Did you miss this week’s Midnight Metal? Hear something and wonder “who was that? That was AWESOME! ” Here’s what you heard on this week’s edition of Midnight Metal:
Alestorm – Drink!
Celtic Frost – Morbid Tales
Fit for an Autopsy – Hellions
Dark Angel – The Burning of Sodom
Kamelot – One More Flag in the Ground
Chimaira – Power Trip
The Rumjacks – An Irish Pub Song
Cloak – Invictus
Lamb of God – 11th Hour
Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies
DevilDriver – Through the Depths
Dropkick Murphys – I’m Shipping up to Boston
Megadeth – In My Darkest Hour
My Favorite Albums Are Turning 20, and I've Got the Feels - Anne Erickson
It’s not hyperbole to say that all of my favorite albums are turning 20 this year, and I’m overcome with the kind of emotion and nostalgia that one would only expect from close, deeply personal relationships.
One could say that I’ve had a real relationship with these songs and records. These albums got me through the toughest of times in my early life. These albums inspired me to start my own band, Upon Wings. These albums shaped who I am and the kind of music that I would be drawn to for the rest of my life.
I’m a bundle of emotions about these releases. I’ve got the feels. It’s all weird, because I’m not a super emotional person. But, I think it’s easier to put love and heart into something that you know will never fail you – as in, music – than anything else.
Read on for a few of my favorite albums that are turning 20 in 2023. Find more here. Also, read my personal feature on AFI’s “Sing the Sorrow” here.