Welcome to a special edition TMO year end list, a warm-up to our final top 30, and what you can consider our Christmas present to you, our fellow readers. In the giving spirit of the holiday season, we thought to give a well earned shout-out to the special elite of up and coming bands that had the audacity to begin their careers in what has been an exceptionally difficult year for the metal scene and artists all around the globe. So join us in discovering these amazing records and find your favorite newcomer. With so many brave rising stars, there’s no way you won’t find something to suit your tastes!Continue reading
Guitarist Carlos Lozano of Persefone joins me to discuss the re-issue of the band’s debut album “Truth Inside the Shades”. Read on to learn all the fun details!Continue reading
Bleak, gray and boring November may be, but the same cannot be said about the stream of great albums that emerged in this time of gloom.Continue reading
Spooktober culminates with another set of incredible releasesContinue reading
Autumn blues may hit you hard, but not as hard as September’s sickest metal albumsContinue reading
Recently we had the utmost pleasure of talking to the one and only Clemens “Ardek” Wijers, keyboard wizard for the notorious Dutch horror metal outfit Carach Angren. We discussed their new album “Franckensteina Strataemonstanus”, the band’s live performances and even got him to nerd-out about orchestrations. Read on to get the latest hot news from the maestro himself!
Join us for another shredding feature, as we dive deep into the five lugubrious albums of the Dutch crowned masters of horror from Carach Angren.Continue reading
In a career that was all too brief, a young Norwegian man named Terje Bakken, now known as Valfar to the metal masses, took black metal to a new level of refinement that bands like Emperor and Satyricon had only hinted at before. Valfar’s vision was a unique one that melded the grandeur and mood of Viking-era Bathory with the intensity of the first wave of Norwegian black metal and the folky touches of bands like Borknagar and Falkenbach. In honor of this brilliant artist, here’s a rundown of his full-length output from worst (or least good, rather) to best.
In February 2020, Boston-based theatrical symphonic metal masters Seven Spires released their new album “Emerald Seas”. Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to vocalist Adrienne Cowan and guitarist Jack Kosto about all the details regarding their latest masterpiece as well as some of their side projects, inspirations and many more!Continue reading