In last month’s column, I discussed my love for melodeath and how it got introduced to me by a dear friend of mine who continues to be a major part of my life to this day. Of course, with melodeath going into an interesting direction (trance elements?), we have to talk about one of the more fun yet confusing genres in the metal world.
Also, talking about this genre has made me realize just how damn angry I was back when I first discovered metal. No kid should have the sheer amount of pent-up rage that I did when I was 13/14. Of course, now at 24, my anger has simmered, but it’s still there, hiding underneath the niceties and the spite that seems to power the entire core of my being.
It’s gross outside. Let’s talk metal for a bit and forget about the moistness of this Monday afternoon. Here’s some news you might have missed from today:
Leading off, Maryland Deathfest announced the first wave of bands playing its 17th edition next Memorial Day. The highlights from this crop? Immolation, Pestilence, Mortician, Vomitory, Tomb Mold, Full of Hell and a bunch more. Peep the full list here — and maybe think about starting your anti-cancellation prayers ahead of time. Like, today.
Annnnd, here we are on another Monday. After battling with the lawn and way too many too long trips with too many wheelbarrow loads of mulch I need an extra day. Trying to be the essential “Hammer of the Gods” just didn’t work out. But, I tried. Counts for something I guess. So, to trudge painfully into this new week we will. Anyway, it was still good though, it was warm and the sun was out for the most part. However, no one wants to hear belly aching but everyone wants to hear some good music right? Yes! And, like we usually do on Monday there’s a playlist below of what tickled our collective fancy last week and is perfect for today. Head on over to our YouTube channel and subscribe then hit the play button. Stay with us, we’ll see you soon.. Continue reading →
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from over the weekend:
Leading off, Rammstein‘s Friday evening set at the Rock Am Ring festival was cancelled as the festival was forced to evacuate due to concerns over a possible terrorism threat. Thankfully, nothing came of the threat and the festival was able to resume the next day.