Filtering Posts By: "Metal"
08.24.2012| By Richard Sandrok|
Fans of metal will know that recent circumstances involving Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe had led to the cancelation of their highly anticipated tour. It wasn’t just Lamb Of God that had people excited; the line-up was to include the live version of Dethklok, the animated band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse, and Gojira, one of the best up-and-coming metal bands in the world. I’m a bit opinionated when I say this, of course. They’re new Shure endorsers. Gojira are not exactly a new band. They originally formed in the mid-1990s under the name Godzilla, …
05.18.2012| By Richard Sandrok|
I very much revere Meshuggah. I’m not alone in that opinion. If you are a fan of metal you will know that, love them or not, they are the best at what they do, period. Virtuosic performance dresses a primal foundation. Fans are just as likely to count out polyrhythmic elements as they are to headbang when listening to their music. I had the opportunity to see them one other time to date. It was in 2002 and the band was opening for Tool. The arena in Madison, WI sat about 8,000. It was big …
07.28.2010| By Richard Sandrok|
It took me a long time to get in to metal. I’m still exploring. No one in my house listened to it growing up, so the only exposure I had was through MTV. Hair metal was all over the latter half of the 80′s, which was OK if you were a pre-teen. I really couldn’t identify with smoking and drinking and going to strip clubs though, so it didn’t have too much appeal.