In a genre as insular and niche as black metal is, it stands to reason that the eschewing of live performance and interviews in favor of reclusive mystique leaves the door wide open - almost insists upon - recordings created entirely by the efforts of a single person
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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Monday, February 17, 2014
Heavy metal isn't the most romantic of genres. There's a lot of brutality, violence, death and destruction in the music. However, on this Valentine's Day, we feature the softer side of metal, namely hair bands. And nearly every hair metal band in the '80s and early '90s had at least one power ballad when fans at concerts would fire up their lighters (that was before cell phones, kids). So break out the acid-washed jeans and the hairspray and enjoy a guilty Valentine's Day pleasure of some of the best hair metal ballads
Friday, February 7, 2014
Once a month we delve into an iconic metal band's catalog and rank their five best albums. This month we shine the spotlight on Helloween. The legendary German band helped popularize power metal, and have released a ton of great records over their long career. Check out our picks for their top five, and post in the comments below what your choice is for their best album.