All posts tagged: Metallica


Suburban Metal Dad #465 “Please Don’t Judas Me, Sandman”

Welcome back to Suburban Metal Dad, Popdose’s resident webcomic. Read a new one every Monday and Friday.  Click the pic to enlarge.  Buy David Masciotra’s book about The Black Album — he likes it more than Ferris does! That’s not how Hetfield really introduced the song live in ’91-’92, right?! Show us what a big Metallica fan you are in the comments section—aah!

False Metal, Dead! 300 Headbangers, Part 2

With my new series, False Metal, Dead! – I’m taking a look at the 300 metal albums that have a place on my iPod, ranked for your pleasure. Each one of these albums I can listen to from start to finish and if you enjoy metal or want to expand your horizons a bit, these are the places to start.  If I was working on a 5-star scale, the albums you are seeing now would all get 4-stars, each having a track or two that isn’t great, but not taking away from the greatness of the disc as a whole.  We’ll look at ten a week until we reach those masterpieces later down the line.  And if you want to take a look at previous parts of the series, go to my archive. That said, #290-#281 are below. Enjoy! 290. Motorhead, Overnight Sensation (1996) Overnight Sensation is the middle album of a solid 3-CD run (Sacrifice before and Snake Bite Love after) of pretty consistently rockin’ music from Motorhead. It had been a long time …

Listening Booth: Iron Maiden, Steel Train, Rush

Some singles have just arrived on our doorstep, so now’s as good a time as any to scan what’s sailing ’round the horn. To kick things off, let’s talk about “El Dorado” from Iron Maiden, which is available at the band’s site, www.IronMaiden.Com. The track comes from their newest album, The Final Frontier, and finds the band in that strange position of being who they are. Some groups are expected to explore different areas of sound and maturity, while others are expected to remain true to a pre-designated sound they’ve fostered through the years. Occasionally it is for the best. By now, if AC/DC tries to sound like anything other than AC/DC, it’s liable to be rejected and left for dead. This was a problem for Metallica, where they pushed against their thrash metal roots and became more commercial. At the same time as they were achieving new heights of fame, their longtime fans bristled. Many still carry that resentment, even though their last album, Death Magnetic, tried to inch back to the comfort zone. …