Polished, Polish, & Magic Metal
Excuse the terrible title, It’s just a nod to what one of my friends called this album once. Moving on, today we will have a look at what is considered by many Death Metal fans, to be an essential part of a collection and an album that helped pave they way for the Technical Death Metal genre. Also I’ll recommend a song that recently came out by one of my favourite bands; The Crossed; at the end of the review.
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The Album the Whole World Heard
Today we look at Nirvana’s most popular and best selling album; Nevermind.
An album so famous that very few people haven’t heard at least one song from it in their lifetime and one that is often considered a gold standard for 90’s music.
Continue reading “Music Review: Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)”
The great, the ok and the “oh how we wish we could forget that happened”
Well, it’s that time of year again where we have to swap out our calender’s, make false promises to ourselves that we will with 100% certainty break and also the time for recaps! In the final Frank Mayer article of 2017 We’ll be taking a look at the 2 best albums released this year, the 2 most average ones and the 2 albums that made us shake our heads in a mixture of emotions that are minimally positive. I’ll also be doing a short QnA (Questions and Answers) in the comments so if any of you have something you’d like to ask, feel free to do so. Continue reading “Music Review: The list of 6, 2017”
With the departure of the original vocalist shortly after the release of their EP, the future for Thy Art is Murder is looking a little bit hazy. As with most small local bands, a hazy future means no future. This was not the case for Thy Art is Murder, like a phoenix from the ashes they found a replacement vocalist and helped boost the Deathcore genre to new heights of popularity.
Warning: This album contains themes that could be considered VERY offensive to some and should be ignored by anybody who is easily offended.
Continue reading “Music Review: Thy Art is Murder – The Adversary (2009)”
Musical genres are in place to easily identify what form of music a specific group makes and so that listeners don’t stray too far from what they are searching for. It’s often considered a bad move to incorporate too many genres in a single band, and more specifically, on a single album but today we have a look at an album where several songs are in a different genre and it works perfectly. Continue reading “Music Review: Gojira – The Way of All Flesh (2008)”
Brutality, controversy and the beginnings of a genre
It’s the early 2000’s and for many years the metal world has been gradually growing into more genres than you can count! One of the genres to grow from the Extreme Death Metal family was Deathcore, a blend of Death Metal and Grindcore; which is fast, heavy and abrasive. Today we’ll be taking a look into the beginnings of arguably one of the most popular early Deathcore bands still around; Thy Art is Murder.
Warning: The contents of this article contain song titles, and themes that are not suitable for everybody. They contain, violent, anti-religious and misogynistic themes.
I do not support the views present in these songs I just enjoy the music.
Continue reading “Music Review: Thy Art is Murder – This Hole is not Deep Enough for the Twelve of You/Infinite Death (Demo and EP review)”
The time that too many cooks made the dish better
Today take a look at an album that is slightly obscure but amazingly good. A small band from Melbourne, Victoria in Australia, they are extremely underated so lets shed some light on Witchgrinder’s second album; Haunted Continue reading “Music Review: Witchgrinder – Haunted (2015) (Random Music review)”
The Devil Shuffled His Feet a Lot
After the first album with new singer William DuVall was a moderate success, Alice In Chains was now set on producing another album in the hopes of shifting their sound further away from the classic Alice In Chains we have all grown used to. Unfortunately, experimentation does not always end well as we find out here. Continue reading “Music Review: Alice In Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)”
The times have changed
The 90’s are over and grunge is literally a dead genre by this point. Seriously, not a single original grunge album has been released since 1999. It’s now 2006 and of the big 4 of grunge; Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, only Pearl Jam is still together. In this review we cover the reformation of Alice In Chains and peer into the new style of sound that they would become known for.
Continue reading “Music Review: Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way to Blue (2009)”
The End of an Era
In the last review, we went slightly off the chronological track and peered into the 2 Acoustic releases. It’s now 1995, and Alice In Chains is at its peak, with Grunge all but dead by this point. With Nirvana having disbanded only a year earlier, Alice In Chains isn’t facing too much competition. Today we delve into the Self Titled album and take a look at the amazing piece of work that brought a tragic end to an era of music, the likes of which the world will never see again.
Continue reading “Music Review: Alice In Chains – Alice In Chains (self titled 1995 release)”