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Author Archives: Anthony Maisano

Today in Metal: ‘No Prayer for the Dying’ by Iron Maiden turns 24 years old

Posted by on October 1, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. After Seventh Son of a Seventh Son expanded on a new direction for Maiden, this album took them in a different direction too. It introduced Janick Gers, who I think has some fine work […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Low’ by Testament turns 20 years old

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. It seems Testament always has really interesting rotating lineups of great musicians. This time, James Murphy is on guitar, and John Tempesta is on drums. This album has heavy guitar playing, and a lot […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Somewhere in Time’ by Iron Maiden turns 28 years old

Posted by on September 29, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Besides a select few tracks, this was an album I hated the first time or two I listened to it. However, every time I listened to it, the tracks grew on me more and […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Dark Passion Play’ by Nightwish turns seven years old

Posted by on September 26, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day. This is Nightwish’s first album without Tarja. I’ve said this before, and I know I have quite the hated opinion when it comes to this, but I’ve always preferred Anette to Tarja. Tarja has a beautiful […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Tales of Creation’ by Candlemass turns 25 years old

Posted by on September 25, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day. This was Candlemass’ last album with Messiah Marcolin until their reunion album in 2005. Personally, this is my favorite album with Marcolin. The instrumental, “Into the Unfathomed Tower,” might be my favorite instrumental of all time. […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Cause of Death’ by Obituary turns 24 years old

Posted by on September 19, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day. This is another legendary death metal album. This is an album that helped pave the way for SO much in the genre. These guys took gore lyrics up to an entire new level, and they made […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Paranoid’ by Black Sabbath turns 44 years old

Posted by on September 18, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day. This is another legendary album. Again. What can I say about this one? After Sabbath came out with their revolutionary debut, they followed it with one of the most famous albums of all time. Period. “Paranoid,” […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Sitra Ahra’ by Therion turns four years old

Posted by on September 17, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day. This is Therion’s second to most recent album. This is a much more simple, straightforward Therion album, but they pull it off pretty well. This one is really all about the singing, and the orchestral score […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Dimensions’ by Believer turns 21 years old

Posted by on September 15, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day. Fun fact. After this album, the band went on a long hiatus for the vocalist to complete his PhD in molecular medicine, and then for him to open up his own lab specializing in cancer research. […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Death Magnetic’ by Metallica turns six years old

Posted by on September 12, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day. This was Metallica’s return to form after the mess that we all know as St. Anger. In the same vein of some of their mid-era works, these tracks are all quite long for the band’s earlier […]

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