Category: Features

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’

Riffology 106 – Paragon Belial

Our sixth lesson features a band that should need no introduction: Darkthrone. The riff we will examine is the outro to “Paragon Belial,” the third track from the band’s first black metal album, and second

Reverse Polarity – Jarboe Wants To Fuck Your Soul

Jarboe’s metal bona fides are well in order. Since the original dissolution of Swans fifteen years ago, this avant-goth noisemaker has boasted an impressive number of collaborations across extreme music’s fertile underbelly: album-length statements with

Poison Tongues – Neurosis

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. Simplicity is powerful.

Riffology 105 – The Riddle Master

Our riff for today’s lesson comes from one the finest traditional metal bands to every come out of the U.S., and almost certainly the best thing to ever come out of Kansas: Manilla Road. Manilla Road took

Pit Therapy – Sick Of It All: It’s Clobberin’ Time!

That’s right, y’all. We’re back with the third installment of Pit Therapy, and this month we’re in the streets of New York City, the the most popular breeding ground for many of America’s favorite past

Poison Tongues – Exhumed

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. David Ben-Gurion, the

Riffology 104 – Evercursed

The riff for today’s lesson comes courtesy of Finnish death metal group Adramelech. Adramelech was perhaps most famous (to use the term loosely) for having several former members of Demigod at various points in its line-up.