The wait has ended …
The first cd I am going to sum up is BANG! by Gotthard. This is their 2nd release with vocalist Nic Maeder, this album ROCKS! Sure it starts off with “Kate”, then BANG! speaks for itself. Feel What I Feel has a nice little groovy hook served up with some catchy vocal work. Rockers like Jump the Gun, Spread your Wings, My Belief and Red on a Sleeve pump some heavy into the album as the band to explores the approach of “let’s see what sticks this time and go from there”. Damn it works I really like the album.. The vocal range and style from Nic Maeder. gives the band some experimenting room to take some chances and see what sticks. I have been a fan since I first listened to them in 2008. All in all it is a solid album for Gotthard. The new vocal styles of Nic Maeder give the band room to experiment with some new sounds. The epic Thank You is true to the foundations that Gotthard has been built on. One great track. I will say a 4 out of 5.
Here’s a little BANG!.
Oh yeah, the title is from when I say the name of my last post. BANG ! BANG! Ya’ll.
Without further delay, we are down to the last two of my top 13 of 13. I have heard the phrase “it is better to burn out than fade away”, not for just years but for decades. Let’s end this mother with a BANG! These two tracks are from two very different decades and each one kicks ASS!
First up we have Battle Beast – Stay Black. These guys are from Finalnd and are setting themselves apart of other new school rockers with a good ol’ school heavy metal feel combined with a great set of PIPES, has set Battle Beast apart. From their first album, Steel, this is the bonus track.
Since, I really liked the bonus track, here is a bonus track for you. \m/
Now, we finish off my top 13 of 13 with # 13 – April Wine – You Could Have Been a Lady. You read that right, the 70’s Canadian rockers. Yes, they are out touring and giving the fans a blast from the past. Here they are direct from ’70’s.
It has been a blast reliving my top 13 of 13. Stay Frosty!
Being in the middle means you could go either way as the choice is yours. Here is a band that has been there done that. ANVIL! These guys were at the heart (middle) of metal in the early ’80’s. If you have not seen Anvil – The Story of Anvil. To show you how METAL there guys are, here is Juggernaut of Justice by Anvil!
Check out the trailer for Anvil – The Story of Anvil
Kind of fell off the ol’ wagon. Without further delay lets get back to it with #9 of 13 and the final repeat, shall we, W.A.S.P – Mercy. this track is from their 2007 cd – Dominator. I have listened to W.A.S.P. since ’84. Love all their music to this day!
Hell, Blackie Lawless and the crew are hard at work on a new disc Golgotha. Can’t wait to take it out for a couple of spins around the block.
How time flies by. As I sit and ponder where to go next in my 13 of 13. BANG, then the good ol’ light bulb comes on – The Veer Union – The Darker Side of Me. I am giving you two versions of the same song in one post. I can’t really put my finger on what drew me to this track but we all have those songs that appear to something that we can’t describe. Here is my BIG one from 2013. Enjoy.
‘Cause I did!
I did again!
Oh hey, this is one from last years list too, so I guess there will be 4 repeats instead of 3 repeats. Wow, I need to get me some new music.