BAKKO’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

BAKKO’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

On a personal level, 2018 was possibly the best year of my life. I made it to New York City for the first time.  My step-daughter, whose hand I used to hold as we crossed the street, got married.  The podcast I host called Cobras & Fire allowed me to talk to many of the idols of my youth like Bruce Kulick, K.K. Downing and Jake E Lee.  I got hammered on a bar patio…

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GHOST – Prequelle (Album Review)

GHOST – Prequelle (Album Review)

      Ghost Get Medieval Before I heard their music back in 2010, I did what anyone else looking from the outside would automatically do. “What’s that?”, I hear you say.  I automatically put Ghost into the Death Metal category of my brain, based on the fact they are from Sweden, the land of Black Metal, and the image they had at the time. I obviously jumped the gate there, as I figured out…

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Northern Invasion Returns For A Second Onslaught

Northern Invasion Returns For A Second Onslaught

In the weeks that follow the first day of Spring, you start to smell it. And I’m only partially talking about the must from airing out your pop tents. Specifically, I am talking about the smell of Festival Season.  A sublime time of year filled with 8 dollar beers, not showering for three days, absurdly slow ATM’s and of course, music.  Hard music to be on point.  First up on my personal summer festival tour is…

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Ghost-Meliora (August 21, 2015)

Ghost-Meliora (August 21, 2015)

Sweden’s Ghost is back with their highly anticipated 3rd album, Meliora. Steeped in subversive themes of humanism, counterculture and anti-establishmentarianism, the album was produced by Klas Ahlund, mixed by Andy Wallace and is their heaviest and most melodic project to date. Lead singer Papa Emeritus II has been ‘let go’ and will be replaced by the younger, more powerful Papa Emeritus III, who expertly leads his Ghouls through 10 scorching tracks, including “Cirice”, which means church…

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