The best rock songs of 2013 come from a diverse group of artists, with several veteran acts taking the spotlight this year. Bands like Alice in Chains, Korn, AFI and Bad Religion all proved that they're still thriving after 20-plus years in the game
The best metal songs of 2013 display how wide-ranging the genre has become. While all of the tunes fit within the metal universe, several of these bands are vastly different from one another. After much debate, we've compiled our list of the 10 Best Metal Songs of 2013, which features songs from veteran metal pioneers, extreme metal mavens, metalcore heroes, experimental acts and much more
We're all guilty of singing in the car and trying to emulate our heroes, but more often than not we ultimately fall flat in our idol worship. Every once in a while, a singer will pop up who does such a convincing job at paying homage to their favorite singer that they wind up sounding just like them. While we all consider singers like Bruce Dickinson and Rob Halford irreplaceable, some singers show us that if they swapped places in the studio, a huge number of people might not have ever known.
Ah, the excesses of the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. Alcohol and rock have a long history together, creating some of the genre's most infamous moments. After party stories are of legend and we still don't even know a great deal about what went on every night when the bands got off stage. That's not what we're here to talk about though.
System of a Down are the undisputed kings of weirdness. Not only that, but System of a Down are one of the most bizarre bands to achieve massive mainstream success. Even when you have no idea what Serj Tankian or Daron Malakian are singing about, the masses sing along with unwavering passion and intensity.
The holiday season is approaching once again, and there's a bevy of gifts our there for the metal or hard rock fan in your life.
Is there anything more metal than a soul-ripping, eardrum-shattering falsetto scream? The answer is an affirmative and resounding "NO!" These high shrieks are something heavy metal calls its own. Nothing gets a crowd cheering and on their feet faster than a frontman belting out one of the highest notes fans have ever heard as singers assert their vocal prowess.
It’s that time of year again, where pumpkin carving, consuming massive amounts of candy and dressing up as various pop culture phenomenons are the norm. But what would Halloween be without the perfect soundtrack for all of these activities? For a variety of tunes from different bands, check out our list of the Top 13 Halloween Songs T
Halloween lets us step out of the norm and be someone else for a day. But for some rock acts, Halloween comes year round. These musicians express other sides of themselves through their unique appearances
Album artwork is a sacred thing in heavy metal. Bands make sure that the album cover is a solid reflection on the atmosphere and ethos of their album in order to give their work further depth and immerse the listener by incorporating as many senses as possible. The resurgence of the vinyl format has further solidified the importance of album art, as fans can pour over every little detail of the cover. Sometimes, every little detail might prove to be too much.