Headbanger’s law: If a country, region or city exists, there’s a metal band there. Greece isn’t a place you hear about much in terms of mainstream music, but it does have metal, doom outfit Acid Mammoth being one of the most prominent examples. They’re a fairly new act, having formed in 2015 and released their…

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It’s been 5 years since Kings Of Leon put out Walls, but that hasn’t kept them from pushing forward and exploring new avenues. When it comes to their latest album When You See Yourself, that statement doesn’t exclusively pertain to the compositional merits of the record; it’s also the second album in history to be…

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If you haven’t heard of Anneke van Giersbergen on her own, you’ve more than likely heard her on one of Devin Townsend’s solo cuts (“Grace”, “Hear Me”, “Kingdom”, etc.) or alongside fellow Netherlander Arjen Anthony Lucassen of prog metal outfit Ayreon. While van Giersbergen adds a beautiful element to Lucassen’s ongoing conceptual odyssey and Townsend’s…

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Since 2006, Architects have built a prestigious career for themselves. Sitting now at the top of the metalcore pile, their spin on the genre can in no way be lumped in with the rank and file and every release provides more innovative material to push it forward with. That’s not to say there haven’t been…

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