The Metal Observer http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o Your guide through metal! Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:18:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 TMO Albums Of The Month: August, 2015. http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-august-2015/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-august-2015/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:27 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=20772 August has been the strongest month for metal in 2015 yet; here’s a few of the best. Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss by Ailo Ravna and Neil Bird As the name indicates, singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe’s latest album, Abyss, is a dark … Continue reading
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TMO Essentials – Heavy Metal http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-essentials-heavy-metal/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-essentials-heavy-metal/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:00:26 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=20658   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 lovely peeps at The Metal Observer have taken it upon themselves … Continue reading
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Retro Spotlight: Ningen-Isu – Shurabayashi http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/retro-spotlight-ningen-isu-shurabayashi/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/retro-spotlight-ningen-isu-shurabayashi/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:00:14 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=20074 Retro Spotlight: Nigen-Isu – Shurabayashi (2003) Although the core duo of Ningen-Isu, that being guitarist Shinji Wajima and bassist Kenichi Suzuki, has remained unchanged since the band’s formation in 1987, the band has undergone a few drummer changes over the … Continue reading
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TMO Essentials – Death Metal http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-essentials-death-metal/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-essentials-death-metal/#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:48:52 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=20300 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 lovely peeps 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-2015-2/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-june-2015-2/#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:16:45 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=19315   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, album that still has a dread-inducing atmosphere and memorable songs. Part of the reason Antikatastaseis‘s songs … Continue reading
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TMO Album’s Of The Month: July 2015 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-july-2015/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-july-2015/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:26 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=20250 Juicy jams from the month of July.   Infera Bruo – In Conjuration by Shawn Miller An immediately enjoyable atmospheric black metal album sure sounds like an oxymoron, but Boston’s Infera Bruo have created just that. In Conjuration, The band’s … Continue reading
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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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