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MI0002401703Now that WrestleMania week is over, it’s time to get back into business here at Moshpits and Movies. Traditionally anytime I hold a competition, I always cover an album from the winning band for the Album Of The Week and I have been meaning to cover an album by today’s featured band. I am actually quite surprised that I have never covered an album from Sevendust before especially after 200 plus albums. Sevendust back in February won MusicBowl 51 over Godsmack so traditionally we have to cover one of their albums and I chose the band’s second studio album Home for this week’s album of the week. The band was made up of Lajon Witherspoon (Vocals), John Connolly (Rhythm Guitar), Clint Lowery (Lead Guitar), Vinnie Hornsby (Bass), and Morgan Rose (Drums). The album was released on August 24, 1999 via TVT where it would peak at number 19 on The Billboard Top 200 charts and stayed there for three weeks. It also peaked at 16 on The Top Internet Album Charts and number 10 on the Top Independent Album Charts.

MI00027167821. Home– A big bass riff and those drop tuned guitar shreds open up the album in this track that seems to be about someone who is having a rough time at home which is supposed to be the safe place to be. 4/5

2. Denial– One of my favorite tracks on the album that fades in with a cool guitar riff, but when it kicks in it’s heavy as f*** and it grooves like no other. It seems to be about a guy and how he is sick of constantly opening up to a girl who refuses to do the same. My favorite part of the song is right when the 3 minute mark hits. 5/5

3. Headtrip– A very melodic intro starts the song that has a kick ass groove as soon as the music hits and it has a bad ass riff. 4.5/5

4. Insecure– A cool instrumental intro. 4/5

5. Reconnect– The last track leads right into this one which is all about how you feel that you’ve been a slave to all the BS and now you want to break free. 4/5

6. Waffle–  The track starts with a melodic riff before it kicks in with a sledgehammer like riff. It goes back to being melodic during the verses before hammering down with the choruses. The song seems to be about someone who is sick of the same old same old and is looking for something new. 5/5

home7. Rumble Fish– A sick hammering riff with groove kicks off this one about fighting against temptations that drag you down. 4.5/5

8. Licking Cream– A track on the album that features a cool bass riff during the verses and it features an English artist named Skin doing co-vocals. 4.5/5

9. Grasp– The song is about being friends with someone and when they are going through tough times, you go through it with them, but they’re always taking more and more of you. 4/5

10. Crumbled– An interesting intro to the song, but when it kicks off, it shifts into groove overdrive and it’s awesome. Hornsby shines on this track about no matter how many times you go down, you get back up. but if you don’t then you just crumble. 4.5/5

11. Feel So– A little bit of a hip hop groove in the beginning riff, but otherwise a cool track in a song about feeling hopeless. 4/5

12. Grasshopper– a quick intro of the band in the studio 2/5

13. Bender– A cool track to end the album that features Chino Moreno of the Deftones and Troy McLawhorn (of Doubledrive at the time). It’s heavy, it grooves, and it even caters to Moreno’s vocals as well. 4.5/5

My Final Thoughts– A kick ass album from a kick ass band that obviously avoided the sophomore jinx with this release. I have always held this band and Lajon in the higest regard because I am also a huge fan of Lajon’s vocals. I am going to give the album 4.2 stars out of five for a final grade.

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Now is your time to make your voices heard as I open the voting for the 5TH Annual Monster Entertainment Awards. This particular post is for the movie side and the rest of the awards we are giving out like Superhero TV Show Of The Year (1st Time), Male Wrestler Of The Year, Female Wrestler Of The Year, etc. Some of the awards you can expect from the movie side are some of the usual’s like Movie Of The Year, Bad ass Movie Of The Year, Horror film of the year, Cameo Of The Year, and more. We have some surprises in some of the categories that may throw you off, but we felt that they were the best of the year. Take your time, look over the categories, cast your vote (it’s your civic duty as fans), and share the hell out of this post. You have until January 31ST at 11:59 PM ET to cast your vote

monster entertainment awards 5I want to welcome everyone to a special time here as we announce the categories and the nominees for each on the Fifth Annual Monster Entertainment Awards. Every year as usual, we award the best in music, TV, and film by nominating the films that we feel kicked ass in 2015. We are doing things a little different this year as we are no longer doing the #FriskyFriday Babe Of The Year Award, but we are still teaming up with MRXPunchOut.Wordpress.com for the Male and Female Wrestlers of the year awards. I hope everyone is excited as another year is behind us and we can celebrate it with the 5TH Annual Monster Entertainment Awards. It’s the award post that celebrates everything in music and movies with wrestling as well cause it’s sports entertainment after all.

The Music Side

Album Of The Year

  1. 25 by Adele
  2. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. The Pale Emperor by Marilyn Manson
  4. That’s The Spirit by Bring Me The Horizon
  5. Smoke + Mirrors by Imagine Dragons
  6. Rock Or Bust by AC/DC

Rock Album Of The Year

  1. The Pale Emperor by Marilyn Manson
  2. Psychic Warfare by Clutch
  3. Into The Wildlife by Halestorm
  4. Anything That Moves by Bobaflex
  5. Rock Or Bust by AC/DC
  6. Zipper Down by Eagles of Death Metal

Metal Album Of The Year

  1. Meliora by Ghost
  2. The Book Of Souls by Iron Maiden
  3. VII: Sturm Und Drans by Lamb Of God
  4. Condition Human by Queensryche
  5. Bad Magic by Motorhead
  6. Luminiferous by High On Fire

Heavy Ass Metal Album Of The Year

  1. Apex Predator by Napalm Death
  2. In Times by Enslaved
  3. Repentless by Slayer
  4. Hammer Of The Witches by Cradle Of Filth
  5. Scar Sighted by Leviathan
  6. The Anthropocene Exctinction by Cattle Decapitation

Rap Album Of The Year

  1. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. DS2 by Future
  3. At Long. Last. by A$AP Rocky
  4. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late by Drake
  5. When It’s Dark Out by G Eazy
  6. Compton by Dr. Dre

The Movie Side

Movie Of The Year

  1. Straight Outta Compton
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road
  4. The Avengers: Age Of Ultron
  5. Jurassic World
  6. The Martian

Comedy Of The Year

  1. Ted 2
  2. The Night Before
  3. Spy
  4. Trainwreck
  5. Sisters
  6. Get Hard

Animated Film Of The Year

  1. The Good Dinosaur
  2. Hotel Transylvania 2
  3. Inside Out
  4. The Minions
  5. Home
  6. The Peanuts Movie

Horror Film Of The Year

  1. Krampus
  2. Crimson Peak
  3. Sinister 2
  4. Insidious: Chapter 3
  5. The Gallows
  6. Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse

Bad Ass Film Of The Year

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Furious 7
  3. Jurassic World
  4. Spectre
  5. American Ultra
  6. Terminator Genisys

Remake Of The Year

  1. Poltergeist
  2. The Loft
  3. Hitman: Agent 47
  4. Secret In Their Eyes
  5. Point Break

Cameo Of The Year

  1. Eminem (The Interview)
  2. David Beckham (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.)
  3. Mark Hamil (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
  4. Liam Neeson (Entourage)
  5. John Cena (Daddy’s Home)
  6. Matthew Broderick (Trainwreck)

Superhero (Comic Book) Movie Of The Year

  1. Fantastic Four
  2. Ant Man
  3. Avengers: Age Of Ultron
  4. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
  5. Batman Vs Robin

Superhero TV Series Of The Year

  1. The Flash
  2. Gotham
  3. Jessica Jones
  4. Agent Carter
  5. Daredevil
  6. Arrow

Stand Up Comedy Special Of The Year

  1. I’m Brent Morin by Brent Morin
  2. Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo
  3. John Mulaney: The Comedback Kid
  4. Chris Tucker Live
  5. Chris D’Elia Incorrigible
  6. Ralphie May: Unruly

Male Wrestler Of The Year

  1. Roman Reigns
  2. Seth Rollins
  3. Dean Ambrose
  4. Kevin Owens
  5. Finn Balor
  6. AJ Styles
  7. Jay Lethal

Female Wrestler Of The Year

  1. Nikki Bella
  2. Paige
  3. Becky Lynch
  4. Charlotte Flair
  5. Velvet Sky
  6. Madison Rayne
  7. Bayley

 

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To help kick off the fact that I am going to be in LA this Saturday for a little vaca, I decided to review some of the famous LA bands. This week’s album of the week comes from a band that faced a situation where things were not working out with their original singer, so they moved on. That band is Warrant, who is famous for such songs as Cherry Pie, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and Heaven while Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinkin Rich still remains the bands best release. Rockaholic was released on May 11, 2011 via Frontiers Records and was produced by Keith Olsen (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, etc.). It was the band’s first release with brand new lead singer Robert Mason (Lynch Mob) and it was their first release since 2006’s Born Again which featured Black ‘N Blue singer Jamie St. James.  Bass Player Jerry Dixon commented on the album by saying, “I really think we captured a perfect mix of the past and present on the this record. Each song has its own vibe that’s going to take people on a kick-ass Warrant ride. There’s enough 80’s influence on songs like “Tears in the City” and “Sex Ain’t Love” to keep the die-hard Warrant fans rocking while introducing them to new material.”

aSex Ain’t Love kicks off the album with the typical over the top power chord hungry 80’s intro riff, but it kicks ass. The song is reminding women that just because you have sex doesn’t mean that it equals love. The beginning of Innocence Is Gone reminds me of something that Angus Young would begin a song with like Thunderstruck. It’s one of the strongest tracks on the album and it’s all about losing your innocence with a woman. Snake is a very bluesy/dirty rock song about people that are snakes and yes the chorus uses the old cliché of snake in the grass. Where we would songwriters be without them? Dusty’s Revenge sounds as if it’s trying to rival Bon Jovi’s Wanted Dead Or Alive with that old wild west type song about revenge. What type of 80’s rock album would it be without a ballad? Not a very good one, but Home is the ballad on the album about being home sick while on the road. What Love Can Do is a corny pop song and as you can tell it’s my least favorite track on the album. Show Must Go On makes you forget the tragedy before it as it’s a real rockin’ tune that just makes you want to quit your job and hope in your sports car and drive 100. The guitar solo in the song is the true highlight of the track. Cocaine Freight Train is the heaviest track on the album, it’s a true headbanging tune with fast guitars (well fast for Warrant, not Dimmu Borgir fast) and some fast drumming.

a2Found Forever isn’t a ballad, but it has a nice groove to it as it’s a song about love and never letting go of the one that you feel so connected to. Candy Man is a real raunchy rock and roll track which reminds me of the reason why I love the 80’s so much cause it’s got balls and it even features a voice box in it. Sunshine is another pure rock song that is here to teach the youngsters what rock and roll is all about. The song reminds me of an Alice In Chains track with the guitar playing. It’s just very reminiscent of Jerry Cantrell’s guitar playing. When I first Tears In The City, I thought it was Jani singing, but it’s another song that could be a ballad like I Saw Red or Sometimes She Cries. I love the last track on the album, The Last Straw, it’s a hard rock classic about the feeling you get when you’ve had enough of someone’s crap. I know that 80’s rock bands like these guys aren’t the popular groups, but it’s a shame cause the world could learn a lot about real rock and roll. This was definitely one of my favorite releases of 2011 and I had the pleasure of interviewing Robert Mason before the album was released (www.youtube.com/pedaltothemetalradio). For a final grade, I am giving the record 3.8 stars out of five.