Flotsam & Jetsam

Flotsam and Jetsam – Flotsam and Jetsam Review

Flotsam and Jetsam – Flotsam and Jetsam Review

As a dumb 16 year-old I turned away from bands when the glass-shattering high notes that were a trademark of many vocalists went the way of the dinosaur, either by design or age inducing the testicles to drop. As a dumb 35 year-old, Alan Tecchio raved to me about Flotsam and Jetsam‘s then new album, 2010’s The Cold. As one of my favorite metal vocalists (Hades, Non-Fiction), Alan’s word was bond, James Bond, so I picked it up. At first listen it made me turn my Fruit of the Looms into a fudge factory.” Enter the Age of Incontinence!

The Blight of Re-Recordings: Manowar, Flotsam & Jetsam, Do-Overs and Resting on One’s Laurels

The Blight of Re-Recordings: Manowar, Flotsam & Jetsam, Do-Overs and Resting on One’s Laurels

“I’m not much of trend follower or fad supporter (except that whole Pet Rock thing, which was mint). Contrarian nature aside, one trend invading the metalverse that really boils my lobster is the whole “re-recording of classic albums” thing. Ever since I paid $40 for an import of Sodom‘s Obsessed by Cruelty on CD only to discover it was a completely different version than the one I grew up worshipping, my hatred of re-recordings has run strong and deep.” Steel Druhm has been stewing over the whole re-recording craze for a while and he’s finally snapped. In hindsight, assigning him both of these re-recordings seems dubious.