Close blog posts on heavy metal lifestyle, heavy metal attitude and outlook.

November 29, 2010 5 Comments

Give a Goat This Christmas

Instead of a Linking Horn today, I want to point you in the direction of E Bleak, fellow metal maiden and doom fan extraordinaire, who is organizing a very metal micro-fundraiser to give a goat this Christmas. Oxfam America has a fantastic program called Oxfam Unwrapped, which gives needy communities the chance to ask for […]

November 27, 2010 0 Comments

Metal Mixtape: Steff’s Top Ten Metal Albums of 2010

You could probably guess this week’s Mixtape would include songs from my favorite albums of 2010. No commentary this time, as I think I said it all in my post. Accept – Teutonic Terror Ihsahn – Frozen Lakes on Mars Blind Guardian – Sacred Eluveitie – Thousandfold Orphaned Land – Sapari Krokus – Hoodoo Woman […]

November 26, 2010 25 Comments

Top 10 Metal Albums of 2010

Eluveitie - Everything Remains as it Never Was

Back in June, I wrote a list of my choice of the Top 10 Metal Albums of 2010 … so far. I said I’d be revising the list at the end of the year, so here it is. Accept – Blood of the Nation If I had to choose, from all these brilliant albums, my […]

November 22, 2010 1 Comment

Linking Horn: 4 Bloody Weeks Till Christmas

Thanks Metal Insider for the tip. Subterranean Secrets: 10 Tunnels of Smuggling and War. There’s nothing the archaeologist in me loves more than exploring abandoned urban spaces. I am dead keen to locate these mysterious German ‘Krankenbunker Breuning’ tunnels, so that I might explore it when I travel there next year. If anyone out there […]

November 20, 2010 3 Comments


Not many people know this, but apart from enjoying metal in all its myriad forms, I have a soft spot for certain other music genres. English folk music, “classical” German and Scandinavian composers (especially Sibelius) and the odd bit of progressive rock. But one of my biggest weaknesses is European pop music, especially when it’s […]