Saturday, November 13, 2010

Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God

Twilight of the Thunder God is the seventh album by Swedish melodic death metal band, Amon Amarth. It's one my favorite metal albums. I'd recommend it for any metal fans. My favoite song off the album is "No Fear For The Setting Sun". It's heavy and has darker lyrics, but is still pretty melodic and too monotonous like typical death metal.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists

Ten Thousand Fists is probably Disturbed's best, at least in my opinion. I do like The Sickness quite a bit, but Ten Thousand Fists shows a more mature and talented side of Disturbed. It's hard for me to pick a favorite song off the album, but I'll say "Stricken". Most of the songs would appeal to a general audience. It's an all-around good hard rock album.

Tankard - The Beauty and the Beer

The Beauty and the Beer is a great album by the German thrash metal band, Tankard. It's their twelfth album and one of their better ones. Most bands start to lower in quality after a few albums, but apparently not Tankard. My favorite song off the album is "Metaltometal". It's fast, heavy, and just a great metal album. I'd recommend this album to any thrash metal fans.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bright Eyes

Is it just me or is Bright Eyes a pretty overrated band? I like some of their stuff, but to be honest they aren't that great, yet there are quite a few people who just love this band so much. I guess I just don't see the appeal... I mean, there's nothing special about them instrumentally, and and the singer's voice is way too whiny sounding in most of their songs. The good thing I can say is that their front-man/founder, Conor Oberst, is an exceptional lyricist. Maybe I just need to listen to more of their stuff.