Best Event of the Year
What could be better than the founding of Mosh Rebellion? This is my most significant event of the past year, right along with meeting the Baby Killer. It's about damn time someone made a place for people to congregate and plot the demise of hardcore dancing, and I am proud to call my website home to the rebellion. The satisfaction you readers give us is untold, and we always love to read your emails and comments, so keep it up you guys! Spread the word, and the true rebellion can begin!
Worst Event of the Year
The death of Ronnie James Dio on May 16 was a deep blow to the metal community. The man was 67, and passed away way before his time on earth was up. I think its safe to say that Dio's death rocked the metal community about as much as Dimebag's, and since I was only in 7th grade when Dimebag died, I feel much more saddened by Dio's death than I ever did about Dimebag, may they both rest in peace. Dio's contribution to metal is untold in scope, and from what I have heard and seen he seemed like a fun loving and extremely nice individual. You know those horns you throw up when your favorite band plays your favorite song? Yeah, Dio was responsible for implementing that in his music, and metal fans picked up on it. Henceforth, Dio gave us a voice, and a way to express ourselves more than any other musician has.
Subsequently, his music was not bad either. Holy Diver, The Last in Line, his work with Heaven and Hell, the list goes on. His personality shined through his soaring and recognizable voice throughout all his works, and while his lyrics may have been cheesy, they were catchy as a motherfucker. I still remember in tenth grade when I found the words "Holy Diver" scrawled across my desk in spanish class. In response, I wrote the first line of the song, "you've been down too long in the midnight sea," and a day later I was greeted with "oh what's becoming of me," written under my addition. I was communicating with some random metalhead in my school who I had never met, and we were bonded through Dio's words.
May he rest in peace, and may we never forget what he has done for us.
Most Despicable Event of the Year
|Look at the top left corner of this photo. I want all you readers out there to do that!|
Most Significant Event Towards the Removal of Hardcore Dancing
|We're just some guys foolin' around! Who knows what craaaaazy thing we'll do next?|
To sum up: less deathcore bands = less deathcore music and shows = less hardcore dancing. Let's hope more people follow Despised Icon's trend.
Most Anticipated Album of 2011
New Protest the Hero. Good god I hope they can follow up Fortress.
Least Anticipated Album of 2011
New Rose Funeral.
Most Anticipated Album of 2011 pt. II
New Rose Funeral. We will have so much to make fun of when that shit comes out!
Look for possibly more superlatives of the previous year in the near future, and my best of 2010 list hopefully sometime before February.