Album Review: Byzantine – The Cicada Tree

Byzantine – The Cicada Tree Review by: Erik D. Harshman     I’ve been with Byzantine since the beginning. That may sound like a metal snob elitist thing to say, but in this case it’s true. I recall, in 2004, hearing the epic breakdown on “Hatfield” on the “Metal” station on those music selection stations…

Album Review: Body Count – Bloodlust

Body Count, Bloodlust Review by Erik D. Harshman   Bloodlust may be the most socially, culturally and historically important album of the year.     Why?     First, Body Count has nearly always been a band that is a product of its time and environment. And this is no more resonate and important than right now!…

Album Review: Periphery III – Select Difficulty

Band: Periphery (Washington D.C.) Album: III – Select Difficulty Record Label: Sumerian Records Release Date: July 21, 2016 Periphery is one of those bands where you either really love them or you just don’t like them. It has taken so much for me to get into this band, for no reason other than the clean…

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: 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…

Nick’s Top 10 lists

Well hey there everyone! Nick here, bringing you my top ten lists of 2015. Yes it says lists, you know its really hard when you are a fan of multiple genres to make just one top ten list. . . even harder at keeping those lists at just TEN!!! 2015 has been a great year…