Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘When the Jackals Come’ by Immolation

I reviewed Immolation’s 2013 album Kingdom of Conspiracy back in May. If there’s one thing you can say about them, it’s that they’re consistently good and don’t disappoint. Considering how many bands have a tendency to become pale shadows of their former selves over time, that’s quite an achievement. Over their 30 years of existence, Immolation still releases material of ever-increasing quality. “When the Jackals … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘When the Jackals Come’ by Immolation

Monday Midnight Music: ‘Vixen in Disguise’ by Clan of Xymox

Clan of Xymox has been around a very long time. Formed as a trio in 1981, they released 16 albums since then. “Vixen in Disguise” is from the Dutch group’s 2017 album Days of Black, released by Metropolis Records. Only one of the original trio, Ronny Moorings remains in the band. As you can tell, Clan of Xymox is a goth-rock group, in the same … Continue reading Monday Midnight Music: ‘Vixen in Disguise’ by Clan of Xymox

Throwback Thursday: ‘Hollowman’ by Entombed

I know, I know, everybody does “Throwback Thursday.” But hey, it’s a great concept and what better way to start than with Entombed and their song “Hollowman.” This is a video from their 1993 EP Hollowman. Later that year, their landmark album Wolverine Blues would come out. I’m not exactly sure why it came out so shortly before Wolverine Blues — maybe they wanted to … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘Hollowman’ by Entombed

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Grey Garden’ by Windhand

It’s a gloomy wet Tuesday in my part of the world and what better music to play than some doom metal. So today we’re going with “Grey Garden” by Windhand. Windhand hails from Virginia, a state I used to live in. Their 2015 album Greif’s Infernal Flower was both a critical and sales success for the band. Prior to that, they released two albums, a … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Grey Garden’ by Windhand

Monday Midnight Music: ‘Night Swimming’ by Dentist

You don’t really think of the words “dreamy” and “dentist” in the same sentence, but here we’ll make an exception. This is the official music video for “Night Swimming” the title track from Dentist’s third album which was released July 20, 2017, on Cleopatra Records. I haven’t heard any of the other songs by them, but I’d hope that that “Night Swimming” is indicative of … Continue reading Monday Midnight Music: ‘Night Swimming’ by Dentist

Farewell Friday: ‘Kingdom of Fire’ by Monstrosity

‘Kingdom of Fire’ is a track by Monstrosity off their upcoming album The Passage of Existence. As we have come to expect from Monstrosity, “Kingdom of Fire” is pull-no-punches death metal. It’s pretty straight forward, which is a good approach if you do it well, like Monstrosity does. Hailing from Fort Lauderdale, which is in that Eden of death metal known as Florida, the band … Continue reading Farewell Friday: ‘Kingdom of Fire’ by Monstrosity

Thursday Midday Music: ‘Henkselipoika’ by Korpiklaani

Admittedly, I’m not very familiar with “folk metal.” But from Korpiklaani’s video for “Henkselipoika,” I think it’s something I can get into. What is folk metal? According to Wikipedia: Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s. It is characterized by the widespread use of folk instruments and, to a lesser extent, traditional singing styles. It also sometimes features … Continue reading Thursday Midday Music: ‘Henkselipoika’ by Korpiklaani

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Obsolete Beings’ by Voivod

If there’s ever been a band that’s persevered in good times and bad, it’s Voivod. While they may have never broken through to the mainstream, they have managed to maintain a 30-plus year career and have a big influence on metal. Here’s the video for “Obsolete Beings” taken from their upcoming album The Wake, coming out from Century Media Records on Sept. 21. The video … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Obsolete Beings’ by Voivod

Monday Midnight Music: “Zero Day” by Nothing

Relapse Records is releasing Dance on the Blacktop by Nothing, a band out of Philadelphia, on Aug. 24. To pave the way, they released a video for the song “Zero Day.” It’s sort of like a metal version of shoegaze rock, which was popular in the late 1990s and early aughts. Anyway, I haven’t heard anything else on the album or any other songs by … Continue reading Monday Midnight Music: “Zero Day” by Nothing