Monthly archives: July, 2017

Epsiode III Extra: The Infinite Wonders of Creation: Luca Turilli’s Matrix Revolutions

Luca Turilli - Matrix Revolutions - Are You Morbid? - A Heavy Metal Podcast

Back in my early 20’s I went through a big Power Metal phase. I started discovering Blind Guardian, Jag Panzer, Helloween and the like. I was a particularly big fan of Luca Turilli’s two solo albums at the time. King of Nordic Twilight and Prophet of the Last Eclipse were solid albums, though they weren’t reinventing the wheel. The first was your standard Tolkien-esque fantasy metal, while the 2nd took a Sci-Fi angle. Both albums have great big choirs doing John Williams Duel of the Fates style arrangements behind speedy double bass drumming and shred solos with an excellent lead……

Are You Morbid?: Episode II Extra – Max Havoc by Max Havoc

Max Havoc - Are You Morbid? - A Heavy Metal Podcast

I knew I was going to like this album before I ever played it. A cheesy enough album cover to me instantly elevates an album to at least “pretty good” status, and this one, which I assume was done by Frank Frazetta’s less talented second cousin, does not disappoint in that department. Mostly naked buff dudes? Check. Massive Hair? Check. Swords? Check. Volcano? Check. Thunderstorm? Big check. I’m fucking in.

10 seconds into track one and this dude is making the boldest claim I’ve ever heard on a record. He is Rock n Roll. The fucking balls on this guy. I’ve……