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

Throwback Thursday: ‘God of Emptiness’ by Morbid Angel

Back in the summer of 1993, Morbid Angel released a little album titled Covenant. On Covenant was the song “God of Emptiness” which is our throwback video of the day. From what I understand, Covenant is the best selling death metal album of all time. Now, of that I’m not 100 percent sure. I am sure, though, that it got a lot of exposure, thanks … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘God of Emptiness’ by Morbid Angel

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘The Leader’ by Musta Paraati

Today’s tune is from Finnish goth/punk group Musta Paraati. This is the video for their song “The Leader” from their upcoming album Black Parade. Interestingly, this is the first album of new material since their 1984 album Käärmeet. Black Parade features all of the original members with the exception of vocalist Jore Vastelin who passed in 1993. Musta Paraati had a very, very long hiatus. They … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘The Leader’ by Musta Paraati

Retro-Review: ‘Life on the Ropes’ by Sick of it All

Sick of it All is one of those bands I’ve always known about but never really listened to. You can blame that on a number of factors, but probably the main one is just the lack of availability in my area. You never saw their albums on the music store shelves, heard them on the radio or saw their videos on MTV. Aside from magazines, … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘Life on the Ropes’ by Sick of it All

Throwback Thursday: ‘Down Deep into the Pain’ by Vai

Before Devin Townsend became known as one of creators of some of metal’s heaviest, strangest and most personal music, he was the singer for guitar superhero Steve Vai’s band Vai. It’s just been a little over 25 years since many of us were introduced to the kind of weird Canadian with an awesome voice, who honestly made the following song “Down Deep Into the Pain” … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘Down Deep into the Pain’ by Vai

Retro-Review: ‘From Beer to Eternity’ by Ministry

What happened to Ministry’s lyrics? That’s what I’m asking myself because I just listened to their 2013 album From Beer to Eternity several times over the last week. At the time of From Beer to Eternity’s release, Al Jourgensen, the founder, heart and soul of the band had declared it to be their last album due to the death of guitarist/bass guitarist Michael Scaccia on … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘From Beer to Eternity’ by Ministry

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Mt. Skull’ by Pig Destroyer

Today’s Tuesday Tune at Noon is brought to you by Pig Destroyer. Their video for “Mt. Skull” shows what kind of whackiness can happen when pallbearers’ work goes awry. “Mt. Skull” is a song from their album Head Cage, which is being released this Friday, Sept. 7. by Relapse Records. The 12-track album is the sixth from the Virginian grindcore band, which formed in 1997, … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Mt. Skull’ by Pig Destroyer

Throwback Thursday: ‘Black No. 1’ by Type O Negative

Of all the albums to miss on its 25th anniversary, I had to miss Bloody Kisses by Type O Negative. I bought this album around the time of its release, based on the awesomeness of today’s video: “Black No. 1.” The album itself was one of my favorites from that year. Sure, you had the songs that the goth ladies went crazy for like “Black … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘Black No. 1’ by Type O Negative

Retro-Review: ‘Elements’ by Atheist

It not sure what Atheist was going for with their third album Elements. On one hand, you have death metal pushed to its most technical and avante garde. On the other hand, you have a lot of “what is this even doing on this album?” Elements would be the last album by the band until 2010’s Jupiter. It followed their acclaimed 1991 album Unquestionable Presence, … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘Elements’ by Atheist