Band Interview: Voivod

Matt Albers In the realm of music, but particularly rock and heavy metal, something described as “progressive” usually means that it is pushing the boundaries of modern sounds into new ground or horizons. Typically, this brings to mind thoughts and images of the future. One of the most influential bands to incorporate this technique within…

Album Review: Reel Big Fish – “Candy Coated Fury”

By Matt Albers             Once upon a time, in the mid to late 1990s, there was a music movement that took off among fans and sustained a substantial fifteen minutes of fame through radio airplay. This movement was the peak of the third wave of ska. For those unfamiliar with the music, ska originated in…

Album Review: The Offspring – “Days Go By”

By Matt Albers             There are bands that tend to stick around far past their relevant welcome in pop culture. When those bands exhibit, at any point in their career, a sound that could be described as “punk,” it elicits mixed responses. The Offspring is an example of how big and successful a band with…