Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pure Molten Metal: What Makes A Band Metal?

After reading a short article on Metal Undeground about metal and image, then debating people in the comment section, I decided to make my opinions fully known here on my own personal soap box. The author brought up 2 up and coming bands that are flown under the metal flag, Ghost and Ancient VVisdom, whom are not the typical metal band that would fit a bill with Sodom or Autopsy. They have the look, they have the lyrical inspiration, but do they have the sonic capabilities to be considered "metal"? In that line of thinking, what does it actually mean to be metal? Is it being fast and furious? Is it soaring vocals? Is it twin guitar harmonies that shred the living daylights out of mere mortals? Is it corpse paint that brings to mind the living dead? The answer............who the hell knows!?!?!


Ancient VVisdom – “The Opposition”


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Favorite Metal Albums of 2012

Well hi there folks! It’s been a long time since you all have been privy to my delicate words of wisdom, my insightful bits of astuteness that stick to your brain like a gallon of sugar drenched in pancake syrup. In my long absence the human race has survived the impending Mayan apocalypse, the majesty that is the holiday season, and we look forward to maniacs hording guns and trying to hold off the gummement from stealing their assault rifles. In the midst of all this fun, the year of 2012 ended and 2013 is now in full swing. And what does that mean for all us keyboard bandits? YEAR END ALBUM LISTS!!!!!!!^%!&$!^%!!!!&^%!(&*!!!!! Who else could be more excited than metal enthusiasts spending all their time looking for the latest and greatest bands that no one else has heard of?! Now I know that this is a little later than most other sites, hell this is probably the latest one on the interwebz, but that doesn’t mean that my list is not chock full of metal goodness. It may not be the most underground list but damned if I did not enjoy the hell out of these albums. So please enjoy, debate, tell me I’m wrong, and then we can all get on with our lives. Peace out homies.