Category Archives: Top 5

Metal Insider Top 5: double albums released separately

Posted by on January 19, 2015

Next Tuesday (27), Periphery are going to release their most ambitious album yet, but that’s because they’re releasing two albums. Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega is an ambitious project, a concept album split into two separately available albums. And while Periphery are the first band to do something like that this year, they’re not the first band to ever […]

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Metal Insider top 5: Dethlehem’s top songs for playing RPGs

Posted by on January 12, 2015

First off, Dethlehem are ridiculous. The  band are a self-described RPG/Melodic/metal band from “Ghorusalem,” which is actually Pittsburgh, PA. They write songs about battling wizards, shape shifters and dragons, and perform in costume. Thankfully, the band’s high energy power metal backs up the concept. The band’s third album, Destroyers of the Realm, was released last week, […]

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Metal Insider’s top 5: road songs from American Sharks

Posted by on December 1, 2014

American Sharks are currently tearing it up on the road with GWAR. The Austin trio have been putting a lot of miles behind them, having been on tour since early October. With the tour still happening for several more weeks, that adds up to a lot of driving. The Austin stoner rockers checked in with us to […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Events in 2014 we’re thankful for

Posted by on November 24, 2014

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving, which means that before we head home to argue with our parents about immigration, we’ll be taking our annual look at the (almost) first eleven months of the year. It’s been a busy […]

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Metal Insider’s top 5: bands with extra musicians

Posted by on November 17, 2014

When you think of your classic band lineup, it’s usually a four-piece, maybe a five piece. Generally one or two guitars, a bassist, a drummer and a singer. Sure, sometimes a little something extra gets in the mix, like a keyboard player, DJ or another vocalist. but for the most part, that’s pretty much the […]

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