My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Be sure to check out the Decibel Geek website contributor’s collective compilation of the top albums: Best of 2017 Article As 2017 quickly approaches its conclusion, I find it appropriate to reflect on almost 150 new releases of music that I have discovered over the course of the year. Admittedly, my favorites tend to be from the Melodic Rock and Symphonic Metal genres. Regardless, I am proud to present my Top Ten for 2017. To…

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ICED EARTH – Incorruptible (Album Review)

ICED EARTH – Incorruptible (Album Review)

Iced Earth is back with its newest CD, Incorruptible.  Jon Schaffer is the driving force and lone original member of the band. Stu Block returns on vocals for his third album and lends some song writing support. Iced Earth’s songs are generally period or character driven and always sound like they’re heading into battle. Incorruptible brings more of the same. Iced Earth is also known for its epic concept albums.  Something Wicked This Way Comes,…

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED – Creatures Watching Over The Dead (Album Review)

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED – Creatures Watching Over The Dead (Album Review)

What do the following albums have in common:  – Master of Puppets by Metallica  – Among the Living by Anthrax  – Toys In the Attic by Aerosmith  – Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi  – Pyromania by Def Leppard Not only did these albums unleash these bands to a whole new level of fame, but they were their third albums. Many argue that these are the best albums by these bands. The new album by…

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Mystic Prophecy – War Brigade (Album Review)

Mystic Prophecy – War Brigade (Album Review)

Hard rock music has had a rough few months. From the passing of Lemmy to the recent changes with AC/DC and Brian Johnson (speculation on what happened is a topic for another day), many are wondering who will keep rock and metal alive. To those people, I say check out the newest offering from Mystic Prophecy – War Brigade! This CD was my first intro to this power metal band out of Germany. One listen and…

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