Watch: Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast No ratings yet.

Iron Maiden‘s Number of the Beast is an iconic music video. Watch it here!

“The Number Of The Beast”

“Woe to you, oh Earth and Sea, for the Devil sends the beast with wrath,
Because he knows the time is short…
Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast
For it is a human number,
Its number is Six hundred and sixty six.

I left alone, my mind was blank.
I needed time to think, to get the memories from my mind.

What did I see?
Can I believe that what I saw that night was real and not just fantasy.

Just what I saw in my old dreams
Were they reflections of my warped mind staring back at me?

‘Cause in my dreams it’s always there
The evil face that twists my mind and brings me to despair

The night was black, was no use holding back
‘Cause I just had to see, was someone watching me
In the mist dark figures move and twist
Was all this for real, or just some kind of hell?

666 the number of the beast
Hell and fire was spawned to be released

Torches blazed and sacred chants were praised
As they start to cry hands held to the sky
In the night the fires are burning bright
The ritual has begun, Satan’s work is done

666 the number of the beast
Sacrifice is going on tonight

This can’t go on I must inform the law
Can this still be real or just some crazy dream?
But I feel drawn towards the chanting hordes
They seem to mesmerise, can’t avoid their eyes

666 the number of the beast
666 the one for you and me

I’m coming back
I will return
And I’ll possess your body and I’ll make you burn
I have the fire
I have the force
I have the power to make my evil take its course

Listen To: Iron Maiden – Power Slave No ratings yet.

Widely regarded as the quintessential heavy metal album of all time, Iron Maiden‘s Power Slave is an album for the ages. There is not a single fan of music that has anything bad to say about this masterpiece. This is an essential album for all metal heads to own.

Nothing says NWOBHM quite like Iron Maiden. Power Slave is the album that defines this era and genre of music to a T. I believe I have seen more Power Slave shirts in my life than any other album or band shirt, yes even Metallica.

There is nothing in metal that is quite like Bruce Dickinson’s voice. Steve Harris’s Bass playing. The dueling guitars of Adrian Smith and Dave Murray. Nicko McBrain’s rhythm section.

So here it is for your listening pleasure, lets bask in this album’s 32 year reign of power. Let’s all be happy that in a wold of all this madness we have Iron Maiden to listen to. Iron Maiden will never go away, years from now people will look back on their catalog like we do Bach.

Long Live Iron Maiden, Iron Maiden Lives!
The Will Of Iron Never Dies.
Thank you for the years, though most of them were wasted.

Watch: Music Video for Carcass – Incarnated Solvent Abuse No ratings yet.

Remember when MTV played good music, remember when MTV played bad music, remember when MTV played music? Carcass, among others, were of the truest metal bands to once upon a time ago to have been played on the now decayed into repeats of Ridiculousness network of MTV. Of all the videos MTV denied they somehow allowed this one for “Incarnated Solvent Abuse” to play in rotation. MTV used to give less of a fuck, I mean shit, they had a video about doing drugs and fucking strippers play, of course I am talking about the notoriously controversial¬†“Smack My Bitch Up” by The Prodigy.

We want to put the Metal back into the “Music” of the M of MTV! GIVE US CELEBRITY DEATH MATCH, BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD, HEADBANGER’S BALL AND MUSIC BACK!

Probably will never happen but here is an instant classic from the heydays of MTV, Carcass‘s “Incarnated Solvent Abuse”!

Huff some embalming fluid, headbang and growl at home! here are the lyrics

Intenacious, intersecting
Reaving fats from corporal griskin
Culled…for sodden gelatine brayed
Skeletal groats triturated, desinently
Exsiccated, sere glutenate brewed
For frivolous solvent abuse…

Derogate coarse remains
For glue to dry
Despoiled marrow razed

A truculent shambles so severe

Extravated bone, as adhesive incarnate
A pellucid quietus, nocuosly I create

Corporal glue, breathe in the fumes
Mucilage vapours, toxic fumes to savour

Comminuted remains
As gum to dry
A lissom gel so glazed

A truculent shambolic affair

The exsanguine esprit, shorted as snuff
Rheumic oils forever, Bonded together as gum

Human glue, choke on the fumes
Noxious vapours, slaughterous labour

Onslaught – The Force No ratings yet.

 

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Artist: Onslaught
Album: The Force
Genre: Thrash
Year: 1986
Origin: U.K.
Label: Under One Flag
Sounds Like: Epic Thrash

Coming from a skullcrushing crust punk sound in their early music, Onslaught’s The Force is a refined, epic, thrash, masterpiece.Onslaught, much like Sacrilege, started off as a hardcore/crusty punk band and evolved into a brilliant thrash band. Unlike their debut album Power From Hell (a very under rated and ripped off constantly album) which was a raw crusty thrash album, Onslaught sewed together elements of the bay area thrash scene and Iron Maiden stylised epic tales of fighting demonic beasts and the mighty forces of metal creating the masterpiece of an album called The Force. There is nothing short of epic on this album. 7 minute riff wars which detail the apocalypse and the mortals that were cursed to fight with the beast!

Thrash from the U.K. has always been a powerful sound. The Force further drives that statement home. The awesome duelling guitars that Onslaught brings on The Force are very signature to the sound of this album. Like I said earlier, each song is like a 7 minute riff war with pounding drums and driving bass. Sy Keeler’s vocals are very dynamic as well ranging from a graspy thrash drawl to a high pitch scream at the drop of a dime.

The most epic track on this album is “Fight With The Beast”

Bearing the mark of a demon from hell the dragon is cast onto the earth
Seeking revenge on the woman of man Satanus unleashes his wrath
Angels of death are the allies of hate the jackals destroying the cross

Fighting with fire the dragon attacks
Burning the cross and unleashing the powers of hell
Cursed are the mortals who dare to fight with the beast

Demons of hell bear the mark of the beast the sons of the dragon are born
Summoned to earth armageddon is here to slaughter the christian hordes
Destroying the temples Jehova has lost the nazarene will fester in hell

Fighting with fire the dragon attacks
Burning the cross and unleashing the powers of hell
Cursed are the mortals who dare to fight with the beast

A wrathful attack upon the christian faith the legions of Satan make war
Replacing the cross with the mark of the beast the kingdoms of Jesu have fell
Demons of hell armageddon is here preventing the coming of christ
relinquish your god now that satan is king the nazarene will never arise

Bearing the mark of a demon from hell the dragon is cast onto earth
Seeking revenge on the woman of man Satanus unleashes his wrath
Angels of death are the allies of hate the jackals destroying the cross

Fighting with fire the dragon attacks
Burning the cross and unleashing the powers of hell
Cursed are the mortals who dare to fight with the beast

That my friends is some imagery!

Onslaught’s The Force is an exciting album that all thrash fans need to hear so check it out!

Bolt Thrower – Realm of Chaos (Slaves to Darkness) No ratings yet.

 

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Artist: Bolt Thrower
Album: Realm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness
Genre: Grinding Death Metal
Origin: U.K
Year: 1989
Label: Earache Records
Sounds Like: Perpetual Warfare

Previous to Realm of Chaos, Bolt Thrower was an extremely crusty, hardcore, grind outfit. To classify Bolt Thrower’s previous work pre-Realm of Chaos, even their debut In Battle There is No Law!, as death metal¬† would be a stretch. Realm of Chaos was a new sound for Bolt Thrower as they traded their crust punk tendencies for pure grind and their hardcore punk sounds for death metal, creating the first of many extremely heavy, unrelenting , warfare influenced, destructive, grinding death metal albums in their catalog.

Throughout the 80’s grindcore and death metal were constantly evolving. Grindcore was trying to cling to a metal, while death metal was trying to establish itself as a real genre, not just an offset of thrash. When Napalm Death released Harmony Corruption and Carcass released Symphonies of Sickness, both of which finally uniting death metal and grind together, it was only a matter of time for someone to top the masters who started it all. Along comes Bolt Thrower, to totally piss in everyone’s tea (we are talking England here), and show these fools how to fuse grind and death metal together and blow out eardrums with the tenacity contained, Realm of Chaos.

You can name as many early albums in death metal as you want, before the 90’s era of production hit, there is not a single album in death metal louder than Realm of Chaos. Here’s my evidence… Crank your stereo or speakers on your computer and listen to “World Eater”(properly pronounced WOOOORRRRRRLLLDD EAAAATTTTEEERRRRR!). Besides being loud, being heavy, being fast, Bolt Thrower is Bolt Thrower, in other words they are unique. There is not a single band in the world that sounds like Bolt Thrower.

Realm of Chaos sounds like what exactly it should, chaotic warfare that never ceases to stop. Bolt Thrower will always be known as one of the heaviest death metal bands ever and Realm of Chaos as one of the heaviest death metal albums ever, making Realm of Chaos a MetalXtreme essential album.