Album Review: Collector – Liberation’s Fall

Posted by on Aug Sat, 2018 in Album Review, Hardcore, Interviews, Lifestyle, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, New Releases, Progressive Rock, Punk, Symphonic, Technical, Thrash

Album Review: Collector – Liberation’s Fall

Collector is an indie metal band from Boston, MA. They have recently self-released their debut album, Liberation’s Fall. This record features fantastic guest musicians like Chris Broderick (Act of Defiance, Ex- Megadeth), and Vicky Psarakis (The Agonist). The band has continued to persevere, even after the loss of their collaborator, colleague, and friend, Warrel Dane (Nevermore, Behemoth, Sanctuary), who passed away in December 2017. This heavy, emotionally charged album does justice to his legacy. The … read...

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Band Profile: LostPray

Posted by on Jul Sun, 2018 in Band Profile, Death Metal, Hard Rock, Hardcore, Heavy/Traditional Metal, Lifestyle, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Progressive Rock, Thrash

Band Profile: LostPray

Lostpray have recently uploaded a new music video for their song, Cyberblood. This new music video was released on July 1st, 2018. The morbid humor of the music video is fittingly conveyed with an animated cartoon. There is a serious message behind the comical imagery. Cyberblood is about the irony that we are divided and isolated from each other by the very technology that was intended to connect us. The internet is … read...

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Band Profile: Universal Theory

Posted by on Jul Thu, 2018 in Band Profile, Black Metal, Death Metal, Electronica, Lifestyle, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock, Symphonic

Band Profile: Universal Theory

Universal Theory is a multifaceted, complex band. Their songs feature raspy gothic vocals punctuated with black metal screams. The female voice also shines with clean singing. All of these disparate vocal styles are united by the poetic lyrics, which are dark yet romantic. Moody piano melodies create an atmosphere of introspective melancholia. Some songs even have the ambience of a cathedral choir, with sustained notes, slow rhythms, and subtle echoing. This music is very emotional. … read...

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Album Review: Deforme – God-Like Strength

Posted by on Jul Fri, 2018 in Album Review, Cult Classics, Death Metal, Grind, Hardcore, Lifestyle, Punk, Technical

Album Review: Deforme – God-Like Strength

(Photo via Moshpits and Movies.) Deforme is a conglomeration of brutal death metal and grind. The gutteral vocals are especially gruesome, with lead vocalist Juan Martinez growling and grunting like a demon from hell. The guitarwork of both Alex Camacho and Joe Baca shreds violently. The bassline from Blair Robey is strong and solid. The drumming is a sturdy skeleton for the whole musical package. No wonder their drummer is called “Beast”.  I love how … read...

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Album Review: Amorphis – Queen of Time

Posted by on Jun Thu, 2018 in Album Review, Death Metal, Doom Metal, Electronica, Folk Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy/Traditional Metal, Lifestyle, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock, Symphonic, Technical

Album Review: Amorphis – Queen of Time

The brilliance of Amorphis is their ability to intertwine several complex themes. Even before listening to the music, the album art and title are intricate fusions of multiple abstract concepts. The Queen of Time is a similar name to that of a previous album, The Beginning of Times. This is almost like a self-aware breaking of the 4th wall. The melodic music of their past is bleeding through into this futuristic new record, … read...

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Enviro-Metal : 6 Bands to Jam on Earth Day

Posted by on Apr Sun, 2018 in Band Profile, Death Metal, Grind, Hardcore, Lifestyle, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Progressive Rock, Shock Rock, Straight Edge, Symphonic, Technical

Enviro-Metal : 6 Bands to Jam on Earth Day

Before metalheads earned their reputation as total badasses, they were stereotyped as a bunch of geeks and nerds. Consider the 80’s trope of an awkward teen who listens to creepy music. Now in the year 2018, we as a society are much wiser. It is obvious that you can be a radical dude, who is also an activist and intellectual. These different lifestyles aren’t mutually exclusive. Here to prove it are some brutal musicians who … read...

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Album Review: Cripple – Fuck Your Comfort

Posted by on Jan Sun, 2018 in Album Review, Death Metal, Grind, Lifestyle, New Releases, Punk, Technical, Thrash

Album Review: Cripple – Fuck Your Comfort

This band is “radical” in every sense of the word. Their music is extreme in all aspects. It’s fast, it’s loud, and it’s offensive as balls. Although a death metal influence is apparent, Cripple veers on the punk edge of the thrash spectrum. The simple riffs are short and catchy, with ornate solos. The violent vocals are pissed-off tirades of angry lyrics. The drums are crashing and rolling like a 7 car pileup. The result … read...

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Concert Review: Panzerfaust, Cryptopsy, and Belphegor at Launchpad in Albuquerque, NM

Posted by on Nov Wed, 2017 in Black Metal, Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Lifestyle, Thrash

Concert Review: Panzerfaust, Cryptopsy, and Belphegor at Launchpad in Albuquerque, NM

  On top of their beastly energy and extraordinary talent, these bands were surprisingly down to earth. We even passed Belphegor on the stairs after their set. Not gonna lie, I was a little bit starstruck. In addition to the the skull crushing music, each band also put their heart into their visual performance. Even their merch tables were exceptionally impressive. On top of the masculine and complex black metal logos, which look badass on … read...

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Album Review: Disasterina – LA’s Most Disastrous Drag Queen

Posted by on Nov Tue, 2017 in Album Review, Electronica, Glam Rock/Hair Metal, Lifestyle, New Releases, Shock Rock

Album Review: Disasterina – LA’s Most Disastrous Drag Queen

Disasterina is a drag queen, performer, and musician based in Los Angeles, California. Her new album, LA’s Most Disastrous Drag Queen, lives up to her over-the-top reputation. Released by Entelodon Records, this album is true to the spirit of electronic dance music. Disasterina’s song structures are ridiculously catchy. This is a throwback to old school techno, capturing the riotous party vibe of classic house music. Sprinkled with elements of humor, the music is varied … read...

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Concert Review: Deep Purple’s Long Goodbye Tour, Featuring Alice Cooper and Edgar Winter Band

Posted by on Aug Thu, 2017 in Concert Review, Glam Rock/Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy/Traditional Metal, Lifestyle, Shock Rock

Concert Review:  Deep Purple’s Long Goodbye Tour, Featuring Alice Cooper and Edgar Winter Band

  Deep Purple are going out with a bang with their Long Goodbye Tour. This is their final farewell, a swan song for the ages. Alice Cooper shared the stage, celebrating the July 28 release of the new album Paranormal. Special guests, The Edgar Winter Band, are musically versatile, while keeping firm in their classic hard rock roots. Together they formed a memorable and entertaining line up, true to their early heavy metal, progressive rock, … read...

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