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2016 Annual Review

The Rock Man's Annual Review

Top 5 Albums of the Year (2016):


1. Bon JoviThis House Is Not For Sale
2. Metallica Hardwired… To Self-Destruct
3. Meat Loaf Braver Than We Are (Songs by Jim Steinman)
4. JornHeavy Rock Radio
5. Cheap TrickBang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello

Honourable Mentions:

Primal Fear – Rulebreaker
Megadeth – Dystopia
Shiraz Lane – For Crying Out Loud

Best Song of 2016:

Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale
Michael Sweet – Radio

Best Concert/Event of 2016:

Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls Australian Tour

Best Music Video of 2016:

Megadeth – Post American World

Best New Talent of 2016:

Shiraz Lane

Best Cover Art of 2016:

HammerFall – Built To Last

Biggest News Story of 2016:

David Bowie Dead at age 69. 
Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza dead at age 51.
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson steps down from singing duties amid health concerns.

What Are You Most Looking Forward To In 2017?

Guns N’ Roses Australian Tour (That is, if they don’t disband again by then! )



Juliano Mallon's Annual Review

Top 5 Albums of the Year (2016):


1. Treat - Ghost Of Graceland
2. The Defiants - The Defiants
3. Vega - Who We Are
4. Hardline - Human Nature
5. Ted Poley - Beyond The Fade

Honourable Mentions:

First Signal - One Step Over The Line
Nordic Union – Nordic Union
Wild Rose - 4

Best Song of 2016:

There’s no way I could pick just one... LOL

Best Concert/Event of 2016:

Rolling Stones last February, in Rio 

Best Music Video of 2016:

I don’t keep up with those anymore...

Best New Talent of 2016:

Michael Palace. His album “Master Of The Universe” is worthy of your time and attention. Besides, he’ll be featured on many albums to be released by Frontiers in 2017. Watch out for this guy...

Best Cover Art of 2016:

Wigelius - Tabula Rasa

Biggest News Story of 2016:

Hummm... among so many interesting things that happened throughout 2016, the one that shocked me the most was the reunion of the original DOKKEN lineup. Never thought I’d live to see those guys together back on stage...

What Are You Most Looking Forward To In 2017?

There are some interesting albums coming right at the beginning of 2017 that get me excited! The upcoming LIONVILLE album is very promising, featuring many guests and the excellent Lars Säfsund (from Work Of Art) on vocals. Also, UNRULY CHILD’s new effort is supposed to be very melodic, even more than their latest album, released six years ago. Oh, and the TOKYO MOTOR FIST project is definitely one of the most antecipated albums by yous truly. Featuring TED POLEY and STEVE BROWN, their self-tited debut is on top of my list. And another album I’m absolutely waiting for is the upcoming OSUKARU album, which will probably be their most balanced effort to date. However, PRIDE OF LIONS’ upcoming album is interesting to me, I confess, but nothing more than that. Let’s hope for the best...

Dave Smiles' Annual Review

Top 5 Albums of the Year (2016):

1. Metallica – Hardwired To Self Destruct
2. Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful
3. Anthrax – For All Kings
4. Massive – Destination Somewhere
5. Sixx AM – Prayers For the Damned

Honourable Mentions:

Crobot – Welcome To Fat City
The 69 Eyes – Universal Monsters
Reckless Love - Monster

Best Song of 2016:

Metallica - Now That We’re Dead


Best Concert/Event of 2016:

Iron Maiden – Rod Laver Arena

Best Music Video of 2016:

David Bowie – Blackstar





Best Cover Art of 2016:

Metallica – Hardwired … To Self Destruct

Biggest News Story of 2016:

The long overdue and very unexpected reunion of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff in 
Guns N' Roses
The unexpected passing of David Bowie. 

What are you most looking forward to in 2017?

Getting to see Axl and Slash share the stage at the MCG! Guns N' Roses!!