Interview with Seven7’s Nicholas Meier (lead guitarist)

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)

My Favorites of 2015 (so far)

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)

Interview w/Biotoxic Warfare’s George “Dimator” Dimitrakakis

I recently had the great opportunity to send some questions over to my favorite death/thrash band from Greece – Biotoxic Warfare, and their lead guitarist, George “Dimator” Dimitrakakis, was kind enough to answer my questions. Love this band and their latest album “Lobotomized”, so I’ll stop wasting your time and let you get to the questions and answers.   Let me just say thank you for taking your time to read and answer these questions. I’m a big fan of “Lobotomized” so this is a great privilege you’ve given me. Let’s not beat around the fucking bush anymore and get … Continue reading Interview w/Biotoxic Warfare’s George “Dimator” Dimitrakakis

Give Albums a Chance

I recently had a very interesting discussion with a fellow metal head that I feel like it applies all too well and happens a lot more than we may realize. It happens everywhere. It happened in the 80s. It happened last year. What happened you ask? People who hear an up-and-coming band’s debut album or whatever albums they have out, and then have the balls to say that “they should only make this kind of music from now on”, that’s what. It may not seem as big of a problem as you may realize, you may have even done this … Continue reading Give Albums a Chance

Top 25 Albums of 2014

Just a quick disclaimer before you go down below to judge my favorites of last year: all these albums are albums that I’ve reviewed on here and they came out in 2014 of course. Now this list was made completely independently by me without any influence in the rankings other than how often I listen to the albums, and how high of quality I found them to be. No one paid me, asked me to put some bands at some places, or did any other sort of persuading. This was made at breakfast while looking through the 200+ reviews I’ve … Continue reading Top 25 Albums of 2014