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.
Every Waking Moment (2006)
I’m not sure how this band is viewed on home turf and what not, nor do I care. But I’ve read up on the band for an interview I had to conduct at last year’s Taste of Chaos tour, and here are the main misconceptions: a) Buddy Nielson is not the asshole he is made out to be, and b) I really liked their previous release Let It Unfold You.
For reasons unbeknownst to me, when I hear or see the name Soilwork, it always seems to emit elaborate mental visions. For instance, the name produces images of gargantuan, extravagant and rusted machines, erratically cluttered with various cogs and levers, surrounded by a slew of skeletons, chains and other oddities.
In The Arms of Devastation (2006)
The Restoration of Chaos & Order (2006)
The four above adjectives could be used to describe just about any punk rock band from the Sex Pistols to Green Day to Rancid, but these words actually come from the official website of the band known as the Saigon Hookers. Boasting perhaps one of the most comical band names around, the Hookers are a down and dirty three piece indie rock band originating from the town of Kitchener, Ontario intent on rekindling a classic conception of punk rock. Not only is the band’s music fast and furious, but so is their work ethic.
With bands out there these days like Killswitch Engage, Unearth, Poison The Well and All That Remains, it’s only right that Springfield, Massachusetts’ own Ligeia make the same impact on fans all around the world. This is a band that is fresh to the scene and has an amazing sound. This is one of those bands you hear and say to yourself, “right on! These guys really deserve it just as much as anyone else!”
Chrome Division is a Rock and Roll band formed from some of the most elite rockers in the music industry today. Most of you probably alright know of Shagrath, right? Well if you don’t already of him you should; he is one of the greatest guitar players of all time. He is from the legendary band Dimmu Borgir!
Beyond Virtue, Beyond Vice (2006)