Colloquially, when one thinks of Van Halen, they think of Eddie Van Halen, the groundbreaking, incredibly talented and intrepid guitarist. However, the name of Van Halen has taken new meaning with Wolfgang, Eddie’s only son, who finally has his chance to stand out from not only the crowd, but from his father’s incredible legacy.
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Over the years, Sevendust have proven, time and time again, to be one of the most consistent rock/metal outfits out there. The Atlanta-based quintet have not only defined their own sound, but they have continually evolved on each album, without retreading things, wholesale.
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Throughout the years, few bands have been consistent in putting out stellar albums while aggressively expanding their sound. Whether it’s the more metalcore sounding Vengeance Falls, or the more heavy metal sounding Silence in the Snow, the growth of their skills and playing has proven immensely.
Since the demise of Creed, the instrumentalists joined forces with Myles Kennedy and formed Alter Bridge out of its ashes. Initially, many fans (including myself!) felt that it was just Creed part deux, and mostly had written them off. That is, until they dropped an absolute bombshell of an album, Blackbird. That album was just the start of what has proven to be a very prolific career.
Over the last decade, Wes Scantlin had been embroiled in arrests, drugs, and various difficulties in his personal and professional life. Within his personal struggles, there was always music that he managed to come back to. This album was a long time coming.
Thirteen. Thirteen years it took the band to produce this album. To call it epic would be a gross understatement at this point.
Leach’s mental health battle is front-and-center on this record. No holds barred, he breaks down the barriers of mental illness, and reassures their listeners that they are NOT alone in this battle, and that you can get help if you need it.
Baroness have been a force all their own in the 12 years since the debut of their Red Album. Coming full circle, they’re travel through the color map has come to Gold & Grey, releasing on June 14th, 2019.
Nearly fifteen years into his music career, Frank Carter has dropped a new album with his punk rock outfit Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes. Their take on modern punk rock is memorable, and unique to the point that others are trying to sound like them!
Post-metal seems to have come a long way over the last several years. The genre itself is a hard one to get into, unless you’re already a fan. The experimental approach to metal is one that’s hard to win with casual listeners.
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In 2016, In Flames dropped their album “Battles”, which had further divided their fan base. Unfortunately, the direction they were going had even pushed me to approach their new album, I, The Mask with caution. Howard Benson, a noted producer of rock and metal, had his fingers in both of the aforementioned albums. Over the years, many fans had complained that they had lost their edge, or just went into “radio rock” territory. I was inclined to agree with the view on their prior album.
ilvertung, a hard rock quartet that hails from Maryland, they’ve been driving hard the last decade or so. Between receiving a Jagermeister sponsorship and performing for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Tour, they keep pounded out their signature hard and athemic rock.