Hang On To Yer Helmet!
Decided to put together a little trailer for my return. The return date is in the video. Been working on this review for a bit now, it's coming together quite nicely. It will be a 2 part review, which is a first for me. Enjoy!
So, I was over at this heavy metal forum called Forces of Steel, and there was a topic of "Top 10 Favorite People In Metal" So I decided to make a list. If you want to check out the Forces Of Steel Forums, go to this site right here: http://forcesofsteel.net/forums/index.php
So here is my Top 10 list!
10. Conrad "Cronos" Lant - What to say about this guy, he's **** hilarious, great singer for Venom, if you watch some of the full shows, he does say some funny **** in between songs, and is still kicking ass to this day, sure some will say their last album wasn't good (I personally enjoy it a lot) but I felt his vocals were badass on that album.
9. Steve "Zetro" Souza - Awesome vocalist, always liked his vocal style (reminds me of Bon Scott) and any band he is in, it seems like he puts 110% into it. I don't know the legit story to why he is not with Exodus, but he should be, Rob Dukes sucks (sorry to anyone who likes him, I don't) Zetro did DDP (Dublin Death Patrol) with Chuck Billy which was great, and even did another project (name escapes me), and now he is working on his new band Hatriot, which the music I have heard is very good stuff.
8. David Vincent - Speaking of kick ass vocalists, David Vincent is another one of them, Morbid Angel is a damn good band, although recently not as good as they use to be, but listening to older Morbid Angel, I have always enjoyed David's vocals, especially the first time I heard the band, when I heard the song "God Of Emptiness" (possibly my favorite song from them)
7. Papa Emeritus I/Papa Emeritus II - Surprise, surprise right? A member of Ghost in this list. I could of possibly put Papa Emeritus higher, but the closer we get to #1, the closer to people I look up to, and have for a very long time. As for Papa Emeritus, I like how he portrays himself, although some of stated that he is Tobias Forge (also known as Mary Goore) of Repugnant, I like how he does the whole mysterious member bit. Some find it to be hacky, yet those same people that say that, are huge fans of GWAR, don't get me wrong, I love GWAR, but lets be real here.
Papa Emeritus has awesome vocals, very haunting, reminds me a bit of King Diamond, mixed with the vocals of Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult.
6. Chuck Schuldiner - I wonder what Death would be like if he was still here, all the music that could of been released. I don't think there is a Death album out there that could be labeled as bad, at least in my opinion. Death is my favorite death metal band, and my favorite album is Spiritual Healing, as for Chuck, helluva guitar player and vocalist. Not only that he had that other band, Control Denied, which is quite good as well.
5. Tim "Ripper" Owens - To me I find Ripper Owens to be one of the most underrated heavy metal vocalists that has ever joined up with a huge metal band. I don't think he gets enough credit for what he has done, sure some might say "well the stuff he has done isn't as good as the original vocalist" maybe he put his own spin on things? (I will get to that in a moment). First time I ever heard Ripper Owens, I was watching VH1 Metal Mania, and the music video for "Burn In Hell" I remember saying to myself "Holy **** **** what is this?" I enjoyed every minute of it. Then a few years later I got a hold of "Jugulator" and "Live Meltdown '98" and I think I had those in my CD Player for almost a full year. Love both of those albums, and that brings me to Ripper putting his own spin on performing Judas Priest classics. If you listen to Rapid Fire from "Live Meltdown '98"
Listen to the part at 1:56 or so, he took a part of the song, and put it in that spot, which usually when you hear Halford sing it, he doesn't. Don't know if he did in the past, but I know when I seen Judas Priest, he didn't.
To cut this short, he was only with Judas Priest for 2 albums, Iced Earth with 2 albums, he did 1 album with Yngwie Malmsteen, Winter's Bane, he has the Beyond Fear project, and of course his solo career. Not only that Dio's Disciples (which some don't care for) the Ronnie James Dio tribute.
In my opinion, Ripper should still be with Iced Earth.
These next 4 were tough to put together, because these next 4 are ones I have listened to for a long time, and I have bands from the next 4 always on my playlist, or on my MP3 player, and I really look up to these musicians. They can speak their mind, and sound smart, they care a lot about their fans, and they just kick ass when they are up on stage. 2 of the 4 I have seen live, and you think they sound good on CD, they sound 10X better live.
4. Bruce Dickinson - What can I really say about this guy that hasn't been said. Amazing vocalist, and a guy that is busy all the time, singing, fencing, flying planes, writing, etc. The guy has done a lot for himself, and has all the energy to do it. Seen Iron Maiden live in 2008, and I was completely blown away. I could possibly put the whole band in this position as well, because it wasn't just Bruce that was entertaining to watch, it was every single member of the band, but Bruce is the powerhouse voice that comes out of those speakers.
3. Ronnie James Dio - Another heavy metal legend, and in my eyes in the top 5 best metal vocalists to ever walk this earth. Hell I would put him int he top 5 best vocalists ever. The guy can tell a story with his voice. Every band he has been in, I have enjoyed all of it for the most part. Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, his solo band, him doing a few songs here and there for other musicians/bands, hell even the Christmas songs he has done are amazing. Unfortunately, I never got to see Dio perform live, it was always something I wanted to do, and something would come up, and I couldn't go. The day he passed was very upsetting, and I just wish he was still with us here to this day. He could keep going on and on and on, and sound damn good.
2. Rob Halford - The metal god, another heavy metal legend, a guy that can sit there scream into a microphone and almost cause your ears to explode, even to this day. I seen Judas Priest back in 2011, and I was a bit skeptical on how Halford would sound, he is getting up there in age, but still can kick ass. Well they opened the show with Rapid Fire, and at the end he hit that very high pitch long scream, and I seriously thought my ears were going to explode. It sounded almost perfect. He sounded like he was back in 80's, it could of been that night off they had before this show, but holy **** One of the best vocalists in metal, just like Bruce, Ronnie, and others, not only that when he was not in Judas Priest for most of the 90's, and a bit of the 2000's, he went on to have other projects like Fight, which is damn good stuff, and of course the Halford band, which has released some very solid music. I hope to go see Judas Priest again, hopefully they will make a stop again, because that was one of my favorite metal shows ever.
1. King Diamond - This might come to no surprise to people that know me, but King Diamond is just a complete badass. The guy has such a damn good vocal range, he is very smart when he speaks, he cares a lot about his fans, he cares about them being at that show, he has some damn good theatrical shows, hell he's almost died, and is still badass enough to live through it, and sing another day. The guy is another heavy metal legend, and the day he goes, will be a very sad day in metal. I don't think I can come up with a list of bad songs he has done, I think everything, or almost everything he has released (with Mercyful Fate and his King Diamond band) has been enjoyable. I personally can't wait for the next album he releases, I hope it kicks a lot of ass.
Well that's it for this list, it was very tough to come up with, and I know I am missing tons of people on here, but if I could of added full bands to this list, I would have, because there are members of the bands that these musicians are from that kick a lot of ass, and more.
This was very tough to do.
Heavy Metal Gamer's Christmas Special:
Here is the link to Christmas Snow Assault:
Here it is, my final video of 2012, and it is my Christmas Special. To all of you, thanks for the subscriptions, and support in 2012. I appreciate every bit of it. I do have a small update at the end of the review, about next year, and after that a **** ton of bloopers, ridiculous bloopers. Take care, be safe, have a kickass Christmas and New Year and I will see you in 2013.
Heavy Metal Gamer's End Of The World Special: Britney's Dance Beat Review:
THE WORLD IS ENDING, OMFG....yeah right, well since the world hasn't ended, I thought I would review a game that could possibly end the world...I hope you enjoy this review, thanks for watching.
Heavy Metal Gamer: Rock N Roll Racing Review:
Do you like Rock N Roll? Do you like racing games? You just might enjoy this game. Brand new review for you, and I hope you enjoy it!
Heavy Metal Gamer: Super Crate Box Review:
YAY BOXES, but not the kinda boxes you were hoping for....brand new review, and this time I review another indie game known as Super Crate Box. Hope you enjoy it, thanks for watching!
Heavy Metal Gamer: LSD - Dream Emulator Review:
There are a lot of weird video games out there, but there is one game on the Playstation that is very odd, and that game is LSD: Dream Emulator. Here is my review of the game. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for watching!
Heavy Metal Gamer: JAWS Review:
Brand new review, and this time I review a game that gets a lot of crap, but is it really that bad? Hope you enjoy the review, thanks for watching!
Ahh the Grammy's are coming up, you know that award show that all these popular musicians win an award. To be honest, it doesn't mean **** to me. I can't stand the Grammy's.
I want to talk about the hard rock/metal catagory, and it goes to show you that the Grammy committee doesn't do any bit of research at all.
So for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, you have Anthrax, with "I'm Alive", which is on the album Worship music. Awesome album, if you have not heard it, check it out.
The next on the list is a song from Halestorm called "Love Bites (So Do I)". Never heard the song, never was a fan of Halestorm.
This next one really makes me laugh, because either A.) The grammy committee did no research, or B.) they are just stupid.
A live version of "Blood Brothers" Ok, En Vivo! was a live DVD, why not take something that was new? I mean there was an album released from Iron Maiden, it was called
The Final Frontier.
Now before you say, well The Final Frontier is from 2010. Yeah and Anthrax's album Worship Music is from 2011, the Grammy awards are in 2013. Yeah, makes no sense at all. Nice job Grammy committee, choose a song from an album that has been out since 2000, way to do your research.
Then you have Lamb of God, with "Ghost Walking", Marilyn Manson with "No Reflection", and Megadeth with "Who's Life (Is It Anyways?)"
As you can see, this catagory is for mainstream bands, not one band that busts their ass, and plays in small venues are on here. Where is Ghost? Overkill? and other bands? Why not show some appreciation for these bands?
I just don't like how the Grammy committee ****s on metal, and they always have, ever since that year that Jethro Tull won. What a joke that was. Not only that, they never show the hard rock/metal portion of the Grammy's, what a slap in the face.
Hell even the Golden God awards are nothing but pathetic anymore, I mean you get bands like Black Veil Brides on there, that are nothing but worthless posers. Why not show support for the non mainstream metal bands, there are tons, and guess what? A lot of older bands that are still together, are still releasing albums. Tons of them.
Funny thing is, remember when everyone was talking about Anvil? They did that little documentary, they got a bit of limelight, now where are they? You really hear nothing about them anymore, and that's sad, because Anvil is a great band. Hell their 2011 album "Juggernaut Of Justice" was really good, some of my favorite songs from the band are on that album, especially "Fuken Eh" and "Not Afraid", and no, "Not Afraid" is not a cover of that Eminem song.
You may not think it, but it does take talent to play metal music, even the death metal/black metal bands. You may not hear it, but let's see you sing those songs with out destroying your vocal cords.
The Grammy's, Golden Gods, and the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame are nothing but a big joke. Sure some great musicians/bands in hard rock and heavy metal have won these awards, or been inducted into the HoF, but you know what, they still slap the real musicians in the face, especially the Award shows. Don't get me started on the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame either, I can understand where Eddie Trunk is coming from, and his hatred for it, but now I think it's a lost cause, because they have sat their and proved to everyone, what kind of joke they are, and how they don't give a **** about the music.
Especially putting in musicians that don't belong in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.
So with that being said, the Grammy's can kiss my ass, and I will not be watching, even if Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Megadeth, and even Lamb of God wins a grammy.
Heavy Metal Gamer: Desert Demolition Review:
Do you like Wile E Coyote and Road Runner? Well you might like this game. Brand new review, I hope you enjoy it, thanks for watching!
Heavy Metal Gamer Plays: Silent But Deadly:
Brand new Let's Play of a very interesting stealth flash game. Want to check the game out for yourself? Find it here: http://www.notranslation.com/files/smelly/
Hope you guys enjoy this Let's Play. Thanks for watching! \,,/
Heavy Metal Gamer: Bump N Jump Review:
A brand new review of a game I use to play a lot on the NES. In this review I check out the Arcade version, and the Atari 2600, and NES ports of Bump N Jump. I hope you enjoy the review, thanks or watching.
Heavy Metal Gamer: Area 51 Review:
Brand new review, and this time I check out an Arcade classic that was ported onto the home console. I hope you enjoy the review, thanks for watching.
Heavy Metal Gamer PREVIEWS - DmC: Devil May Cry Demo (PS3):
So I thought I would do a preview video, let's play, thoughts or whatever you want to call it of the new Devil May Cry game. The demo is out now.
Yes I am using a camera on a tripod to film, I do not have a capture card at this moment, I do apologize for the parts that are fading in and out. To be honest I thought about just tossing this video out, but I decided to upload it anyway. I mean this is what I have to work with.
I hope you enjoy it, thanks for watching \,,/
Heavy Metal Gamer Plays: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Episode 1:
Are you ready for a Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Let's Play? Well here you go, and it's full of nonsense, horrible singing and butchering of songs, and other random stuff to make you think "What the hell was this **** thinking?"
I felt with all the talk of Grand Theft Auto V over the last few weeks or so, I would do a Let's Play of a badass GTA game. So here it is, this may bring back a lot of memories for those of you that watched my old GTA Let's Plays. I hope you enjoy it, thanks for watching.
Heavy Metal Gamer: Final Fight Review:
Some of my subscribers requested this review, so here it is. Sorry it took so long for some of you, but it's better late then never huh? There is some bloopers at the end as well!
For those of you in the United States, who are celebrating Thanksgiving, I hope you guys have a damn good Thanksgiving, and have a great time with family, friends and so on. I will have a brand new Let's Play for you on Friday, so 2 videos this week, I think you are really going to enjoy the Let's Play
Thanks for watching, thanks for subscribing, and I hope you enjoy this review! \,,/
YOLO - Red Warrior Hates YOLO:
Yes Red Warrior hates YOLO, especially after this situation, and to be honest, I don't blame him one bit. Hope you enjoy this episode of the YOLO series. Thanks for watching.