Retro-Review: ‘Where Moth and Rust Destroy’ by Tourniquet

Tourniquet’s 2003 album Where Moth and Rust Destroy is definitely a metal album. I know a lot of people will groan out loud when they hear Tourniquet is a Christian metal group, if they didn’t know so already. That’s to be expected, Christian music on the most part doesn’t have a reputation for being very good. Tourniquet, though, is good. Their blend of thrash and progressive metal … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘Where Moth and Rust Destroy’ by Tourniquet

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Kill to Kill’ by Necro

Necro are a death metal band from a small country with a big sound. Hailing from the Dominican Republic, Necro have been around since 1995. Their first concert, which was held in a bar, was a tribute to Metallica.  More than 20 years later, they’ve continued to move forward, and from what I hear in “Kill to Kill,” they’ve been busy making their sound better … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Kill to Kill’ by Necro

Retro-Review: ‘Friends of Hell’ by Witchfinder General

Witchfinder General’s 1983 album Friends of Hell is for those who just couldn’t get enough of Black Sabbath’s sound from the early to mid 1970s. Their flavor of doom metal, which really wasn’t thought of as a genre then, would satisfy the fans of the dark sounds that Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward churned out from Master of Reality in 1971 … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘Friends of Hell’ by Witchfinder General

Sepulchral Sunday: ‘Barathrum’ by GPKism

When it comes to the big umbrella of what can be called “goth” music, Japan produces its own unique strain. Case and point, GPKism. The Japanese take on goth tends to keep the dark content, but combines it with faster beats and much more in the line of theatrics, sometimes giving you an almost overwhelming experience when all three come together. Case and point, GPKism’s … Continue reading Sepulchral Sunday: ‘Barathrum’ by GPKism

Female Friday: ‘Got to Fight’ by Anashi

Anashi haven’t been a band for almost 30 years but their music survives on YouTube. Hailing from Sweden, they churned out three demos of metal that you could say was in the vein of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. Their existence was pretty short, forming in 1987 and disbanding in 1989 before Metallica and grunge took over the hard rock world. I’ve picked out “Got … Continue reading Female Friday: ‘Got to Fight’ by Anashi

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Vultures Don’t Die’ by Overthrust

Overthrust are probably the best known death metal band in Africa. Upon listening to “Vultures Don’t Die,” you’ll find their growing fame is well deserved. The band from Botswana are giants in the African metal scene for a good reason, they produce quality tunes. It’s from their 2015 self-released album Desecrated Deeds to Decease. They’ve already seen their fandom spread into Europe and we can … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Vultures Don’t Die’ by Overthrust

Retro-Review: ‘Refuge Denied’ by Sanctuary

Sanctuary is probably best remembered as the band that Warrel Dane and Jim Sheppard were in before they founded Nevermore. There’s a world of difference between the two bands, which is obvious when one listens to Refuge Denied, Sanctuary’s 1988 debut album. Whereas Nevermore bordered on the verge of doom metal with its gut wrenching power hits, Sanctuary is pretty much straight-forward thrash. Sanctuary are … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘Refuge Denied’ by Sanctuary

Female Friday: ‘In My Hands’ by Amathyst

Amathyst were one of the bands that could be described as part of the Nu Metal scene that was big in the aughts. The Australian band shared many similarities to Linkin Park, particularly its use of two primary vocalists, with one handling the typical metal vocalist role and one handling the rapping vocals. Like most Nu Metal bands, they mixed a variety of metal influences … Continue reading Female Friday: ‘In My Hands’ by Amathyst

Throwback Thursday: ‘Mother’ by Danzig

Danzig (Dan-zig): Noun 1. The German name for Gdańsk in Poland. 2. Glenn Danzig, lead vocalist and songwriter/composer for the band Danzig. We all know the song “Mother.” It didn’t get much attention in the mainstream in its initial release on Danzig’s self-titled album. Those of us who had a copy of that prior to 1993, always recommended that song. What happened in 1993? Danzig released … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘Mother’ by Danzig

Aural-Visual Assaults: ‘Light Follow, Dark Stay’ by Svart Sorg

Svart Sorg are a black metal band that hail from Seoul, South Korea. I don’t know a lot about them, but I do know they are part of a “black metal circle” known as the Kvlt of Black Maria, which includes other black metal bands in the country. Upon listening to their song “Light Follow, Dark Stay,” the first thing that will jump to your … Continue reading Aural-Visual Assaults: ‘Light Follow, Dark Stay’ by Svart Sorg