Mike’s Top 10-ish Albums of 2016

This past year has been one hell of a ride for heavy metal music.  This year saw the release of new albums by 4 of the 5 “Big 5 Thrash Bands”, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Testament.  Hell, even Metal Church put out a new album!  Really the only classic 80s …

Mike’s Top 10-ish Albums of 2015

2015 has come to an end.  Like all years, it was a year of ups and downs.  Sadly, this year had some pretty big downs.  The biggest was the loss of my metal brother, Josh Watkins who lost his 10+ year battle with brain cancer.  There’s a more proper medical …

Mike’s top 10-ish Albums of 2014

Time for a break from camera related posts to get back to music…more specifically, METAL! I didn’t put up a Top 10 list last year because it was too hard and I just never got around to it.  Frankly, 2014 was just a so-so year for music, maybe a little …

Mike’s Top 12 Metal Albums of 2012

2012 has come and gone, and what a year it was! Last year saw a resurgence of absolutely amazing new music for me. What was most surprising was the number of older bands that came back with a vengeance and proved to the world that they can still make great …

Why I Love Heavy Metal

Why do I love Heavy Metal? For one reason or another, this question has been rattling around inside my brain lately.  Last week I went out to dinner with my good friend (and fellow-metal head) Josh and we talked about this for a while. I think that in life, some …

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (2011)

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne Movie/Documentary Review – IMDb Link Starring: Ozzy Osbourne + Many Others Everyone knows something about Ozzy Osbourne.  Most know him for his music or his stint on reality television.  Hes been the target of parent and religious groups for the past few decades, he’s made over …