Category Archives: Metal
Angelus Apatrida is a thrash metal band hailing from Albacete, Spain. It was formed in 2000 as more of a straightforward heavy metal band leaning in the power metal direction, but they gradually shifted gears and ventured into thrash territory. And boy are they good at it! It’s no secret that thrash is...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy It was only around twenty seconds into Night Demon’s debut full-length, Curse of the Damned, when I fell in love with it and knew it was going to be one of the very best metal albums I’d heard in a long time. The guitars were in the vein of...Read more
Marilyn Manson, the self-proclaimed God of Fuck, has returned with his ninth studio album, The Pale Emperor, and it’s a very good thing. A very good thing indeed. Or it’s a bad thing, depending on who you ask. I’m sure extreme right wing zealots are interpreting its release as a sign of the...Read more
When Alissa White-Gluz left The Agonist to join Arch Enemy she claimed that fans knew it was "over," which had to make one wonder about the future of The Agonist. After all, maybe Alissa knew something we didn't, that their next album was going to suck....
Spanish thrash... Not just for kids anymore! A must for Overkill fans. Well, we suspect most thrash fans would bang their heads to this one, but the vocals especially remind our resident mascot, Gas Monkey, of Overkill. One might also compare Angelus Apatrida to Suicidal...
If you're getting tired of all of our Christmas music reviews, might we suggest a little blasphemy? Swedish black metal legends DARK FUNERAL recently inked a new record deal with the fine folks at Century Media and now, after finding a new singer, they've released an instant...
"March Of The Poozers" is a larger than life song right up their with Devin Townsend's best material, which is saying a lot because the guy is mighty prolific and has put out more albums than we can count. While we tend to prefer his Strapping Young...
review and all photographs by Joshua Bernard The last time Death from Above 1979 played Boston, it was 2005 and they opened for Nine Inch Nails at the Fleet Center (Formerly the Boston Garden). There’s a big difference between the 17k seat Boston Garden vs the 2500 seat House of Blues, but that...Read more
Thanatos is the daemon — not demon — personification of death and was a minor character in Greek mythology. Thanatos is also a dutch metal band celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, though the band had broken up in 1992 and wasn’t launched again until 1999. Global Purification is their sixth full-length album;...Read more
Of all of the female-fronted metal bands to emerge following the success of Evanescence, Flyleaf has always been my favorite. In fact, I’ve thought that they were better than Evanescence for quite awhile now and they only serve to prove me right, once again, with their brand new album Between the Stars, which...Read more
If there’s been one band to emerge during the past decade which has proved impossible to kill it’s the Austin, Texas outfit …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. Granted, their career has had high points and low points, but regardless of what their status may have been at this...Read more
At The Gates released their last album, Slaughter of the Soul, way back on November 14th, 1995. That’s a long, long time ago, isn’t it? Hell, I didn’t even know that death metal existed back then. But it did. And at the time there weren’t as many sub-genres or styles around. To that...Read more
“Do you wanna see the stars before they fall?” asks lead singer James Michael during the chorus of “Stars,” the opening song on SIXX A.M.’s new — and third — album, Modern Vintage. It’s an inspiring tune that really makes one want to stop and smell the roses, as they say. It also...Read more