Metal

A review on Mastodon’s seventh full album Emperor of Sand.   Text Review: “Every record that we do is gonna sound different, because we always want to evolve and create our own musical path. And every record will be different. We do not wanna write the same record twice.”  That …

An album review for Suicide Silence and their attempt to go clean in their self-titled fifth studio album. Text Review: Whenever a long running band announces they are going to try something different, almost 100% of the time that band’s fanbase will become irate and complain.  Change, while inevitable, can …

Star Wars + Metal = Galactic Empire.  Metal covers of the Star Wars Soundtrack! Text Review: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away a story was written about an evil empire, a faction of rebels and a supernatural force all clash in an epic struggle.  And in …

Brazil’s thrash legend Sepultura bring the band’s fourteenth album Machine Messiah. Text Review: The resurgence of legendary thrash metal bands last year came as a rewarding breath of fresh air as many new albums from long running bands were able to win listeners over.  And now at the beginning of …

After the longest gap between albums, Metallica return with Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.   Text Review: Arguably the most well-known metal band in history has finally returned and are bringing their first new album since 2008.  I’ve gone on in the past about the different types of Metallica fans, mainly the split …

Testament return with a rhythm and progression in its thrash on the new album Brotherhood Of The Snake.   Text Review: You cannot say thrash is dead in 2016 with many of the biggest names in the sub-genre of metal releasing albums this year including the legends like Metallica, Megadeth, …

Dutch symphonic metal band Delain attempt to go in many directions with the new album “Moonbathers”.   Text Review: There are some musical juxtapositions that should never work but end up becoming something great.  Adding a symphony to metal on paper sounds about as well planned as peanut butter and …

Periphery return with a whirlwind of prog metal brilliance in Periphery III: Select Difficulty.   Text Review: As a band continues in their career and the members mature it can be a turning point for where they decide to push themselves to be creative or to rest on their laurels …

Dez Fafara regroups DevilDriver with some new faces for the new album Trust No One.   Text Review: There is an old proverb of “The Only Constant In Life is Change”.  While there are occasional bands that stand the test of time for years without a band member ever leaving …

The circus is back to tell a tale about stopping the sun from rising in Avatar’s new concept album Feathers & Flesh. You can see my interview with Avatar at Welcome To Rockville by here = Interview with Avatar at Welcome To Rockville 2016 You can see my photos of …

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