Posts Tagged ‘metal’

Greyhaven – Brother

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It’s all too typical for a person to immediately think of the dark and macabre when he or she hears about “heavy music.” This is an understandable reaction. From the earliest days the heavy genres have appealed to our fears just like any good horror movie. Even so, there are so many subgenres of metal […]

MILLION – The smallest Creature

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Doing anything objectively can be tough for human beings. We will always have underlying opinions about things like politics, pop culture, social media and music – along with just about everything else. Those opinions may accidentally sneak to the surface of any seemingly objective decision or review, but I do my best to prevent that […]

Fire From the Gods – Narrative

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Rap-metal is something of a mixed bag as a sub-genre. Sometimes you’ll get bands like Rage Against the Machine who blend rock power chords and hip-hop delivery for a unique and special sound, and then there’s Limp Bizkit. But now that the genre has become dormant since the early 2000s the guys of Fire From […]

Kirra – Run Away

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According to Kirra guitarist Daxton Page, the band “wanted to make a statement about overproduction in the rock world today,” with the debut album Run Away. After listening to the album, I can say without a doubt that this music doesn’t sound like it came from a present-day rock band, but Kirra has captured a […]

KinZie

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Reviewing KinZie was a tough job for me. While listening to their EP, Young Vagabonds, I found myself going back and forth between really digging what I was hearing and wanted to hit the skip button. The EP jumps between metal sounds and more punk-rock sounds, leaving me wondering which direction the band might go […]

The Dirty Earth – Ascendancy

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Start off with some ‘70s-inspired stoner rock, add in some female bravado on vocals and blues style solos on guitar. Now, imagine this sound coming from the land down under. In reality, what you’re imagining is The Dirty Earth.

Fused By Defiance Has a Message to Spread

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You know that action scene where the bad guys are getting some major butt-kickage? That’s where you’d hear Fused By Defiance’s, “Hollywood Hold Up.” The hard rock sound is reminiscent of the age of rock’n’roll and a talented addition to the new wave of metal rap springing up. 

Tripod

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Hard rock/stoner metal/grunge rock all kind of bleed together. While these genres are slightly different, they’re also kind of similar. Norway’s Tripod takes this opportunity to show a lot of range with these, even branching into a softer side. Their upcoming album “Devil Feeder” will showcase this expertise in blending genres.