March 28, 2013

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Origin (Topeka, Kansas)              Searing riffs leap toward you attacking the stratospheric barrier and destroying the ozone layer, dooming us with catastrophic consequences.  Origin’s riffs are dangerous, but just too bad-ass to be left behind bars.  So instead of conviction, they are released into the atmosphere, further convincing you that this is one […]

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October 12, 2012

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Cynic (Miami, Florida)                 With a major influence of jazz, Cynic were ahead of their time in fuzzing jazz with metal, and the only metal band where the vocalist used/uses an octave generator, vocoder, for his clean vocals most of the time.  Once you hear this band, their sound […]

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September 24, 2012

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Atheist (Sarasota, Florida)            Opt in for a front row seat of fresh metalic creativity.  These guys are total pros and would give you nothing more than what you can move to.  Chalked full of inventive musical passages, interesting tempo shifts, and a marriage of styles that makes this band a treat to […]

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Faceless, The

August 22, 2012

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The Faceless (Encino, California)                         The Faceless were probably abducted by the most sinister aliens ever, that upon release because of their metal playing prowess, were told to spread the message of the aliens through sound.  And what came after was bouts of sonic explosions dense […]

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August 17, 2012

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Nevermore (Seattle, Washington)               These progressive metal maniacs had been at this game for damn near 20 years, amassing a huge fan base and harboring one of the best guitarists in metal Mr. Jeff Loomis.  This talented band took their music to new heights each time out, never disappointing […]

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May 21, 2012

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Suffocation (Long Island, New York) Picture this.  You have a huge room full of people gone senselessly crazy, tearing their own flesh off of their bodies, and using the ripped off pieces as weapons as they attack each other relentlessly.  That’s the environment you feel like you’re in when listening to Suffocation.  Bone crushing brutality […]

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Between the Buried and Me

April 21, 2012

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Between the Buried and Me (Raleigh, North Carolina)                   Between the Buried and Me got their name within the lyrics of a song called “Ghost Town” by Counting Crows.  Pretty metal huh?  The members of BTBAM combine for a wide variety of influences that take you to the […]

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Morbid Angel

March 26, 2012

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Morbid Angel (Tampa, Florida)                 Trey Azagthoth; one of the founders/lead guitarist of Morbid Angel.  His last name makes it sound like you have a lisp.  But his guitar makes it sound like you’ve entered eternal damnation.  In a good way.  Morbid Angel, originally starting in 1984, are one of the […]

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March 24, 2012

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Death (Long Island, New York)                  Chuck Schuldiner was born in 1967 growing up in Long Island, New York.  In 1983, he began to form Death.  His goal; to create something heavier and more extreme than what anyone had heard before.  One of Chucks favorite bands at the time was […]

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March 15, 2012

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Meshuggah (Umea, Sweden)                  The name Meshuggah, spelled a little different (meshuga), is Yiddish and means Crazy; Senseless.  Which sums up their music nicely. Some people can’t comprehend their progressive, poly-rhythmic precise, jazz influenced brand of metal.  Most of their craziness is accomplished over that of a 4/4 […]

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