My most common requested discography ranking – for good reason – are legendary Groove Metal pioneers Pantera, the band who almost singlehandedly carried Metal through the 1990s (at least when it came to the mainstream).
I am nothing short of delighted with how this video turned out, and feel confident in my ranking, despite it being unpopular. I hope you guys dig it, and be sure to leave a comment with YOUR ranking!
What’s up guys! Time for another long overdue “Name That Song!” challenge. I always forget that these are low key my favorite videos to make. Even though I detest the “reaction” video ecosystem of the Internet, I totally get why creators do it, because it’s really fun to just shoot the shit about music (or other content) AS you’re listening to it.
Pantera hit me the other day as an obvious choice for one of these, as their catalogue isn’t too huge (five albums), it’s almost universally loved by my viewers, and I have strong opinions about all of it, as you’ll see in the video.
Basically, the way this works is we compete to see who can identify that most out of 20 Pantera songs, using only the first 30 seconds of each track.
What’s up, guys! Happy album release day to all of you.
As usual, most of the music I’m diving into today is brand spankin’ new (Green Day, Sepultura, Galantis, God Dethroned, etc.), but I can’t shake this strange feeling that I’m in some sort of time machine….
That’s because even though last I checked it’s February 2020, Avenged Sevenfold are releasing a b-sides album for their 2007 self-titled album. Nearly 13 years too late.
OK, that’s not entirely true. They’re repackaging and updating 2008’s Diamonds in the Rough for streaming services, and even including one brand new unreleased song for good measure.
Since there’s undoubtedly a lot of Gen Z A7x fans who didn’t even know these songs existed, I figured it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane and dissect what I believe are the four essential tracks from this rarities collection. Because contrary to what the band clearly believe, some of the material on Diamonds in the Rough was completely worthy of inclusion on the self-titled album. But of course, that’s for us to debate!
As anybody in the Metal universe knows, the release of Machine Head’s brand new clunker “Do Or Die”, has caused an absolute shitstorm. Between the extremely childish “beef” that ensued between frontman Robb Flynn and Edsel Dope, to the band’s own fans turning on them, to Flynn’s remarkably poor grammar in his Instagram tirades, it’s been a long week for Machine Head fans. And here to break it all down is yours truly.
The main goal of this video was to point out all the things that are wrong with “Do or Die” that nobody else seemed to catch, amidst the (admittedly) highly entertaining level of petty in the various fan reactions to this track.