The Metal Observer http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o Your guide through metal! Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:05:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 TMO Albums of the Year …Thus Far: 2015 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-year-thus-far-2015/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-year-thus-far-2015/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:36 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=19658 Members of the TMO crew nominate their favorite albums from the first half of 2015.   Neil Pretorius: Kamelot – Haven I’ve lavished all kinds of praise on Haven ever since its release (it was also my pick of the … Continue reading
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TMO’s Essentials – Folk & Viking Metal http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmos-essentials-folk-viking-metal/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmos-essentials-folk-viking-metal/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:00:19 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=19382 Metal and its sub-genres are known to be overflowing with bands, and sometimes it can be a pain to separate the wheat from the chaff. That’s why the wonderful fellows at The Metal Observer have taken it upon themselves to … Continue reading
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TMO Albums Of The Month: June 2015 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-june-2015/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-june-2015/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:48 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=19319   A month low on bigger releases finds the force strong in many smaller ones.   Abyssal – Antikatastaseis by Nathan Hare Antikatastaseis, is one ugly hybrid of death, black, and doom. Abyssal’s third album is an extremely dense, almost experimental, … Continue reading
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SHOW REPORT: Kamijo (Los Angeles, California) http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/show-report-kamijo-los-angeles-california/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/show-report-kamijo-los-angeles-california/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:24:02 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=19050 It’s not every day that a Francophile vampire from Japan with an unhealthy obsession with roses decides to put on a concert in the United States… Live at Beyond the Stars in Glendale, California on June 4, 2015. …despite how … Continue reading
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Retro Spotlight: Buckethead – Colma http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/retro-spotlight-buckethead-colma/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/retro-spotlight-buckethead-colma/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:00:09 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=18750 Retro Spotlight Buckethead – Colma Even surpassing everyone’s favorite crazy, multi-talented Russian Senmuth, Buckethead is, perhaps, the most prolific musician on earth. At the time of this writing Buckethead’s discography features one hundred and seventy-eight full length albums (and only … Continue reading
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TMO Albums Of The Month: May 2015 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-may-2015/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-may-2015/#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 05:00:54 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=18802 Highlights from the powerful month of May. Six Feet Under – Crypt Of The Devil by Joshua Bulleid There seems to be something about 2015. In a continuing trend, May sees yet another early release from a band I wasn’t … Continue reading
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An Interview With Jean-Pierre Abboud http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/an-interview-with-jean-pierre-abboud/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/an-interview-with-jean-pierre-abboud/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:07 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=18641 Guest interviewer, Antoine Richard (operator of Metantoine’s Magickal Realm), sits down with Jean-Pierre Abboud, an American musician known for his involvement with the excellent heavy metallers Borrowed Time and, more recently, the Canadian epic doomsters of Funeral Circle. I’m glad … Continue reading
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TMO Albums Of The Month: April 2015 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/april-2015/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/april-2015/#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:44 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=18125 Selections from all over the metal map make up this month’s best offerings. Ghost Bath – Moonlover by Neil Bird   Combining melody with intensity, Moonlover is a more-than-worthy follow up to Ghost Bath’s debut that shows why they are … Continue reading
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TMO’s Essentials – Thrash Metal http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmos-essentials-thrash-metal/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmos-essentials-thrash-metal/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:00:31 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=17369   If you are anything like us, you are madly in love with music. Although she is always there for us, lady music can be a cruel mistress as well. With the sheer amount of great albums out there, navigating … Continue reading
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Yob / Witch Mountain / Inoculara – Live Review – Tucson, AZ April 5th, 2015 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/yob-witch-mountain-inoculara-live-review-tucson-az-april-5th-2015/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/yob-witch-mountain-inoculara-live-review-tucson-az-april-5th-2015/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:51:44 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=17649 Yob conquers Tucson. Neill has the lowdown on a night of heavy hitters. Yob is a legendary band in the doom/stoner genre. There is no secret that their sound is influential and their prowess is undeniable. For the first time … Continue reading
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