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

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Damned if You Do’ by Metal Church

Metal Church are approaching the end of their fourth decade of existence and what better way to mark it than with a new album. Sure, Damned If You Do will still be around a year shy of their 40th year of existence, but hey, you can’t wait around for anniversaries when it comes to the musical spark. Anyway, this is the video for “Damned if … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Damned if You Do’ by Metal Church

Sepulchral Sunday: ‘Unfulfilled Promise’ by Astari Nite

Florida is probably best known as a land of sunshine, beaches, invasive species and gun-toting Republicans. It’s not the kind of environment where one would expect to incubate darkwave music, let alone have much of a darkwave scene. But, it is the home of Astari Nite, the band who wrote the rather old-school goth sounding “Unfulfilled Promise.” It’s a pretty good song with all the … Continue reading Sepulchral Sunday: ‘Unfulfilled Promise’ by Astari Nite

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Empty Streets’ by In the Woods …

In the Woods … is described as a “psychedelic black metal band” on their Wikipedia entry. Whether I agree with that remains to be seen as they are new to me and I’ve only hear a handful of songs. So far, I’m not sure what separates “psychedelic black metal” from “black metal.” “Empty Streets” is from their upcoming album Cease the Day, which will be … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Empty Streets’ by In the Woods …

Sepulchral Sunday: ‘God Machine’ by VV & the Void

VV & the Void are a band that can fit under many different labels: Goth, dark wave or drone. Whatever you want to call them, they strike all the chord that all goth music should. “God Machine” is the video from their first album The Upper Room. It was released earlier this year on Cleopatra Records, which is known for its support of artists on … Continue reading Sepulchral Sunday: ‘God Machine’ by VV & the Void

Throwback Thursday: ‘Never’ by Souls at Zero

Souls at Zero was pretty much Wrathchild America under a different name. The name change was apparently driven by the fact they were dropped from their label and that they were adopting a different sound. How different? I really don’t know. I never really had much of opportunity to listen to Wrathchild America before Souls at Zero. From what I hear, the biggest change is … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘Never’ by Souls at Zero

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Hunt for White Christ’ by Unleashed

Yeah, I know, another lyric video. I’m not a fan of the format, but when you have a song like “The Hunt for White Christ” by Unleashed, you can make an exception. I must’ve been really out of the loop, because the albums by old-school death metal bands are sounding awesome. “Sound” as in production wise. Unleashed’s sound is damn near perfect here, with deep … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Hunt for White Christ’ by Unleashed

Throwback Thursday: ‘New Millennium Cyanide Christ’ by Meshuggah

Meshuggah have been on the metal scene long enough where bands who were influenced by bands they influenced are on the scene. While they first rose to prominence in the mid-1990s, they’ve been around since 1987. “New Millennium Cyanide Christ,” from their 1998 album Chaosphere, gives you an idea what Meshuggah is all about. They have a distinct sound which is marked by its precision … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘New Millennium Cyanide Christ’ by Meshuggah

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Dirty’ by Sevendust

Sevendust is one of those bands you can almost identify right away. I think a lot of that is due to vocalist Lajon Witherspoon and drummer Morgan Rose who both have sounds that are uniquely their own. The two men have been part of the band since its formation in 1994 and along with Clint Lowery, Vinnie Hornsby and John Connolly have kept their sound … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Dirty’ by Sevendust