Thursday, October 31 2013
In 1988, Lee Dorrian founded UK record label Rise Above. A quarter century later, the label is one of the ‘eavisest and ‘eartiest around, filled with as much tuning in and dropping out as doomy drop-tuning and whigging out.
Wednesday, June 26 2013
The heavy rock superstars of the late '60s and early '70s who inspired and nurtured metal's burgeoning years are all well known. However, there are innumerable more obscure or unheralded groups that fortified the heavy metal machine too, and many are infinitely more interesting than their more famous brethren.
Monday, May 27 2013
As Alice in Chain's second LP since their reformation, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, is far more self-assured than its predecessor, finding the quartet with the pressure off, their new dynamics established and Layne Staley’s ghost laid to rest.
Monday, May 13 2013
Clutch may well have been seeking to shed some of its veneer on Earth Rocker, but that leanness only emphasizes what we already knew: that Clutch craft addictive and contagious songs, no matter their density.
Tuesday, April 30 2013
On their ninth album, the Atlanta quintet has created one of the best records of their career, showing why they are still better than almost all of their peers in the hard rock world.
Thursday, February 9 2012
The most popular metal band in America makes the most unnecessary blunders to spoil what is otherwise a pretty good third album.
Wednesday, October 5 2011
This is more a backtracking journey through George’s early days or, dare I even say, exactly similar to what the guy wants to do with the newly reformed Lynch Mob.
Tuesday, August 23 2011
A retrospectively fresh take on the traditional nu-metal style, this is the album that will reward the hitherto unrequited patience that old Linkin Park fans have for their fallen idols.
Monday, November 1 2010
This is Linkin Park's attempt at creating their own version of Dark Side of the Moon...and, shockingly, it works!
Monday, August 30 2010
Hard rock kings justify their crown on another remarkable album, this time expanding their sound to show growth and evolution while also staying true to their roots.