Archive for the ‘Vintage Sundays’ Category

Disturbed @ ACC - Music As A Weapon Tour

Disturbed @ ACC – Music As A Weapon Tour (Photo credit: TonyFelgueiras)

Ok so Sarah may have had a bit of a hand in this selection but there we are, it’s an incredible album and well worthy of a place in our Vintage Sundays feature.

The second millennium was heralded in with this debut barrage of lyrical supremacy and anthemic godliness from Draiman and co. and was the starting point of over a decade of incredible tracks from the Chicago four-piece.

Bringing up the rear of the true nu-metal era, and hitting the scene before Linkin Park‘s monumental Hybrid Theory commercialised the genre, the album didn’t storm to initial success but has since gone on to reach multi-platinum status in the US. (more…)

Ozzy Osbourne Star at Hollywood

Ozzy Osbourne Star at Hollywood (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last week’s Vintage Sunday was a lot more recent than our usual batch so we’re taking a giant leap backwards, all the way to 1980 for Ozzy‘s debut solo album.

Attempting to show Sabbath just what they were missing after his departure from the band the album marks Osbourne’s second attempt at a solo career and it was exceptionally successful.

Iconic tracks like Crazy Train and Mr Crowley gave this album a launchpad to greatness. (more…)

Iowa (album)

Iowa (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love Sundays because it means I get to waffle on about another album from yesteryear.

Now a lot of you will be surprised by this choice, “no,” you will say, “this album can’t be old enough to be a ‘Vintage Sunday’ feature.”

Yet here we are in 2013 looking back to 2001, 12 years ago when a group of nine raucous individuals banded together under the name of “Slipknot” to release one of the greatest nu metal albums ever. (more…)

Hey Stoopid

Hey Stoopid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hello again, anyone up for some shock rock this Sunday? Good, because this week features the overlord.

Alice Cooper’s discography features a plethora of hits and albums but none quite like this, “Hey Stoopid” is arguably his greatest achievement musically, even if it didn’t reach the commercial heights of songs like “School’s Out” and “Poison”.

The follow up to 1989’s “Trash”, this album came along in 1991 and changed everything, with a star studded lineup and some truly massive tracks. (more…)

The Number of the Beast (album)

The Number of the Beast (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As another weekend draws itself wearily to a close we would like to draw your attention to another undisputed classic, this time in the form of Iron Maiden‘s epic 1982 album “The Number of the Beast“.

The last Maiden album to feature the late Clive Burr, “The Number of the Beast” is to the Irons what “Paranoid” is to Black Sabbath, that iconic disc which springs to mind as soon as the band’s name is mentioned.

The track list is packed with classics, and the band’s live shows have been littered with them for years, with this year’s Download performance hosting “Run to the Hills”, “Number of the Beast” and “The Prisoner” to rapturous applause. (more…)

English: KISS playing at Sauna Open Air 2010, ...

English: KISS playing at Sauna Open Air 2010, during their Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s Sunday again and that can only mean one thing, it’s time to look back and salute an album of yesteryear.

This is another of my personal favourites and there is no denying it a place among the greatest party albums.

One of the most iconic albums of the 80s and one that immediately springs to mind when one thinks of Kiss. (more…)

Cover of "Back in Black"

Cover of “Back in Black” (Photo credit: Amazon)

Today we celebrate one of the biggest bands on the planet and one of the most popular albums in rock.
It’s been used in numerous soundtracks and is still the signature track of one of the most successful and timeless bands in the world.

This is the second best selling album of all time, behind Michael Jackson’sThriller” and has sold a hefty 22 million copies worldwide. (more…)