The best new heavy albums of April 2022 feature Satan’s return, Fer De Lance’s step into traditional heavy metal, and Eunoia’s take on blackened post-hardcore.
Post-metal legends collaborate, boundaries between black metal and emo are crossed, underground cult legends are reshaped, and progressive death metal explorations are underway.
Forty years ago Iron Maiden’s The Number of the Beast introduced 39 minutes of fury that would turn heavy metal on its ear and introduce new superstars.
A Movie for Your Ears? White Zombie’s ‘La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One’ and Postmodern Collage
Thirty years ago, White Zombie’s La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One reimagined metal in an era dominated by alternative rock.
There’s no Guns N’ Roses songs, nor any from Velvet Revolver, but it doesn’t matter because Slash, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are kicking ass on tour.
This year things off in a furious manner with the Finnish black metal scene spotlighting two releases. Doom/death had an excellent representation. The outer edges feature post-metal, Boris, and rich jazz-metal.
The end of 2021 arrived with an insane combination of experimental and extreme works, including new albums by Corroded Spiral, New Age Doom, Kayo Dot, and more.
November really had something for every taste. Khemmis and Black Soul Horde relish their doom ethos through traditional metallic influences and so much more.
Metallica celebrate their 40th anniversary with a pair of career-spanning arena shows and bonus club shows from friends including Kamasi Washington.