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42 years of Metal: 42 albums that defined the genre

Despite being a relatively new genre, metal has not only become one of the fastest growing genres of music, it has also become the damn greatest form of music to ever be created. Everyone from the grandparents, to the middle-aged, to the spotty faced teenagers can relate to the music on some level. Why? Possibly because of the vast evolution of Metal over the years, spawning a wide and diverse array of subgenres. Whether you enjoy an evening of drinking goat’s blood, dressing up in your finest spandex and playing dungeons and dragons, skateboarding with the local hipsters, or engaging in a casual spot of church burning, you can be sure there’s something in metal for you.

With over 40 years of existence, Metal can be credited for creating some of the greatest albums in history. Let’s take a look at the albums that have defined the genre. Before you make the jump though, remember that there are hundreds and thousands of phenomenal albums, but only 42 were chosen. Some of your favorites will go without a mention, I’m sure, but no doubt all of us can agree on the importance of the following albums. So without further ado, make the jump my friends.


Christmas meets Metal

Christmas Eve; too drunk to care for Metal news, too sozzled to write, so instead I felt like posting the above video. Youtuber posts a lot of ‘Metalized’ interpretations of popular songs, and the above medley of well known Christmas songs is amongst my favorites. Check it out.

Merry Christmas fuckers, make sure you have a Metal one.


Losing your child to Metal

Losing your child to Metal is perhaps one of the worst things parents have to go through. If your parents are conservative assholes that believe the X Factor is a good role model for their kids, that is.

Writing for British tabloid, Daily Mail (we call it the Daily Fail over here, because we’re funny bastards), Diana Appleyard expresses a genuine concern for her 18-year-old daughter’s love for Metal, and in particular, her dress sense. Poor Diana, her daughter Charlotte would rather go to Metal gigs than pony clubs, and rather wear band tees and piercings than “normal” clothes.

“Charlie idolises various ‘metal’ rock bands, and dresses uniformly in black, with lots of leather and graffiti-strewn T-shirts. I try to buy her ‘normal’ clothing, but it stays firmly in the wardrobe. She loves the ‘biker-chick’ look, and seems to be deliberately cultivating a tough and streetwise image which, I believe, is completely at odds with her sweet, dreamy personality

Daily Mail

I agree Diana, it’s disgraceful. You should remove that Bring Me The Horizon shirt from her at once and give her a Slayer shirt to wear instead. That would be much better. Actually, on second thoughts, just remove the shirt and leave it at that…


Tori Amos challenges metal bands

Singer, Tori Amos is one crazy, crazy lady.

In a recent interview with Spinner.com, Tori randomly laid down a challenge to “the hardest fucking heavy metal band”, but I’m unsure of exactly what the challenge is. She goes on to say she will “them down, alone”. But how Tori? How? Her response?

“Because emotion has power that the metal guys know is just you can’t touch it. Insanity can’t touch the soul. It’s going to win every fucking time.”

Source: Blabbermouth

Say whaaat? I honestly haven’t got a clue what she is going on about. Besides, why is she talking about souls? I thought gingers’ didn’t have souls? If you do understand her, however, please dial 0845-I-don’t-give-a-crap and leave a message to someone who cares.


This week’s playlist

Have you ever wondered what we’ve been busy blasting here at the Dose of Metal office? Of course you haven’t, we don’t even have an office, but that doesn’t mean we can’t review some new metal tracks for you, and let you readers know what’s been hogging our stereo.

This week I decided to do something I rarely do – actually check out some new music. I sometimes get so caught up in my own ways, listening to the same bands over again, that I forget their is a wealth of other music out there.

Since this week’s feature is the first, I’m going to review some new tracks from the last month or so, but from next week I’m going to keep it to mainly just new tracks released in that given week. But enough about that, let’s just get on with it shall we? Make the motherflipping jump before I pop a cap in your ass.

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