Nordahl’s List of Essential Metal From 2017

2017 has come and gone and now 2018 is blessing us with its freshness and downright bone-chilling coldness.  So when can I move to Florida or anywhere cheap and tropical?  Thank God we always have plenty of metal goodness to keep our blood flowing and get our bodies moving to generate some much needed warmth….

Chris’ Top albums of 2016

Nordahl’s List of Essential Metal From 2016 Let me be extremely late almost to the point of uncomfortable awkwardness for wishing you a Happy New Year. Hey – it’s still January and you might still be thinking you can keep one or more of your resolutions for 2017, so we’re good! What is being presented…

Album Review: Dark Tranquillity – Atoma

Band: Dark Tranquillity Album: Atoma Release Date: November 4, 2016 Record Label: Century Media These days it’s easy to just toss a band aside because they sound just like every other band or they lack talent. Dark Tranquillity, however is the exact opposite. Running alongside bands like In Flames, Soilwork and various other Melodic Death…

Album Review: My Missing Half – A Proper Hangman’s Knot (Boston, MA)

Band: My Missing Half Album: A Proper Hangman’s Knot From: Boston, MA My Missing Half is a four piece melodic death metal band from Boston, Massachucets, founded in 2011. The band consists of Bijan Hennessey on vocals and guitar, Alex Elwell on bass and John Matthews on drums. They released their powerful debut album The…

Band Interview: Nekrogoblikon

Matt Albers I don’t want to simply copy and paste my introduction from my last belated, overdue entry. But, if you read Angel’s interview with The Sword bassist Bryan Richie – as well as Nick’s photo gallery of their set at The Ready Room with Royal Thunder – the transition from the end of one year to the…

Album Review: Torchia – Ending Beginning (2015)

Thinking of great Death Metal acts around the world the most prominent country that comes to mind is Sweden. Well, with the likes of In Flames, Opeth, Bloodbath, Soilwork, etc.  its no  wonder too. After giving Finnish death metal act, Torchia, a listen on their newest demo EP ‘Ending Beginning‘ I am beginning to think…

Band Interview: All That Remains

Matt Albers Say what you want about Massachusetts’ All That Remains, but the metalcore quintet has become an undeniable success story in the world of modern metal and hard rock. The band’s latest album and seventh total, The Order of Things, was released in February 2015 and earned several positive reviews and accolades, including peaking at…

Photo Album: In Flames & All That Remains

For my, Nick’s, birthday on May 1st I wanted to celebrate the right way, hanging with friends and going to a metal show! The day started off right by going to see the new Avengers: Age of Ultron, which by the way kicked major ass and you need to go see it NOW!! After the movie…

Album Review: Furor Gallico – Songs From The Earth

Artist: Furor Gallico Album: Songs From The Earth Release Date: February 17, 2015 Furor Gallico is: Davide: Growl, Scream and Clean Vocals Luca: Guitar and Backing Vocals Mattia: Guitar Marco: Bass Mirko: Drum Paolo: Tin Whistles, Bouzouki & Bagpipes Becky: Celtic Harp Riccardo: Violin One thing I will always love about Folk Metal is the…

Album Review: At The Gates – At War With Reality

Too many times have bands taken a 10+ year hiatus in between albums and very seldom is that album successful. At The Gates of Gothenburg, Sweden have been one of the most influential bands in the Swedish Death Metal scene as a part of that Gothenburg sound or as many of you know it as…