Category Metal


Amaranthe – Massive Addictive

Amaranthe – Massive Addictive Release Date: October 21, 2014 Label: Spinefarm Records FCC OK Try: 4, 7, 11 Although Amaranthe have only been around for 5 years or so, the Swedish–Danish power pop metal sextet feels like their pedigree extends further. It could be that guitarist/keyboardist Olaf Mörck has been a part of the Gothenburg’s […]


Alice in Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

Alice in Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here Release Date: May 28, 2013 Label: Capitol Records FCC OK Try:  2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 After a 14-year wait, 2009’s Black Gives Way to Blue was a welcome return for Alice in Chains, which showed the reformed band had fresh vigor and was still […]


Dethklok – Dethalbum III

Dethklok – Dethalbum III Release Date: October 16, 2012 Label: Williams Street Records FCC: 1, 3, 6, 7 Try: 2, 4 , 8, 10, 12 I dig everything Brendan Small has been associated with thus far: the two brilliant animated series Home Movies and Metalocalypse; his solo project Galaktikon; and, of course, the overall phenomenon […]


Venom – From the Very Depths

Venom – From the Very Depths Release Date: January 26, 2015 Label: Spinefarm FCC: 3, 6, 10 Try: 2, 7, 13, 14 Not many bands make an impact—let alone spawn genres—but Venom can safely tick those off on their bucket list. Album #14 finds the trio settling into the grooves of their latest lineup, with […]


Apocalyptica – Wagner Reloaded

Apocalyptica – Wagner Reloaded Release Date: November 18, 2013 Label: Sony Music FCC OK (all instrumental, thankfully) Try: ALL …it’s quite good! But faves include 3, 5, 8, 11, 12 Apocalyptica are doubtlessly bar-setting genre-definers. As the first band that claimed to “redefine the cello”, the Finns captured the eyes and ears of the music […]


2CELLOS – Celloverse

2CELLOS – Celloverse Release Date: January 27, 2015 Label: Sony Music FCC OK (instrumental) Try: 1, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13 Another name now confidently exists in the crossover cello community, as the Croation duo 2Cellos continues to blow up the Youhole with 100M total views—1/3 of which are thanks to their take on AC/DC’s […]


Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor (Hell, etc.)

Three years after Born Villain brought him back to his simpler NiN inspired sounds, Manson returns with a rousing change of pace. Without deviating too much from his stalwart formula, Manson on The Pale Emperor has explored a much blusier side of his psyche. This is Marilyn Manson the Blue edition. Elements of the current wave of blues […]


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