Rock and roll music has seen many trends, fads and movements come and go over the last two decades, some more influential and popular than others. Depending on whom you ask one of the most popular movements in rock outside of the grunge revolution in the early and mid-1990s was the nu-metal, rap/rock explosion of the late 1990s.
Silverstein is a five-piece powerhouse that emerged from the hardcore/emo rock scene in 2000. Since forming in Burlington, Ontario they’ve experienced an overwhelming rise to rock stardom. They rose from the hardcore scene in their hometown and after they got together they were eager to record. With Neil Boshart and Josh Bradford on guitars, Bill Hamilton playing bass, Paul Koehler mastering drums and Shane Told behind the mic, they became Silverstein.
As of late there have been quite a few bands being formed from members of other bands, take for example Chrome Division. I is another one of those “super-bands” consisting of members from Immortal, Gorgoroth, SAHG, and Enslaved. This Norwegian Black Metal band tears apart the paths of the former bands, and scrambles…
Karma. Bloody. Karma (2006)
A Twist In The Myth (2006)
You Know You Want It [EP] (2006)
For quite some time now, one of the most consistent and awesome metal band producing scenes in the United States has been the state of Massachusetts. While the state’s heritage in rock and roll goes back to the blues (and then Aerosmith in the mid-1970s), a booming metal and hardcore scene has developed over the period of the late 1990s and carried over into the present time.
Elements of Emptiness (2006)
Nearly twenty years ago Exodus burst onto the metal scene. Their groundbreaking record Bonded by Blood was influential in defining a rather new genre of Heavy Metal music known as Thrash. By creating memorable riffs and packaging them in an all out assault on the senses Exodus cultivated a loyal following.
I Hate Everyday Without You Kid... (2006)
Overall, I give props to the band. The timing was fucking insane and Roy’s drums punched me in the chest and knocked the breath right out of me.
What’s in a band name? Although it’s open to interpretation about how likable a band name is let’s be honest, there are some great ones and some downright silly ones. Even though they might not yet be known to huge amounts of hard and alternative rock fans, the band carrying the name Fake Reality would certainly fall under the great band name category.