Monthly Archives: November 2011

Breaking News: Motley Crue Live At The Hard Rock Hotel, Talk of Las Vegas Residency

According to Robin Leach of the Las Vegas Sun, Motley Crue is set to become the first heavy metal band to ever take up residency in a Las Vegas hotel.  Look for a special announcement on Piers Morgan’s CNN show tomorrow night for more.  The word is that Motley Crue will perform three to four shows per week at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for at least a month. Stay tuned for more details.

Source: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/nov/14/strip-scribbles-exclusive-las-vegas-residency-motl/

Top 100 Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (Complete Countdown)

Dear Psycho Hose Beast,

I would like to personally welcome you to the Gears of Rock’s Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Albums of All Time Official Countdown.  I’d also like to extend a hearty congratulations to you for stumbling upon this life-altering/shattering experience.  You see, over the last 5 years I have spent very little time and effort polling the little demonic unicorns living inside my fat hairy skull.  In the end, another imperfect list came to fruition.  We can only hope that you despise it.

Insincerely Yours,

The Management

P.S. Remember, these rankings represent the greatest albums ever written, performed, and released by hard rock and heavy metal bands.  Please feel free to customarily projectile vomit blood and bile all over these rankings at your own leisure.  Without further ado, here is the complete countdown of the Top 100 Albums of All Time:

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#100  Lita Ford – Lita (1988)

#99  Meshuggah – Nothing (2002)

#98  System of a Down – Toxicity (2001)

#97  Sick of it All – Scratch The Surface (1994) 

#96  Foo Fighters – The Colour and the Shape (1997)

#95  Sevendust – Sevendust (1997)

#94  Living Colour – Vivid (1988)

#93  King’s X – Gretchen Goes To Nebraska (1989)

#92  Vision of Disorder – Vision of Disorder (1996)

#91  Black Label Society – The Blessed Hellride (2003) 

#90  Mr. Big – Mr. Big (1989)

#89  Queensrÿche – Empire (1990)

#88  Extreme – Extreme (1989)

#87  Helloween – Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 (1988)

#86  Biohazard – Urban Discipline (1992)

#85  Slipknot – Slipknot (1999)

#84  Whitesnake – Whitesnake (1987)

#83  Deftones – Around The Fur (1998)

#82  Primus – Sailing The Seas of Cheese (1991)

#81  Life of Agony – River Runs Red (1993)

#80   Warrant – Cherry Pie (1989)

#79  Cannibal Corpse – Tomb of the Mutilated (1992)

#78  Hatebreed – Supremacy (2006)

#77  GWAR – Scumdogs of the Universe (1990)

#76  Armored Saint – Symbol of Salvation (1991) 

#75  Suicidal Tendencies – Join The Army (1987)  

#74  Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine (1992)

#73  Stone Temple Pilots – Core (1992)

#72  Kreator – Endless Pain (1985) 

#71  Metal Church – The Dark (1986)

#70  Avenged Sevenfold – Waking The Fallen (2003)

#69  Korn – Korn (1994)

#68  Mastodon – Leviathan (2004)

#67  Saxon – Denim and Leather (1981)

#66  Corrosion of Conformity – Deliverance (1994)

#65  Tool – AEnima (1996)

#64  Down – NOLA (1995)

#63  Lamb of God – Ashes of the Wake (2004)

#62  Testament – The Ritual (1992) 

#61  Faith No More – Angel Dust (1992)

#60  Joe Satriani – Surfing With The Alien (1987)

#59  Sammy Hagar – VOA (1984) 

#58  UFO – Phenomenon (1974)

#57  Bon Jovi – New Jersey (1988) 

#56  Danzig – Danzig (1988) 

#55  Quiet Riot – Metal Health (1983)

#54  Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger (1991) 

#53  Fear Factory – Demanufacture (1995)

#52  Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley (1994)

#51  Tesla – Mechanical Resonance (1986)

#50  Ministry – Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs (1992)

#49  Pearl Jam – Ten (1991)

#48  Rammstein – Sehnsucht (1997)

#47  Ratt – Out of the Cellar (1984)

#46  Poison – Look What The Cat Dragged In (1986)

#45  Exodus – Bonded By Blood (1985)

#44  Skid Row – Slave To The Grind (1991) 

#43  Amon Amarth – Fate of Norns (2004)

#42  Type-o-Negative – Bloody Kisses(1993)

#41  W.A.S.P. – W.A.S.P. (1984)

#40  Venom – Welcome To Hell (1981)

#39  The Misfits – Walk Among Us (1982)

#38  Dream Theater – Images and Words (1992)

#37  Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak (1976)

#36  Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar (1996)

#35  Twisted Sister – Stay Hungry (1984)

#34  Cream – Disraeli Gears (1968) 

#33  Rainbow – Rising (1976)

#32  Sepultura – Roots (1996)

#31  Overkill – Under The Influence (1988) 

#30  Machine Head – Burn My Eyes (1994)

#29  Mercyful Fate – Melissa (1982)

#28  Accept – Balls To The Wall (1983)

#27  White Zombie – La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1  (1992)

#26  Rush – Moving Pictures (1981)

#25  Ted Nugent – Cat Scratch Fever (1977)

#24  Alice In Chains – Facelift (1990)

#23  Dio – Holy Diver (1983)

#22  Deep Purple – Machine Head (1972)

#21  Scorpions – Love At First Sting (1984) 

#20  Def Leppard – Hysteria (1987)

#19  Anthrax – Among The Living (1987)

#18  Van Halen – 1984 (1984)

#17  Queen – A Day At The Races (1976)

#16  Alice Cooper – School’s Out (1972)

#15  Motley Crue – Dr. Feelgood (1989)

#14  Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction (1988)

#13  Kiss – Destroyer (1976)

#12  Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic (1975)

#11  Judas Priest – British Steel (1980)

#10  Megadeth – Rust In Peace (1990)

#9  Pantera – Cowboys From Hell (1990)

#8  Motorhead – Ace of Spades (1980) 

#7  Slayer – Reign In Blood (1986)

#6  Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Ozz (1980)  

#5  Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind (1983) 

#4  AC/DC – Back In Black (1980)

#3  Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (1971) 

#2  Metallica – Master of Puppets (1986) 

#1  Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)

Top 100 Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (10-1)

Dear Psycho Hose Beast,

I would like to personally welcome you to the Gears of Rock’s Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Albums of All Time Official Countdown.  I’d also like to extend a hearty congratulations to you for stumbling upon this life-altering/shattering experience.  You see, over the last 5 years I have spent very little time and effort polling the little demonic unicorns living inside my fat hairy skull.  In the end, another imperfect list came to fruition.  We can only hope that you despise it.

Insincerely Yours,

The Management

P.S. Remember, these rankings represent the greatest albums ever written, performed, and released by hard rock and heavy metal bands.  Please feel free to customarily projectile vomit blood and bile all over these rankings at your own leisure.  Without further ado, here are #10-1:

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#10  Megadeth – Rust In Peace (1990)

#9  Pantera – Cowboys From Hell (1990)

#8  Motorhead – Ace of Spades (1980) 

#7  Slayer – Reign In Blood (1986)

#6  Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Ozz (1980)  

#5  Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind (1983) 

#4  AC/DC – Back In Black (1980)

#3  Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (1971) 

#2  Metallica – Master of Puppets (1986) 

#1  Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)

Top 100 Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (20-11)

Dear Psycho Hose Beast,

I would like to personally welcome you to the Gears of Rock’s Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Albums of All Time Official Countdown.  I’d also like to extend a hearty congratulations to you for stumbling upon this life-altering/shattering experience.  You see, over the last 5 years I have spent very little time and effort polling the little demonic unicorns living inside my fat hairy skull.  In the end, another imperfect list came to fruition.  We can only hope that you despise it.

Insincerely Yours,

The Management

P.S. Remember, these rankings represent the greatest albums ever written, performed, and released by hard rock and heavy metal bands.  Please feel free to customarily projectile vomit blood and bile all over these rankings at your own leisure.  Without further ado, here are #20-11:

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#20  Def Leppard – Hysteria (1987)

#19  Anthrax – Among The Living (1987)

#18  Van Halen – 1984 (1984)

#17  Queen – A Day At The Races (1976)

#16  Alice Cooper – School’s Out (1972)

#15  Motley Crue – Dr. Feelgood (1989)

#14  Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction (1988)

#13  Kiss – Destroyer (1976)

#12  Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic (1975)

#11  Judas Priest – British Steel (1990)

Top 100 Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (30-21)

Dear Psycho Hose Beast,

I would like to personally welcome you to the Gears of Rock’s Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Albums of All Time Official Countdown.  I’d also like to extend a hearty congratulations to you for stumbling upon this life-altering/shattering experience.  You see, over the last 5 years I have spent very little time and effort polling the little demonic unicorns living inside my fat hairy skull.  In the end, another imperfect list came to fruition.  We can only hope that you despise it.

Insincerely Yours,

The Management

P.S. Remember, these rankings represent the greatest albums ever written, performed, and released by hard rock and heavy metal bands.  Please feel free to customarily projectile vomit blood and bile all over these rankings at your own leisure.  Without further ado, here are #30-21:

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#30  Machine Head – Burn My Eyes (1994)

#29  Mercyful Fate – Melissa (1982)

#28  Accept – Balls To The Wall (1983)

#27  White Zombie – La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1  (1992)

#26  Rush – Moving Pictures (1981)

#25  Ted Nugent – Cat Scratch Fever (1977)

#24  Alice In Chains – Facelift (1990)

#23  Dio – Holy Diver (1983)

#22  Deep Purple – Machine Head (1972)

#21  Scorpions – Love At First Sting (1984)

Top 100 Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (40-31)

Dear Psycho Hose Beast,

I would like to personally welcome you to the Gears of Rock’s Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Albums of All Time Official Countdown.  I’d also like to extend a hearty congratulations to you for stumbling upon this life-altering/shattering experience.  You see, over the last 5 years I have spent very little time and effort polling the little demonic unicorns living inside my fat hairy skull.  In the end, another imperfect list came to fruition.  We can only hope that you despise it.

Insincerely Yours,

The Management

P.S. Remember, these rankings represent the greatest albums ever written, performed, and released by hard rock and heavy metal bands.  Please feel free to customarily projectile vomit blood and bile all over these rankings at your own leisure.  Without further ado, here are #40-31:

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#40  Venom – Welcome To Hell (1981)

#39  The Misfits – Walk Among Us (1982)

#38  Dream Theater – Images and Words (1992)

#37  Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak (1976)

#36  Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar (1996)

#35  Twisted Sister – Stay Hungry (1984)

#34  Cream – Disraeli Gears (1968) 

#33  Rainbow – Rising (1976)

#32  Sepultura – Roots (1996)

#31  Overkill – Under The Influence (1988)

Top 100 Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (50-41)

Dear Psycho Hose Beast,

I would like to personally welcome you to the Gears of Rock’s Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Albums of All Time Official Countdown.  I’d also like to extend a hearty congratulations to you for stumbling upon this life-altering/shattering experience.  You see, over the last 5 years I have spent very little time and effort polling the little demonic unicorns living inside my fat hairy skull.  In the end, another imperfect list came to fruition.  We can only hope that you despise it.

Insincerely Yours,

The Management

P.S. Remember, these rankings represent the greatest albums ever written, performed, and released by hard rock and heavy metal bands.  Please feel free to customarily projectile vomit blood and bile all over these rankings at your own leisure.  Without further ado, here are #50-41:

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#50  Ministry – Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs (1992)

#49  Pearl Jam – Ten (1991)

#48  Rammstein – Sehnsucht (1997)

#47  Ratt – Out of the Cellar (1984)

#46  Poison – Look What The Cat Dragged In (1986)

#45  Exodus – Bonded By Blood (1985)

#44  Skid Row – Slave To The Grind (1991) 

#43  Amon Amarth – Fate of Norns (2004)

#42  Type-o-Negative – Bloody Kisses(1993)

#41  W.A.S.P. – W.A.S.P. (1984)

Top 10 Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Albums of 2011

1.  Anthrax – Worship Music I strongly believe that Anthrax has now officially entered their prime.  This amazing thrash album is the reason why.  Every track on Worship Music is a bloody hit.  I can see this one easily being a top album of the last decade.

2.  Machine Head – Unto the Locust  This is one of the few bands that still brings it in the way that Pantera had meant for it to be brought.  As far as I am concerned, they carry the groove metal torch.

3.  Megadeth – Th1rt3en  Over the last couple years we have learned that Chris Broderick is an amazing lead guitarist and excellent fit for Dave Mustaine’s band.  There is also an added bonus as Dave Ellefson is back and kicking ass on Th1rt3en.

4.  Foo Fighters – Wasting Light  Dave Grohl is hard rock, and Dave Grohl is all metal despite his yucky grunge roots.  This band is gushing with so much talent that it is scary.


5.  Dream Theater – A Dramatic Turn of Events  So, Mike Portnoy is gone.  Get over it and stop crying.  It is time to truly respect this new record.  It is nothing but a progressive powerhouse.

6.  Motorhead – The World is Yours  \m/ Lemmy is god \m/

7.  Amon Amarth – Surtur Rising  There is something so soothing about Scandinavian Viking metal.  The guitar riffs are heavy and thunderous yet highly melodic, while the drums are flat out intoxicating, showcasing a groove that is purely sinister.

8.  Sebastian Bach – Kicking & Screaming  Bach is still an awesome and underrated vocalist (and he certainly had a tough year between divorce and losing his home to a flood).  Previous release Angel Down was a bit heavier, but this still rocks with up-and-coming guitarist Nick Sterling energizing the rock legend.

9.  Black Country Communion – Black Country Communion 2  Another hard rock blues-oriented supergroup.  I say, keep them coming.  This is BCC’s second release in 9 months and it is even better than the first.

10.  Mr. Big – What If…  Paul Gilbert is a guitar god and makes a triumphant return to Mr. Big.  And now, they are the best they have ever been.

Honorable Mentions:  Five Finger Death Punch – American Capitalist,  Charred Walls of the Damned – Cold Winds on Timeless Days, & Mastodon – The Hunter

Dishonorable Mentions:  Lou Reed & Metallica – Lulu, Primus – Green Naugahyde

Top 100 Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Albums of All Time (60-51)

Dear Psycho Hose Beast,

I would like to personally welcome you to the Gears of Rock’s Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Albums of All Time Official Countdown.  I’d also like to extend a hearty congratulations to you for stumbling upon this life-altering/shattering experience.  You see, over the last 5 years I have spent very little time and effort polling the little demonic unicorns living inside my fat hairy skull.  In the end, another imperfect list came to fruition.  We can only hope that you despise it.

Insincerely Yours,

The Management

P.S. Remember, these rankings represent the greatest albums ever written, performed, and released by hard rock and heavy metal bands.  Please feel free to customarily projectile vomit blood and bile all over these rankings at your own leisure.  Without further ado, here are #60-51:

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#60  Joe Satriani – Surfing With The Alien (1987)

#59  Sammy Hagar – VOA (1984) 

#58  UFO – Phenomenon (1974)

#57  Bon Jovi – New Jersey (1988) 

#56  Danzig – Danzig (1988) 

#55  Quiet Riot – Metal Health (1983)

#54  Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger (1991) 

#53  Fear Factory – Demanufacture (1995)

#52  Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley (1994)

#51  Tesla – Mechanical Resonance (1986)

Top 100 Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (70-61)

Dear Psycho Hose Beast,

I would like to personally welcome you to the Gears of Rock’s Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Albums of All Time Official Countdown.  I’d also like to extend a hearty congratulations to you for stumbling upon this life-altering/shattering experience.  You see, over the last 5 years I have spent very little time and effort polling the little demonic unicorns living inside my fat hairy skull.  In the end, another imperfect list came to fruition.  We can only hope that you despise it.

Insincerely Yours,

The Management

P.S. Remember, these rankings represent the greatest albums ever written, performed, and released by hard rock and heavy metal bands.  Please feel free to customarily projectile vomit blood and bile all over these rankings at your own leisure.  Without further ado, here are #70-61:

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#70  Avenged Sevenfold – Waking The Fallen (2003)

#69  Korn – Korn (1994)

#68  Mastodon – Leviathan (2004)

#67  Saxon – Denim and Leather (1981)

#66  Corrosion of Conformity – Deliverance (1994)

#65  Tool – AEnima (1996)

#64  Down – NOLA (1995)

#63  Lamb of God – Ashes of the Wake (2004)

#62  Testament – The Ritual (1992) 

#61  Faith No More – Angel Dust (1992)