Almost half way into 2016, and I was so close to saying that the metal world had been fairly spared from this cursed year, so naturally, reality gave me, and everyone else, a bitch slap to the face. Because on Sunday, news came out that the former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza had collapsed on stage while playing for his current band, OHM, in Los Angeles. Despite quick action and several attempts on saving his life, Nick died of an heart attack. A sad day for metal heads, and just another star that left us too soon. Damn you 2016, stop taking our musical legends, take the garbage instead!
Anyway, let us get to this week's three songs, enjoy!
All of the songs on this segment is gathered in a Spotify playlist, you can find it here
The Classic: Megadeth - Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
In honor of Nick Menza, I had to chose a song from the legendary album "Rust In Peace", and while the album is stacked with amazing songs, "Holy Wars..." was the obvious choice. The song simply kicks ass, with its drive, skill, and versatility. It is Megadeth from top to bottom, from the lyrics to the riffing, and that is why we fell in love with this song and the album it is in. Rust in peace Nick, we will miss you.
Check out my review of the album this song is from, "Rust In Peace"
The Newcomer: Destruction - Generation Nevermore
And we continue on the thrash trail with the Teutonic kind. While I still feel like "Under Attack" could have been better, it did have some tasty candy in it, like the steam roller "Generation Nevermore", a classic Destruction piece that takes no prisoners and just demolishes everything in its path. It just does not get more thrash than that.
Check out my review of the album this song is from, "Under Attack"
I would add a video of the song, but just like any other newcomer I have put up in the last couple of weeks, the risk of it being taken down is great, so sorry :(
The Personal Favourite: Bornholm - Where The Light Was Born (Thule Ultima A Sole Nomen Habens)
Just like a ton of other songs in my own music catalog, I discovered this song from Hungarian pagan black metal band Bornholm in the video game Rock Band. Hearing this song, and seeing its crazy drum pattern with never ending blast beats, was a great experience, and made me more interested in the band. "Where The Light Was Born..." is such an epic song that holds up incredibly well, even with the calm 1 and a half minute break in the middle of the song. It keeps giving me the goosebumps every time it enters that final stage.
Robert "Sharkruisher" Andersson