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July 30, 2010 6 Comments

5 Christian Metal Albums Reviewed

Discussion surrounding Christian metal bands can become quite heated. Many argue that the concept is an oxymoron and an affront to the metal ‘ideal’, whatever that may be. Some argue that all music should be judged purely on musical merit and nothing else, and that if a Christian band sounded good they would listen it […]

July 28, 2010 15 Comments

A Brief History of Christian Metal


I don’t normally write posts about the history of metal genres, but considering I’m going for a “White Metal” theme this week, I thought it appropriate. While researching this article today, I’ve actually learnt a lot about this strange underground scene of Christian Metal. As I said in yesterday’s post, I’ve tended to ignore most […]

July 26, 2010 0 Comments

Linking Horn: 26 July 2010

Shane Blay of the band Oh, Sleeper wrote an interesting piece over on Metal Injection about Why Mid-Level Artists Cannot Make Money. He calculates each band member makes around $13 a day on tour, which, while it’s a profit, I guess, it’s not going to pay your mortgage. This was very eye-opening for me, to […]

July 24, 2010 11 Comments

Learning German with JBO

CDH and I are trying to increase our German language skills. I have a reasonabl grasp on the grammar, but I need to seriously increase my vocab, so we try to listen to a lot of German metal and translate the lyrics. I’ve been listening to Subway to Sally quite obsessively for awhile, but I’ve […]