I can not say enough about the very talented Michael Sweet. The man can seemingly do it all. Over the last few years he has successfully lead Stryper while simultaneously working on his solo career. At 53 years old he seems to have found a new gear. He is a singer extraordinaire, a criminally underrated … Continue reading Song Spotlight: I Am, By Michael Sweet
Xiphea are a Symphonic Metal band out of Germany. Formed in 2011, the band has released three CDs so far: Masquerade (2013), From The Uncharted Island (2014) and Once Upon A Time (2016). They play a melodic, yet heavy, style of Symphonic Metal with hints of Power Metal. The band refers to their brand of … Continue reading Xiphea: A New Voice For Symphonic Metal
For the last month the song Pride, by Stryper, has been at the forefront of my mind. I can not get enough of this song. The song is featured on Stryper's most recent album Fallen, which was released in late 2015. One could strongly argue that Fallen is Stryper's best album. It is by far … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Stryper’s Pride
I have a few thoughts on Metallica's newest album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. I have been a Metallica fan since 1987 so new music from one of my favorite bands is generally a great thing. Hardwired is a very solid collection of diverse metal songs. I must say that their previous album, Death Magnetic, is a much … Continue reading Metallica – Looking Back To Move Forward
When it comes to heavy metal I miss the 80's. Especially the early to mid 80's when metal was just metal. Generally if it was heavy it was just called heavy metal. In today's metal scene there are genres with sub genres for sub genres of genres that no one's even sure what the original … Continue reading Genre Overload!!!
Stryper's lead singer Michael Sweet will soon have a new solo album out called One Sided War. A music video featuring a new song called Bizarre was released today. Stryper is one of my favorite bands and I am a huge fan of Michael Sweet's solo career. Anyone following Michael Sweet's musical activity over the … Continue reading Michael Sweet’s One Sided War
I've been a metalhead since 1984, so over the years I have heard quite a bit of metal. Picking ten was hard, putting them in order would be near impossible. So after much thought here are my top ten favorite heavy metal albums, in no particular order. Candlemass - Nightfall: Heavy riffs, amazing leads, great … Continue reading My Top Ten Favorite Metal Albums