This week’s playlist has a bit of everything as Edinburgh-based Scumpulse sit next to the mighty Black Sabbath. Elsewhere, we have an acoustic offering from John Garcia, some Pantera, a bit of Rancid and even a track off the new Betraying The Martyrs album. As usual, enjoy.
There is an unsettling feeling in the air right now, rock and metal heroes seem to be dropping like flies and for the first time, we are about to see an enforced changing of the guards. In the last few months, we have lost Lemmy, Scott Weiland, David Bowie and now today the sad news of Glenn Frey of Eagles fame. We are reaching an age where the rock and roll bands of yesteryear are getting old and their members are passing away. So the question is, what next?
Towards the end of last week, I made the mistake of stumbling into the comment section of a post on Metal Hammer’s Facebook. Anyone with any experience of that horrible place, will know it tends towards the unpleasant, filled with trolls trolling trolls and people generally acting like dickheads. However, on this particular comment thread people were throwing around an accusation that I have seen many times before and yet still get pissed off at.
So we are now over a week into 2015 and the year is setting itself up, whether good or bad, to at least be interesting. In the past I have done musical predictions, which I will continue to do this year, but I have decided to mix them up with film and maybe even a couple of gaming ones.
So as the new year begins it’s time to look back over 2013 and talk about all that was good. This was yet another incredible year for music and as usual lots of albums I really liked were unable to make this list, but that’s just the way it goes. So without further ado here is 20 to 15 in my top 20 albums of the year.