Tag: Rock

Music Over My Head – A King’s X Primer, Part 2

The first part of this two-piece primer covered King’s X’s golden era, the ten years between their debut and the loss of their major label deal. Of the six records they released during that decade,

Music Over My Head – A King’s X Primer, Part 1

Generally speaking, artists are the sum of their influences. Narrow the scope of the influences and you narrow the scope of the art, and the artist will have a harder time separating his or her

Pallbearer – Heartless Review

Having never experienced the luxurious phenomenon that is “success with a band,” it’s difficult for me to gauge the significance of said success on the development of the music. Commercialization is a widely accepted conclusion,

Emptiness – Not For Music Review

Metal and goth have always made strange bedfellows. For all the good done by the Peaceville Three and bands such as Type O Negative in the early 90s, the years that followed presented enough laced

The Mass – Ghost Fleet Review

Those unfamiliar with how a gig like this typically works might benefit from discovering that most of us make it to around the first of December before pulling the plug on basically everything in order

Tygers Of Pan Tang – Tygers Of Pan Tang Review

People love a good underdog story. The sports team that shouldn’t win, but perseveres against all odds and pulls off The Big Win with an unbelievable goal in the last seconds. The little David who

Worm Ouroboros – What Graceless Dawn Review

Guilt by metal association. For many, that’s the principal reason you’ll see a band like Worm Ouroboros crop up on metal sites whenever a new album drops. All three members are connected to the scene,

Metallica – Hardwired… To Self Destruct Review

If ever an album title accurately described Metallica’s past two decades, there it is… There’s no need to rehash in any significant depth those past twenty years, of course – if you’re here now, you’ve