nuclear edge

Bit of a slowdown for metal in the past couple weeks, as the whole community sort of paused to watch Metallica's Hall of Fame induction. Good on them to have both Newsted and Trujillo playing on stage. In the meantime...

We've talked about this once or twice in passing, but I figured I'd put something more official here. "Anvil: the Story of Anvil," has a new trailer released that actually raises my expectation for the documentary just a little. My overarching concern remains that there simply isn't much there. Ninety-five percent of metal fans respond with a confused look when the name Anvil is mentioned, so the documentary is going to have to excel on its merit.

So I’m starting something new. Every now and again, I’ll reach back into the CD rack and pull out a favorite that I haven’t heard in a while. The objective of “classics” series will be to have us all relive those fond memories together. Or make new ones. Or argue. Whatever. So here we go.

The first “classic” will likely be a controversial pick to many here, but my feelings for this album haven’t changed.

The Union Underground, “…An Education in Rebellion” released in 2000 on Columbia.