Trioscapes – ‘Blast Off’

While perusing reddit I came across this amazing fusion of jazz and metal. I was blown away how fantastic this song is with this fusion of genres that aren’t typically mixed together, especially in the mainstream.

Give it a whirl:

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Another Throwback: ‘Aerial’ By System Of A Down

The last throwback for today.  It’s another song I instantly fell in love with without really understanding the meaning behind it, just like Megalomaniac. Still thoroughly enjoy this song, and the band, to this day.  I hope you do too.

‘Aerials’ by System Of A Down:

Five Songs For Your Weekend

Here are five songs to listen to over the weekend.  Each song will cover a different genre (some may overlap, but I swear they’re actually different genres – or at least different sub-genres). So if it’s a song, band, or genre you dislike – give it a chance! You never know if you’ll like something new.  Life is boring if it’s the same thing over and over again.

Slipknot – Dead Memories:

Vanessa Carlton – Thousand Miles

Passion Pit – Little Secrets

Johnny Cash – God’s Gonna Cut You Down

Biggie Smalls – Party And Bullshit

Give them a listen and if you’ve never listened to one (or more) let me know what you think in the comments!

Rolling Stone Readers’ Poll: 10 Best Metal/Rock Albums of the ’70s

Though I think you can separate rock and metal into their own respective genres, it’s sometimes hard to differentiate certain bands from rock or metal. They’re both stellar genres in their own right.

Nonetheless, this is the 10 list from Rolling Stone.  It was in slideshow fashion, so you don’t have to actually fall for the click bait, but if you do the story is right here. The story includes pictures for each album, as well as a short summary. (This is from #1 to #10, the Rolling Stone story

Cover of "Masters of Reality"

Cover of Masters of Reality

goes from #10 to #1.)

  1. Led Zeppelin – ‘Led Zeppelin IV’
  2. Led Zeppelin – ‘Physical Graffiti’
  3. Black Sabbath – ‘Paranoid
  4. Deep Purple – ‘Machine Head’
  5. Van Halen – ‘Van Halen’
  6. AC/DC – ‘Highway to Hell’
  7. Aerosmith – ‘Rocks’
  8. KISS – ‘Alive’
  9. Black Sabbath – ‘Master of Reality’
  10. Montrose – ‘Monstrose’

What’s your opinion on this list? (Remember it was a readers’ list, not anyone at Rolling Stone with an agenda.) Any glaring misses from your perspective?

Let me know in the comments.

Map Of Metal

I started Googling “map of music” because I was interested in seeing if there was one, and if there wasn’t one I was going to try to create one on my own with ArcGIS.  I couldn’t find the type of map I was looking for, but I found this neat map: Map Of Metal.

The map is not a world map, but rather a original creation by the site maker that creates land masses based on certain types of metal and rock music.  Each land mass is a genre, or a few related genres, and each genre will dish out several applicable bands for that genre.  It’s quite interesting, you should check it out!  There is sound as soon as you enter the site, so make sure your volume is at an appropriate level.