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

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

Throwback Thursday: ‘Nailed to the Gun’ by Fight

Back in the early 1990s, Rob Halford quit Judas Priest and formed his own band. There was a lot of discussion and fanfare on what he was going to do. Fight was what he did and they were introduced to the world at large with today’s featured song: “Nailed to the Gun.” It was a good move, the song kicked ass and thousands of metal … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘Nailed to the Gun’ by Fight

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Callow’ by Therapy?

I wouldn’t advise the video ‘Callow’ by Therapy? to people who have the heebie-jeebies about seeing bad things happen to finger nails. “Callow” is from the Northern Irish group’s album Cleave, which was released Sept. 21. This video, though, was released back in May. It’s a pretty fast number with rather dark lyrics, which seems to be something that Therapy? is good at. They’re a … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Callow’ by Therapy?

Throwback Thursday: ‘Autumn Twilight’ by Cathedral

With the Autumnal Equinox falling on Saturday the days will grow shorter and the nights longer. So, what better way to greet the new season with “Autumn Twilight” by Cathedral. “Autumn Twilight” is my favorite song off their 1992 EP Soul Sacrifice. This EP was released just months before their landmark album The Ethereal Mirror. Soul Sacrifice at only four songs leaves an impact on … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘Autumn Twilight’ by Cathedral

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘My Life My Rules’ by Combichrist

“My Life My Rules” is from aggrotech group Combichrist’s 2016 album This is Where Death Begins. Not exactly safe for work, this rocking video might help put a little bump into your Tuesday doldrums. Combichrist marked their 15th year of existence this year. The Atlanta-based group was founded by Norwegian  Andy LaPlegua. For those unfamiliar with them, Combichrist has an aggressive spirit reminicent of electro-rock groups … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘My Life My Rules’ by Combichrist

Retro-Review: ‘Transcendence Into the Peripheral’ by diSEMBOWELMENT

Transcendence into the Peripheral by diSEMBOWELMENT is a strange album and kind of a challenge to review. Seriously, what am I supposed to call their style? It’s not quite death metal. Not quite doom. Not quite grind. They’re closest to the funeral-doom of Skepticism, but that doesn’t feel quite right either. Instead, it sounds like this nebulous entity that exists outside of classification, waiting to … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘Transcendence Into the Peripheral’ by diSEMBOWELMENT

Retro-Review: ‘Dimensions’ by Believer

Believer’s 1993 album Dimensions is one of those albums I took a chance on due to the glowing reviews from Borivoj Krgin. Krgin was the reviewer I trusted most at Metal Maniacs and when he said something was exceptional, I usually took that as a cue to go buy an album. I wouldn’t usually pick up an album by a band from the Christian scene. … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘Dimensions’ by Believer