Within the depths of my blast cratered
mind lies the root of my musical desires. The seat to which my
mind is adheared is frequently unhinged as a musical interlude
strikes down those unwary brain cells daring enough to wander
out into the void. With my metal roots firmly emplanted I now
present my musical taste to the world.
There are my currently most listened to
albums as well as my most recommended single from my collection.
My favourite albums, two top tens and a list of all the artists
whose work I own are also here. To round this off there are links
to all the most important band sites as well as a few miscillanious
All this will hopefully be updated once a month. So read on and
see just where I'm coming from....
||From an era were Nirvana dominated Pearl Jam emerged
to underline just how important grundge was becoming. Ten stands
alongside Nevermind as one of the defining albums of both its genre
and the era alike. It will survive way beyond its time as a simply
excellent musical moment in time.
Top Tracks : Jeremy amoungst an album of greats.
|Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
||Epic. There are NO tracks worse than good and most
are inspired and inspiring.
Top Tracks : Moonchild; Seventh Son of a Seventh Son; The Clairvoyant.
All are great though.
|Ride the Lightning
||Where Master of Puppets is a more complete album Ride...
is more epic. One of Metallica's defining moments.
Top Tracks : For Whom the Bell Tolls; Fade to Black; Creeping Death;
The Call of Ktulu.
|Master of Puppets
||Ferrocious opening and end surround a crushing mid-section.
Not their greatest album but some truely brilliant tracks.
Top Tracks : Battery; Master of Puppets; Sanitarium; Damage Inc.
||Dark, thundering and sometimes disjointed. One of
the heaviest albums I've ever heard. Though famous for Black Hole
Sun this is no one track album. Soundgarden are one of the saddest
losses to metal of their generation.
Top Tracks : Fell on Black Days; Spoonman; 4th of July; Like Suicide.
|Ray of Light
||Type O Negative
||A more mature and less emotionally strained album
than Type O have delivered before. Better production has helped
to make a more accessable sound but the great music and lyrics are
still there. Deeply impressive album.
Top Tracks : Red Water
||Beautifully constructed which despite some of its
more depressing moments, manages to entrall the listener. Stunning
vocals and great musical depth make this potentially haunting album
one of the best of the last decade.
Top Tracks : Fake Plastic Trees
||It defined a new era. It inspired a new generation.
It is a bloody good album.
Top Tracks : Smells Like Teen Spirt; Come As You Are.
|Slow Deep and Hard
||Type O Negative
||The title couldn't be more true. Deep, pained and
bitter. Emotionally tense and at times excruciating it is an immense
energy release. An emotional roller-coaster.
Top Tracks : All are great but gravitational constant is my fave.
|Further Down The Spiral
||Nine Inch Nails
||Dark and twisted, an emotional trip of agony, sorrow
and anger. One of the most evoking pieces of musical accomplishment
I have ever heard.
Top Tracks : heresy (version) & hurt (live) but listen to the
whole album in a dark room start to finish. It is soul-rending.
|S & M
||Take one of the greatest metal bands in history, some
of their most brilliant music, add an orchestral undertone to take
it all to another level. Sold out? Doesn't really matter what you
think. Take a good hi-fi, a dark room, an understanding friend and
live the moment.
Top Tracks : The Call of Ktulu; Master of Puppets; For Whom the
Bell Tolls; One; Battery.
My most excellent taste has caused this list to be created. It is the
full stock of artists in my music collection and is in no particular
order so don't assume those at the top are my favourites. This gives
a pretty good idea of my music interests which have dramatically developed
over about eleven years to its current state. Such greats as Metallica
appear within its hallowed realms as well as the dodge stuff such as
Wraith so no holds my list...
Now you've read of my taste it's time to read it from the horses mouth
so to speak. So here are a few links to keep you all busy.....
Well that's that. Anything you like? E-mail
Me with your comments