A very short introduction to this final post about 2021. We did a massive run of personal lists from the Doom Charts Contributors. Personally, I’ve enjoyed seeing all those lists posted and I once again discovered quite a few albums that I did not hear yet. A massive run of glances back to 2021 should […]
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Ending this series of 2021 lists of personal favorites with my own list seems a bit much. But well, the past two to three weeks of daily lists, seemed a bit much as well. Or was it? Not weary of all those lists yet? Should we do that again next year? And get the rest […]
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He is our own Hannibal Smith and B.A. Baracus rolled into one! We’re of course talking about Eric ‘The General’ Varasifsky! And even though we’re all hippies over here in this niche we call the Heavy Underground; the man leads us all like The General of a Stoner Rock Army! Cause HE IS ‘The General’ […]
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“We’re musicians. We make music for a living. It’s that simple. Nothing else matters.” ~ Eddie Van Halen Damn right, Eddie. May he be rocking Walhalla, Nirvana or wherever he may be with all the other musical warriors. Many heroes have gone. But heavy rock endures. Is it possible for new heroes like Eddie to […]
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So… Here we are again. With that second Doom Charts post of the month… Shall we explain it one more time? Quite a few of the Doom Charts Contributors are so smitten with certain albums that they vote for the album and immediately deliver a blurb to accompany that voted album, so that we can […]
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“If heavy metal bands ruled the world… We’d be a lot better off…” ~ Bruce Dickinson Welcome to the Doom Charts… The October 2021 edition has 23 new ones out of the 25 we mention. What amazing times we all live in! Sure there is some weird stuff going on as well.. Across the globe… […]
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“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato Here it is folks; The grand finale, the moment you’ve all be waiting for, the year end finals at the Doom Charts. Similarly to last year, we took the totals of all the votes […]
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“We know the sound of the freeway better than we do the rivers, the howl of distant trains better than wolf howls, we know the smell of gas and freshly wet concrete and burned rubber better than we do the smell of cedar or sage or even fry bread – which isn’t traditional… But nothing […]
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“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” Frank Zappa This month the Doom Charts theme is progression. Not in a literal sense, but as Mr. Zappa says above, deviation from the norm. Norm being popular music and trends that we see getting attention in mainstream culture. The Doom Charts aren’t here to compete […]
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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~ L. M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) Autumn has begun, steadily building its strength for the annual reckoning of Summer. October brings transition, in the color of trees, the chilled weather, a thickening wardrobe. Samhain has come to shout at the Earth […]
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