Posts tagged "metal"

Album artwork of 'The Downward Spiral' by Nine Inch Nails

The Downward Spiral Nine Inch Nails

Trent Reznor set a benchmark in the industrial rock genre whilst simultaneously providing a form of therapy for millions of angst-filled listeners.

Album artwork of 'Gore' by Deftones

Gore Deftones

Without sacrificing the brutality fans have come to expect from Deftones, Gore strikes a delightful balance. Perhaps the band's most accessible record to date.

Album artwork of 'Dissociation' by The Dillinger Escape Plan

Dissociation The Dillinger Escape Plan

Furious metal rackets trade blows with soft, elegant jazz fusion and string arrangements, and the whole exchange is gorgeous and horrible at the same time.

Stained red photograph of Thom Yorke performing onstage

13 songs for a horrible Halloween

Let's face it, Halloween playlists can be awful. Here lies an alternative lineup of frightening songs. More treats than tricks, we promise.

By André Dack

Album artwork of 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct' by Metallica

“Show those ruffians how it’s done” – André and Fred listen to Metallica

Metallica roll back the years with a tight, rollicking ride, wiping the smug looks off our faces in the process.

By André Dack & Frederick O'Brien

Album artwork of 'Toxicity' by System of a Down

Toxicity System of a Down

It may not be the best in its class, but Toxicity still has a charm to it. The record is a worthwhile listen for turn of the century flavour metal.

Album artwork of 'Murder the Mountains' by Red Fang

Murder the Mountains Red Fang

This album is a solid and grounded metal music offering with interesting vocal themes, expansive drums, and raucous riffs. Well worth a try.

Album artwork of 'Gold & Grey' by Baroness

Gold & Grey Baroness

Gold & Grey strives to be an epic of sorts, with its sprawling tracklist and adventurous sonic deviations. Despite some frustrations, it largely succeeds.

Album artwork of 'Fear Inoculum' by Tool

Fear Inoculum Tool

While we can all appreciate a slow build, a rolling riff, and an expansive soundscape, TOOL's 90-minute non-epic leaves much to be desired.

Album artwork of Lovely mutant cauliflower by This frilly ape

This frilly ape's 'Lovely mutant cauliflower' as weird and wonderful as it sounds

It's quite the fusion of sounds, and huge credit goes to Rumerio for creating something so distinctive. It's rather captivating, truth be told.

By André Dack