Band Profiles

Band Profile – Burials

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Band Profile – Burials

Hailing from Portland, OR, this death metal outfit sounds solemn and somber.  Although their bleak music is dissonant, it is profound enough to resonate with like-minded pessimists. The punishing rhythms are insane, offset by melodic virtuosity and atmospheric ambience. The contrast between their acoustic sensitivity and their electrified rage is a paradoxical embodiment of the band. The deep, rolling melodies slam their weight around mightily. These menacing, trippy sludge concoctions are booming with thunderous beats … read...

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Band Interview – Al Namrood on New Album Enkar

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Band Interview – Al Namrood on New Album Enkar

Making their music in the heart of the war torn Middle East, Al Namrood are one of the most innovative black metal bands in the industry. With the release of Enkar, their most recent album, they continue to be a driving force with fans all around the globe. Undead Goathead probes into their unique situation with this latest interview. Enkar is available in digital, CD, and vinyl formats on Bandcamp.    Undead Goathead: Has … read...

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5 Heavy Bands for People Who Don’t Like Metal (Yet)

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5 Heavy Bands for People Who Don’t Like Metal (Yet)

Even as a longtime fan of the genre, I can see why heavy metal is not for everyone. Blood, guts, and gore tend to scare a large portion of normal society. However, metal is also surprisingly inclusive. Many bands that are too offbeat or experimental to fit into any other genre are often classified as “metal”, and even die-hard rockers have respect for talented musicians in other genres. Empirical evidence mirrors my own taste, showing … read...

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Band Profile – Kin Beneath Chorus

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Band Profile – Kin Beneath Chorus

Not only is Greece the cradle of Western civilization and the root of all modern society, it’s also the nation that gave the world top-notch metal bands like Sabaton, SepticFlesh, and Rotting Christ.  Kin Beneath Chorus, hailing from Thessaloniki, Greece, are the latest addition to their ranks. In fact, KBC have already shared the stage with many of these acts, and have also performed at the world-famous heavy metal mecca, Wacken Open Air. When they … read...

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Band Profile: Krimson Karma

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Band Profile: Krimson Karma

Hailing from Omaha, NE, Krimson Karma are a chilling specimen of black metal, with bombastic screams, atmospheric guitar refrains, and plenty of blast beats. The vocals are especially powerful; the demonic volume and dissonance mirror the satanic lyrics. Although high pitched screams are predominant, vocalist Jarrod Pike displays an amazing range. The flow between lower and higher pitches is seamless. The guitars follow the black metal traditions of playing inverted melodies and tremolo riffs. These … read...

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Band Profile: Al Namrood

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Band Profile: Al Namrood

Like booze, lesbian porn, and pretty much anything else worthwhile, my blog is banned from Saudi Arabia. However, Saudi Arabia is one of the top ten countries who read Undead Goathead (thanks guys!)  To celebrate this small victory, I’m going to write about Al Namrood, an Arabic black metal band whose name translates to The Non-believer. Those of you familiar with the Bible may recognize the anglicized version as King Nimrod, who is depicted as … read...

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Band Profile: The Strange

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Band Profile: The Strange

Put the Ventures’ Pipeline, Eric Johnson’s Cliffs Of Dover, and Black Sabbath’s Planet Caravan in a blender. You’ll get The Strange. The music is rhythmic, bluesy, and centered around the all-important riff. One band member mused that they sound “like surf rock without the water. Instead of surfboards, we have skateboards.” Indeed, the sound is distinctly New Mexican, and their understated groove leaves the listener thirsty for more desert-grown Americana Rock. Their sound is … read...

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Band Profile: Serial Hawk

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Band Profile: Serial Hawk

Marshall stacks were made for bands like this. Painfully loud, obnoxiously catchy, and somewhat tribal in their melodiousness, this is one exceptional Stoner Metal band. Although they sound similar to Sleep, Serial Hawk surpasses them in darkness and brutality. They have abandoned the twangy psychedelic riffs of old school Stoner Doom in favor of more sinister guitar hooks. Similarly, the subtle darkness that characterized the Stoner Metal of yesteryear has evolved to vivid lyrics that … read...

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Band Profile: Dissonance In Design

Posted by on 5:57 am in Band Profile, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock, Technical | 0 comments

Dissonance In Design is a very appropriate name for a band of this caliber. As the name implies, they deliver  intricate and yet caustic melodies. Their musical style is simultaneously technical and melodic… Put simply, they have sublime virtuosity. The compositions are so complex that they border on unholy. The drummer is probably on crack, or just mind-blowingly good at what he does. I don’t know what the guitarist looks like, but I can’t help … read...

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Band Profile: Eat A Helicopter

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Do you like stuff like Whitechapel and Chelsea Grin, but your concert budget consists of of $20 and a bottle of cheap vodka? Worry no longer, comrades. Eat A Helicopter is just as awesome at a fraction of the cost. If you don’t believe me, here’s a music video. If you like what you hear, buy the album Descend Into Darkness,  available on Itunes. The drumming is the typical Metal style, a relentless machine-gun … read...

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