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TOP 25 of 2013

1. Accu§er - Diabolic
2. Saxon - Sacrifice
3. Warbringer - IV: Empires Collapse
4. Deep Purple - Now What?!
5. Death Angel - The Dream Calls for Blood
6. Extol - s/t
7. Deliverance - Hear What I Say!
8. Voivod - Target Earth
9. Stryper - No More Hell To Pay
10. Black Sabbath - 13
11. Havok - Unnatural Selection
12. Bloodgood - Dangerously Close
13. Annihilator - Feast
14. Anvil - Hope in Hell
15. Boarders - R-Existence (Deluxe Edition)
16. Gama Bomb - The Terror Tapes
17. Six Feet Under - Unborn
18. Newsted - Heavy Metal Music
19. Pÿlon - The Harrowing of Hell (Deluxe Edition)
20. Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks Loose
21. Metal Church - Generation Nothing
22. Motörhead - Aftershock
23. Coheed & Cambria - The Afterman: Ascension
24. Possessor - Make Them Eat Metal
26 White Wizzard - The Devil's Cut
27. Queensrÿche- s/t
28 My Silent Wake - Silver Under Midnight
29. Megadeth - Super Collider
30. My Silent Wake / Pÿlon - Empyrean Rose

METAL

TOP 25 of 2012:

1. Overkill - The Electric Age
2. Kreator - Phantom Antichrist
3. 3 Inches of Blood - Long Live Heavy Metal
4. InnerSiege - Kingdom of Shadows
5. Pÿlon - Harrowing of Hell
6. Heretic - A Time for Crisis
7. Vindicator - United We Fall
8. Accept - Stalingrad
9. Bonded by Blood - The Aftermath
10. Saint Vitus - Lillie: F-65
11. Saint - Desperate Night
12. Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth
13. UFO - Seven Deadly
14. Testament - Dark Roots of Earth
15. Possessor - City Build With Skulls
16. Kiss - Monster
17. Aerosmith - Music from Another Dimension
18. Bio-Cancer - Ear Piercing Thrash
19. Lich King - Born of the Bomb
20  Flotsam & Jetsam - Ugly Noise
21. Driver - Countdown
22. Jackyl - Best in Show
23. Loudness - Eve to Dawn
24. Tourniquet - Antiseptic Bloodbath
25. Invection - Facet of Aberration

Honorable mentions
All of these were frequent players for me this year, but I didn't include EPs, compilations and live albums in my final list.

Ultimatum - Heart of Metal-20 Years of Ultimatum
Mortification - Scribe of the Pentateuch
Join the Dead - s/t (EP)
U.D.O. - Celebrator
AC/DC - Live At River Plate
Havok - Point of No Return (EP)
Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi - Who Cares?

METAL

TOP 25 of 2011:
1. Accu§er - Dependent Domination
2. Havok - Time is Up
3. Anvil - Juggernaut of Justice
4. Vektor - Outer Isolation
5. Anthrax - Worship Music
6. Megadeth - Th1rt3en
7. Alice Cooper - Welcome 2 My Nightmare
8. U.D.O. - Rev-Raptor
9. Yes - Fly from Here
10. Motörhead - The World Is Yours
11. Riot - Immortal Souls
12. Iced Earth - Dystopia
13. Witchhammer - Chapter 3: In Serenity and Awe
12. Vicious Rumors - Razorback Killers
14. Artillery - My Blood
15. Stryper - The Covering
16. Nazareth - Big Dogz
17. The Rods - Vengeance
18. Exciter - Death Machine
19. Hammerfall - Infected
20. Saxon - Call to Arms
21. Believer - Transhuman
22. Journey - Eclipse
23. Whitesnake - Forevermore
24. Uriah Heep - Into the Wild
25. speed\kill/hate - Out For Blood

TOP 30 of 2010:
Fantastic year for hard rock and heavy metal.
Couldn't even keep up with all he releases this year.


1. Accept - Blood of the Nations
2. Overkill - Ironbound
3. Raven - Walk through Fire
4. Armored Saint - La Raza
5. Jackyl - When Moonshine & Dynamite Collide
6. Molly Hatchet - Justice
7. Forbidden - Omega Wave
8. Dirty Looks - I.C.U.
9. Krokus - Hoodoo
10. High On Fire - Snakes For The Divine
11. Ratt - Infested
12. Fireball Ministry - s/t
13. Scorpions - Sting in the Tail
14. Y&T - Facemelter
15. Disaffection - Begin the Revolution
16. Bonded by Blood - Exiled to Earth
17. Death Angel - Relentless Retribution
18. Flostsam & Jestam - The Cold
19. Halford - Made of Metal
20. Grave Forsaken - Fight to the Death
21. My Silent Wake/The Drowning - Black Lights & Silent Roads
22. Mass - Sea of Black
23. Space Eater - Aftershock
24. Rex Carroll - That Was Then, This Is Now
25. Sevendust - Cold Day Memory
26. Nevermore - The Obsidian Conspiracy
27. The Sword - Warp Riders
28. The Sacrificed - 2012
29. Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
30. Exodus - Exhibit B: The Human Condition

A few great live albums:
Megadeth - Rust in Peace Live
Heaven & Hell - Neon Nights Live in Europe
Dio - Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987
(all three of these dominated my CD player for a spell this year)

A few that finally saw the light of day on CD.
The Moshketeers - The Downward Spiral
Vision - Mountain in the Sky
Vision - s/t
Mass - Fighter

Some that might have made my list if I owned them:
Heathen - The Evolution of Chaos
Symphorce - Unrestricted
Grave Digger - The Clans Will Rise Again
Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Relentless
Fueled By Fire - Plunging into Darkness
Motorhead - The World is Yours
Sodom - In War and Pieces
Place of Skulls - As A Dog Returns

TOP 25 of 2009:

1. Ace Frehley - Anomaly
2. Hirax – El Rostro De La Muerte
3. At War – Infidel
4. KISS - Sonic Boom
5. Kreator – Hordes of Chaos
6. Ultimatum - Lex Metalis
7. Voivod - Infini
8. Vektor – Black Future
9. Saxon - Into The Labyrinth
10. Mortification - the evil addiction destroying machine
11. Meliah Rage - Masquerade
12. Believer – Gabriel
13. Grave Digger - Ballad of a Hangman
14. Main Line Riders – Worldshakers
15. Evile – Infected Nations
16. U.D.O. - Dominator
17. Seventh Angel - The Dust of Years
18. Saint – Hell Blade
19. Stryper - Murder by Pride
20. Michael Phillips – Mirrors in Mirrors
21. Vindicator/Metal Witch – Outbreak of Metal Vol. 1
22. Hammerfall – No Sacrifice, No Victory
23. Megadeth - Endgame
24. Ravage - The End of Tomorrow
25. Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know

Top 2009 Re-releases:
Saint – Crime Scene Earth 2.0
Ultimatum – Puppet of Destruction/Fatal Delay
Target – Mission Executed/Master Project Genesis
Thresher – This is It/Totally Possessed
Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
Guardian – First Watch-25th Anniversary Edition
Ted Nugent – Spirit of the Wild
Boarders – The World Hates Me

Some great live albums this year too:
Ted Nugent – Motor City Mayhem
Thin Lizzy – Still Dangerous
Thin Lizzy – UK Live ‘ 75
AC/DC – Backtracks
Iron Maiden - Flight 666

A few I don't have yet, but probably would have made the list:
W.A.S.P. – Babylon
Whiplash – Unborn Again
Hyades – The Roots of Thrash
Cheap Trick - The Latest

TOP 25 of 2008:
1. Motorhead - Motorizer
2. AC/DC - Black Ice
3. Alice Cooper - Along Came A Spider
4. Testament - The Formation of Damnation
5. My Silent Wake - A Garland of Tears
6. Gama Bomb - Citizen Brain
7. Dirty Looks - California Free Ride
8. Dirty Looks - Superdeluxe
9. Kings X - XV
10. Brainstorm - Downburst
11. Avenger of Blood - Death Brigade
12. Metal Church - This Present Wasteland
13. Sevendust - Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow
14. Once Dead-Visions of Hell
15. Metallica - Death Magnetic
16. Helstar - The King Of Hell
17. Death Angel - Killing Season
18. Whitesnake - Good To Be Bad
19. Main Line Riders - Shot in the Dark
20. Merciless Death - Realm of Terror
21. Iced Earth - The Crucible Of Man
22. Fatality - Metal As Hell!: Chapter I
23. Toxic Holocaust-An Overdose of Death
24. Faith Factor - Against A Darkened Sky
25. Jacobs Dream - Dominion of Darkness

TOP 25 of 2007:
1. 3 INCHES OF BLOOD - Fire Up the Blades
2. ULTIMATUM - Into the Pit
3. U.D.O. - Mastercutor
4. TED NUGENT - Love Grenade
5. OVERKILL - Immortalis
6. MEGADETH - United Abominations
7. GRAVE DIGGER - Liberty or Death
8. LIZZY BORDEN - Appointment with Death
9. COHEED AND CAMBRIA - No World For Tomorrow
10. SAXON - The Inner Sanctum
11. HYADES - Worst Is Yet To Come
12. DIRTY LOOKS -GasolineZ
13. MUNICIPAL WASTE - The Art Of Partying
14. SYMPHONY X - Paradise Lost
15. EVILE - Enter the Grave
16. ANVIL - This Is Thirteen
17. W.A.S.P. - Dominator
18. HIRAX - Assassins of War
19. DELIVERANCE - As Above, So Below
20. BLACK SABBATH - The Dio
21. ROB ROCK - Garden of Chaos
22. TESLA - Reel to Reel
23. TROUBLE - Simple Mind Condition
24. HEAVEN & HELL - Live From City Radio Music Hall
25. ANNIHILATOR - Metal

I've tweaked my list some. I just cannot take 3 Inches of Blood out of the #1 spot. I can't think of any other CD besides my own Into the Pit CD that dominated my CD player more than it.

I discovered Coheed & Cambria this year and was quite surprised at how much I liked "No World Tomorrow". It made my Top 10.

Disappointed that Sevendust, Ozzy, Scorpions, Iced Earth and Exodus didn't make my list. All released new albums this year that just didn't see as much spin time as I would normally give these bands. Not that I don't like them, they just didn't seem to hold my interest as much as past albums. However, I do think the new Annihilator is much better than most people are giving it credit for.

The new Ozzy turned out to be a grower. Didn't like it much on the first listen but it has grown on me. The packaging still ticks me off, as does the packaging of the new Coheed & Cambria. I hate those cheap cardboard sleeves without the booklets.

Also disappointed that the new Annihilator wasn't higher on my list. It's actually better than most reviews state, but it also isn't Waters' best work IMO. I debated including it at the 25 spot or giving that spot to Fueled by Fire.

I included the Black Sabbath - Dio Years compilation for the 3 new songs. It might have been higher on my list if it had been a full length. I don't usually include live albums in my Top list, but the Heaven & Hell album received a lot of spins this year. It was a great tour and I was happy it was released on CD/DVD. I hope the promised new CD in '08 will kick butt.

The new HYADES was a bit surprise for me. Finally secured a copy just last week and it overtook the spot that EVILE was holding.

The new Ted Nugent might not be a surprise being in my Top 10 knowing the Nugent fanatic I am, but I honestly feel that "Love Grenade" is a great release for Uncle Teddy. Even Blabbermouth gave it a good review, even though most of the responses to it from posters were quite negative. However, I think the response was more to do with Ted's political views. I don't think most of the people who gave the album such a low rating probably even heard it.

Hirax would have been higher had they released a full length! They released TWO EPs this year, all recorded at the same time with Glenn Rogers on guitar. Why Katon didn't include the song "Chaos & Brutality" and the re-recorded version of Walk with Death on "Assassins of War" is beyond me.

U.D.O. just keeps releasing solid heavy metal albums. This one easily could have been in my #1 spot.

Honorable mentions to: FUELED BY FIRE - Spreading the Fire, MELTDOWN - Executioner, MERCILESS DEATH - Evil In the Night, MASS EXTINCTION - Creations Undoing, SHADOWS FALL - Threads of Life, MAD MAX - White Sands, MACHINE HEAD - The Blackening, BLOOD TSUNAMI - Thrash Metal.

Also, Avenger of Blood may have made the list but unfortunately I didn't get a copy before the end of '07.

Top CDs of 2006:
1. Sadus - Out For Blood
2. Motörhead - Kiss of Death
3. Veni Domine - 23:59
4. Sodom - s/t
5. Ultimatum - ...til the End!
6. Winters Bane - Redivivus
7. Metal Church - A Light in the Dark
8. Hammerfall - Threshold
9. Voivod - Katorz
10. Seven Witches - Amped
11. Mortification - Erasing the Goblin
12. Eldritch - Neighborhell
13. Narnia - Enter the Gate
14. Place of Skulls - The Black is Never Far
15. David Gilmour - On An Island
16. Pyramaze - Legend of the Bone Carver
17. Starchild - Born Into Eternity
18. House of Lords - World Upside Down
19. Saint - The Mark
20. Beyond Fear - s/t
21. Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists
22. UFO - The Monkey Puzzle
23. Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death
24. Paul Stanley - Live to Win
25. Dragonforce - Inhuman Rampage

Top CDs of 2005:
Metal:
1. OVERKILL - RelixIV
2. BRAINSTORM - Liquid Monster
3. NEVERMORE - The Godless Endeavor
4. KREATOR - Enemy Of God
5. JUDAS PRIEST - Angel of Retribution
6. GRAVE DIGGER - The Last Supper
7. U.D.O. - Mission No. X
8. ANNIHILATOR - Schixo Deluxe
9. ROB ROCK - Holy Hell
10. ARCH ENEMY - Doomsday Machine
11. FIREBALL MINISTRY - Their Rock is Not Our Rock
12. HAMMERFALL - Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
13. IOMMI - Fused
14. EXODUS - Shovel Headed Kill Machine
15. NUCLEAR ASSAULT - Third World Genocide
16. FLOTSAM & JETSAM - Dreams Of Death
17. TYKKUS - Umlaut
18. KING'S X - Ogre Tones
19. PLACE OF SKULLS - Love Through Blood
20. DECEASED - As the Weird Travel On
21. ALLEN/LANDE - The Battle
22. POWERGOD - Long Live the Loud-That's Metal Lesson II
23. REDEMPTION - The Fullness of Time
24. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - Mafia
25. JACOB'S DREAM - Drama of the Ages

Rock:
1. STRYPER - Reborn
2. ALICE COOPER - Dirty Diamonds
3. MOLLY HATCHET - Warriors of the Rainbow Bridge
4. GLENN HUGHES - Soul Mover
5. SEVENDUST - Next
6. EDDIE OJEDA - Axes 2 Axes
7. DEEP PURPLE - Rapture of the Deep
8. TNT - All the Way to the Sun
9. JOE PERRY - Joe Perry

DVD:
TWISTED SISTER - Live At Waken
ONCE DEAD - Return with a Vengeance
JUDAS PRIEST - Rising in the East

Top CDs of 2004:

GREAT YEAR FOR METAL!!!

Metal:
1. U.D.O.--Thunderball
2. ICED EARTH--The Glorious Burden
3. TNT--My Religion
4. MOTORHEAD--Inferno
5. DEATH ANGEL--Art of Dying
6. SYMPHORCE--Twice Second
7. MEGADETH--The System Has Failed
8. DIO--Master of the Moon
9. EDGUY--Hellfire Club
10. MORTIFICATION--Brain Cleaner
11. W.A.S.P.--The Neon God Pt. I - The Rise/
W.A.S.P.--The Neon God Pt. II - The Demise
12. DREAM EVIL--The Book of Heavy Metal
13. ANNIHILATOR --All For You
14. SAXON--Lionheart
15. /speed\kill/hate\ - Acts of Insanity
16. ANTHRAX--Greater of Two Evils
17. WARRIOR--The Wars of Gods & Men
18. VENI DOMINE--The Album of Labor
19. PRIMAL FEAR--Devil's Ground
20. SAINT--In the Battle
21. SEVEN WITCHES--Year of the Witch
22. NOCTURNAL RITES--New World Messiah
23. METAL CHURCH--The Weight of the World
24. PYRAMAZE--Melancholy Beast CD
25. NASTY SAVAGE--Psycho Psycho

Rock:
1. AEROSMITH--Honkin' on Bobo
2. TESLA--Into the Now
3. MOLLY HATCHET--25th Anniversary
4. VOODOO HILL--Wild Seed from Mother Earth
5. RUSH--Feedback
6. SEVENDUST--Southside Double-Wide: Acoustic Live
7. FATES WARNING--FWX

Honorable mentions:
PROBOT--s/t
HEATHEN--Recovered
ANVIL--Back to Basics
TWISTED SISTER --Still Hungry
SAINT--Warriors of the Son (20th Anniversary Edition)
ANTHRAX--Music of Mass Destruction
STEEL PROPHET--Beware
STRYPER - 7 Weeks: Live in America, 2003
KROKUS - Fire & Gasoline: Live!
KING'S X - Live All Over the Place

Disappointments:
EXODUS--Tempo of the Damned (mostly due to lyrics)
BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION--Here Comes the Bride (not what I expected I guess.)

Better than I expected:
GENE SIMMONS--A**hole (I expected a turd, but it's not as bad as the reviewers said. I actually enjoyed this disc.)

TOP 20 of 2003:

1. OVERKILL--Killbox 13
2. NEVERMORE--Enemies of Reality
3. BRAINSTORM--Soul Temptation
4. GRAVE DIGGER--Rheingold
5. DREAM EVIL--Evilized
6. ANTHRAX--We Have Come For You All
7. EXTOL--Synergy
8. ALICE COOPER--Eyes of Alice Cooper
9. ARCH ENEMY--Anthems of Rebellion
10. ROB ROCK--Eyes of Eternity
11. HARMONY--Dreaming Awake
12. BALANCE OF POWER - Heathen Machine
13. ICED EARTH--The Reckoning EP
14. MOLLY HATCHET--Locked & Loaded
15. NARNIA--The Great Fall
16. AGENT STEEL--Order of the Illuminati
17. SEVENDUST--Seasons
18. JOHN ARCH--A Twist of Fate
19. TOURNIQUET--Where Moth & Rust Destroy
20. VOIVOD-s/t

Should have been on the 2003 list:
FIREBALL MINISTRY - The Second Great Awakening
SEVEN WITCHES - Passage To The Other Side


Top 30 Favorite Bands
(Actually, 50 would have been more feasable, so there are a few bands that are left out that could have been on this list on any given day. For a more complete list, see my CD list. Also, besides the top five or so being my absolute favorites, there is really no order to this list.)

Aerosmith
1. Aerosmith

2. Thin Lizzy
3. KISS
4. Ted Nugent
5. Judas Priest
6. Dio
7. Anvil
8. Iron Maiden
9. Angel


Jon Schaffer/ Iced Earth (1999)

10. Iced Earth
11. Nevermore
12. Overkill
13. Mortification
14. Stryper
15. Anthrax
16. Vengeance Rising
17. Raven
18. Megadeth
19. Accept/U.D.O.
20. Alice Cooper

21. Black Sabbath
22. Twisted Sister
23. Testament
24. Deliverance
25. Annihilator
26. Tourniquet
27. Saxon
28. Grave Digger
29. Exodus
30. Hammerfall

Favorite NON-metal bands/musicians
(Yes, I do like things other than metal! I know, for shame...and I call my self a metalhead!)


1. Molly Hatchet

2. Yes
3. Genesis
4. Keith Green
5. Pink Floyd
6. Phil Keaggy
7. Nektar
8. Blackfoot
9. Lynyrd Skynyrd
10. Peter Gabriel

Top 75 Favorite albums
(I wanted to just have a top 20 albums, but narrowing it down to only 20 was impossible. It was hard enough picking only one album by each of these incredible bands. While this list is numbered, they are not necessarily in order other than perhaps the Top 10 or so.)

Rocks
1. Aerosmith-Rocks
2. Thin Lizzy-Bad Reputation
3. KISS-Creatures of the Night
4. Nevermore-Dreaming Neon Black
5. Ted Nugent-Ted Nugent
6. Judas Priest-Screaming for Vengeance
7. Iron Maiden-Piece of Mind / Killers (tie!)
8. Iced Earth-Something Wicked This Way Comes
9. Hammerfall-Legacy of Kings
10. Stryper-Soldiers Under Command
11. Overkill-From the Underground & Below
12. Mortification-EnVision EvAngeline
13. Tourniquet-Psycho Surgery
14. Anthrax-Spreading the Disease
15. Megadeth-Rust in Peace
16. Black Sabbath-Master of Reality
17. Vengeance Rising-Once Dead
18. Accept-Restless & Wild
19. Grave Digger-Excalibur
20. Believer-Sanity Obscure
21. Testament-The Gathering
22. Dio-Holy Diver
23. Deliverance-Weapons of our Warfare
24. Metal Church - s/t
25. Savatage-Sirens
26. U.D.O.-Holy
27. Raven-All for One
28. Exodus-Fabulous Disaster
29. Alice Cooper-Welcome to My Nightmare
30. Gillan-Double Trouble
31. Anvil-Metal On Metal
32. Exciter-Violence & Force
33. Motorhead-Overkill
34. Saxon-Strong Arm of the Law
35. Queensryche-The Warning
36. Sacred Reich-The American Way
37. UFO-Strangers in the Night
38. Queen-Live Killers
39. Nuclear Assault-Handle With Care
40. Amorphis-Tales from the Thousand Lakes
41. Sacred Warrior-Master’s Command
42. Annihilator-Carnival Diablos
43. Brainstorm-Metus Mortis
44. Twisted Sister-Under the Blade
45. Angel Dust-Bleed
46. Barren Cross-Atomic Arena
47. King's X-Gretchen Goes to Nebraska
48. Angel-s/t
49. Trouble-Run to the Light
50. Galactic Cowboys-Space in Your Face
51. Fates Warning-The Spectre Within
52. Deep Purple-Machine Head
53. Recon-Behind Enemy Lines
54. Metallica-Ride the Lightning
55. W.A.S.P.- s/t
56. Vicious Rumors-Digital Dictator
57. Death-Sound of Perseverance
58. Def Leppard-On Through the Night
59. Helstar-Nosferatu
60. Krokus-Headhunter
61. Dirty Looks-Cool from the Wire
62. Lääz Rockit-Annihilation Principle
63. Dream Evil-Evilized
64. Liege Lord-Master Control
65. Hirax - New Age of Terror
66. S.O.D.-Speak English or Die
67. Scorpions-Taken By Force
68. Sepultura-Chaos AD
69. Rush-A Farewell to Kings
70. Dream Theater-Images & Words
71. Sword-Metalized
72. Crimson Glory-Transcendance
73. Agent Steel-Unstoppable Force
74. King Diamond-Abagail
75. Kreator-Coma of Souls

Favorite Live Albums
(Always been a fan of live albums. This was MUCH easier to do than the above favorites. Also includes some non metal favorites)

Double Live Gonzo!
1. FOUR WAY TIE FOR FIRST PLACE:
Ted Nugent - Double Live Gonzo
Judas Priest - Unleashed in the East
Thin Lizzy - Live & Dangerous
KISS - Alive
5. Yes - Yessongs
6. Aerosmith - Look Homeward Angel (bootleg)
7. Overkill - Wrecking Your Neck Live
8. UFO - Stangers in the Night
9. Iron Maiden - Live After Death
10. Genesis - Three Sides Live (European version)
11. Motorhead - No Sleep til Hammersmith
12. Scorpions - Tokyo Tapes
13. Blackfoot - Highway Song Live
14. Thin Lizzy - BBC Radio One
15. Aerosmith - Live! Bootleg
16. Deep Purple - Made in Japan
17. Queen - Live Killers
18. Mortification - Live Planetarium
19. Angel - Live Without a Net
20. Raven - Live at the Inferno
21. Cinderella - Live at the Key Club
22. Grave Digger - 25 to Live
23. Gillan - Double Trouble
24. Blue Oyster Cult - On Your Feet or On Your Knees
25. TIE: Deliverance - Live at Cornerstone 2001
Sacred Warrior - Live at Cornerstone 2001
27. Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush - RealLIVE!
28. Genesis - Seconds Out
29. AC/DC - If You Want Blood...You've Got It
30. Ted Nugent - Full Bluntal Nugity

Some other recommended live albums:
Narnia - Short Notice...Live in Germany
Rainbow - On Stage
Foghat - Live
Grand Funk - Live Album
Annihilator - Double Live Annihilation
Hammerfall - One Crimson Night
Overkill - Wrecking Everything Live
Testament - Return to the Apocalyptic City (EP)
Testament - Live at the Fillmore
Exodus - A Lesson In Violence
Jimi Hendrix - Woodstock
King's X - Live All Over The Place
Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes - Survival of the Fittest: Live
Black Sabbath - Live Evil
Cheap Trick - At Budakon
Peter Frampton - Comes Alive

Worst Live Albums
1. Nuclear Assault-Live at the Hammersmith Odeon
2. Recon-Live at Cornerstone 2001
3. Guardian-Live at Cornerstone 2001
4. Barren Cross- Hotter than Hell! Live

Favorite TRIBUTE Albums
(Always been a fan of live albums. This was MUCH easier to do than the above favorites. Also includes some non metal favorites)

A Tribute to Judas Priest 1A Tribute to Judas Priest 2
1. A Tribute to Judas Priest-Legends of Metal

2. Not the Same Old Song & Dance-A Tribute to AEROSMITH
3. Holy Dio-A Tribute to the Voice of Metal-Ronnie James DIO (Century Media)
4. A Tribute to The Priest (Nuclear Blast)
5. Jump in the Pit-A Tribute to TESTAMENT (Dwell)
6. Blues on Fire/Sweet Emotion: Songs of AEROSMITH (Heavy Hip Mama)
7. Emerald-A Tribute To The Wild One (Nuclear Blast)
8. In Memory of CELTIC FROST (Dwell)
9. The Yellow & Black Attack is Back-Tribute to STRYPER (G-Man)
10.
A Call To Irons-A Tribute to IRON MAIDEN (Dwell)

WORST TRIBUTE CDS
1. Sweet Family Music--A Tribute to Stryper
(more like a mockery of Stryper!)

Favorite Singers
(Killer vox and great performers)


1. Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)

2. Warrel Dane (Nevermore)
3. Rob Halford (Priest/Fight)
4. Bruce Dickinson (Maiden)
5. Rob Rock (Impelliterri/Angelica/Driver)
6. Udo Dirkschneider (Accept/U.D.O.)


7. Dee Snider (Twisted Sister/Widowmaker)
8. Ronnie James Dio
9. Ray Alder (Fates Warning)
10. Blitz (Overkill)
11. Ian Gillan (Deep Purple/Gillan/Sabbath)
12. Jon Anderson (Yes)
13. Michael Sweet (Stryper)


14. Paul Stanley (Kiss)

15. Ron Rinehart (Dark Angel/Oil)
16. John Cyriis (Agent Steel)
17. James Rivera (Helstar/Destiny's End)
18. Matthew Barlow (Iced Earth)
19. Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
20. Phil Mogg (UFO)
21. Alice Cooper
22. Danny Joe Brown (Molly Hatchet/DJB Band)
23. Phil McCormack (Molly Hatchet)

24. Glen Hughes

Favorite Guitarists
(Not necessarily just because they shred, but because they have charisma in their playing and even in their public image, or in other words just for being too cool!)


1. Ted Nugent (the Motor City Madman!)


1. Ace Frehley (KISS)

3. Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
4. Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy)
(I wanted his hair when I was 5 years old! Got it now!)
5. TIE: Jimi Hendrix / Uli Roth
6. Gary Lenaire (Tourniquet/Echo Hollow)
7. Bobby Ingram (Molly Hatchet)


8. Punk Meadows (Angel)

Vinnie Vincent with KISS
9. Vinnie Vincent (ex-KISS/V.V.Invasion)

10. Steve Howe (Yes)
11. Larry Farkas (Vengeance, Die Happy, Sircle of Silence, Once Dead)
12. Jack Frost (Savatage, Seven Witches, Bronx Casket Co., etc.)
13. John Sykes (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, etc.)
14. Ty Tabor (King's X, Jelly Jam, etc.)
15. Phil Keaggy
16. Phil Campbell (Motorhead)
17. Jeff Waters (Annihilator)
18. Dave Linsk (Overkill, /speed\kill/hate\)
19. Micheal Angelo Batio (Nitro)
20. Rickey Medlocke (Blackfoot, Skynyrd)

Favorite Guitar Teams
(dual guitars solos rule! Most of these bands sound is dependant on the skills of both guitarists.)


1. KK Downing & Glenn Tipton (Priest)

2. Adrian Smith & Dave Murray (Maiden)
3. Scott Gorham & Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy)
4. Steve Trujillo & Robert Gutierrez (Ultimatum)
5. Michael Sweet & Oz Fox (Stryper)


6. Joe Perry & Brad Whitford (Aerosmith)

7. Dave Hlubek, Duane Roland, Steve Holland (Molly Hatchet)

Favorite Bassist
(those who took a boring instrument and made it RULE!)


1. Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)

Aerosmith
2. Steve Rowe (Mortification)

3. Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith)
4. Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
5. Lemmy (Motorhead)
6. D.D. Verni (Overkill)
7. Rob Whitlock (Ultimatum)
8. Geddy Lee (Rush)
9. Gene Simmons (Kiss)
10. Joey Vera (Fates Warning/Armored Saint)

Favorite Drummers
(those madmen who hold the songs together)

1. Brain Downey (Thin Lizzy)
2. Nicko McBrain (Maiden)
3. Ted Kirkpatrick (Tourniquet)
4. Scott Travis (Fight/Priest)
5. Jason Sherlock (Mortification/Parameacium)
6. Tommy Aldridge (Ozzy, Nugent, House of Lords, Whitesnake, Pat Travers, Thin Lizzy)

Severely Underrated Drummer
1. Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy)
2. Joey Kramer (Aerosmith)
3. Robert Sweet (Stryper)

METAL ON METAL!
Some of my favorite tracks with METAL in the title.
METAL ON METAL, it's all that I crave, the louder the better, I'll turn in my
grave. METAL ON METAL, it gets you so high, excitement and action won't
pass you by...Keep on pounding, keep on pounding, join the heavy metal
fight!


1. Heart of Metal - Ultimatum
2. Metal on Metal - Anvil
3. Metal Man - TT Quick
4. Heavy Metal Thunder - Saxon
5. Metal Gods - Judas Priest
6. Metal Thrashing Mad - Anthrax
7. Heavy Metal Maniac - Exciter
8. Metal Heart - Accept
9. Metal Militia - Metallica
10. Deadly Metal - TNT
11. Mind Over Metal - Raven
121. Metal of Honor - TT Quick
13. Metal Might - Bride
14. Metal Warriors - Manowar
15. Kings Of Metal - Manowar
16. Soldiers of Metal - Anthrax
17. Heavy Metal - Judas Priest
18. Metal Meltdown - Judas Priest
19. Metalhead - Savatage
20. Pounding Metal - Exciter
21. Black Metal - Sacred Warrior
22. Let Them Eat Metal - The Rods
23. Metalhead - Saxon
24. Metal Crusaders - Exciter
25. Metal Command - Exodus
26. Metal Messiah - Judas Priest
27. Metal Daze - Manowar
28. Heavy Metal (The Black and Silver) - Blue Oyster Cult
29. Metal Queen - Lee Aarron
30. The Metal Age - Hammerfall

31. Real Metal - Anvil

You thought that metal was a trend, I've got some news for you my friend.
Anvil music is what I am. I really don't give a damn if you think that we
suck...Real Metal!"
-Lips

32. Pedal to the Metal - Mass
33. Metal Crusade - Exciter
34. Crusaders of the Metal Blade - Sacred Steel
35 Metal Health - Quiet Riot
36. Metalian Spirit - Metallium
37. Metalian - Metallium
38. Heavy Metal Breakdown - Killer Dwarfs
39. Heavy Metal Thunder - Messiah Prophet
40. Heavy Metal Love - Helix
41. Heavy Metal Rules - Pantera
42. Heavy Metal Soldiers - Pandemonium
43. Metal Mission - Tempest
44. Metal Tango - Warlock/Doro
45. Metallic Blue - House of Lords
46. Slaves to Metal - Accept
47. Pedal to the Metal - Vandenberg
48. Metal Racer - Warlock
49. American Metal - Lizzy Borden
50. Heavy Metal - Sammy Hagar
51. Heavy Metal Universe - Gamma Ray
52. Metal Church - Metal Church
53. Metal Frezy - Stratovarius
54. Metal Gods - U.D.O. (technically a cover)
55. Meal Head - Running Wild
56. Metal Inquisition - Piledriver
57. Metal Icarus - Angra
58. Metal Life - Artch
59. Metal Merchants - Hallow's Eve
60. Metal Shock - Flotsam & Jetsam
61. The Gods Made Heavy Metal - Manowar
62. Metal Missionaries - Lightforce
63. Wargods of Metal - Sacred Steel
64. Metal Tyrant - Seven Witches
65. Army of Metalheads - Sacred Steel
66. Gloves of Metal - Manowar
67. Heavy Metal Hamsters - Helloween
68. Full Metal Racket - Full Metal Racket
69. Raise the Metal Fist - Sacred Steel
70. The Book of Heavy Metal - Dream Evil
71. Monsters of Metal - Not Fragile
72. Metal is Forever - Primal Fear

and the funny thing is, I do like most of these songs and own most of
these CDs!

Most Hated!

1. Paying Bills.

2. Country music (GAK!)
I especially despise the Dixie Chicks and Kenny Chesney, two of my wife's favorites!

3. Inconsiderate moshers/stage divers who get in the way of those who actually want to watch and enjoy the show.

4. Lima Beans (YUK!)

5. MxPx. Offspring or any other "pop" punk band
(geez isn't pop punk an oxymoron?)

6. Satanic lyrics

7. Paying Taxes

8. Getting up at 4:30 AM to go to work.

9. Most fast food.

10. Paying Bills

Bands that I really miss...!
(not necessarily in any order here, they are all missed)
List compiled in 2000. Some things have changed since then.

1. Stryper (reformed in 2003, tour followed, live CD, new CD...)
2. Believer (rumored new CD in 2008-09)
3. Vengeance Rising (reunion show in August of 2004, released "Return with a Vengeance" DVD)
4. Seventh Angel
(reunited in '08 with a possible new CD to follow.)
5. Barren Cross (reunion show in July of 2002)
6. Anthrax w/ Joey Belladonna and Dan Spitz (short lived reunion in 2006)
7. Thin Lizzy (Phil Lynott-R.I.P.)
8. Frehley’s Comet
9. Accept (released a new CD in 2010)
10. Celtic Frost (released a new CD in 2006)
11. Vinnie Vincent Invasion
12. Twisted Sister (reunited and touring in 2003-2004. New Christmas CD in '07.)
13. Judas Priest w/ Halford (reunited in 2004, new CD, etc.)
14. Sardonyx (released a new EP in 2005)

WORST cd covers

1. Deuteronomium-Street Corner Queen
2. Raven-Wiped Out
3. Tourniquet-Acoustic Archives
4. Robert Sweet-Love Trash
5. Eternal Decision-self titled (Cling Records version)
6. Fates Warning-No Exit
7. Uriah Heep-Live
8. Black Sabbath - Born Again