Category: Features

Pit Therapy – Get Beastie: A Tribute To MCA

Sometimes, music can be so brilliant, so original and so creative that it occupies just about genre and soundwave it can get its hands around. In a sense, it’s inescapable. It’s the exception to every

Riffology 108 – The Well Of Souls

In today’s lesson, we will examine a couple of riffs from the Candlemass song “The Well of Souls,” from their second album, Nightfall. This album featured the debut of the band’s “classic” line-up. Founding members, bassist Leif Edling

Poison Tongues – Acid Bath

In this bimonthly column, staff writer Doug Moore takes a very close look at extreme metal lyrics. Some will be serious, some will be silly, but they’ll all go under the microscope. The term “fertile

Reverse Polarity – Get Heavy Soul(ed)

Heavy, of course, is relative. And I suppose, in a phrase, that’s the whole point of this damn editorial series. Too many of us, for too long, have willingly (or at least unthinkingly) participated in

Poison Tongues – Agoraphobic Nosebleed

In this bimonthly column, staff writer Doug Moore takes a very close look at extreme metal lyrics. Some will be serious, some will be silly, but they’ll all go under the microscope. Scott Hull has

Riffology 107 – The Face Of Oblivion

In celebration of the release of De Vermis Mysteriis, we will be analyzing a High On Fire riff in this week’s lesson. And in keeping with our last lesson’s theme of majestic riffs that emerge

Pit Therapy – 100 Demons: Horiyoshi’s Warriors

This month’s session is a tale of art as much as it is one of music. The band 100 Demons came onto the Connecticut hardcore scene in the late 90’s, after having chosen quite the

Poison Tongues – KEN Mode

In this bimonthly column, staff writer Doug Moore takes a very close look at extreme metal lyrics. Some will be serious, some will be silly, but they’ll all go under the microscope. On April Fools’