Tag: The Dillinger Escape Plan

Three Hunters: The Three Albums that Brought Me Back to Metal

Around Summer 2004, I started a three-year “hiatus” from metal. The reason I put hiatus in scare quotes is that I didn’t swear metal off completely. I still listened to metal but not as much and I didn’t really listen to any new albums coming out. I vividly remember not listening to any metal during…


Judge Dredd’s Dreaded Top 10 of the 2000s

I recently stumbled upon a list I made of my favorite metal albums from 2000-2009 that I sent Malicious Intent co-conspirator Vlad The Impaler back in 2009. Honestly, it’s a little bizarre looking at this now. A lot of these I still consider very formative albums for my metal listening tastes, and I still have…


The State of Metal 2017: Judge Dredd’s Dreaded Top 10

Another year, another annual post by yours truly! I keep looking back at the running list that I’ve kept since January of this year of albums that I’ve enjoyed and said, “I can’t believe that came out this year!” This year has felt long perhaps, but it also feels like I was living a completely…


The State of Metal 2016: Judge Dredd’s Dreaded Top 10

Phew, 2016! I mean, right?! Listen, bad shit happens all of the time, every year. I think people are making a bigger deal about 2016 than is really necessary or justified. Some people really just like posting on Facebook when celebrities die or when shitheads get elected to be leaders because they (the FB posters)…


The State of Metal 2013: Judge Dredd’s Dreaded Top 10 of 2013

Listen, I’m Judge Dredd…so, that’s what you call me – or El Dredderino if you’re not into that whole brevity thing.  I have a very particular, humbug taste in Metal.  If a band is only trying to sound as br00tal or as kvlt as possible, then chances are I will not like said band.  I…