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Steffmetal.com blog posts on heavy metal lifestyle, heavy metal attitude and outlook.

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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August 26, 2011 3 Comments

Review: ArA’KuS – Aeterno Elementum

I am trying to stick to my resolution of reviewing more metal albums by, shock horror, reviewing a metal album. I know, it hasn’t happened in awhile, but I went away and every metal band in existence REAMED my inbox with requests, and, it’s kinda like when you go to […]

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April 25, 2011 2 Comments

Review: Red Queen Theory – Red Queen Theory

The problem with most female-fronted symphonic / gothic metal bands coming out these days is that they’ve spent the last twenty years worshipping Nightwish. Admittedly, Nightwish thoroughly deserve that worship for their innate ability to combine operatic vocals and keyboard driven melodies into catchy, perfectly executed songs. However, operatic vocals […]

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