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WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ALBUM?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite album. Each week I’ll chose two classic albums and please let me know in the comments below which one you’d pick.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite album. Last week it was Megadeth – Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying vs. Metallica – Ride The Lightning. Again a tough choice but my pick came down to:

MEGADETH – PEACE SELLS…BUT WHO’S BUYING?

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Here are this week’s choices:

OVERKILL – UNDER THE INFLUENCE

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VS.

EXODUS – FABULOUS DISASTER

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I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ALBUM?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite album. Each week I’ll chose two classic albums and please let me know in the comments below which one you’d pick.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite album. Last week it was Motley Crue – Shout at the Devil vs. Def Leppard – Pyromania. This was a tough choice but my pick came down to:

MOTLEY CRUE – SHOUT AT THE DEVIL

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Here are this week’s choices:

MEGADETH – PEACE SELLS…BUT WHO’S BUYING?

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VS.

METALLICA – RIDE THE LIGHTNING

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I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

MY TOP 5 ALBUMS FROM THE 80’s

Happy Wednesday Metalheads! Hope you’re all having a great week! Last week I wrote about my Top 5 songs of the 80’s which got to me to thinking about my favorite albums also. Below are my Top 5 albums in order from 5 to 1:

 

PEACE SELLS BUT WHO’S BUYING – MEGADETH

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Released in 1986, this is the second album by former Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine and his band Megadeth. From the opening track, “Wake Up Dead” to “Peace Sells..But Who’s Buying” to “The Conjuring”, Megadeth covers a range of topics from cheating boyfriends/husbands to witchcraft and devil worship to politics.

OPERATION: MINDCRIME – QUEENSRYCHE

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Released in 1988, this the third album by Queensryche which tells the story of a recovering drug addict. Nikki had become disillusioned with society and got involved with a group headed by Doctor X who manipulates him into becoming a political assassin and controls his mind with the word mindcrime. The story shows the struggle the main character goes through to remember exactly what happened while he was an addict and how he struggles to deal with his internal demons and “mindcrimes.”

SHOUT AT THE DEVIL – MOTLEY CRUE

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Released in 1986, Shout at the Devil is the second album by Motley Crue that really put them on the map. From the opening track, “In The Beginning”, I was instantly hooked and never tire of listening to this album.

BACK IN BLACK – AC/DC

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Released in 1980, “Back In Black” is the seventh album by AC/DC and the first with new singer Brian Johnson, after the sudden passing of Bon Scott. The album’s black cover was first rejected by the record company and the band compromised and placed a grey outline around the band’s logo. Dedicated to Bon’s memory, the album is AC/DC’s biggest selling album to date.

SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE – JUDAS PRIEST

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Released in 1982, “Screaming for Vengeance” is the eighth studio album by Judas Priest and my all-time favorite Priest album. The most successful track on the album, “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin” was a last minute addition that pushed the album over the top.

What are your favorite Top 5 albums from the 80’s? Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

MEGADETH – GOOD MOURNING/BLACK FRIDAY – METAL REWIND

Today we take a trip back to 1986 to the second album by Megadeth “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying” for the track(s) “Good Mourning/Black Friday.”

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L to R: Gar Samuelson, Dave Mustaine, Dave Ellefson and Chris Poland

Pictures courtesy of Hammer and Discogs

The song(s) is based on the actions of a serial killer and the different methods they choose to use on their victims. Dave Mustaine has stated in interviews that the song was inspired by former drummer Dijon Carruthers, who was in the band briefly before Gar Samuelson was hired. Carruthers at the time was hanging out with people who were practicing the occult and many of the tracks on this album explore the theme of occultism.

Check out the classic tracks below: