Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Damned if You Do’ by Metal Church

Metal Church are approaching the end of their fourth decade of existence and what better way to mark it than with a new album. Sure, Damned If You Do will still be around a year shy of their 40th year of existence, but hey, you can’t wait around for anniversaries when it comes to the musical spark. Anyway, this is the video for “Damned if … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Damned if You Do’ by Metal Church

Retro-review: ‘Punishment for Decadence’ by Coroner

Coroner never got as much attention as they should have back in the day when thrash metal was on the rise. Well, at least not in the U.S. The Swiss trio put out some great music, combining the influence of classical, jazz and avant-garde music with the aggression of metal, putting out a complex strain of music that you could say was progressive for the … Continue reading Retro-review: ‘Punishment for Decadence’ by Coroner

Retro-review: ‘Sound of White Noise’ by Anthrax

Back in the early 1990s, Anthrax, a cover band with a few original songs here and there, decided to hire a new singer and release an album of all original songs. And man, it was a great album. One of the few that I can play in my head from start to end. That album, Sound of White Noise, was released 25 years ago today and … Continue reading Retro-review: ‘Sound of White Noise’ by Anthrax

Retro-review: ‘Screams and Whispers’ by Anacrusis

I was wrong when I said in an earlier review that I put Anacrusis’ 1993 album Screams and Whispers aside and never bothered to listen to it much over the years. I realized I was wrong when I listened to it again and recognized the majority of the songs as they played. Then it occurred to me that I had set it aside, but always … Continue reading Retro-review: ‘Screams and Whispers’ by Anacrusis

Anthrax hits hard with ‘We’ve Come for You All’

From the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, it could be tough to be an Anthrax fan. It wasn’t because they were making bad music. In my opinion, they haven’t made better music since that time period, which had John Bush on vocals. No, the problem was that you were never sure Anthrax would still be in existence the next day. That uncertainty made it difficult … Continue reading Anthrax hits hard with ‘We’ve Come for You All’