Happy Game Of Thrones Sunday! Happy Cinco de Mayo! As of today, I've officially been a resident of the city of Los Angeles for 6 years. Although not technically, because I still don't have a CA driver's license. Oh well. Someday. Cheers to transience! RULES for uninitiated noobs: I give birth to a weekly Mix [...]
Well, it's that time of year again, and as a student I can say that the month of December is nothing short of hell on earth - which is why my year-end lists usually don't come together properly until January/February. Add to this the fact that 2012 was an absolutely incredible year with an inconceivable ... The post Matt's Top Ten Albums Of 2012 appeared first on Metal Injection .
It's been a busy day, people. I was up at 6am preparing to run the Los Angeles Halloween Half-Marathon downtown. I'll write a full recap tomorrow when more details/photos have been posted, but I did pretty well I think. Well, for me I did well. I did not set a personal record or anything, but [...]
If our own Dave Mustein's recent rave review of Blut Aus Nord's Cosmosophy really made you wanna hear the album, you're in luck, 'cause it's not streaming in full over at The Deciblog. If our own Dave Mustein's recent rave review of Blut Aus Nord's Cosmosophy didn't really make you wanna hear the album, well, I'm sure you can find [...]
Banner by Cysquatch Hey MetalSucks people! Thanks for reading! We want your input on something. It's a big issue, a massively complex and nuanced question, so think carefully and answer honestly: Do u like winter or not? Are u able to find the fun of freezing ballz/boobz and windburned wangs? Are u an adventure sportist, [...]
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Trilogies are always a tightrope walk. All too often, artists start off running, throwing down their best material as they set the stage for a revolutionary, revelatory trilogy. After that first album, though, the musicians start to wobble a little, and the second release is rarely compelling enough to warrant interest in the trilogy's conclusion. [...]
In five days it'll be October, which in my mind signifies the beginning of Fall. And do you know what that means? Pumpkin beer, yes. Football, yes. Hay rides, of course. All great stuff, who am I to say otherwise? But if you're an anti-social shut-in who hates fun (I'm assuming as much because you're ... The post THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases Out Today - 9/25 appeared first on Metal Injection .
I performed my own little social experiment tonight. I refilled the prescription pills I was given to control my weird stomach issues. Then I left the bottle on the kitchen counter to see if anyone would try to steal them. No one did. Then, for the first time in maybe ten years, I looked at [...]
Banner by Cysquatch Ahoy there MetalSucks readers! Have u ever boarded one of those newfangled heavy metal cruise ships? Sounds amazing right? A festival that floats. A bottomless buffet of br00tality. A metal super-show that u can exit to use a private toilet. Nice! So it's wild that this week a high-powered loud music nautical excursion [...]
What the fuck am I look at here? I dunno, but I like. It's like a tree stump, but upside down, and one thing I can tell you is, there are not many upside down tree stumps in the world - at least not that I've ever seen. Also, snakes that turn into hands at [...]
Mutilation Rites Empyrean Prosthetic 22 May 2012 by Tom Dare Brief Guide On How To Make Black Metal In 2012: 1) Pick your basic influence. This should be a Scandinavian band active in the early 1990s or Bathory. 2) Decide whether to A) simply rip off said band or B) do something new. If A), you're done. If B), move on to number 3. [...]
All this week, Tom Dare has been guiding you through how Black Metal has evolved over the course of the last two decades (check out parts one , two , three and four if you haven't already). Now, as the week draws to a close, we've asked Tom to put together the songs that have made it happen into a Spotify Slaylist , and in doing to to lovingly cobble them together in an order that somehow tries to make sense of the wildly differing styles that constitute the genre these [...]
If every metal subgenre had its own table in the middle-school cafeteria, black metal would probably be the too-cool clique that wouldn't let you sit with them. Its slow, drone-like state says to thrash, “We don’t want to be fast like you!” Its drawn-out tracks of 10 minutes or more say to grindcore, "We don’t want to be choppy and short like you!” And its dark, cancerously evil tone says to prog and pop, “We don’t want to have falsetto and wailing guitar solos like you!” That exclusivity is amplified when the music in question comes from France: the [...]
. . . Editor’s Note: If any of you happen to be fluent in Norwegian, you could pick up the November 2011 issue of Metal Hammer (available only in Norway and only in Norwegian) and read this interview in its mother tongue. For our readers without this ability, we present a translation of guest contributor Bob Furtado’s Q&A with Vindsval below. In the wake of true rebellion lies a purity and truth that I feel has long been abandoned by the blackened hordes. Blut Aus Nord carelessly warp the sound [...]
Since January 1, The Orchard has added over 60,000 UPCs to its digital distribution catalog. These ten grabbed our crate-diggin' hearts faster than we could say "Nyan Cat Triple Bypass." The New Mastersounds: Breaks From the Border [Tallest Man] Seventh album of warm retro-leaning funk and soul-jazz from these long-grooving Brits, this is The ...
Here are the facts as we know them: Blut Aus Nord is the one-man black metal project of a Frenchman who calls himself Vindsval. Vindsval debuted his whole thing in 1994, but he has allowed the public to learn basically nothing about him in the years since, which is fine, since guys who make black metal often turn out to be either (1) sociopaths or (2) boring nerds. (There are even some boring nerd sociopaths.) I hadn't heard of him before this year, when he released the first two volumes of his 777 album trilogy, which is getting [...]
First off, I feel obligated to preface this “Best of” list by admitting that this posting will in no way bolster my metal cred. If I presented this list to any of my metal friends, I would probably be laughed out of the room. I would prefer to consider this list as more of a layperson’s guide to metal, a pair of floaties for those of you willing to get your toes wet in the vast, primordial ocean of metal. That being said, it’s been a good year for metal. This year saw major releases from some of [...]