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[Recap] December 2010

December 30, 2010 Leave a comment

It seems as though everyone is just too busy with the holiday season for music. Not much has really happened this month here or elsewhere. In fact there, I have not even been interested enough to review any December releases (though I hear Motorhead’s new album is quite good). As an unfortunate consequence, there will be no Album of the Month here. All that really happened was the Blind Guardian concert and a review of the newest Allen-Lande album (which came out in November)… And some pretty pictures!

Blind Guardian

My December Favorites

… Because there’s nothing else to say.

My personal favorites of the month have been:

  • Artist: Jethro Tull
  • Album: Boston (Boston)
  • Song: “Digital Rain” (Star One, Victims of the Modern Age)

Happy holidays. See you in 2011!

 

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[Recap] November 2010

December 3, 2010 Leave a comment

With pride, I can say that this past November has been quite steady on The Golden Bird. There has been a fair amount and variety of posts, ranging from reviews to concerts to interviews. Here is what’s coming in this recap:

  • Album of the Month
  • The contenders
  • Late impressions
  • Nevermore concert
  • Creation’s End interview
  • My personal favorites of the Month

Thankfully, there were no bad albums this past month. However, there is one that is definitively better than the others. November’s Album of the Month is:

Album of the Month: Ancestral Romance (Dark Moor)

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[Recap] October 2010

November 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Slow start, fast finish: October on The Golden Bird. There was not too much to say at the beginning of the month (or maybe I just didn’t say it), but it most certainly picked up towards the end with the numerous reviews. Other than that, there has not been much else to say. It has mostly been the following:

  • Album of the Month
  • Rock releases
  • Metal reviews
  • My personal favorites of the month

For me, there has been quite a drought of stellar albums. However, October decided to treat, rather than trick me. The truly deserved Album of the Month is:

Album of the Month: Victims of the Modern Age (Star One)

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[Recap] September 2010

October 5, 2010 Leave a comment

As you can tell, it’s been really slow on my end here on the blog. This is largely due to the fact that I have not been overly impressed with new releases as of late, and have grown weary of all the bad things I feel obligated to say. The heartbreaking departure of Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater only added to my soulful sorrows. But there has been a few happenings this month, and they include the following:

  • Album of the Month
  • Other albums
  • My rant
  • Kamelot interview
  • My personal favorites of the month

It’s been a while since I’ve sincerely enjoyed an album, but this month delivered. The funny thing is I have not even reviewed this album yet. Still, with full confidence, I present to you what I believe is the Album of the Month:

Album of the Month: Beacons (Cloudkicker)

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[Recap] August 2010

September 6, 2010 Leave a comment

It has been quite the month, I must say. The blog has been busy regarding both the writer and the readers. This past month of August has given generously; there had been much to say:

  • Album of the Month
  • Close calls
  • The weaker ones
  • Armoury shipment
  • Unitopia interview
  • My personal favorites of the month

I almost feel like there was no best album for August. There were four albums that were quite good, and it’s hard to choose one over the other. But life is about making decisions, so here’s the Album of the Month:

Album of the Month: The Final Frontier (Iron Maiden)

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[Recap] July 2010

August 4, 2010 Leave a comment

I hate to say this, but it has been somewhat of a dead month. There has not been much on the blog this July, but only because I had trouble finding anything of interest to write about. What little I could cover includes the following:

  • Album of the Month: Winner/Loser
  • Late power metal reviews
  • Juvaliant interview
  • My personal favorites of the month

It had started to pick up at the end with upcoming interviews and shipments from the kind people of Earsplit, but some of that will have to come this month. For now, we’ll make do with what we’ve got, starting with the Album of the Month:

Album of the Month: At the Edge of Time (Blind Guardian)

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[Recap] June 2010

July 5, 2010 Leave a comment

A lovely June has passed, and The Golden Bird would like give thanks for your comments and views. It has been inconsistent regarding the amount of activity on the site, but hopefully July will see better days. Also, I apologize for the lateness of this recap, for I have been on vacation for the past few days. But I’m back now, ready to blog, ready to reminisce upon this past month. There’s not too much to talk about, but it includes the following:

  • Album of the Month
  • The Contenders
  • Earsplit/Sensory
  • Interviews
  • Iron Maiden
  • My personal favorites of the month

There haven’t been too many great releases this month, but one has definitely stood out to me. The Album of the Month is:

Album of the Month: Irradiance (Canvas Solaris)

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