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News Around the Web

Hey everyone, we're back this time with a few juicy news stories from around the web. Let's jump right in!

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10 Reasons You Should Be Listening to Firepower!

Hey everyone, something a little different today. I wanted to review the new Judas Priest album, Firepower, but I’m not very good at doing music reviews. I just don’t have the technical knowledge of how music is made to really talk about it the same way I’d talk about aspects of a movie. So, after a brilliant suggestion from the other half, let’s instead look at ten reasons that you should be listening to Firepower! No spoilers, I guess?

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Album Review: Sabaton- The Last Stand

Hey everyone, Melmo44 here. I’d been debating what to do, subject-wise, for my first post, when a surprise showed up in the mail on Monday.

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And, that pretty much made my decision for me. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the band, even going so far as to use them as inspiration here on Hero Machine more than once. For anyone not familiar, Sabaton is a Swedish power-metal band whose lyrical content is based on military history. They tend to gravitate toward the two world wars, but also dedicated an entire album to the Swedish Empire (Carolus Rex) and another to songs reflecting the ideas of Sun Tzu (The Art of War). As the title implies, The Last Stand is an album detailing various last stands and last ditch efforts throughout the history of war. So with that, let’s see what we have. Do bear in mind during this review that I don’t really have knowledge about the technical aspects of music so I’m looking at this from an aesthetic perspective; how it sounds and how it makes you feel when you listen to it. Continue reading