Machine Head

June 5, 2013

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Machine Head (Oakland California)                   Through hate, you will find peace.  Or maybe, you’ll be left in pieces.   Even if Machine Head find peace, there is always hate renewed that fuels the best of what Machine Head does, which is to crush you to pieces.  So it’s […]

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December 14, 2012

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Gojira (Bayonne, France)                       Something massive is rising from the water.  The closer it gets, the louder it is.  Growling, stomping, quaking the ground under your feet.  And just before the sun rises, it hits the shore.  As it walks towards you it forms an eclipse from […]

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July 26, 2012

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Byzantine (Charleston, West Virginia)                     Infectious riffs and complex song-writing lie within this talented group.  They created a  truly great album in “…And They Shall Take Up Serpents.”  After the band departed a few years back, we are in luck that another chapter is to be written! […]

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Lamb of God

May 2, 2012

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Lamb of God  (Richmond, Virginia)                 Considered Groove Metal in the vein of Pantera, they have that southern fried fuck you kind of attitude.  Intricate southern blues influenced riffs, drums that seem to punch you in the face, and arguably one of the best metal vocalist’s in metal today […]

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Killswitch Engage

April 30, 2012

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Killswitch Engage (Westfield, Massachusetts)                   These metal-core kings are crowned as one of the biggest metal bands in the world and guilty of hooks that are way too catchy for your own good.  From studio giants to bringing it live, this band ain’t goin’ nowhere. Forming in 1999, […]

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Fear Factory

April 10, 2012

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Fear Factory (Los Angelas, California)                        The sounds that Fear Factory create could easily be the sounds inside the head of a terminator.  Industrial electronic noises and samples a midst tight rhythmic guitars threading along side the pummeling machine gun like double bass.  They were one of the first, if not […]

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March 31, 2012

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Anthrax (New York, New York)           The only band belonging to the Big 4 to represent the east coast, and that they did flawlessly.  Their infectious brand of thrash metal dented ear-drums with enthusiasm from the very start.  Guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Danny Lilker founded the band in 1981, the […]

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March 28, 2012

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Sepultura (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)                You could totally have put Sepultura in the same thrash juggernaut catagory as Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer.  It could have been the Big 6, easily. Why skip 5?  Because Testament should be on there at 5.  We can get into Exodus later.  Kreator too?! […]

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March 18, 2012

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Mastodon (Atlanta, Georgia)                 Out of the gates in 2000, they brought to the table music that fits their name.  Huge and powerful; a sound that really seemed to invoke images of large stampeding beasts. The album “Remission,” was the first album to really break through and truly fill […]

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Black Sabbath

March 16, 2012

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Black Sabbath (Aston, Birmingham, England)                 It may be safe to say that if Toni Iommi hadn’t gotten the tip of his finger chopped off in a shop accident, we would not have the doom laden sound created and projected for the first time on people’s home stereos with a self-titled release; […]

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March 15, 2012

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Pantera (Arlington, Texas)                What more can be said about one of the greatest metal bands ever to grace a stage with their vulgar display of power that hasn’t already been said before?  Dimebag Darrell, Guitarist, formed the band in 1981 with brother Vinnie Paul, Drummer, and although the […]

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