 40 songs, because there's no way that I will be able to listen to all of them in 100 days. I have a feeling that more than 50% will be gone after the first week.

    My playlist:



    Accept - Balls to the Wall
    Anthrax - Caught in a Mosh
    Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    Blind Guardian - The Curse of Feanor
    Bruce Dickinson - Tears of the Dragon (I picked this song instead of a Maiden song)
    Children of Bodom - Bodom after Midnight
    Cinderella - Shake me
    CRASHDÏET -Riot in Everyone
    Dark Tranquillity - Terminus (Where death is most alive.)Death - Zero Tolerance
    Dio - Don't Talk to Strangers
    DragonForce - Heart of the Dragon
    Dream Theater - Pull me Under
    Fintroll - Trollhammaren
    Gamma Ray - Heaven or Hell
    Hardcore Superstar - We Don't Celebrate Sundays
    Helloween - I Want Out
    In Flames - Only for the Weak
    Judas Priest - Turbo Lover
    Kreator - Betrayer
    Manowar - Kings of Metal
    Megadeth - Hangar 18
    Metallica - One
    Mötley Crüe - Saints of Los Angeles
    Nightwish - Amaranth
    Pantera - Becoming
    Poison - Talk Dirty to Me
    Queensrÿche Jet City Woman
    Rhapsody - Emerald Sword
    Running Wild Jolly Roger
    Sabaton - Primo Victoria
    Savatage - Believe (I'm sure that this song will easy last 100 days..)
    Skid Row - Youth Gone Wild
    Slayer Angel of Death
    Soilwork - Follow the Hollow
    Sonata Arctica - Fullmoon.
    Twisted Sister - Burn in Hell
    Venom - Black Metal
    W.A.S.P - Animal (I fuck like a beast).

    This will be interesting.
  • It's time that I talk about the big four of thrash, day 3: Anthrax

    4 déc. 2008, 21h54m

    As I said 6 months ago when I did Slayer, I'm going to finish this project god dammit!. I have already done Megadeth and Slayer, so I thought it was time to do Anthrax next. Today Anthrax isn't near as popular as the other three in the big four, but if I understands it correct Anthrax was way more popular than Slayer in the 80's, I remember I even saw them in a Married with Children episdoe (Whatever that means about popularity).

    Fistful of Metal

    Anthrax's first album is perhaps not the one that made them famous and one of the big four of thrash, but anyone who likes Thrash can tell that this album is pretty good. Anthrax usually do great covers, and Alice Cooper's "I'm Eighteen" proves it. It's also interesting that this is the only album that have the original vocalist: Neil Turbin

    Spreading The Disease

    One of the Anthrax albums that are considered to be a thrash classic, and for a damn good reason. First of all this is the first one with the kickass vocalist Joey Belladonna, second it got a lot of awesome songs like Gung-Ho, A.I.R, Stand or Fall, Armed and Dangerous and of course the most popular Anthrax song on Last.fm, Madhouse!

    Among The Living

    Talk about classics, this is by many considered to be Anthrax's best album, and I can totally see why. The album starts with the title track Among the Living, and then it's just plays one amazing song one after another. The whole album is freaking master piece that can hang with Reign Blood, Master of Puppets and Rust in Peace.

    State Of Euphoria

    Antisocial is another song that shows that Anthrax are good to do covers, but to be honest this album is without a doubt my least favourite with Joey Belladonna. Who Cares Wins is another of my favourite songs from this album, but it feels a bit weak compared the previous two albums. It's still good tough, just not fantastic.

    Persistence Of Time

    The final album with Joey Belladonna turned out to be freaking awesome, and is perhaps the most underrated album of this band. Time, Belly of the Beast and Keep It in the Family are three really killer songs, but once again Anthrax managed to do an excellent cover. Perhaps it's even the best cover of all time. This album marked an end to the golden era of Anthrax, and something new was coming.

    Sound of The White Noise

    When I began to listen to Anthrax I hated this album .It didn't sound like thrash, it was more like a grunge album. But after listening through the album a few times, I can tell that actually is pretty good music. Can't blame John Bush, the new vocalist , for this. After all it's not the vocalist that makes the whole band. Give this album an listening, because it's seems to be a love/hate album.

    Stomp 442

    With this album, Anthrax lost everything that made them good. It doesn't sound anything like how Anthrax is supposed to sound, and I doubt that this album got many fans at all. It's not horrible, it's just that there's no reason to care about this album at all. In fact lets just act like it doesn't exist at all.

    Volume 8: The Threat Is Real

    I'm not really sure if this album is worse or better than Stomp. I guess it's slightly better than Stomp, but unless you want to hear everything from Anthrac you might as well ignore this album. Oh well, at least Anthrax wasn't the only band that lost the touch in the 90's.

    We've Come For You All

    I can see a trend that started with this album. When this album was released, Megadeth's latest album was The World Needs a Hero, God Hates us All represent Slayer and Metallica had....um lets save the last one for later... Anyway this album may not sound like how Anthrax did in the 80's, instead it sounds modern, but also great. In fact this is without a doubt my favourite studio album with Bush as the vocalist, and even if he has left the band this makes me hyped for Anthrax's next studio album.

    In conclussion: Anthrax has made enough excellent albums to be considered as a part of the big four of thrash, and shouldn't be ignored by any thrash fan. Just like the other three Anthrax had it's dark period in the 90's, but now seems to give us something new and fresh with their latest album (which is 5 years old now). Anthrax deserves more credit than what they get for being a unique thrash band in the 80's.

    Oh and The Greater Of Two Evils is a cool album which shows that Bush is an excellent singer, he just didn't get the same material to work with as Belladonna. However I still prefer Belladonna over Bush. I wonder how things will work with the new vocalist.


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  • It's time that I talk about the big four of thrash, day 2: Slayer

    9 mai 2008, 13h00m

    It's been about six month since I did this about Megadeth, and now I've finally decided to finish this project. For those who don't know which bands is included in the big four of thrash it's: Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. While Slayer isn't the most successful of them, it sure is the most influental of them.

    Show No Mercy

    The debut of Slayer is not their best of them all, but it sure kicks ass. It's also interesting to listens to this and then another album and realize how Slayer have envolved. Since this album sounds a little different, I'm sure that this is a big fan favourite, and that wouldn't be surprising with songs like Die by the Sword and Black Magic.

    Hell Awaits

    Out of all Slayer's "classic" albums, this is the one that I like the least. I admit that the intro is really awesome, but except from that I haven't found anything special or something that I really like about this album. Maybe I this album will grow on me in a few years, but right now I don't think this is anything that special.

    Reign in Blood

    Yeah call me boring when I say this, but this is without a doubt Slayer's best album to date. What more can I say about this masterpiece that hasn't already been said? If you even noticed this journal then you knew that I would say that this is the best album because, no other album has so many great songs. Beside from the two popular Raining Blood and Angel of Death, Criminally Insane and Piee by Piece are two of my biggest favourites from this classic album.

    South of Heaven

    It's not as great as Reign in Blood but it's still one heck of an album. This album proved that Slayer can make a little slower music and still kick ass. A few songs that just have to be heard from anyone who got an interest in Metal are: Ghost of War, Silent Scream and the lovely title track.

    Seasons in the Abyss

    Without this album, I doubt that Slayer would have been the classic band it is today. In fact this is also a big masterpiece in any metal collection. This is a perfect mix of Reign in Blood and South of Heaven, and it got the following killer songs: War Ensemble, Born of Fire, Dead Skin Mask and of course the title track.

    Divine Intervention

    According to many the previous album was the end of the classic Slayer. And I have to admit that I haven't listened to this album so many times as I've listen to the previous five, but from what I can tell it's nothing wrong with this album. Maybe this isn't as great as the best albums from Slayer, but as I said there's nothing wrong with it, making this their "underrated" album. It's just good thrash music.

    Diabolus In Musica

    This album totally explains why a many says that they listens to "old Slayer". One of the best thrash bands of all time suddenly sounds like a Nu-Metal band in some songs. I hate to sound like an ignorant Metalhead, but that's nothing that should have happened. Slayer just took some wrong turns with this album, and it's no doubt their worst one.

    God Hates Us All

    I don't really know what I can say about this album. It's not as bad as many "true" fans claims it is nor is it one of Slayer's best albums. Disciple is one of those songs that you only have to listen to once to remember it from the rest of your life, and the rest of the album is pretty sweet too.

    Christ Illusion
    What's up with the weird cover art on Last.fm. Maybe they don't think that the origial is to positive enough? When this album was released I had just started to dig Slayers and maybe that's why I love this album a little extra. I don't care if Dave Lombardo has return to the band, this album would still kick anything after Seasons in the Abyss as. Eyes of the Insane, Jihad and my personal Slayer favourie Cult makes this album just as great as any of "classic" albums, and puts a lot of pressure on Slayer to make the next album just as awesome.

    In conclusion: Slayer is one of the best metal bands of them all, and they got a lot of excellent studio albums, with Reign in Blood as the best one..

    Hmm I've done both Megadeth and Slayer, that means it's either Metallica or Anthrax next. MetallicaMegadethAnthraxSlayer
  • It's time that I talk about the big four of thrash, day 1: Megadeth.

    13 déc. 2007, 22h14m

    For some reason I wanted to make journals about the big four of thrash, which are Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and of course Anthrax. A lot of people seems to think that either Testament or Exodus is a part of the big four, but I think they never became as successful as the four I mentinoed. While it would make more sense to start with either Metallica or Slayer, I decided to start with Megadeth. I doubt I need to say it, but what I will say below is just my opinion and in no way a fact. I don't know more than any average Megadeth fan...

    As odd as it might sound, the first time I even heard of Megadeth was when my former English teacher mentioned that he had been on a festival and saw bands like Saxon, Megadeth and Motörhead. Since I liked Saxon and Motörhead I decided to find out what kind of band Megadeth was. I looked in a music store and found The System Has Failed, and after that I wanted to hear more and more from this band. And it's I feel that I've heard enough of them to talk about each studio album.




    Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!

    This album is a bit different than the rest Megadeth albums, it's hard to exactly what it's but there's something really different about it. It might be the album where Megadeth is just "typical Thrash" and doesn't stand out as much as one their next albums, but it's a good thrash album, no doubt about that.

    Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?

    One of the best thrash albums out there. I hate to sound like an fanboy but there's nothing but excellent stuff I can honestly say about this album. Every song is excellent, and Peace Sells is my favourite song with Megadeth. A must listen to any Metal-fan.

    So Far, So Good... So What!

    This album is underrated. It's not as great as Peace Sells but it deserves more listenings than what it has. Most of the songs are great, but my personal favourites are Mary Jane, The Sex Pistol cover and the In my darkest hour tracks.

    Rust In Peace

    Is by many considered as the best Megadeth album and I can't say that I disagree. If there is any Megadeth album that you absolutly must listen to it's this album. Don't ask which song you should listen to, listen to all of them, over and over agian. A classic metal album among classic metal albums.

    When you talk about Megadeth it's hard to not mention Metallica, a band that Dave Mustaine played in before Megadeth and there are tons of annoying fans who gives him way to much credit for turning Metallica into what it's today, but the truth is that it's the other way around. In 1991 Metallica made the self titled album which was a lot more easy to listen to than their previous albums, and Megadeth copied them by turning their music to more "radio friendly".


    Countdown To Extinction

    This album is actually really good, but it's not thrash. It's a lot more radio friendly and if Megadeth would have changed their sound nowadays their shoutbox would be full of idiot who would go on and on how they suck now that they sold out, thankfully the internet wasn't popular in 1992 and therefore we didn't have to suffer through this. Symphony of Destruction and Sweating Bullets are two mighty songs. This will also most likely always be their most successful album.

    Youthanasia

    The album which got A Tout le Monde can't be that bad, and actually this album isn't that bad, but Megadeth have done way better stuff than this, in my opinion of course. A Tout Le Monde is excellent, the rest of the album is okay....

    Cryptic Writings

    Just like Youthansia, this album is just okay. It has a few good songs like Trust and She-Wolf, but Megadeth have done better.

    Risk

    Their weakest album. I'm sure that there are some fans who thinks this is the best Megadeth album, but to me this is the third failing attempt to make an album as good as Countdown.. I can't think of any song that stands out, this just isn't a good album. At all.....

    The World Needs A Hero

    This album is actually an interesting album, because it shows some hope for the band after risk. Mustaine called this album "a ship lost at sea trying to return to its course", and that's exactly what this album is, but it still has very commercial sound in it. Return to the Hangar is great tough, but of course not as good as the prequel on Rust In Peace.

    The System Has Failed

    This might be a little more biased than the previous albums, but this when Megadeth copied Metallica but actually did something right instead. While Metallica tried to get back to their harder sound with the horrible St: Anger, Megadeth actually turn out great when they got back to their hard stuff. It was thanks to this album I discovered Megadeth, and there are a lot of songs that I like on this album. I think this album is about as good as Peace Sells But Who's Buying and Rust in Peace, I really do.

    United Abominations

    Megadeth is back to prove why they are in the big four of thrash. Most of the tracks on this album is awesome, but lets forget that new crappy version of A Tout Le Monde, shall we...

    In conclussion, Megadeth is a great band who had their dark period, but have showed that they still can kick ass in this new millenium.
  • Ankie Bagger, artisten som verkligen sticker ut på min last.fm.

    10 fév. 2007, 0h17m

    Jag tyckte att det var på tiden att någon skriver någonting om Ankie Bagger. Eftersom hennes shoutbox var helt tom tänkte jag att jag lika gärna kunde skriva om vad den här artisten är för just mig, när ingen ens har haft med henne i en "bestäm ditt öde efter låtnamnet" grejer. naturligtvis är det så klart en skandal att absolut ingen har sagt något om Ankie tidigare här på last.fm, och eftersom jag bara har Ankie i min connection här så kommer bara andra som lyssnar på henne att läsa den här.

    Vem är jag då? Jag är en ganska vanlig 87a (alltså är det inte helt omöjligt att jag har hört Ankie när jag var liten) som lyssnar mest på hårdrock vilket är en väldigt mans dominerande musikgenré.

    Och hur kan jag då ha upptäckt en kvinnlig popsångare som Ankie, jo det hela började förra sommaren när min storebror (född 81) var så glad över att han hade lyckats få barnprogrammet Solstollarna på avifiler av en kompis. Han tvingade mig såklart att titta på några avsnitt, och efter ett tag tröttnade jag faktiskt, då sa han "men Lily & Sussie är med i nästa avsnitt, det måste du se!". Jag hade inte så stor koll på vilka de var, men nästa dag letade jag på Youtube efter att se mer utav Lili och Sussie. Jag kom då till deras "Oh Mama" video där Ankie Bagger dansar i bakgrunden.



    Några minuter senare kollade jag på Ankie's kändaste låt "Where were you last night" och kände genast igen den. Jag vet inte var, men eftersom jag har en äldre bror så har säkert han spelat den ofta när jag var liten så att jag minns den. Jag blev genast nyfiken av att få höra mer av Ankie och söka på internet.

    Tyvärr fanns det inte så mycket, bara av att Nightwish hade gjort en cover av "Where were you last night" (Jag gillar Nightwish, men sjunga som Ankie kunde verkligen inte finnskan). Men efter en del letande hittade jag "People Say It's In The Air", en annan låt som lät väldigt bekant.

    Med hjälp av internet lyckades jag få tag på båda hennes skivor (Tack för ingenting Ginza och CDON.) och kan bara konstatera att Ankie Bagger är en utav de bästa artisterna Sverige någonsin har haft. Det härliga 80taliga soundet kompinerat med hennes lyssande röst (Hon såg inte heller så illa ut då heller, undrar om hon fortfarande är lika snygg, hi hi)
    gör att hon är en skön omväxling till allt annat jag lyssnar på. Jag kan inte hjälpa det men jag kopplar verkligen ihop hennes musik med varma soliga dagar.

    Ja nu ska jag inte snacka så mycket mer, utan jag lämnar över ordet till er andra Ankie Bagger fans här på last.fm. Berätta hur ni upptäckte Ankie, vilka låt ni gillar bäst och kanske vi till och med har några här på last.fm som har sett henne live någongång.
  • My opinion on MTV's top 10 Metal Bands

    27 déc. 2006, 18h53m

    I'm not sure how old this is, but I just found out about this, and I was shocked to see how credible the top 10 list actually was. While I would have done a few changes, it's still 10 of the best bands that has ever released an album.

    In case if anyone is wondering, here's what MTV considered to be honorable mentions:

    Alice in Chains
    Anthrax
    Faith No More
    In Flames
    Megadeth
    Mercyful Fate
    Ministry
    Sepultura
    System of a Down
    Tool
    Van Halen
    Venom

    Bands I would add to honorable mentions: Helloween, Dio and Manowar.

    And now to the top 10 bands that actually made it.

    No 10: Mötley Crüe
    Type of metal:
    Rank on my Last.fm: 22th (with 206 plays)

    Ah the sweetness of Hair Metal. The lyrics are usually about women, sex and pleasures. The band members usually look like women and sings in a very cheese way. Which is why this awesome band just like most of the other Hair Metal bands are very hated (Not that some of the bands don't deserve it) by 14 year old kids who do nothing but listen to death metal in their dark basement. However as many of the "True" metalheads argue, Mötley Crüe is metal! Some of my favourites songs are: Dr Feelgood, Shout at the devil, Girls Girls Girls and of course Home Sweet Home.

    No 9: Kiss
    Type of metal:
    Rank on my Last.fm: 7 (with 409 plays)

    You wanted the best! You got the best! The hardest band in the world, KISS! Um wait no this guys actually isn't that hard at all. In fact I don't understand what the hell KISS is doing on a Metal list. Call them Glam Metal or whatever but they are what I would call Hard Rock. However that doesn't mean that they are awesome, and they were very important to Metal. Where do you guys think all the deathmetal bands got their facepaintings from. Heck just look at the loser on the left who tried to look just like Paul Stanley >_>. While KISS is an awesome band, I still won't have them on my best metal list. Megadeth or In Flames deserves to be here more IMO.

    No 8: Motörhead
    Type of Metal: Pure fucking
    Rank on my Last.fm: 14th (with 304 plays)

    Motörhead is one of the most underrated metal bands these days. Every Metal Head should now how awesome "Ace of Spades" is, but it's a shame that most people stop there and don't listen to any of the other songs, which is why some foolish people consider them to be one hit wonders. Yeah Lemmy isn't like on the most well known names in Heavy Metal history or anything >_>. Motörhead is by far one of the most important metal bands and deserves more credit than what they get.

    No 7: AC/DC
    Type of Metal:
    Rank on my Last.fm: 15 (With 253 plays)

    Just like KISS, I don't understand what AC/DC are doing on a Metal list. I'm sure they inspired many metal bands, and yes AC/DC might have more classics than any other band on this list, but they are not metal. However if you like any type of hard music, then you should love AC/DC.

    No 6: Slayer
    Type of Metal:
    Rank on my Last.fm: 26th: (164 plays)

    I'm not a huge Slayer fan, but it happends quite often that I listen to Reign in Blood. They are one of the big four of thrash and the band that has the most Trash Metal tags on Last.fm. They were also one of the first satanistic bands that got really big, which did of course give them more listeners. While I'm not an satanist, I still think "God Hates Us All" is an awesome title for an album and the album they released this year ruled. No wonder why they got as high as they did on this list.

    No 5: Pantera
    Type of Metal:
    Rank on my Last.fm: 13 (With 317 plays)

    Have anyone heard of the early works of Pantera? I have heard one of albums, plus that two of the albums they released during the eighties got adwards as the worst Metal Album Covers. It wasn't until Cowboys from Hell that they become the ass kicking band from USA. Their hard sound was something that gave the metal scene new gods and produced some of the best metal albums during the early 90's. It's a shame about what happened to Dimebag..

    No 4: Iron Maiden
    Type of Metal:
    Rank on my Last.fm: 1st (With 589 plays)

    What is there that needs to be said here? That it's a shame that Metallica actually is ranked higher than Maiden? While Iron Maiden had a weak period in the early 90's (Personally I think Blaze gave Iron Maiden a nice change which was just the band needed, why are there so many that don't agree with me?) the band ruled during the whole eighties and has now made a great comeback this millenium. And let's face it, you are not a real Metalhead if you haven't heard classics as "Run To The Hills" or "The Trooper", but the band has so much more to offer.

    No 3: Metallica
    Type of Metal:
    Rank on my Last.fm: 5th (With 453 plays)

    Even if you don't even know what kind of type of music metal is, I find it very hard to believe that you have never heard of a Metallica song. The band started as a Thrash Metal band in the 80's with giving the world such classic albums and Ride the Lightning, And Justice for all... and Master of Puppets. During the 90's they released the so called Black Album, which many believes is the last good Metallica album. Load and Reload are two ok albums IMO, while St Anger is an album I won't pick up even if you throw it at me. I've only heard the title track of that album that was enough...

    No 2: Judas Priest
    Type of Metal:
    Rank on my Last.fm: 3rd (with 581 plays)

    Rob Halford is god! Do you understand? Ok then I guess there isn't much more that I need to say about this band who has always been and hopefully always be one of the best metal bands. Without them, Metalheads wouldn't wear leather. Some of their best

    No 1: Black Sabbath
    Type of Metal:
    Rank on my Last.fm 4th (with 557 plays)

    Not any surprise at all. Black Sabbath have had two of the biggest Metal Icons as vocalist, plus the vocalist from Deep Purple and they have a lot of solid albums, and were by far the most important Metal band that has ever existed. Black Sabbath is the metal band!

    Well that's it, I guess it's obvious that I got bored of all the writing after Metallica. I would say that this is a great list for coming from MTV. While I don't understand what KISS and AC/DC is doing on a metal list, they still got the best bands in the top.

    So anyone else want to share their opinion?
  • Songs That Stand The Test of Time

    18 oct. 2006, 19h17m

    I'm such a copy cat :D

    Rules:
    Pick your favourite song from each of your top 10 artists and put them in a playlist.
    Listen through the playlist once a day.
    When you feel you've got bored of a song, remove it from the list.
    Rinse and repeat until only one song remains. This is the song that best stands the test of time.
    Keep a record of how many days each song lasts for reference.
    If after 100 days there is more than 1 song left, call it a draw! Any song that lasts that long deserves some recigniton!

    This idea was thought up by NGBahamut and
    CrackManJesus

    Day: 1

    Tracks left:
    I Love It Loud
    One
    The Last In Line
    Hell Bent for Leather
    Iron Man
    My Michelle
    Would You Love A Monsterman
    The Number of the Beast
    Here I Go Again
    Burn In Hell

    Elimnated Tracks:
    None so far.

    I'm not including any artist links for obvious reasons.