2021 Revisited

Well, it’s December and you know what that means – every music critic, YouTuber, and overzealous blogger (including myself) are just days away from proclaiming their controversial opinions on what albums deserve the title of 2022’s “Album of the Year” and which ones belong in the garbage. But before we get there I want toContinue reading “2021 Revisited”

Best Rock & Metal Releases of October 2022

I’ve gotta say, October was probably the best month for releases so far this year. (Don’t I always say that?) There were several that could’ve been in my top 3 any other month, and many more that I found highly enjoyable. My release list is smaller this month since I’m narrowing down my focus andContinue reading “Best Rock & Metal Releases of October 2022”

Best Rock & Metal Releases of September 2022

I usually try to get my monthly “Best Of” posts out within a week of the month ending, but for right now I’ll settle for just within a month. (Literally.) September was an odd month, in my opinion. It had a lot of albums that I was not expecting whatsoever. Most of my top weeklyContinue reading “Best Rock & Metal Releases of September 2022”

Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases September 16, 23, & 30, 2022

Finally, I’m back! I know, I know, it’s been over a month since my last post but I have been very busy with travel and work and family. Now, it’s time to catch up on the weeks in September that I missed. While I was on vacation, a lot of music dropped including tons ofContinue reading “Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases September 16, 23, & 30, 2022”

Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases September 9, 2022

Last weeks’ releases took me totally by surprise. We got a great cover album from Our Last Night, a deluxe version of Shadow of Intent’s latest album (which is absolutely stellar by the way), and a fun new record from Flogging Molly. Ozzy Osbourne and Parkway Drive also dropped some excellent albums that captured theContinue reading “Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases September 9, 2022”

Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases September 2, 2022

This post is a bit of a first for me. This is the first time a symphonic metal album has made it into my top 5 of the week. Also, the majority of my favorite releases this week are not from more popular bands, but are actually from smaller lesser-known artists. In fact, with theContinue reading “Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases September 2, 2022”

Best Rock & Metal Releases of August 2022

Perhaps I’m just getting pickier, but August had much fewer releases that I cared about than previous months this year. Nonetheless, there were still many quality albums and EPs that I did enjoy last month. August especially blew me away with the high caliber of death metal that came out.  I originally thought that JanuaryContinue reading Best Rock & Metal Releases of August 2022

Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases August 26, 2022

What a week! Becoming The Archetype is back and I am not disappointed! Expect to see them in my Top 3 of August post coming later this week. We also got some cool new albums from long-standing bands like Machine Head and Muse as well as some really awesome newcomers like Nightlife, Ghost in theContinue reading “Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases August 26, 2022”

Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases August 19, 2022

Last week might be my smallest release week of 2022 so far with only 13 albums and EPs that stood out to me. However, it’s still got some powerhouse releases, most of which I was not expecting at all. The EPs really carried the week, making up eight of the 13 records. Here are myContinue reading “Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases August 19, 2022”

Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases August 12, 2022

Last week was a great week for the heavy/alt music scene. I’m constantly in awe with how much great music continues to constantly come out. There were only a couple releases I was anticipating, primarily Norma Jean followed by Arch Enemy, and they did not disappoint! However, what really amazed me about last week wasContinue reading “Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases August 12, 2022”