The Trench Reynolds Report

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I remember when I bought my first Flotsam and Jetsam album. At the time I was a huge fan of Metallica. This was before they became insufferable douchenozzles. Jason Newsted was playing bass for Metallica at the time and prior to that I knew he was in a band called Flotsam and Jetsam. I was …

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Flogging Molly is a Celtic punk band that my son (aka Teh Boy) introduced me to a few years ago. Being raised in an Irish upbringing myself I have somewhat of an affinity for Irish music. Flogging Molly combines the two genres very fluidly in my opinion. Now I don’t enjoy a majority of their …

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Hell yeah I’m going to include the band this feature is named after. Why? Because unless you’re a true Dio fan you probably stopped listening somewhere between Sacred Heart and Lock Up the Wolves. If you did you missed some really great work by Dio. From Strange Highways here’s Bring Down The Rain.., From Magica, …

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Before they were reduced to a joke about cowbells on Saturday Night Live, Blue Oyster Cult was one of the premiere hard rock bands of the U.S. They were to the U.S. what Black Sabbath was to the U.K. As matter of fact Blue Oyster Cult was the very first concert I attended, in Atlantic …

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I know what you’re thinking. Black Sabbath Trench? Really? Yes, really because it allows me to talk about the most underrated Black Sabbath album of all time. We all know Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules but not enough people know about the 1992 album Dehumanizer. This was the reunion of Dio, Iommi, Butler and …

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Ripper gets a bad deal sometimes because a lot of people seem to think that he’s just a Rob Halford imitator. Those people are doing themselves a great disservice because in my opinion Ripper is one of the premiere voices in metal. As a matter of fact in my pantheon of metal gods Ripper is …

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Anthrax is one of the seminal thrash bands of all time. There’s a reason they’re part of the big 4, even though to me it’s really the big 2 but that’s neither here nor there. Dimebag Darrell Abbott played on several Anthrax albums. He also played on the Rob Halford song “Light Comes Out of …

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