The most intense album to ever grace your ears? The next stage of evolution in the ever-changing world of heavy metal? The most anticipated release of 2016? Here’s the second album from Japanese sensation Babymetal: Metal Resistance.
Seventh Calling are a traditional power metal act from South Dakota. Their third full-length, Battle Call, features sharp riffing and twin guitar harmonies overlaying a tight rhythm section with primarily clean vocals accenting the entire affair. With a description like that, this should be everything I want in an album, right?
It’s with a heavy heart that I have to acknowledge that Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister passed away Monday, December 28, 2015, a mere four days after his seventieth birthday. The cause of death has been attributed to an aggressive form of cancer that was diagnosed only two days prior on December 26th.
When you think of Norwegian bands, images of corpsepaint, droning guitars, and the obligatory calls to the Dark Lord come to mind. Fierce Justice bucks the trend by playing a style that sits right in between classic heavy metal and hard rock. So how does their self-titled debut EP stack up?
There are three constants in life: Death, Taxes, and Motörhead. While the former two will be constants throughout the remainder of human history, the latter has been in question the past few years due to the recurring health issues of one Mr. Lemmy Kilmister. Nevertheless, any new Motörhead album brings a smile to my face due to its mere existence, which brings us to 2015’s Bad Magic.