There have been many times over the years when you probably thought a riff or a groove in one song sounded like something else you knew. And it's that simple idea that began the mash-up craze. In recent years, seemingly every wannabe production geek with Pro-Tools or GarageBand has attempted to create oddball pairings of songs that somehow match perfectly, but not every mash-up is a gem.
Tool are one of heavy metal's most eclectic and original bands, and their best songs reflect their musical ingenuity. In fact, their discography is among the hardest to narrow down to 10 individual songs, as they are more admired for their music as it's presented on their overall albums. Whether it be the haunting vocals of Mayna
We've all seen our share of cringe-worthy cover bands that take our favorite songs and run them through a shredder, but there are, in fact, some seriously talented tribute acts out there. We're talking tribute bands that tour, pack clubs and deliver performances that nearly mirror that of the real thing.
Metal music rightfully claims the distinction of showcasing some of the world's greatest voices. Regardless of metal's evolution or trends, the high shriek, scream or clean note has always been welcomed by fans in most every metal subgenre.
While there is a bounty of metal music yet to come in 2013, it's never too early to celebrate the brilliant works released so far this year. Metal powerhouses from around the world representing multiple sub genres have began to shape 2013, and we're giving you a guide on where to aim your attention.
There's still plenty of time left in 2013, but the year is already off to a rocking start and we wanted to highlight the songs that we feel will remain staples in our playlists for the immediate future, as well as years to come.
The best Nirvana songs exemplify the band's place in rock history, as the group changed the face of the music industry within a very short period. The iconic band embraced a sound that mixed hard rock's power with punk's attitude, leading the way in the "grunge" revolution. Led by the late Kurt Cobain and featuring th