June 11, 2013

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 Kreator  (Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)                  When you speak of thrash metal giants, you have to mention the mighty Kreator.  They have the pace you need and the chops you heed, turning you into a human windmill in no time flat.  You can put them in with Testament, Anthrax, […]

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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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Death Angel

March 28, 2013

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Death Angel (San Francisco, California)                        Thrash metal Juggernauts Death Angel can still pack a lunch.  I mean punch.  I’m not talkin’ punch bowl either, although they may spike it.  They were a band budding right along with the Big 4 and other prominent thrashers at the time […]

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Celtic Frost

August 21, 2012

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Celtic Frost (Zurich, Switzerland)                  Many people consider Celtic Frost Extreme Metal as a term to encompass the different sub-genres they harnessed into their sound including, death, thrash, black, doom, and gothic metal.  One of the most influential metal bands to date, they are still one of the heaviest to […]

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August 18, 2012

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Ministry (Chicago, Illinois)                 Before Nine Inch Nails there was someone else using electronics for metallic purposes, and Ministry perfected that art over many releases.  You’ll find their influence in many a place from their riffs to the usage of samples and electronic accompaniment, such as Fear Factory or Rammstein. […]

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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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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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Strapping Young Lad

July 17, 2012

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Strapping Young Lad (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)                  I don’t give a fuck!  That’s what Strapping Young Lad has to say.  Their way, is their way, and that wouldn’t change for nothing or no-one.  So heavy and in-your-face an anvil to the dome would feel like a pillow […]

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June 29, 2012

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Possessed (San Francisco, California)              Dark clouds hover above with the promise of a storm.  And storm it did.  In the mid 80’s Possessed were a hurricane of creativity and evil themes, helping give the ultimate birth to Death Metal.  At the time there were bands such as Celtic Frost, […]

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Konsortium, The

May 3, 2012

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The Konsortium (Oslo, Norway)                 Encompassed in mystery they stay quite cryptic in simply being ‘members’ of The Konsortium.  No names.  No Faces.  Only masks.  The music thought up behind those masks is very interesting to say the least.  Drenched in the art of black metal, they stretch […]

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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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April 30, 2012

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Watchtower (Austin, Texas)                    Progressive Metal would not be the same without this band.  Technical metal masters having honed skills to break the mold and show you that there is more than being loud and fast, still making it obtainable and marketable.           […]

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