It seems as though no matter how hard we try, we just can’t quite escape the golden age of the 1990s. The 1990s brought us the grunge and alternative rock revolution and although it ended some time ago, this music has remained extremely popular on the radio and in the media. Most of the important players of this time...
Bring Me Your Love (2008)
ASHES dIVIDE is the brainchild of guitarist and producer Billy Howerdel. Music fans know him as the founding member and producer of A Perfect Circle who featured Tool’s Maynard James Keenan on vocals as well as members of Smashing Pumpkins, Queens of the Stone Age and Marilyn Manson. Rather than simply rest on the multi-platinum success of...
Do you sometimes sit at home on a lonely night, letting your mind wander the sacred depths of your brain, and wonder, what happened to monumental southern rock?
In rock and roll music, heavy metal music or really any music for that matter, it seems to be that one of the most prominent challenges in an artist’s career is releasing their second record. The sophomore CD as it is referred to is tricky business; sometimes it turns out better and more popular than the first release but often times for whatever reason, it doesn’t catch on with fans.
Remember the good old days of thrash metal? You know, when Metallica was actually a good band? It seems like eons ago that ‘80s thrash metal was the new big thing, an era dominated by the likes of Slayer, Iron Maiden, Megadeth and Judas Priest. Despite the fact that most of these bands are still together, still touring and from time to time...
If music had weight, you might need some help getting Bury Your Dead’s CDs out of the store. Along with heavy, pulsating breakdowns, and music that has you bobbing your head front to back and side to side, BYD has a sound all to their own.
Room Full Of Sinners (2007)
Seven Second Surgery (2007)
Venus Doom (2007)“Leave all behind now to watch her crawl through our dark gardens of insanity She’ll be the light to guide you back home Just give her a kiss worth dying for And open your arms.” These are the opening lyrics to “Venus Doom”, the title track off HIM’s latest release, and they are a good indicator of the mood of the rest of the record: dark, dreary, and depressing. The album features nine tracks, each representing one of the nine circles of Hell as outlined in Dante’s Inferno: people trapped in limbo, the lustful, the gluttonous, the hoarders, the wrathful, the heretics, the violent, the fraudulent, and the traitors.
Structure and Cosmetics (2007)
Enter Shikari has hit England’s music scene with hard driven breakdowns, dance worthy trance rhythms, and a sound all to their own. With two number one singles on the UK Rock Chart it isn’t so surprising that these guys have been known to deliver one of the best live rock shows - having been one of the only two unsigned bands to sell out the London Astoria.
Even though they seem to love to constantly fight with one another, there seems to be a certain chemistry among brothers when it comes to starting rock and roll bands. We saw it way back in the day with AC/DC before following to other popular acts such as Stone Temple Pilots, Oasis and Chevelle.