Few voters were more reliable during this year’s tournaments than Adrock of Mass., who has also held many personal music tournaments of his own since rooming with me freshman year of college. This is his first crack at a World Cup Tournament, however, and we’re going to share this metalhead’s bracket with you.
Adrock is ready to take heat for his selections: “The more people who laugh at my music the better man. Metal to the masses!” While the Legends bracket is pretty Blind Guardian and Metallica heavy, it’s cool how much of the Heroes division borrows from folks’ nominations the last few tournaments.
Holiday ’11 Legends and Heroes Personal Tourney
Legands of the Past
Division A: A Question of Heaven (Iced Earth); Hurricane (Bob Dylan); I Just Want You (Ozzy Osbourne); Ghost (Clutch)
Division B: Trust (Megadeth); A Past and Future Secret (Blind Guardian); Poison (Alice Cooper); I Want it All (Queen)
Division C: For Whom the Bell Tolls (Metallica); Bringing Back the Ball to Rock (Lordi); Beast and the Harlot (Avenged Sevenfold); Ain’t Life Grand (Slash’s Snakepit)
Division D: We Brought the Angels Down (Jorn); Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill) (Blind Guardian; Turn the Page (Metallica); The Maiden and the Minstrel Knight (Blind Guardian)
Heroes of the Present
Division A: Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot); Rain Wizard (Blackstone Cherry); Home (Marc Broussard); New Orleans is Sinking (Tragically Hip)
Division B: Down in Mexico (The Coasters); We Both Go Down Together (The Decembrists); The River Dragon Has Come (Nevermore); Run (Matt Nathanson)
Division C: All Nightmare Long (Metallica); Little Lion Man (Mumford & Sons); Dark from the Dying (Masterplan); Crabbuckit (K-OS)
Division D: Wavin’ Flag (K’Naan); Yankee Sailor (Great Big Sea); Straight to Hell (The Clash); Trigger Finger Itch (Midnight Spin)
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