Having already posted my Top 10 CDs of 2019, here are my Top 11 Songs of 2019. Why 11? Well, these songs made up the playlist of the final Mostly Metal broadcast of the year, and I had time for these 11 songs!
11. The Blade of Immortal Steel, by Twilight Force, off Dawn of the Dragonstar.
10. Journey to Remember, by Visions of Atlantis, off Wanderers.
9. DNA (Demons and Angels), by Rhapsody – Turilli / Lione, off Zero Gravity: Reborth and Evolution.
8. No More Hollywood Endings, by Battle Beast, off No More Hollywood Endings.
7. The Ruler of the World, by A.C.T., off Rebirth (EP).
6. A Ghost in the Trenches, by Sabaton, off The Great War.
5. Weightless, by Evergrey, off The Atlantic.
4. No Holding Back, by Myrath, off Shehili.
3. From Savior to Assassin, by Teramaze, off Are We Soldiers.
2. Barstool Warrior, by Dream Theater, off Distance Over Time.
1. Ghost in the Moon, by Avantasia, off Moonglow.
… with links to sample songs.
10. The Seal of a New World, by Signum Regis.
Sample song: A Memory.
9. Dawn of the Dragonstar, by Twilight Force.
Sample song: Winds of Wisdom.
8. Signs of Wings, by Sascha Paeth’s Masters of Ceremony.
Sample song, which is not representative of the whole album – but damn, Adrienne Cowan can sing: The Path.
7. No Halos in Hell, by Cyhra.
Sample song: Out of My Life.
6. Wanderers, by Visions of Atlantis.
Sample song: Heroes of the Dawn.
5. Human, by Darkwater.
Sample song: Alive II.
4. Distance Over Time, by Dream Theater.
Sample song: Pale Blue Dot.
3. The Atlantic, by Evergrey.
Sample song: End of Silence.
2. Shehili, by Myrath.
Sample song: Born to Survive.
1. Moonglow, by Avantasia.
Sample songs: Lavender & Invincible.
This page is mostly just for me, but I’m putting it here just in case Google starts tracking it and showing it to people who search on missing episodes of One Step Beyond.
One Step Beyond is a TV show made at the same time as The Twilight Zone, and is structured similarly. I think The Twilight Zone has better “best episodes”, but overall, One Step Beyond is more consistent because it doesn’t have the goofy episodes that The Twilight Zone did.
Anyway, I’ve been watching One Step Beyond on Amazon Prime, and the number of episodes available there is smaller than the number of episodes listed for the series overall on IMDB or Wikipedia. This probably has something to do with streaming rights (although apparently many episodes of OSB ended up in the public domain, so who knows). Anyway, some to all of the missing episodes can be found on YouTube, so with thanks to the people who posted these episodes on You Tube, I’m collecting the links here for easy reference. The completist part of my brain would get a rash if I claimed to have watched One Step Beyond completely if I just went by what’s available on Amazon Prime.
Season 3: Amazon Prime only has 16 of 39 episodes.
The Death Waltz
If You See Sally
The Sacred Mushroom
The Room Upstairs