Thursday, November 13 2014
This rollicking look at the intersection of heavy metal music and Canadian identity reveals some interesting connections, and raises some important questions, too.
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Jesse Fink, author of The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, offers up his top 10 AC/DC songs, each seasoned with a dash of backstory.
Monday, July 28 2014
If metal is music’s loudest voice against oppression, then surely Mike "McBeardo" McPadden's is the loudest for obsession.
Wednesday, July 16 2014
Hot on the heels of the iconic metal group's new album Redeemer of Souls, Sound Affects combs through Priest's vast and astounding back catalog to round up its greatest tracks.
Monday, September 16 2013
If one of the main jobs of a writer is to entertain the reader, then Taylor gives us a literary circus act in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven.
Wednesday, July 10 2013
Elegy of Blood, the newest by Greek traditional heavy metal enthusiasts Marauder, is at best rote and inoffensive, but its ability to ignite vitriol in the metal community is actually quite impressive.
Tuesday, July 9 2013
Heavy metal band Lesbian's third full-length release stands with some of the best progressive metal epics, but could use some cleaner, less murky production to showcase their classical fused into the alloy that is Forestelevision.
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.
Thursday, August 9 2012
Silencing Machine sees Nachtmystium take another swift shift in sound, this time deliberately revisiting their darker origins.