Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Soul on Fire’ by Loudness

Loudness has been around longer than many of the people reading this have been alive. The Japanese band formed in 1981 and has three out of four of its original members. “Soul on Fire” is from their newest album Rise to Glory. In it, they maintain their heavy sound that has made them a favorite of many and one of the biggest Japanese metal bands … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Soul on Fire’ by Loudness

Female Friday: ‘The Whisper of the Sea’ by 1/2 Southern North

I don’t know much about 1/2 Southern North. Aside from it being a one-woman band from Greece, I can’t find much info. What I do know is that the woman behind it all is known as IDVex and she specializes in a wide range of sound. Some of it, like today’s song “Whisper of the Sea” from her 2014 two-track single Lothron, is a throwback … Continue reading Female Friday: ‘The Whisper of the Sea’ by 1/2 Southern North

Throwback Thursday: ‘Honey Bucket’ by Melvins

My god, can you get any heavier than the intro to “Honey Bucket” by Melvins? Holy crap, 25 years later and this song still sounds monstrous as it did then. Upon hearing this song, I had to go out and buy the album Houdini. Unfortunately, I bought it on tape and that meant it got lost during one of my several moves. One of these … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘Honey Bucket’ by Melvins

Retro-Review: ‘Wolverine Blues’ by Entombed

Wolverine Blues. What can you say? This album by Entombed created the “death ‘n’ roll” genre. Not a lot of bands can claim they created a genre aside from Black Sabbath, Venom or Death among an elite few. I remember the first reviews of this album, among them being the one featured in Metal Maniacs, proclaiming it to be the next Reign in Blood. Now, … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘Wolverine Blues’ by Entombed

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Standardization’ by Napalm Death

Napalm Death are an institution to themselves. Unlike many bands, they’ve carried on years after all of the original members left. Starting as an extreme punk band and evolving into a brutal grindcore band, they’ve carved themselves an identity that’s totally unique to them. “Standardization” from their 2018 album Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs, which is a compilation of tracks from sessions from previous albums. … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Standardization’ by Napalm Death