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June 6, 2013 1 Comment

Bands I am loving Right Now: Aether Realm and Attic

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Even though I haven’t been writing many (any) reviews lately, I am definitely doing my best to keep up with some releases. I’m breaking radio silence because I wanted to bring two bands to your attention, both of whom I felt had put out excellent albums this year. Aether Realm […]

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October 29, 2012 0 Comments

Steff Metal Reviews: Forsaken Age – Back from Extinction

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 Album release party Sat Nov 3, at the Thirsty Dog One of the side-effects of being a metal blogger is that all your mates want you to review their albums. I feel weird about it, because I’d hate to say something mean about music they’d worked so hard on, or […]

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December 6, 2011 1 Comment

Review: Denni Elizabeth – The Girl with the Axe

There’s a Japanese pop band called Shonen Knife I used to love as a kid. They produced album after album of punchy, grunty rock tunes about ice creams and going to the toy store and seeing cute boys. I had to order their albums from these insane asian importers because […]

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November 16, 2011 21 Comments

10 Albums to get Non-Metalheads into Metal

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A reader emailed me recently asking if I could recommend a few albums for people getting into metal. When I was thinking about my recommendations (Megadeth! Iron Maiden! Sabbath! Amon Amarth!) I realized the albums you show to non-metalheads are always the albums you feel crush their preconceptions about metal. […]

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October 20, 2011 12 Comments

15 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time

I do not intend this to be any kind of definitive list. Eassentially it’s a list of my non-guitar-player opinion of the best metal guitarists. To me, a great metal guitar player needs a high level of technical skill, but also the ability to transform that skill into interesting riffs, […]

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