Sunday, February 18, 2018

Favorite Metal Music of 2017

Hello! How is 2018 treating you?

Don't answer that; I already know: not very well unless you're an exception, and I hope that you are.

So let's change the subject and look at some metal music released in 2017 that I enjoyed. Just the cream of the crop is allowed:

Cloven Hoof - Who Mourns the Morning Star (heavy metal)
The Doomsday Kingdom - s/t (doom metal)
Power Trip - Nightmare Logic (thrash metal plus)
RAM - Rod (heavy metal)
Samael - Hegemony (black/industrial metal)
Stallion - From the Dead (heavy metal)

I was enthralled by the video for "Black Supremacy" from the Samael album mentioned above, and watched it dozens of times. It was a good thing the rest of the songs on the album were of the same quality, making it my album of the year.

Strength Has Returned!

"Eight brings me sight

Seven gives me light

Six days and wounds are healed

Strength has returned"

. . .

"I will hide all trace

Count the days

Nine to reach my fate

Swear to return

Nine days to bring the change

Destiny fulfilled

Five proves me right

Four ends the fight

Three, two and one completes the change

Then I will rise"

-- Grand Magus "Son of the Last Breath"