It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air … for some of us. We all know that hard rock and heavy metal songs can sometimes be sentimental, but this list is all about the tunes you go to when you want to tell someone to screw off
In 1994, heavy metal was taking sharp turns in all directions as it continued to evolve and branch out even further. Grunge had a vice grip on the music world and metal acts were starting to react to this new and popular style. Bands that were known for virtuosic guitar playing began to strip down their sound while others simply incorporated a grungier vibe when starting a new band. 1994 was also a pivotal year for the Norwegian black metal scene as future legends released some of their most acclaimed discs.
Behemoth have Satan (and their fans) to thank once again, as the Polish extreme metal band has won three Death Matches in a row. The band only needs one more win for 'Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel' to enter the Death Match Hall of Fame and the official playlist on our YouTube channel. However, stiff competition lies ahead for Behemoth.
When 1983 came to an end, metal fans had a lot to be happy about. The world saw albums like 'Kill 'Em All,' 'Holy Diver,' 'Piece of Mind,' and a slew of other classics that would certainly be on constant rotation on record players for years to come. The main question was how could 1984 even compete with such a monumental year for metal as 1983? Bands that made our 10 Best Metal Albums of 1983 stepped it up once again and, as always, some new bands came along, too.
Tremendously successful zombie drama 'The Walking Dead' will return to AMC this Sunday (Feb. 9) with a new batch of blood-soaked episodes. We couldn't be more pumped to immerse ourselves into the second half of Season 4, but what if the show started back from the beginning with a cast entirely made up of your favorite rock and metal musicians?
Before the digital age, walking around a record store and curiously browsing through potential gems undiscovered, an effective piece of album art would sometimes provide all incentive needed to bust out your wallet. In the metal section, these moments were very common, especially when an album cover sent a shock through your core or vomit up your esophagus.
The rise of Swedish metal act Ghost B.C. (Ghost) will forever be connected to the soundscape of 2013. From relative obscurity, Ghost experienced an unparalleled ascension last year, becoming one of metal's most popular acts thanks in part to 'Infestissumam,' the band's sophomore album. However, like any act whose rise commands universal attention, Ghost have received both immense praise and vitriolic criticism.
Hail Behemoth! The extreme / black metal act defeated death metal legends Deicide in our last Death Match. Behemoth are just three wins away from induction into our Death Match Hall of Fame, which can be experienced on our official YouTube channel along with Loudwire.com. Now, having dispensed of one iconic act, Behemoth face yet another one this week.
The world of metal is beaming with vocalists whose talent is undeniably captivating. Along with soaring and beautifully sombre styles, the family tree of metal extends to demonic gutturals and hellish shrieks. Many vocalists have impacted millions of fans by developing one style of singing, but there are very few whose material spans masterfully along the entire vocal spectrum.