• The Top 100 Christian Metal Albums of All Time: Part 1

    27 Jun 2011, 01:25 by mrmichel0927


    Please read before continuing. It will help you understand where I am coming from, and if nothing else give you a basis for critique.

    Greetings and welcome! Whether you're new to Christian metal or a seasoned veteran, this list will hopefully help you find new metal bands that represent the pinnacle of talent, creativity and devotion to Jesus Christ. First, a few things about the music. The tag "Christian" is not a genre in and of itself but reflects the lyrical content and beliefs of the band. If you don't feel comfortable listening to these artists, then you're probably in the wrong place. If you're a Christian yourself or you don't mind the lyrical standpoint that these bands take, then read on.

    Let's step back for a moment and analyze the criteria that was required of the albums on this list.

    1. Musical competency
    2. Creativity
    3. Impact on their genre
    4. Solid Christian lyrical content

  • Concerts I've been to: 162 and counting...

    12 Nov 2008, 22:28 by juliensimon

    Iron Maiden : 23x
    Slayer : 12x
    Megadeth : 11x
    Machine Head, My Dying Bride : 9x
    Manowar : 7x
    Kreator : 6x
    Metallica, Cannibal Corpse, Cradle of Filth, Judas Priest : 5x
    AC/DC, Sepultura, Opeth, Amon Amarth, Hammerfall : 4x

    23/03/1982 - Iron Maiden + Blackfoot, Palais St Sauveur, Lille
    23/10/1989 - Chris Isaak - La Cigale, Paris
    23/06/1990 - The Rolling Stones - Parc des Princes, Paris
    19/11/1991 - The Cult, Zénith, Paris
    08/03/1992 - Lou Reed, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris
    06/06/1992 - Guns'N'Roses + Suicidal Tendencies, Hippodrome de Paris-Vincennes, Vincennes
    05/09/1992 - Iron Maiden + Warrant, Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris
    22/09/1992 - Megadeth + Pantera + Bodycount, Zénith, Paris
    16/11/1992 - Manowar, Salle Marcel Cerdan, Paris
    13/06/1993 - Metallica + Soundgarden + The Cult, Hippodrome de Paris-Vincennes, Vincennes
    06/07/1993 - Chris Isaak, Grand Rex, Paris
    13/07/1993 - Guns'N'Roses, Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy, Paris
  • Bruce Dickinson: A Brief Review of the Solo Works (Except One)

    12 Apr 2008, 22:35 by sablespecter

    Note: This was posted in response to a request inside of a thread in a journal entry by one of my good friends here on Last. So it's sort of written in response to her, but if you're new to Bruce's solo work, this may be helpful to you as well, which is why I posted it as a separate entry over here. (And also not to hog up her journal entry!) If you are a long-time fan of Bruce, maybe this will spark your own POV, too. I'm looking for some feedback on one album in particular (see below). (And if you know of any "Icarus" songs, jump over to her entry and contribute!)

    For me, hands down the best solo Bruce Dickinson album is Accident Of Birth. Favorite tracks include Taking The Queen / Darkside of Aquarius (top pick), Road To Hell, Accident of Birth, and Omega.

    I prefer the expanded edition because you get some interesting alternate versions of Man Of Sorrows, including a version with an orchestra (which is actually my favorite version) and a Spanish version, too.

  • Lives 2006

    17 Mar 2007, 17:29 by yu-ki_sixx