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The Magnum Opus of Tim "Ripper" Owens

Back in 2011, when he reviewed Charred Walls Of The Damned's Cold Wind On Timeless Days, Doc Godin made a statement about Tim "Ripper" Owens that wheedled its way into my head and has stuck with me ever since. Our erstwhile editor-in-chief observed that Owens, while an accomplished vocalist and an established personality within metal, is "known better for his talents than any type of legacy with dynamite albums." Here is a man with the voice of an S-rank frontman and no magnum opus to his name.

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Posted: 24.06.2017 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (1)

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A hundred albums? Part 1

It's been a long while since I last wrote a blog post (whether here on MS or elsewhere, tbh).

Happened that I was reflecting about how I would select one hundred albums (like, a big, round number) in all my virtual and real collection - which ones would they be? And what portrait would they deliver of me, my tastes, and my history as an avid music listener?
The challenge appealed to me, so here it is - as a series of blogs and not articles (like, it's totally personal and egocentric stuff ). It'll feature all the most important albums in my life, whether I love them unquestioningly, or because they were instrumental in my musical growth (or even growth as a human being), or as they're perfect soundtracks for the worlds in my head. So no, this is not exactly a best of list. Kind of a mix between that and my life's soundtrack.

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Posted: 16.06.2017 by Darkside Momo | Comments (24)

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Roadburn 2017, Day 3 & 4

Ahoy, dear metalstormers! Now it's time to retell my last memories of this wicked pilgrimage of mine. Make sure to check out the first part of my Roadburn 2017 chronicles if you haven't!

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Posted: 30.05.2017 by Mr. Doctor | Comments (17)

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A Scholarly Analysis Of Six Feet Under's "Murdered In The Basement"

Chris Barnes's post-Cannibal Corpse career has been a wild ride. He formed Six Feet Under, he was in a fantastic commercial for a local car dealership, and I guess that's it. Things have been rough on the musical front for a few decades now, as you might expect from someone whose favorite pastimes include punching superior vocalists in the face, and Chris has now achieved the impossible by making music exactly as disgusting as the lyrics he so expertly composed during his tenure in Cannibal Corpse. I have so far reviewed five Six Feet Under albums for Metal Storm, and the highest rating I gave any was a 4.8. Recently, however, I realized that no one has ever given Chris the credit he deserves for 6FU's magnum opus, "Murdered In The Basement," which, believe it or not, is actually a very clever metaphor for the Russian Revolution.

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Posted: 21.05.2017 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (3)

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Roadburn 2017, Day 1 & 2

Hello, fellow Metalstormers! Now that the dust has settled from my mind, I can finally share my 7th Roadburn experience with you! I hope that maybe, just maybe, this will motivate you to follow me and all the other Roadburners into one of the best music festivals Europe has to offer! And in case you attended this year, well... Feel free to agree/disagree with my ramblings!

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Posted: 09.05.2017 by Mr. Doctor | Comments (26)