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Author Archives: Anthony Maisano

Anthony Maisano’s top 10 of 2014

Posted by on December 10, 2014

It’s that time of year again. As 2014 draws to a close, we check in with the Metal Insider staff to see what new albums got them the most excited. For the past year, Anthony Maisano has been sporadically posting his “Today in Metal,” spotlighting an album that came out on that day and reviewing it. […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Mob Rules’ by Black Sabbath turns 33 years old

Posted by on November 4, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. This is my favorite album of all time. It’s just a masterpiece. This album is EVERYTHING Heaven and Hell was, but with a TON more fire and energy behind the band. Songs like […]

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Today in Metal: ‘The Dark Ride’ by Helloween turns 14 years old

Posted by on October 30, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. This album is their best of all time, easily, for me. The riffs and themes on this album are SO dark for power metal standards. Andi Deris has both his signature unique vocals, but […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Abigail’ by King Diamond turns 27 years old

Posted by on October 21, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. After the breakup of Mercyful Fate, this was King Diamond’s second album after he decided to fly solo. This album gets some of the most IMMENSE praise I have ever seen an album get […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Gateways to Annihilation’ by Morbid Angel turns 14 years old

Posted by on October 17, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. This was the bands second to last album before they took a near 10-year hiatus from studio albums. This album follows well with what I’d expect from a Morbid Angel album. It has a […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Seven Churches’ by Possessed turns 29 years old

Posted by on October 16, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. This is the album that many people say started the death metal genre, mostly because of the track “Death Metal” that’s on this album. I, personally, think Death started it, back in their Mantas […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Killing Machine’ by Judas Priest turns 36 years old

Posted by on October 9, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. This album’s release date is for the U.K. release. The U.S. release of the album was pushed back until February of 1979, due to the success of Stained Class. This is the last of […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Reign in Blood’ by Slayer turns 28 years old

Posted by on October 7, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. This is Slayer’s third and most famous album. Both the title track and “Angel of Death” have just become songs in the metal community, and even a bit outside it, that most people know […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Lightning to the Nations’ by Diamond Head turns 34 years old

Posted by on October 3, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. This is another album worth listening to solely for the influence it had on so many metal bands. Metallica has a famous cover of “Am I Evil?” originally from this album. The album is […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Bathory’ by Bathory turns 30 years old

Posted by on October 2, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. With this album, Quorthon created black metal. This is another album that, like it or dislike it, paved the way for countless bands and styles of metal that came after it. Quorthon’s riffs, even […]

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