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I guess I should love TSO, despite them being a novelty band that very few people have heard of outside North America. But the fact that they essentially destroyed Savatage, one of my all time fave bands, just makes me bitter.


"Gutter ballet" is pretty high on my list, come to think of it. Maybe not top ten, but definitely top 20.

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Hell the song that made TSO is a Savatage song. Literally. There is no difference between Sarajevo on Dead Winter Dead and Other Stories. They didn't even re record it. I've come to accept that Savatage is no more. Olive in almost every interview says that even a reunion record doesn't interest them. At this stage in life I can see how padding the bank account for your families future is a good idea. TSO does put on a hell of a live show though.

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Yeah, but the part I don´t get is why all the semi-Savatage bands like Circle II Circle and Jon Oliva´s Pain are around. Or why Jon suddenly did a solo tour like a side project to the side project. At least he sang "Edge of thorns" at SRF, that made me happy.

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When I was a teen:
Metallica: Fade to Black
Tool: Lateralus


in college:
The Postal Service: Give Up
Sigur Ros: ()

The Mars Volta: De-Loused in the Comatorium



Mumford and Sons: Sigh No More
TV on the Radio: Dear Science
Trampled by Turtles: tie between "Palomino" and "Stars and Satellites"


My changing music tastes are largely what convinced me to never get a tattoo.

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Def Leppard: On Through the Night,High n Dry, Pyromania, Hysteria

Rush: 2112, Moving Pictures

The Cure: Disintegration

Styx: The Grand Illusion

The Cult: Sonic Temple

Black Sabbath: Master of Reality, Paranoid, Heaven and Hell

Ozzy: Randy Rhodes tribute

Pink Floyd: Wish you were here, Dark Side, Wall, Meddle, Obscured by Clouds

Beatles: Sgt Pepper, Rubber Soul, White album

Metallica: Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, Black album

Megadeath: So Far...So good...So what, Rust in Peace

ACDC: Dirty Deeds, Razor's Edge

Alice Cooper:Trash, Welcome to My nightmare

ALice in Chains: Jar of Flies, Dirt, AIC

The B52s: The B52s

Fleetwood Mac: Rumors, Tusk

Iron maiden: 7th Son, Somewhere in Time, Powerslave

Led Zeppelin: 1-4, Physical Graffiti




Niel Young: Decade

Kiss: Double Platinum

Misfits: Legacy of Brutality

ACDC: Who Made WHo

Journey: Greatest Hits

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Gahh! current favs on high rotation:


Mythological Occult Metal by Absu

Achatius by Funeral Presence

Księżyc Milczy Luty by Furia

Diseased Remnants of a Dying World by Dødsferd

Warrior on the Edge of Time by Hawkwind

Atl Tlachinolli by Blue Hummingbird on the Left


Just discovered Pallbearer's "Sorrow and Extinction" which I get the feeling is going to get a regular spot.


Metal makes us strong.

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I’ve always fancied live performances over studio recordings. There’s something about a live performance that brings out the essence of an artist’s work. So I’ve always preferred to listen to those types of albums, such as:.


The Beatles - “Live at the BBC” and “On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2”

The Yardbirds - “The BBC Sessions”

Nirvana - “MTV Unplugged in NY” and “From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah”

Héroes del Silencio - “Tour 2007”

Enrique Bunbury - “Gran Rex” and “Madrid 51”

Aterciopelados - “Reluciente, Rechinante y Aterciopelado”


Aside from live albums like those, I do also like:


The Beatles - “Rubber Soul” and “Revolver”

Paul McCartney - “Band on the Run”

Paulina Rubio - “Ananda”

Caifanes - “El Nervio del Volcán”

Ice T - “Original Gangster”

Public Enemy “It Takes a Nation of Millions...” and “Apocalypse 91”

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