You may not have known it, but there has been a subtle, one-man force that has been wreaking havoc under our radars throughout the entire death metal underground in the last few years but has been around for far longer. … Continue reading Interview with Jonny Pettersson
Zaum has been a real phenomenon in the entirety of music for me ever since I discovered them two years ago with the release of their sophomore effort, “Eidolon”. The record went on to adorn many year-end lists, including my … Continue reading Interview with Zaum
Without a doubt, the best album that has come out this year that I’ve had the pleasure of hearing is the latest record from the experimental black metal act from Australia, Arkheth’s “12 Winter Moons Comes the Witches Brew”. It … Continue reading Interview with up-and-coming black metal act Arkheth!
The Middle East is a place of great turmoil, yet even amongst all that the awesomeness of metal still prevails! We’ve been treated to more recent acts like Azoom and Al-Namrood in the expanse of death and black metal, but … Continue reading Interview with Arallu!
I’m never one to shy away from looking for music outside of metal and rock because I believe a balanced music taste leads a decent mentality, and so far it’s proven to be pretty true in my case. Yet one … Continue reading Interview with Nic Nassuet!
Doom metal has quite the reputation, I feel like we can all agree with that. And sometimes greatness can be found in the most unlikely of places. The phrase rings the most true with Australia’s very own Roundtable. They’ve but … Continue reading Q&A with Roundtable’s guitarist Jonathan Gilmour!
Honestly never reviewed a book before, but I feel like this one is a little special so I took an exception. I’ve also maliciously violated the first rule of this how-to book: you must have a gym membership. Not any … Continue reading The Heavy Metal Workout Book – 14 Days of Exercise That Shred
Iranian death metal band, Azooma, is without a fucking doubt my favorite underground band in the entire world. They have put out but one album, but it is so amazing that to this day it manages to capture my imagination … Continue reading Q&A with death metallers Azooma!
1. “The Follower” had bits and pieces of famous classical pieces in it that would later build up to the actual metal, what inspired you guys to implement that into your music? Well we all love classical music and on each of our albums we took a part of a famous classical piece and turned it heavy. On our first album Try Something Different we used part of the Bolero from Ravel and made a song called “Scream of the Bolero”. On our second album Under Eye we used part of “Aase’s Death” from Edward Grieg “Peer Gynt”, and on … Continue reading Interview with Seven7’s Nicholas Meier (lead guitarist)
What a great half year it’s been! It is now current July 2nd in the States and that means the first half of 2015 is done and gone. It’s as good as any time to recap and go over my favorite albums of the year out of all the great records that I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. Below is the list as you may have already noticed unless you’re blind. There are 20 albums in total if you want to know, and I am putting them in no particular order when it comes to how much I like them, … Continue reading My Favorites of 2015 (so far)