BEST METAL MEMORY:
Unlike MetalTalk.net's Tina who can say she gambled
with Opeth in Vegas (I hope they bought her drinks), or in 2009 when I
literally ran into Rob Zombie during Thunderkiss '65 when my friend
spilled her beer in my eyes, nothing real extraordinary happened for
me in 2011.
Rammstein's North American Tour after ten-year absence
The Koffin Kats '12 Step Rebels - From Our Hands To Yours'
Abysmal Dawn 'My Own Savior'
Gojira 'Of Blood And Salt'
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2011 was a rough year for some Heavy Metal bands and artists. A lot of
what I encountered I really did not like, and it was especially hard for
me to pick out the Metal musings that changed my world and inspired
me. Fret not, there is so much talent in the industry, it is easier to
pick out the 'Best Of' instead of the 'Worst Of'.
Yes, people can say the reunion of BLACK SABBATH on 11/11/11 was
phenomenal, or witnessing ALICE COOPER's own maze of fright called
'Welcome To My Nightmare' at Hollywood Horror nights was high in the
books; or reckon that the Metal trophy should be won by the savage Wall Of Death led by White Chapel at Summer
Slaughter 2011 in San Diego, CA, when two people were carried out by
their arms and legs with blood spewing from their heads - phew! - but
nothing has beaten RAMMSTEIN's hanging babies...
RAMMSTEIN must have been astounded by the amount of fanbase they had
in the United States, and the tickets they sold for this tour because
they are doing another tour in May 2012. But in order for that
popularity to be there, they had to bring forth the sickest show they
could think of in 2011.
The band's detail and creativity was beyond
comprehension for the 2011 tour, but the most Metal and controversial
add-in I saw was when they hung naked baby dolls from their necks from
the rafters of the arena for 'Wiener Blut' from 'Liebe ist fur alle
da'. The silent stir from the audience made my eyes widen with
admiration that they had the balls to represent something as dark as
the twenty-four-year captivation story of Elisabeth Fritzl.