Coulda Woulda Shoulda
There's only so many hours in a day, and there's so many bands out there. No way you can check them all out in one lifetime. Many are bound to pass under your radar or slip through the cracks. But what about the ones you're aware of but don't bother to check out
Iron Man – I Have Returned
by Francesco Ferorelli
Everyone loves an underdog. In metal, rooting for underappreciated (or perceived to be) bands is practically doctrine. Baltimore's Iron Man are a band worth championing. They formed in the late-'80s as a Black Sabbath tribute band by guitarist and only constant mem…
Until the Light Takes Us (film)
http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/Sr_RaCM-1ug&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0Review by Francesco Ferorelli
Directors Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites have done black metal a service with their documentary Until The Light Takes Us. By now the arsons and murders in early '90s Norway are t…
Assassin (Deu) – The Upcoming Terror
by Franceso Ferorelli
Ah, the cover art gamble. The Internet in all its wisdom has yet to conjure up an adequate facsimile of this experience. Sometimes in high school if I had a few extra bucks, I'd buy a tape or CD because it looked cool — the ignorant music fan's Hail Mary pass. …
Atakke – Avalanche
Photo by bikepunkmorganReview by Francesco Ferorelli
I've seen crossover thrashers Atakke a few times over the past three years. Even when they were rougher around the edges, it was clear they were promising. With two 7"s in as many years, Atakke are in no rush