Editorial

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Scum’ vs. ‘Horrified’

June 17, 2021

It’s an early-grindcore showdown as we try to figure out what album is better: Napalm Death‘s Scum or Repulsion‘s Horrified.

The Lazarus Pit: Sortilège’s ‘Métamorphose’

June 10, 2021

Revisiting Sortilège’s 1984 record Métamorphose and its English-language counterpart Metamorphosis.

Primitive Origins: The Power of Zeus’ ‘The Gospel According to Zeus’

June 3, 2021

Checking out the only album from The Power of Zeus to see if the tunes hold up in heaviness 51 years later.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Blöthar of Gwar

May 27, 2021

To celebrate the release of Gwar’s new EP, The Disc With No Name, we caught up with vocalist Blöthar the Berserker to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

The Lazarus Pit: Torch’s ‘Electrikiss’

May 20, 2021

Looking back on Torch‘s 1984 album Electrikiss, outrageous cover and all.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Black Sabbath’s “Mob Rules”

May 13, 2021

Ranking the songs on Black Sabbath’s Hall of Fame-inducted, Dio-led masterpiece Mob Rules from least awesome to most awesome.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘High ‘n’ Dry’ vs. ‘Lightning to the Nations’

April 29, 2021

It’s the ultimate NWOBHM showdown when Def Leppard‘s High ‘n’ Dry takes on Diamond Head‘s Lightning to the Nations in today’s Fight Fire with Fire.

The Lazarus Pit: Omen’s ‘Battle Cry’

April 22, 2021

Looking back on Omen’s 1984 debut Battle Cry and giving it the headbanging love it deserves.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: M.O.D.’s “Surfin’ M.O.D.”

April 15, 2021

If Municipal Waste released it, you’d love it, so let’s give M.O.D.’s Surfin’ M.O.D. the attention it deserves.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Dan Weyandt of Zao

April 8, 2021

To celebrate the release of their new album, The Crimson Corridor, we find out what five heavy albums changed Zao vocalist Dan Weyandt’s life.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Ian Shelton of Regional Justice Center

March 25, 2021

To celebrate the release of Regional Justice Center‘s new album, Crime and Punishment, we caught up with drummer/vocalist Ian Shelton to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Mike Williams of Eyehategod

March 18, 2021

To celebrate the release of Eyehategod‘s A History of Nomadic Behavior, we caught up with vocalist Mike Williams to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Discharge’s “Grave New World”

March 11, 2021

A crust-punk angel cries every time Discharge‘s Grave New World is spun, but today we’re here to justify the punk band’s foray into glam.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Scream Bloody Gore’ vs. ‘Seven Churches’

February 25, 2021

In which we pit Death‘s Scream Bloody Gore vs. Possessed‘s Seven Churches in the battle for old-school death metal supremacy.

They Were the Storm: Five Times The Dillinger Escape Plan Knocked Us On Our Asses

February 4, 2021

Looking back on the beautiful chaos that was The Dillinger Escape Plan and their Top 5 most paradigm-shifting moments.

Deck the Hails Part II: The Revenge of Neill Jameson’s Christmas Playlist

December 21, 2020

Four years after the original installment, Neill Jameson returns and sounds off on the Christmas season and gives you the gift of holiday playlists.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Forest of Equilibrium’ vs. ‘Gothic’

December 10, 2020

It’s a 1991 doom showdown as we face off Forest of Equilibrium and Gothic to find out if it’s Cathedral or Paradise Lost in the top spot.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with David Andersson of Soilwork

December 3, 2020

To celebrate the release of Soilwork‘s new EP, A Whisp of the Atlantic, we caught up with guitarist David Andersson to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Fight Fire With Fire: ‘Priest… Live!’ vs. ‘Live After Death’

November 26, 2020

It’s a live-record showdown between Judas Priest and Iron Maiden in the latest Fight Fire With Fire.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Corporate Death of Macabre

November 12, 2020

To celebrate the release of their new album, Carnival of Killers, we caught up with Macabre guitarist/vocalist Corporate Death to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘I.N.R.I.’ vs. ‘Schizophrenia’

October 22, 2020

It’s the big Brazilian 1987 showdown with Sarcófago‘s I.N.R.I. vs. Sepultura‘s Schizophrenia.

The Lazarus Pit: Living Sacrifice’s ‘The Hammering Process’

October 15, 2020

Revisiting Living Sacrifice‘s 2000 groove-metal album The Hammering Process to give it the second chance it deserves.

Cammie Gilbert (Oceans of Slumber) Offers Empathy & Unity In Uncertain Times

October 5, 2020

Oceans of Slumber frontwoman Cammie Gilbert offers wise words of empathy and unity as a woman of color in a white, male-dominated scene. She is a metalhead like all of us.