The Year in Heavy Metal: 2012
I've made no secret about my love for Pantera. Earlier this year in honor of the 20th anniversary of Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power, the only unreleased Pantera song in existence "Piss" was unveiled. This song not only provoked my own homemade vulgar display of power for the kick-off of this column, Metal Mondays, but it also inspired a venture to former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul's BYOB strip club in Dallas, The Clubhouse, which then led to this whiskey-soaked adventure that was had between two lovely strippers representing all that is good in the world.
Marilyn Manson's Born Villain
I've never been the biggest Marilyn Manson fan. But this album, the follow up to 2009's The High End of Low, marks a different musical direction for Manson, while at the same time putting off his eerie poetic vibe that Manson fans love. It was not only a great comeback for him, but it brought sex lives everywhere to an entirely new level.