Greg Pratt

Hall of Fame Countdown: Slint’s “Spiderland”

August 13, 2020

Ranking the songs on Slint’s Hall of Fame-inducted, post-rock-creating Spiderland from worst to best.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Andy Thomas of Black Crown Initiate

August 6, 2020

To celebrate the release of their new album, Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape, we caught up with Andy Thomas of Black Crown Initiate to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Bark at the Moon’ vs. ‘Balls to the Wall’

July 30, 2020

Pitting Accept‘s Balls to the Wall against Ozzy Osbourne‘s Bark at the Moon in the ultimate classic-metal showdown.

A Funeral Request: Former Cathedral Members Talk ‘New’ Live Albums

July 23, 2020

Catching up with doom metal legends Cathedral to talk about their two “new” live albums recorded a decade ago.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Deadguy’s “Fixation on a Coworker”

July 9, 2020

Ranking the songs on Deadguy’s Hall of Fame-inducted album Fixation on a Coworker from worst to best.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Robert Fish of Every Scar Has a Story and 108

July 2, 2020

If you know the name Robert Fish, you probably know him as vocalist of legendary hardcore band 108, but today Fish is celebrating the recent release of the new Every Scar Has a Story self-titled EP, which dropped on June 18.

The Chains that Bind Us: Napalm Death’s ‘Harmony Corruption’ Turns 30

July 1, 2020

Napalm Death‘s Harmony Corruption turns 30 on July 1. And Shane Embury and Mitch Harris look back on three decades of a death/grind landmark.

Primitive Origins: November’s ‘En ny tid är här…’

June 18, 2020

Revisiting En ny tid är här…, the 1970 debut from Sweden’s November.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Alex Shuster of -(16)-

June 11, 2020

To celebrate the release of Dream Squasher, the new album from sludge kings -(16)-, we caught up with guitarist Alex Shuster to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

The Haunt of Harvey: Matt Harvey’s Top Five Horror Comics of All Time

June 4, 2020

To celebrate the release of the new Exhumed/Gruesome split 10-inch, Twisted Horror, we caught up with Matt Harvey to find out his top five horror comics of all time.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Human 2.0’ vs. ‘The Inalienable Dreamless’

May 28, 2020

It’s Nasum‘s Human 2.0 vs. Discordance Axis‘s The Inalienable Dreamless in the ultimate modern grindcore showdown.

Primitive Origins: Highway Robbery’s ‘For Love or Money’

May 21, 2020

Re-examining Highway Robbery‘s only album, 1972’s For Love or Money.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Sergio Amalfitano of AcxDC

May 14, 2020

To celebrate the release of Satan Is King, the new record from power-violence-grinding punks ACxDC, we caught up with vocalist Sergio Amalfitano to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Album Premiere: Dumb Waiter – ‘Tsk’

May 13, 2020

Richmond, Virginia instrumental noise/experimental/math rock freakies Dumb Waiter are no stranger to the weird. But on their fourth album, Tsk, the band has only dived deeper into the strange.

Premiere: Frayle’s ‘Behind the Doom’ Mini-Documentary

May 1, 2020

Get doomed by watching Frayle’s new mini-doc, Behind the Doom, which we’re premiering today.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Peter Wiwczarek of Vader

April 30, 2020

To celebrate the release of Vader’s new album, Solitude in Madness, we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Peter Wiwczarek to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Primitive Origins: Suck’s ‘Time to Suck’

April 23, 2020

Revisiting South Africa’s Suck and their only release, 1970’s Time to Suck.

Track Premiere: Western Addiction – “Lurchers”

April 20, 2020

Check out a new song from San Francisco hardcore ragers Western Addiction, taken from their upcoming album Frail Bray.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Corrosion of Conformity’s ‘Blind’

April 16, 2020

Ranking the songs on Corrosion of Conformity‘s Hall of Fame-inducted classic Blind from worst to best.

The Lazarus Pit: Venom’s ‘Metal Black’

April 9, 2020

Looking back on Venom’s underrated 2006 album Metal Black.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘We Are the Romans’ vs. ‘Calculating Infinity’

April 2, 2020

Botch‘s We Are the Romans and The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s Calculating Infinity go head to head in the ultimate metalcore showdown.

The Lazarus Pit: The Great Deceiver’s ‘A Venom Well Designed’

March 19, 2020

Looking back on The Great Deceiver‘s underrated debut, A Venom Well Designed.

David Vincent and Joel McIver Talk ‘I Am Morbid’ Biography

February 20, 2020

Catching up with extreme metal legend David Vincent to talk about his new book, I Am Morbid.

Primitive Origins: Astaroth’s “Satanispiritus/Lady of the Moon”

February 13, 2020

Looking into the mystery of Detroit’s Astaroth and their 1968 (or 1975, maybe) single Satanispiritus/Lady of the Moon.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Kirk Windstein

February 6, 2020

To celebrate the release of Crowbar‘s Kirk Windstein’s first solo album, Dream in Motion, we caught up with the sludge king to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Heartwork’ vs. ‘Slaughter of the Soul’

January 30, 2020

Pitting Heartwork against Slaughter of the Soul to find out once and for all which is the better album.

Read an Exclusive Excerpt from ‘Doomed to Fail’ and an Interview With Author JJ Anselmi

January 16, 2020

Read our interview with Doomed to Fail author JJ Anselmi as well as an exclusive excerpt from the book.