28 May 2011, 15:43 by fg78k
28 Jun 2010, 13:07 by nezuko11738Rules are, you answer the questions by going through your Top 50 Artists on Last.Fm
1. how did you get into 29 (Coldplay)?
I think I read a fanfic featuring on of their songs, "Fix You."
2. what was the first song you ever heard by 22 (Maroon 5)?
"Harder to Breathe"
3. what’s your favorite lyric by 33 (V6)?
The lyrics from "Voyager" :)
4. what is your favorite album by 49 (Impellitteri)?
Nothing in particular.
5. how many albums by 13 do you own (The Beatles)?
6. what is your favorite song by 50 (Shadows Fall)?
"Thoughts Without Words." It's plain... amazing.
7. is there a song by 39 that makes you sad (平井堅 - Hirai Ken)?
"Ookina Furudokei." In fact, I cried.
8. what is your favorite album by 15 (Gorillaz)?
9. what is your favorite song by 5 (Avenged Sevenfold)?
Too many to count but if I have to choose one... "Bat Country." Heh.
10. is there a song by 6 that makes you happy (Linkin Park)?
20 May 2010, 15:28 by Threskefirst draft (to be thoroughly revised) of a list of '09's releases I found myself listening to most, and several I'm still discovering:
3 Inches of Blood - Here Waits Thy Doom
A Hawk and a Hacksaw - Délivrance
Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs
Blut aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue With The Stars (with Amesoeurs' and Ruins Of Beverast's albums, one of the best black metal albums of the year)
The Chasm - Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm (one of the year's finest all-around metal releases)
Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King (sandwiched on this list between Mexican thrash / death and French tech death, one of the most hated bands in existence and a perennial soundtrack in weedsmoke-filled dorm rooms the world over... I still can't hate 'em. They were my first live music concert as a child, and I genuinely enjoy them to this day.)
Gorod - Process of a New Decline
Group Bombino - Guitars From Agadez Vol. 2
Jääportit - Voimasuo (great direction towards instrumental prog…
16 Apr 2010, 13:34 by Nische
10 Jan 2010, 09:31 by LonmowerI joined last.fm on December 30th, 2005. After my first year, I did some "end of year" stats. I haven't done this for the past two years, but for 2009, it's back! Here are the following stats:
Tracks played (2009): 1,819
Tracks played (2006): 6,240
In my best week of the year (mid-July), I had the following stats:
Unique Artists: 89
Total Tracks: 158
Total Plays: 159
The following three are the top numbers of artist plays in just one week alone:
Project 86 - 33 plays
Transatlantic - 25 plays
Neal Morse - 22 plays
The following are artists that appeared on my top 3 artists per week, and how many times they were in the top 3. This is out of a possible 48 weeks:
Dream Theater: 11 times
Rush: 11 times
Neal Morse: 10 times
The Aether Tree: 6
Porcupine Tree: 5
8 Jan 2010, 00:09 by tobz0rI wanted to get all of my thoughts about 2009's releases down in one place, so I put my Robert Christgau hat on and compiled this. My views are my own and clearly I don't consider myself an actual professional, so if you're reading this thinking I'm a jackass just remember it's entirely subjective. This was mainly an exercise to see how well I could review albums concisely and effectively; I think in conclusion it's very difficult and I'm not very good at it. I didn't write it all at once, so it's probably quite inconsistent and repetitive. That's all I've got to say in my defence.
I split them into categories, (what I consider) metal and non-metal. Here is the metal:
Amputated - Wading Through Rancid Offal
An excellent follow-up, sound production is markedly better than previous album, still tongue-in-cheek but definitely fast-paced and crushing.
Song picks: all of it really.
Anaal Nathrakh - In the Constellation of the Black Widow
31 Dec 2009, 15:46 by MATI9630That's right, this is the third time I'm doing musical summary of the year, although nobody cares. Anyway, this time a number of albums rated is the highest so far (I'm too lazy to count though)... yet, I haven't managed to give a listen to every album I wanted, maybe I'll get better luck next year.
Please, note that 7/10 isn't really a high mark - let's say that 6 is for albums which are flawed, yet listenable. 7 means good, but forgettable. 8 is reserverd for very good CDs, and, as you may or may have not figured out, 7.5 is something in between.
I've decided to give one perfect 10. Actually, I do not believe in pure perfection, so let's say - 10 here means 'as close as it gets'.
Show Your Colors - Amoral
Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot
A-lex - Sepultura
The Empyrean - John Frusciante
Unarmed: Best Of 25th Anniversary - Helloween
Wicked Maiden - Impellitteri
1,5 - Los Pierdols
9 Degrees West Of The Moon - Vision Divine
Angels Of Love - Yngwie Malmsteen
30 Dec 2009, 21:49 by Espek1. Kreator - "Hordes of Chaos"
2. Heaven & Hell - "The Devil You Know"
3. Primal Fear - "16.6 (Before The Devil Knows You're Dead)"
4. Shadow Gallery - "Digital Ghosts"
5. Lion's Share - "Dark Hours"
6. Candlemass - "Death Magic Doom"
7. HammerFall - "No Sacrifice, No Victory"
8. Dream Theater - "Black Clouds & Silver Linings"
9. The 69 Eyes - "Back in Blood"
28 Aug 2009, 19:25 by slayerrrrI am trying to start a new article for my heavy metal e-magazine Şamar, which has a topic of musician brothers from heavy metal scene. Those following are the ones I know. 15 is not enough , so any advices are welcome. The brackets show where the brothers played together. Here:
John - Donald Tardy (Obituary, Tardy Brothers)
Max - Igor Cavalera (Cavalera Conspiracy, Sepultura)
Jon - Criss Oliva (Savatage)
Dave - Dan Spitz
Tom - Johnny Araya
Chuck - Andy - Eddie Billy / Steve - John Souza (Dublin Death Patrol)
Angus - Malcolm Young (AC/DC)
Eric - Brian Hoffman (Deicide)
Daniel - Vincent Cavanagh (Anathema) 
Pekka - Antti Kokko (Kalmah)
Michael - Cristopher Amott (Arch Enemy, Armageddon)
Toygar - Toygun Naiboğlu (False In Truth)
Waclaw - Witold Kieltyka (Decapitated)
Gus - Dennis Pepa (Death Angel, The Organization)
Vincent Paul - Darrell Lance Abbott (Pantera, Damageplan, Rebel Meets Rebel, Tres Diablos)
Joe - David Haley (Psycroptic, Ruins)
25 Mar 2009, 17:59 by GrantRSImpellitteri / Somewhere Over the Rainbow / Stand in Line (4) / 1988
This instrumental cover of the classic Somewhere Over the Rainbow is often traded on the internet, falsely tagged as performed by Yngwie Malmsteen, and, I confess, is how I discovered Chris Impellitteri and his band unusually early in my musical exploration. Chris and Yngwie do share some similarities beyond their early playing styles though as both have worked with vocalist Graham Bonnet and both have gone on record as big fans of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. Famously, Chris was listed as the second fastest guitarist alive today according to Guitar World Magazine. (who was first?)
I've been vaguely following Classic Rock Magazine's Track of the Day feature which began recently and gives away a free track every day. Impellitteri were the first band to be listed on their feature that I was already a fan of. Apparently they're bringing out a new album Wicked Maiden with returning vocalist Rob Rock*. …