98. Sunn O))), ‘Monoliths & Dimensions’ (2009)

There are people who can lie on their backs and watch clouds all day long. There are also people who appreciate the sound of a humming guitar. I’m both, and I love the next album. I would be surprised if there were a more experimental album on this list*. Sun O))) is more of aContinue reading “98. Sunn O))), ‘Monoliths & Dimensions’ (2009)”

99. Evanescence, ‘Fallen’ (2003)

OK. So I’m only on the second album on the Rolling Stone’s best 100 metal albums of all time, and I kind of don’t know what to do with it. It raises a question that is not uncomfortable, but boring: who thought this was metal? On one hand, I’ve had enough discussions of semantics toContinue reading “99. Evanescence, ‘Fallen’ (2003)”

100. Avenged Sevenfold, ‘City of Evil’ (2005)

This is a band that I’ve seen around, but had never given the time of day to. I’m not sure how I feel about this album. On one side, this is clearly a band with chops. The songs remind me of SWBHM* with a strong pop-punk influence. That might just be the vocals. The songContinue reading “100. Avenged Sevenfold, ‘City of Evil’ (2005)”