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Metal Tony’s Explosion.

Dear fellow music fans,
I am Metal Tony, your supreme metal overlord! Mwahaha! Anywho, I would like to take this time to introduce my new blog series, Metal Tony’s Explosion! Why am I exploding? Well, because there’s somethings in music and life that I just can’t take anymore! “Why, Metal Tony, what’s making you so mad?” MANY THINGS! As much as I love music, there’s just too many things out there that make me wanna burst! Clichés, trends, you name it! Let’s get this over with, shall we?

Faded endings:
This may sound a little nit-picky, but I just can’t stand faded endings. Sure, when you’re listening to them, they’re no problem, but what if you’re learning to play the song? What do you play as the track just fades to silence? It’s really not that hard to just end a song. If you think it is, then meet my good ‘ol pal Mr. Cadence! Be his friend! Don’t make eager musicians such as myself who want to learn your song mad, make us glad that we can take this song and play it with a band of our own, instead of having us all just stare awkwardly at each other until we all stop.
Thank you all for your patience
-Metal Tony

Metal Tony: My top two of 2012

Many, MANY albums were released this year, but very few have crossed my ears. Such albums that I’ve been dying to hear are Deftone’s Koi no Yokan, and Wintersun’s long awaited Time I, but I’ll settle for what I got: Marilyn Manson’s Born Villain and Cannibal Corpse’s Torture.

 
Marilyn MansonBorn Villain: As a relatively new Manson fan, all I had to listen to were their older works, so the release of this album was exactly what I needed. Any fans of the band’s other works would love Born Villain, and many may even consider it to be one of his best.

Cannibal CorpseTorture: Many of my friends ask me why I even bother listening to CC, and all I have to say is “Alex Webster.”  He is a kick ass bassist that needs no introduction. Some of his best riffs can be found on Torture, especially on “Strangulation Chair,” in which he delivers his best bass solo since Hammer Smashed Face. As generic as many of these tracks may sound, Alex Webster’s bass work makes this album worth the money spent.