Happy Holidays, everybody! Hope everyone's surviving the ant farm squish-alongs in the stores and not yet ready to vomit with the umpteenth playing of Vanessa Williams' "What Child Is This?" Believe it or not, I once had a buddy who leaked flatulence into his own mix of the track. Riot, I assure you. Hey, God has a sense of humor, right? Why else would the Backstreet Boys ever have come into existence?
As we wrap up 2010, The Metal Minute will finish the year with a couple of extra reviews including two omitted from the first issue of Retaliate. As I was absent for a couple months this year, I can't rightly come up with justifiable 25 Immaculate Receptions list since that would be unfair to those releasing material in that timeframe. I know, play the canned audience-spewed "Awwwwwww...."
However, there will be the third annual Up to the Minute Awards, which comes in conjunction with a host of other metal and rock bloggers such as Heavy Metal Time Machine, Hard Rock Hideout and many others. I have crowned a winner for Best Metal Album of 2010, so do stay tuned, won'tcha?
For now, rock out with your Santa sock out and have a great holiday, everybody. Peace...
Reverend Horton Heat - We Three Kings
Elvis Presley - It's Christmas Time
Brian Setzer Orchestra - Boogie Woogie Christmas
Halford - Winter Songs
Curtis Mayfield - The Best of Curtis Mayfield
Larry Williams - Bad Boy
Mars Volta - Octahedron
Blue Oyster Cult - Tyranny and Mutation
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Twisted Sister - Club Daze Vol. 1: The Studio Sessions
Kiss - Creatures of the Night
Japanische Kampfhorspiele - Hardcore Aus Der Ersten Welt
Velvet Revolver - Contraband
Rob Zombie - Icon 2