Category Archives: Rock

Great gigs of Camp Crystal Lake

So I’ve covered the story behind Crystal Lake (here) but what about the gigs themselves?! Here are some which have us singing “MMMEEMMOORRIIEES” ala Ziltoid. Rammstein – MEN Arena 2010. Where it all began. What’s not to like about Germans … Continue reading

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The curious case of Camp Crystal Lake

“If you get on with me and my sense of humour, you’ll get on with them fine” Fred explained to me as we headed to the MEN Arena to watch Rammstein. I’d not known Fred for long and we’d met … Continue reading

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4 – Faith No More – Angel Dust (1992)

These past few years I’ve become fairly well versed in the grunge and alt rock/metal music of the 90’s but I cannot find anyone from this era (or any other era) that sounds like Faith No More. The sheer amount … Continue reading

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5 – Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun (2014)

In the world of modern metal (and even some of the more adventurous rock circles), Mastodon are fast becoming a household name. From humble sludge metal routes, they’ve incorporated progressive elements as well as stoner rock into their sound and … Continue reading

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9 – Deftones – White Pony (2000)

Sometimes you stumble across bands you just aren’t ready for. Back in 2010, I attended my first festival. It was Download and some band were subbing to Rage Against The Machine called Deftones. I’d not checked out any of their … Continue reading

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10 – Devin Townsend – Ziltoid the Omniscient (2007)

A concept album with a storyline based on a omnidimensional, omniscient space alien who threatens to invade planet Earth in search of humankinds finest cup of coffee isn’t something you come across every day. In fact, I’m probably doing the … Continue reading

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3 – Alice in Chains – Dirt (1992)

Many considered grunge to be the death of metal back in the 90’s. Whilst the thrash bands of the 80’s gradually descended into identity crisis mediocrity, grunge seemed to be the “in scene”. Whilst all the big grunge bands offered … Continue reading

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