With the 50 Shades of Grey movie released the other week, I thought it might be fun to figure out exactly which sexual encounter would fit each metal genre.
When a review request comes through my email comparing an unknown band to a well-known group like Nightwish, two thoughts enter my head simultaneously: I might enjoy this (because I like Nightwish) Oh no. Not another poorly produced, derivative group who think they sound like Nightwish just because they’ve got operatic-style […]
There are some seriously wicked, high-quality releases coming out from my side of the ditch this year – and among my favorites has got to be Cosmic Sorrows, the new album from Auckland doom metallers Svartalvheim (released on July 23). Svartalvheim have come a long way since their 2009 Untitled […]
Pitch Black Records have recently acquired Danish melodic death metal group Illnath, who released their third studio album in November 2011. Third Act in the Theatre of Madness takes a more melodic apprach over Illnath’s previous releases, and with a new contingent of musicians (Mona Beck – vocals, Kenneth Frandsen […]
Back in June I wrote a round-up of my thoughts on the best metal albums of 2011 so far, and now it’s time to revisit that list. I’ve been trying to write this for about two months, but every time I think I’ve got it sussed, I read about some […]