Album of the Week: Metallica – Master of Puppets

The third studio album by the (now) legendary Metallica, Master of Puppets is so important to the history of music generally, and the evolution of it specifically that in 2015 The United States Library of Congress preserved the recording in the National Recording Registry; the first heavy metal recording to do so. It was recorded … Continue reading Album of the Week: Metallica – Master of Puppets

Album Highlight: Highway to Hell – AC/DC

The title track to this record is a rock-‘n’-roll / hard rock anthem! It’s opening riff is recognizable instantly! And stadiums, arenas, and ballparks around the world play this great song! Highway to Hell, unlike AC/DC’s previous five albums (and one LP), was produced by “Mutt” Lang, a legendary producer even at this early stage … Continue reading Album Highlight: Highway to Hell – AC/DC

Album of the Week: Powerslave – Iron Maiden

 Their 5thstudio album, Powerslave was recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas in winter/spring 1984, and was released on Capital Records on September 3rd, 1984. Iron Maiden formed in Leyton, East London in 1975 by (the extraordinary) bassist Steve Harris. Credited as the pioneers of the “New Wave of British Heavy Metal,” the band's discography … Continue reading Album of the Week: Powerslave – Iron Maiden