The painful and inescapable truth that I've known ever since I submitted Converge's "I Can Tell You About Pain/Eve" as 2017's Song of the Year was that last year was devoid of great singles. Sure, Converge dropped a great song(s), but the list fizzled out pretty quickly after that, and the winner couldn't hold a candle … Continue reading Hot Singles are looking for YOU!!!!
“What time does Neurosis come on???” That was the irritating start to an amazing night back on August 4th of last year. I was in Brooklyn at the Warsaw to check out my at-the-moment favorite band, Converge, who just so happened to be opening up for Neurosis. At the very second I walked through security … Continue reading A Public Service Announcement: Go See the Opening Bands!
I can count the number of friends that I have that listen to metal on half a hand. As I’m sure you, my metal loving cyber-friends, can imagine, it is quite frustrating living in a world surrounded by non-metalheads. How do I, a simple anthropomorphic cupcake ruler, enlighten everyone else to what is so blindingly … Continue reading Metal Songs for the Non-Metal Fan
Mastodon rocks. I have, and always will, love them. Every album they’ve made has ripped, and they are one of the more fun live acts out there. But most every artist feels the call to branch out during their life, and the boys in Mastodon are no different. Here’s a breakdown of the active side … Continue reading Digging Deep into the Side Projects of Mastodon
2015's Coma Ecliptic was a fantastic album, finishing very high at the top of many end of the year lists (including my own) and showing growth and maturity in Between the Buried and Me's sound. Gone were the hyper-aggressive and chaotic sounds of their early albums like Alaska, replaced entirely with their new-age take on prog. Still … Continue reading BTBAM start 2018 out right with “Condemned to the Gallows”
Now that we are five whole days into 2018, it’s time to look at who is, and who isn’t, ready for the new year: STOCK UP: A Perfect Circle If you just accept that Tool won’t be releasing a new album this year and allow yourself to be happy that a new record from Maynard’s … Continue reading 2018 Stock Watch: A Perfect Circle Up, Machine Head way down
Back in my freshman year of college, few albums received more spins than Headbangers Ball, Volume 2. The record spanned 2 discs and 40 songs from the biggest and brightest in the metal scene at the time. While Disc 1 featured the heavy hitters (Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Machine Head, etc.), Disc 2 was filled with … Continue reading A Requiem for The Dillinger Escape Plan