Exploration: Killing Joke – Killing Joke (2003)

While I'm not insisting that Killing Joke is a metal band, by any stretch of the imagination, they do however exist comfortably in that "metal adjacent" category that musicians like Chelsea Wolfe or Amebix also fit in. Bands that are... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Conan – Monnos (2012)

If you're not listening to Conan, why not? Do you like massively heavy doom metal? If the answer is yes, then Conan needs to exist in your life. If no, you need to correct that and listen to Conan. Yes,... Continue Reading →

Skyclad – A Burnt Offering from the Bone Idol (1992)

On a recent episode of Banger TV they discussed the Top 10 or so "essential" Folk Metal albums and right off the bat decided that Skyclad's first album The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth to be the genre legend, meaning that this... Continue Reading →

Pagan Altar – Lords of Hypocrisy (2004)

And here we go... another band that is right up my alley that I've never listened to. Don't get me wrong, I've been very much aware of Pagan Altar for sometime now I just never took that dive, for whatever... Continue Reading →

EbonyLake – On the Eve of the Grimly Inventive (1999)

I recall hearing EbonyLake's 2011 album In Swathes of Brooding Light but now I can't really recall what it was like. Especially after hearing their previous debut album from twelve years earlier. This will give me good cause to revisit Brooding Light, but until... Continue Reading →

Grim Reaper – See You in Hell (1983), Fear No Evil (1985), Rock You to Hell (1987)

Every now and then I like to go back and explore these bands from the earlier to mid early (that's a thing) ear of metal. As my time as a metal devotee I'd often dismiss these early bands or NWOBHM... Continue Reading →

My Dying Bride – The Angel and the Dark River (1995)

Of those bands all lumped in to the supposed "Peaceville Three" category, My Dying Bride is the one that I think I listen to the least frequently. Maybe them and Paradise Lost. Anathema gets the most attention of those three... Continue Reading →

Black Sabbath – Headless Cross (1989)

"Black Sabbath? Again?" That's what I imagine my seven readers are saying. And yes, Black Sabbath again. As I explained before I've never been much of a Sabbath fan (Sabbath is how their fans refer to them, right) aside from the... Continue Reading →

Angel Witch – Angel Witch (1980)

Last night I went to the 2017 Decibel Tour (Kreator, Obituary, Midnight, Horrendous, and in Denver, Blood Incantation) and in between bands all night they were playing old NWOBHM. Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, the classics, some would say. The... Continue Reading →

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