Usually metal either takes itself way too seriously or it doesn’t take itself seriously enough and ends up being an embarrassment. But you can count on the fingers of one hand the times that metal was able to laugh at itself with success and without losing self-respect. Especially Black Metal.
I knew it. No one ever talks about 90s Portuguese metal, but when someone does, it’s not enough. It’s true I didn’t cover all the bands, because the first piece I wrote was about stuff that played day in and day out on my turntable. There were other bands that
Not trying to give a history lesson here or be an academic, because this is about some Portuguese heavy metal stuff from the 90s that I loved and I think the world should know about, instead of scraping the bottom of the plate of NWOBM or Scandinaviam Black Metal. It’s
2017 came to a close with Dawn Ray’d’s The Unlawful Assembly ending up on a truckload of year-end lists. The album certainly deserved all of the accolades it received (although I personally could have done without the awkward folk passages that bookended each side). It was a blistering atmospheric black
Public bathrooms sometimes remind me of Pre-Historic caves because of the way humans love to to leave their mark behind with graffiti, stickers or other sorts of scrawl. In certain places in NYC, like Max Fish, I loved taking a piss so I could stare at all of the tags
Palmistry is a great band from Montreal – they only have two songs available right now, but the duo of Doom is amazing, they already sold out their debut cassette and more are now available on Hella Records. Their music can easily be compared to the proto metal bands of