Guest article by Svennerick
Released in August of 1996, Monstrosity’s second effort Millennium is an album I personally hold in very high regards, considering I nearly spent eight months listening to it multiple times a day. This is an addictive album and each new listen made it clearer why this album stands head and shoulders above anything released under the term “technical death metal.”
Tags: analysis, death metal, millenium, monstrosity, Technical Death Metal
After the recent social media kerfuffle where Paul Ledney called out weaklings for their fear of the media hype over the COVID-19 pandemic, I reached out to the man to see where he stood on these comments and what he meant.
Tags: covid-19, paul ledney, profanatica
Coming from a pair of death metal community veterans, new documentary The Growl looks into death metal as it was, and whatever is left as Generation X and newcomers try to continue the tradition.
Tags: documentary, the growl
While most of the world drools in panic at the fear that nature has finally engineered an appropriate comeuppance for humanity (namely, drowning in mucus) heavy metal and underground metal record labels have offered to keep our economy minimally functional through a series of sales on evil and antisocial metal music.
Tags: covid-19, sales
Join guest writer Svennerick and I as we take a look at Finnish Death metal that takes us on a variety of topics across the Death metal spectrum.
Tags: Finnish Death Metal, podcast
Krzysztof “Derph” Drabikowski from post-black metal band Batushka is the first infected person in his region, supposedly due to touring in the Western Europe.
Tags: Batushka, coronavirus, covid-19, krzysztof drabikowski, post-black metal
Metal Blade Records reissued the first four records from overlooked technical speed metal act Anacrusis during the last quarter of 2019. Hailing from St. Louis, Anacrusis incorporated crossover elements infused with familiar speed metal tropes, and later added more accessible progressive heavy metal elements while remaining musically astute.
Tags: anacrusis, progressive metal, Speed Metal
Metal worships the extreme and natural, such as death, war, disease, horror, and disaster. This allows it to snap out of the normal human social bubble, where we only talk about pleasant things, and to accept life as it is, which in turn enables metalheads to perceive the beauty inherent in our chaotic world.
Tags: censorship, license plates, slayer
Slayer showed us the prototypical underground metal band, fusing together melodic heavy metal (Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate, Judas Priest) and high-speed hardcore to make a new voice for metal. It kept the metal spirit entirely, and turned up the volume on that, but also gave the music the voice of desperation amid dystopian decay where everything is broken and wrong that made hardcore so apocalyptic.
Tags: ambient metal, nocturnal metal, slayer, south of heaven, subconscious