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DotW 70 Featuring Music from Thermit and Among The Serpents

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In this episode we’ll discuss current events, What’s Nate Been Listening To, independent music from Thermit and Among The Serpents, we’ll discuss some tidbits from the music-related podcast community in the Podcast Roundup, and we’ll wrap the show comparing our list of Anthrax albums from worst-to-best to Loudwire.com’s list.
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2 Minute Metal Meltdown:
Each episode we discuss the news, but there’s so much we don’t have time for, so we came up with “2 Minute Metal Meltdown” – we’ll have about two minutes to throw out some news headlines, and if something catches your ear visit www.dotwpod.com for the all of the links to the stories we cover. 
 
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Podcast Roundup:
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Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne Band’s Gus G makes an appearance, as well as Simon Kirke from Bad Company discussing his solo album, Joey Jordison formerly of Slipknot discussing his band VIMIC, Nic Maeder from Gotthard and Rocky from Tygers of Pan Tang.
Failing to Wake were on Episode 148, and the latest episode features Doom Metal local talent Chalice of Suffering. I can’t wait to listen to that one – we’ll be playing some Chalice on a future episode!
Stephen Pearcy is on TM for a short interview, claims that ‘the cancer has been removed’ from Ratt. (Animal Testing joke?) John Bush of Armored Saint and formerly of Anthrax and former Kyuss John Garcia make an appearance in TM 648.
Dave Navarro and Steve Stephens were on recently – Steve only brushing on the subject of working with Ozzy on his next album. Sebastian Bach and Kip Winger were up next, followed by Rik Emmet of Triumph and Kenny Arnoff on the most recent episode.
Mr. Henry Rollins is on the podcast, episode 906. I’ve heard it’s pretty good but I haven’t had a chance to listen yet. Joe’s friend Ari Shafir interviewed Henry on his podcast and Joe said it was a great interview so I am going to dig into that one as well.
 
If you have a podcast or have a favorite one that you’d like to turn me on to, please email me a link at gene@dotwpod.com!
 
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What’s Nate been listening to?
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Artist: Black Sabbath
Album: Master Of Reality
Song: Into The Void
Buy now on Amazon:
MP3
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NEWS
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SONG 1
Artist: Thermit
Location: Poznań [POEZnen], Poland
from the Album: Saints
the Song is: The Last Meal of the King
Buy now on Amazon: MP3
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Song Stream – 88 Mile Trip – Fragile (Bachman Turner Overdrive)
Links:
2. BLEED
3. OmnisighT
‘Power of One’ is now streaming along with CD and digital download at https://omnisight.bandcamp.com/album/the-power-of-one
Also available on iTunes, Spotify, and all other major online retailers.
Power of One – Song Stream – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0PfsmXuBPA
4.THIS GUN FOR HIRE
‘Good Evening Deacon’ is now streaming at the following link: http://newnoisemagazine.com/premiere-gun-hire-good-evening-deacon/
Music Video – ‘Infection’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yzmajgdyTk
For More Info:
5.OMINOUS ECLIPSE
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If you have any news you’d like to share regarding your band please email us at news@dotwpod.com
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SONG 2
Artist: Among The Serpents
Location: Minneapolis, MN
from the Album: ST EP
the Song is: Be Blood or Stone
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If you’re in a band and you’d like to be considered to be played on the Disciples of the Watch podcast, please email us at music@dotwpod.com 
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FINAL DISCUSSION TOPIC or SEGMENT: 
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Loudwire’s Anthrax Albums Ranked
Loudwire’s List
11. Volume 8: The Threat Is Real (1998)
10. Stomp 442 (1995)
9. We’ve Come For You All (2003)
8. State Of Euphoria (1988)
7. Fistful Of Metal (1984)
6. For All Kings (2016)
5. Sound Of White Noise (1993)
4. Worship Music (2011)
3. Persistence Of Time (1990)
2. Spreading The Disease (1985)
1. Among The Living (1987)
Nate’s List
11. Volume 8: The Threat Is Real (1998)
10. Worship Music (2011)
9. We’ve Come For You All (2003)
8. Stomp 442 (1995)
7. For All Kings (2016)
6. Fistful Of Metal (1984)
5. State Of Euphoria (1988)
4. Sound Of White Noise (1993)
3. Persistence Of Time (1990)
2. Spreading The Disease (1985)
1. Among The Living (1987)
Gene’s List
11. Volume 8: The Threat Is Real (1998)
10. Stomp 442 (1995)
9. We’ve Come For You All (2003)
8. For All Kings (2016)
7. Worship Music (2011)
6. State Of Euphoria (1988)
5. Persistence Of Time (1990)
4. Fistful Of Metal (1984)
3. Spreading The Disease (1985)
2. Among The Living (1987)
1. Sound Of White Noise (1993)
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>>OUTRO
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FINAL SONG
Artist: Anthrax
Album: The Sound of White Noise [Extended Edition]
Song: Cowboy Song [Thin Lizzy Cover]
Buy now on Amazon: MP3
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Episode 37 Featuring Music From Iron Kingdom

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Episode 37 7/19/2015

Show notes:

2 Minute Metal Meltdown:

Chris Squire, Founding Yes Bassist, Dead at 67
http://www.guitarworld.com/chris-squire-founding-yes-bassist-dead-67

Metalhead Gets Arrested For Wearing Bullet Belt In Boston
http://www.metalinjection.net/metal-crimes/metalhead-gets-arrested-for-wearing-bullet-belt-in-boston

KING DIAMOND: Next Album Will Be ‘The Best You’ve Ever Heard From Us’
http://t.co/rpOK4xSc8q

Geoff Tate’s ‘Operation Mindcrime’ band reveals new album details
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/geoff-tates-operation-mindcrime-complete-the-key-album-details-revealed/

Ritchie Blackmore will be back for one month to rock, and not with Joe Lynn Turner
http://www.guitaraficionado.com/ritchie-blackmore-ill-rock-again-for-a-few-days-next-june.html

Ghost stream second track ‘From the Pinnacle to the Pit’ from upcoming album:
http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/07/17/ghost-take-you-from-the-pinnacle-to-the-pit/

Speaking of Ghost, We Finally Get to See Ghost’s Papa Emeritus III Up Close and Personal:
http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/07/16/finally-we-get-to-see-ghosts-papa-emeritus-iii-up-close-and-personal/

Hatriot move on without Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza, offer free download with Cody Souza on vocals:
https://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/23919941?utm_campaign=a_public_songs&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=page_object_news_item

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1170220873003998&substory_index=0&id=199236786769083&notif_t=page_share

IRON MAIDEN To Celebrate 10 Million Pints Of ‘Trooper’ With A New Limited-Edition Brew
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/iron-maiden-to-celebrate-10-million-pints-of-trooper-with-a-new-limited-edition-brew/

Lyric Video For METAL ALLEGIANCE Song ‘Can’t Kill The Devil’ Feat. CHUCK BILLY, PHIL DEMMEL
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/lyric-video-for-metal-allegiance-song-cant-kill-the-devil-feat-chuck-billy-phil-demmel/

OVERKILL To Release ‘Historikill: 1995 – 2007’ Box Set In September
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/overkill-to-release-historikill-1995-2007-box-set-in-september/

SCORPIONS’ ‘Taken By Force’ And ‘Tokyo Tapes’ Albums To Be Reissued With Previously Unreleased Bonus Tracks
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/scorpions-taken-by-force-and-tokyo-tapes-albums-to-be-reissued-with-previously-unreleased-bonus-tracks/

ACT OF DEFIANCE Feat. Ex-MEGADETH, SHADOWS FALL, SCAR THE MARTYR Members: ‘Refrain And Re-Fracture’ Song
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/act-of-defiance-feat-ex-megadeth-shadows-fall-scar-the-martyr-members-refrain-and-re-fracture-song/

W.A.S.P.: ‘Golgotha’ Cover Artwork, Release Date, Track Listing Revealed
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/w-a-s-p-golgotha-cover-artwork-release-date-track-listing-revealed/

INFERNAL MAJESTY Release Audio Snippet Of New Song ‘O Sons Of God’
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/infernal-majesty-audio-snippet-of-new-song-o-sons-of-god/

Steven Adler’s band ADLER To Release Sophomore Album In February
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/adler-to-release-sophomore-album-in-february/

ACCEPT, SKID ROW, OVERKILL Members To Take Part In ‘Rock Against Dystrophy’ Benefit Concert
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/accept-skid-row-overkill-members-to-take-part-in-rock-against-dystrophy-benefit-concert/

That was ‘2 Minute Metal Meltdown:’ – don’t forget to visit http://www.dotwpod.com for all of the appropriate links to the topics that we’ve covered.

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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Overkill
Notes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloodletting_%28Overkill_album%29
Album: Bloodletting
Song: Thunderhead
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1. GLENN DANZIG: Why I Decided To Cover AEROSMITH’s ‘Lord Of The Thighs’
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/glenn-danzig-why-i-decided-to-cover-aerosmiths-lord-of-the-thighs/

2. SODOM Has ‘Seven Or Eight Songs’ Written For Next Album
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sodom-has-seven-or-eight-songs-written-for-next-album/

3. RITCHIE BLACKMORE Involved In Legal Fight Over DEEP PURPLE Royalties
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ritchie-blackmore-involved-in-legal-fight-over-deep-purple-royalties/

4. PHILIP ANSELMO ‘Wouldn’t Want Anything To Do With’ Confederate Flag In 2015
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/philip-anselmo-wouldnt-want-anything-to-do-with-confederate-flag-in-2015/

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SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Iron Kingdom
Album: Ride for Glory
Song: Lady Trieu And The Kingdom Of Wu
http://www.iron-kingdom.com

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5. Junkyard Lipstick have announced that their bassist will be leaving the band later in the year.  Junkyard.lipstick@gmail.com

6. Screaming for Silence makes the local news as local heroes.
http://www.ketv.com/news/local-band-making-noise-on-national-scene/34126050

7. Enabler frontman Jeff Lohrber accused of physical, sexual abuse
http://lambgoat.com/news/25026/Enabler-frontman-accused-of-physical-sexual-abuse

http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/07/13/former-enabler-bassist-accuses-frontman-of-physical-and-sexual-abuse-band-goes-on-indefinite-hiatus/

8. Tridroid Records to release cassette version of ‘Ride for Glory’ by’Iron Kingdom’ http://ironkingdomsofficialmerchstore.bigcartel.com
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If you have any news you’d like to share regarding your band please email us at news@dotwpod.com

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Pantera Top Ten

Nate:

10. A New Level – Vulgar Display Of Power
9. The Sleep – Cowboys From Hell
8. I’ll Cast A Shadow – Reinventing The Steel
7. The Underground In America/Sandblasted Skin – The Great Southern Trendkill
6. Becoming – Far Beyond Driven
5. It Makes Them Disappear – Reinventing The Steel
4. War Nerve – The Great Southern Trendkill
3. Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks – Far Beyond Driven
2. 13 Steps To Nowhere – The Great Southern Trendkill
1. Revolution Is My Name – Reinventing The Steel

Gene:

10. Strength Beyond Strength Far Beyond Driven
9. This Love – Vulgar Display Of Power
8. Mouth For War – Vulgar Display Of Power
7. Becoming – Far Beyond Driven
6. A New Level – Vulgar Display Of Power
5. 5 Minutes Alone – Far Beyond Driven
4. Cowboys From Hell – Cowboys From Hell
3. Cemetery Gates – Cowboys From Hell
2. Fucking Hostile – Vulgar Display Of Power
1. Walk – Vulgar Display Of Power
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If you have any comments or such you can email Nate at his Disciples of the Watch email address nate@dotwpod.com or yours truly using gene@dotwpod.com. You can also visit us at www.dotwpod.com and leave comments there. Also hit us up on Facebook by searching for Disciples of the Watch Podcast and follow us on Twitter @dotwpod.

For our final song, we’re premiering a new segment called ‘One Mother of a Cover,’ where we will highlight a kick-ass cover track that we (or just I or just Nate) feel that you MUST hear.

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FINAL SONG
Artist: Urbandux
Album: Another Brick in the Wall E.P.
Song: Another Brick in the Wall

https://www.reverbnation.com/urbandux 

Episode 26 Featuring Music from CAVEAT

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Episode 26 1/24/2015
Thank you for joining the Disciples of the Watch!

This episode we talk about current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Caveat as well as the return of Word Association!

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Our top 10 Countries visited in 2014!
10 – Argentina
9 – Portugal
8 – Mexico
7 – Spain
6 – Russian Federation
5 – Chile
4 – United Kingdom
3 – Italy
2 – Brazil
1 – United States
Also, we’re almost at our one year anniversary! YAY US!

Another new NAPALM tune!

Kiss jumping on the Babymetal bandwagon

http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/01/21/kiss-momoiro-clover-z-release-collaboration-still-inferior-babymetal/

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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Accept
Album: Restless And Wild
Song: Fast As A Shark

First speed metal song?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restless_and_Wild

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1. All That Remains Frontman Phil Labonte Defends His Latest Comments about Racial and Gay Slurs.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/all-that-remains-frontman-phil-labonte-defends-his-latest-comments-about-racial-and-gay-slurs/
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/all-that-remains-singer-phil-labonte-lgbt-peoples-plight-not-like-that-of-blacks/

2. Corey Taylor on Slipknot’s Success: “If we were just a band with an image, we’d not be as hot today.”
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/corey-taylor-on-slipknots-success-if-we-were-just-a-band-with-an-image-wed-not-be-as-hot-today/

3. Slayer Guitarist Gary Holt Says “Implode” Doesn’t Even Touch Other Songs ON Band’s Next Album.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/slayer-guitarist-gary-holt-says-implode-doesnt-even-touch-other-songs-on-bands-next-album/

4. Queensryche frontman Todd La Torre says their new material is reminiscent of albums the band recorded in the 80s.
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2015-01-23/queensryche-return-to-their-roots

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SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Caveat
Album: Kobayashi Maru
Song: Doge
Notes: Caveat are a 3-piece outfit and they hail from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. You can check them out on Facebook and Bandcamp.
https://www.facebook.com/Caveat.Eau.Claire
https://caveat-ec.bandcamp.com/music
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5. A Little Crazy Entertainment based out of the Twin Cities are going to be launching a new internet-based radio station. If you want your music played or if you’d like to cut an ID tag (This is blahblahblah from blahblahblah and you’re listening to A Little Crazy Radio) visit http://www.alittlecrazyentertainment.com

6. Tridroid Records has announced that on March 17 2015, they will be releasing Dissident Clone’s ‘State of Dysphoria’ as a digital only release. State of Dysphoria will contain 4 tracks that combine thrash, punk and metal. Dissident Clone will appeal to old-school metalheads in particular.

7. HELLSAKURA from “Dead City” – no idea which “Dead City” as their press kit is HORRIBLY constructed – have announced that they’re back in the studio to record the follow up to their release ‘Blood to Water.’ Check ’em out at http://www.hellsakura.com/

8. Nate – are you ready for something different? Tired of all of the same old, same old? Get ready for FLUMMOX! Tridroid Records has announced that they’ll be releasing Plummoxygen, Flummox’ follow up to 2012’s E.P. “The Mindrape.p.” Plummoxogen was recorded in late 2013 to early 2014 and was released independently by the band in August of 2014. It will now be available via Tridroid Records in the Spring of 2015, right when the band returns to the studio to record their next full-length album.

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WORD ASSOCIATION TIME!!

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For the last song for this episode, we had a special request from Nathan out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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FINAL SONG
Artist: David Allan Coe
Album: Nothing Sacred
Song: Linda Lovelace

Episode 24 Featuring music from CORAXO

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Episode 24 12/28/2014

Gene’s homework: Pantera songs with backing tracks?

Yes, Metal Magic had them, Projects in the Jungle had them, I am the Night had them, Power Metal had them, Cowboys from Hell had them (Psycho Holiday doesn’t though, Message in Blood has no backing guitar but dual-guitar leadwork), Vulgar Display of Power has them on Mouth for War, at the end of A New Level’s lead, Fucking Hostile, This Love, By Demons be Driven has some, Hallow does as well. (6 of 11)

Far Beyond Driven has them in tracks 1,6, and a bunch songs have no lead section. Great Southern Trendkill has them, Reinventing the Steel has at least 3 (Death Rattle, It Makes Them Disappear does in the very beginning of the lead but it’s VERY short, and I’ll Cast a Shadow does) as well as some songs with no leads.

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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Christ Inversion
Album: Self Titled (2008)
Song: Lucifer Rise

This is a reconfigured release of the first demo Obey The Will Of Hell (1994).

Wayne Fabra – vocals (Christ Inversion, Graveyard Rodeo, Necrophagia).
Anton Crowley – Guitars, Backing Vocals (AKA Phil Anselmo)
Jay Gracianette – Bass (Christ Inversion, Graveyard Rodeo, Haate, Valkyrie)
Big Ross – Keyboards (Down)
Gary Hebert – Drums (Christ Inversion, Graveyard Rodeo, New Religion, Valkyrie)

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Christ_Inversion/2818

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NEWS
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1. Bob Daisley Was Devastated By Judge’s Decision To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Ozzy Osbourne.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/bob-daisley-was-devastated-by-judges-decision-to-dismiss-lawsuit-against-ozzy-osbourne/

2. Former Megadeth Members Drover and Broderick Have Six Songs Demoed With Ex-Scar The Martyr Singer.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-megadeth-members-drover-and-broderick-have-six-songs-demoed-with-ex-scar-the-martyr-singer/

3. Arizona Pastor Blasts ‘Satanic’ Metal Band Pantera.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/arizona-pastor-blasts-satanic-metal-band-pantera/

4. Mustaine’s Hint On Megadeth Lineup.
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-24/mustaine-s-hint-on-megadeth-lineup

Quick News Bites:
5. Found out why American Head Charge will not be performing at first Ave: “…we love First Ave. it’s just that we are doing a full headliner set Turf Club on Sat. 12/27 for our Holiday Hangover show. Hope to see y’all there!”

6. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/accept-parts-ways-with-guitarist-herman-frank/

7. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/carmine-appice-explains-why-he-is-a-better-fit-for-led-zeppelin-than-jason-bonham-is/
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SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Coraxo
Album: Starlit Flame II
Song: The Bastion

http://coraxo-official.com/
https://www.facebook.com/coraxoband

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HUFFING THE ASS OF FAME: Life on the road with the Reverend Poky Bunge: EPISODE #4

Be sure to check out Reverend Poky Bunge on Facebook, Twitter, etc. or visit http://www.reverendpokybunge.com for all of your musical delights.

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FINAL DISCUSSION TOPICS:
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Kreator: Flying The Flag Of Hate
Kreator vs. The Big Four
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2014-12-27/kreator-flying-the-flag-of-hate

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Nate and Gene homework: Listened to and we discuss St. Anger/Metallica

Gene’s notes:
(Remember to deduct 1 point on all ratings. It’s the ‘Metallica’ factor…

Frantic – not the worst Metallica song. Not even close to the best. Every time he sings “Frantic-tic-tic-toc” tries to sound ‘frantic’ – I chuckle. No lead… 2.5 stars out of 5.

St. Anger – Nice thrashy part in there. Then it dies when the first verse comes in. That horrible snare sounds very much distracts me on this one. Keys work, but feels very un-Metallica to me as they’re SO present in the chorus. Song is way too long for what it is – almost like they thought that they needed to write something outside of the “radio length” that they’d done with the previous 2 albums. No lead… 2.5 stars out of 5

Some Kind of Monster – Sort of a passive lead going on here. Long intro on this one almost made me fast forward to the next song. 8.5 minute song? Not looking forward to this one. Lyrically stunted – not up to 80’s Metallica standards at all when James killed at turning a phrase. Ugh – chorus fell flat, no payoff for this lame-ass song so far and I’m not even half of the way through it. Dear god – why hasn’t someone fixed that snare by now?! These guys are millionaires – they can afford a new snare if it can’t be replaced. Finally – the bridge! Oh, weak. End of the song starting to get interesting – oh wait, more lyrics and another chorus to destroy it even more. What’s this? A TERRIBLE ENDING!! UGH! No lead!! Some kind of horrible song. 0 stars out of 5

Dirty Window – That god-damned snare is killing yet another song. So far, this one is better than Some Kind of Monster, but still lame-ass. Zero interest in this one lyrically. Lame laughing portion dropped more points. Whiny ‘Iiiiiiii’ ‘Iiiiiii’ singing part – lose even more point. No lead. Fail. 1 out of 5
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Thank god – Spotify played a commercial. I needed a break from that snare and these horrible lyrics. Oh dammit – another long song on a horrible album so far. Not looking forward to this one. Worst homework project ever…
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Invisible Kid – This intro shows the most promise, but that god-damned snare ruins it again. This song sounds better than the last two though so far. Oh great, the lyrics are right there with the snare – they ruin the song. Dear god – he’s still singing. Stop and get to a lead!! Nope – no lead, only more lyrics. Ugh. Trying to make it through – WHAT! I’m only half of the way through this 8.5-minute song!! Singing is getting worse! Inconceivable! No lead. 1 out of 5

My World – Another promising intro, but I’ve been fooled before. Oh – there’s the chorus. I vomit. Lyrically lame-ass AGAIN! I could easily fix this song with better lyrics and an unbroken snare. No lead, but a bass ‘featured’ riff. The lyrics at the end just cost them another .25 point. 2 out of 5.

Shoot Me Again – So far, this song isn’t as horrible as the last 4 or so. Oh wait – “shoot me again – I ain’t dead yet” ruins it. Ok, this song is one of the better ones on the album, but that damned “bridge” section or whatever you’d call it (“shoot me again – I ain’t dead yet”) needs to go. A lead may have helped it out, too. 2.75 out of 5

Sweet Amber – Ahh, there we go. Back to the suck. Has some interesting ideas in it, but the lyrics just lose it for me, and that damn snare debacle. Oh – the ending is getting interesting. No, wait – another chorus to kill it. Ugh. Rookies… No lead again. 1.75 out of 5.

The Unnamed Feeling – What?! Another weak-sounding song? Must still be listening to St. Anger. Will it ever end? No, it doesn’t. Lyrically lame again, bad singing on this one AGAIN! Well color me shocked. No lead. 1 out of 5

Purify – Ok, I’m digging this intro again, but waiting to be disappointed. Yep – there it is. There are a couple of good riffs that could be used in a better song. Maybe I’ll steal them and write something better than this dreck. No lead. 1.75 out of 5

All Within my Hands – I can’t believe how much Lars is in love with snare sound on this. Yuck. Featured in it’s own little section to start off this song. Sounds a little more experimental to start, but then falls short again once the lyrics start. Oh great, and it’s 8.75 minutes. Will Metallica finish strong here? I’m doubting it. So far, at almost 1/2 of the way through, I’m losing hope. There’s a few riffs here and there that are cool, but too few and far between. The bad parts overpower any little nuggets of good. “Kill Kill Kill Killl Kill Kill Killl Kiiillll!” LAAAAMEEE! This just became the 2nd worst song on the album. .5 out of 5
OVERALL:
Hetfield trying hard to sound “angry” and “Metal” at times. Almost seems like he’s trying too hard. Some singing was so bad I almost felt bad for James.
HORRIBLE snare sound. Guitar sounds are a bit weak.
Lyrically it’s stunted. Not up to Metallica’s standards from ‘…And Justice For All’ and previous releases.

Overall, I can understand Metallica wanting to venture into other avenues of music, like Pop Metal and Nu Metal. Lots of bands experiment with the “current flavor” of the times. (Kiss with Disco, etc.)

According to setlist.fm, here are the breakdowns of how many times these songs have been played live:
Frantic has been played 180 times, the most from this album
St. Anger has been played 172 times, the 2nd most from this album.
Dirty Window has been played 31 times live.
The Unnamed Feeling has been played 17 times live.
Some Kind of Monster has been played 3 times live.
All Within my Hands has been played 2 times live.
Sweet Amber has been played 1 time live.
Invisible Kid, Shoot Me Again, My World and Purify have been played 0 times live.
Total live plays from this album: 406 with 11 songs. St. Anger was released in 2003

To give you an idea on how bad these songs are, this album had tour support and everything. Here’s the breakdown from Death Magnetic released in 2008 – 5 years later:
1. “That Was Just Your Life” played 170 times
2. “The End of the Line”  played 149 times
3. “Broken, Beat & Scarred” played 156 times
4. “The Day That Never Comes” played 155 times
5. “All Nightmare Long” played 102 times
6. “Cyanide” played 175 times
7. “The Unforgiven III” played 7 times
8. “The Judas Kiss” played 30 times
9. “Suicide & Redemption” (Instrumental) played 2 times
10. “My Apocalypse” played 37 times
Total live plays from this album: 983 with 10 songs. 577 more plays overall.

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FINAL SONG
Artist: Pantera
Album: The Great Southern Trendkill
Song: 13 Steps to Nowhere