Category Archives: Song of the Week

Song of the Week: Dethklok – Burn the Earth

Dethklok - Dethalbum II

Dethklok is an unusual band to say the least. For one, it is a virtual band based on the animated series Metalocalypse. Outside of the silliness that surrounds what this band really is, they kick ass, and if you doubt me, check out this week’s Song of the Week with “Burn the Earth” taken from

Song of the Week: Kreator – Enemy of God (2005)

Kreator - Enemy of God

“Enemy of God” is the title track of of German thrash metal veterans Kreator’s eleventh studio album. Enemy of God saw the band extend the sound started with Violent Revolution. It is hard to believe that the song is now ten years old as it sounds like it just came out yesterday. The sheer aggression

Song of the Week: Exodus – Strike of the Beast

Exodus - Let There Be Blood

San Francisco thrash metal veterans Exodus released their debut album, Bonded by Blood, in 1985 and it is now considered one of the most influential thrash metal albums of all time. It is actually the only Exodus studio album to feature vocalist Paul Baloff even though he had two stints with the band. The closing

Song of the Week: Queensryche – Queen of the Reich

Queensryche - Queen of the Reich

“Queen of the Reich” is the first song first written by power/progressive metal giants Queensrÿche and was the first track recorded in 1981 for a demo tape by The Mob, later known as Queensrÿche. “Queen of the Reich” was first recorded on Queensrÿche (aka Queensrÿche EP) along with “The Lady Wore Black,” “Nightrider” and “Blinded.”

Song of the Week: Motorhead: Ace of Spades

Motorhead: Ace of Spades

After so much recent horrible news from Motorhead because of Lemmy’s health issues, it is time to give the band its due on this Song of the Week column. Without a doubt, Motorhead is a legendary UK band. Their style does traverse the metal genre, so they are definitely a staple of this blog. I

Song of the Week: Pantera: 5 Minutes Alone

Pantera: Far Beyond Driven

“5 Minutes Alone” is a track by the Texas groove metal legends and metal pioneers Pantera taken from the 1994 album Far Beyond Driven. The song was released as downloadable content for Rock Revolution and Rock Band 3 and can be heard during a cut-scene in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Bearing one of

Song of the Week: Guns N’ Roses: Paradise City

Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction

Off of Guns N’ Roses’ debut album, Appetite for Destruction, comes the track that the legendary rock band would use to close most of their sets entitled “Paradise City.” Guitarist Slash says that the song was written in the back of a rental van on the way home from a show in San Francisco. Slash

Song of the Week: Five Finger Death Punch: The Pride

Five Finger Death Punch: American Capitalist

Groove metal powerhouse Five Finger Death Punch is a band that simply knows how to bring it with each track. From their third album, American Capitalist, the band’s fifth single was a track called “The Pride,” which further relates the album to Capitalism by describing many cultural references as its lyrics. This one is one

Song of the Week: Slash: Anastasia

Slash: Apocalyptic Love

The living legend Slash is one of the greatest guitar players and song writers of all time. From his days with Guns N’ Roses to Slash’s Snakepit to his work with Michael Jackson and his solo work, he proves that he can just write a great song. Along with Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) and The

Song of the Week: Slayer: Angel of Death

Slayer: Reign in Blood

We have done a bunch of songs as part of the Song of the Week. Some of the songs were well known songs and some were little known, but there is no disputing that when someone mentioned “Angel of Death,” everyone knows that the song was written by the thrash metal legends Slayer. The leading