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Top 10 Movies of 1981

Image result for fox and the hound posterNumber 10.  – The Fox & The Hound

This is one of those best known stories of friendship and hard decisions we have to make in the future. While I still think the movie should’ve killed off that one dog by the end of the second act in order to make the vengeance be a little convincing, it doesn’t make the movie fall flat.  How what does make this entry of Disney’s library weak is that the plot is pretty standard and predictable, but there’s this charm to it. I can’t quite explain, but this film has a unique charm. The animation of course is nicely done, and Todd and Copper are cute little scamps. Their friendship is cute and enjoyable, and even if the story is standard, it does tackle some moderately serious stuff. We have these two characters that desperately want to be friends but are torn apart and ruled by the roles in society that the universe has permanently placed them in, therefore it’s very sad to see Copper seriously hunt Todd down, but very relieving when they protect each other in the end. This film still stands strong with a message to all that true friendship can overcome all differences and obstacles! Perhaps if more children watched this movie they would learn to appreciate each other’s differences!

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Top 10 Metal Albums of the 1990s

Image result for 1990s heavy metalThe 1980’s gave the Heavy Metal genre recognition after a full decade of being looked as a despised “noise” that started with Led Zepplin and Black Sabbath. I can honestly say that even with the pure metal and cheesy hair metal, the 1980s was best decade for the genre. After Iron Maiden & Judas Priest started the metal boom in the beginning of the decade, metal in general started expanding into new diversity around the world to trash metal, progressive metal, black metal, speed metal, hair metal, and so many more. So many bands that came out this decade are still remembered as one of the best. Unfortunately the 1990s metal isn’t as powerful or as recognized as the 1980s. At this time around, metal was facing a new genre of music called Grunge and Alternative Rock that took the musical spotlight from everyone. Plus the evolution of the genre throughout the 1990s went sour when they reached the awfulness of Nu Metal and big names like Metallica sold out with different, tasteless musical directions. But that’s not to say that metal in the 1990s were at all bad because we had new bands that went into the positive direction of metal when transforming into folk metal, sludge metal, technical metal, and other metal that sounds and feels as impacting as metal in the 1980s. If you don’t believe me, check out past Top 10 Albums list for each year of the the 1990s.

With that being said, I certainly enjoyed the good side of heavy metal in the 1990s. Not to mention that I got into Heavy Metal in this decade so I can’t overlook at this decade’s metal and stick in the past in the 1980s. Here’s the best Heavy Metal albums of the 1990s!  Continue reading Top 10 Metal Albums of the 1990s