“It starts with one”. Those four words, accompanied by the iconic keyboard intro, make up what is arguably one of the greatest and most well-known moments in metal since the turn of the millennium. Joined by three other singles, 'In The End' helped in making 'Hybrid Theory' the legendary debut album we know it is today.
While it does show off his personality and wide musical taste, and though it contains some diamonds hidden in the rough, 'CMFT' is a disappointing, middle-of-the-road debut offering from Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman, Corey Taylor.
Eskimo Callboy are taking the metal world by storm. Since the release of their monumental single, 'Hypa Hypa', and through their new EP, 'MMXX', their popularity has only continued to grow, and for good reason. 'MMXX' is one of the most refreshing releases of this year, perfectly capturing the core essence of the band, as well as highlighting their new singer, Nico Sallach. Here’s what they had to say about their new EP, and more!
As the latest album by Deftones, 'Ohms' is a sonic punch that only solidifies the Sacramento gang as masters of their art. It constantly ebbs and flows, balancing melodic choruses with crushing guitars riffs and infectious rhythms which make you bob your head to their steady pacing - even more proof that when they work with producer Terry Date, the band strikes gold.
Their new 'MMXX' EP only proves one thing: Eskimo Callboy won’t be deterred by a mere line-up change. The band is firing on all cylinders, the re-recorded songs sound even better, with punchier drums and melodic keys and synths, and newcomer Nico Sallach’s voice ties everything together in a package that not only screams “HYPA HYPA”, but most importantly, “we’re here to stay”.
Welcome to Romania, the land of “vampires” & Vlad the Impaler, beautiful landscapes, and… metal?! Yes, you’ve read that right! In this latest entry in our Ones to Watch series we’ve set our sights on ten Romanian bands which should get more recognition than they do outside of their home country. Spanning genres such as folk metal, trap-metalcore and hardcore, there’s bound to be something for you here. Having said that, let’s take a look, shall we?
When it comes to modern metal bands, there aren’t too many frontmen who can overtake AVATAR’s Johannes Eckerström, both in terms of energy and stage presence, as well as vocal range. With the launch of their new album, 'Hunter Gatherer', quickly approaching, we caught up with the Swedish singer to talk about their new material, how it sounds compared to their previous work, and about other things, including Disney, Ennio Morricone, and Swedish indie pop.
The new Broadside album, 'Into the Raging Sea', promises to be a collection of songs which will keep you strapped in for a while, but it unfortunately falls short, thanks to said (underwhelming) tracks, which sound either upbeat, or slow and introspective - nothing in between.
'Project Regeneration Vol. 1' is an album plagued by some less-than-memorable songs, which sadly outnumber the good ones. Though it initially promised to bear Wayne Static’s final performances, the listeners only get half of them, with the rest to be released in the future as Volume 2, a move which only winds up hurting the quality of what will likely be Static-X’s swansong.