Wow! I knew Hoopla had tons of great eBooks, audiobooks, and comics available for download from the library 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (365 days a year or 366 if it’s a leap year). I knew they had some great music, also, but I was blown away by amount of heavy metal and hard rock music available. Hoopla has tons available from old school classics to newer bands carrying on the metal torch.

Ever since I was a teenager metal has been my thing — usually the louder, the faster, the better! So, here are a few of the literally thousands of albums available for patrons to download and borrow. Relisten to some of your old favorites or check out some more recent stuff.

Master of Puppets by Metallica

Classic thrash metal from 1986.

Century Child by Nightwish

Sleeping Romance by Alba

Anthology: Set the World Afire by Megadeth

A best of spanning the length of their career.

Twilight of the Thunder God by Amon Amarth

Best described as Viking Metal!

Time is Up by Havok

New material that will remind you of classic metal.

Act III by Death Angel

Tales Along This Road by Korpiklaani

Hailing from Finland their name means “Backwoods Clan” and their music can only be described as folk metal. Well worth a listen.

Sunset of the Golden Age by Alestorm

“Pirate Metal” from Perth, Scotland