February 24, 2022 Greg Pratt
Bring on the good cops; bring on the bad cops! It’s an early aughts metalcore face-off as we pit Shadows Fall‘s Of One Blood against God Forbid‘s Determination.
January 20, 2022 Greg Pratt
It’s a 1989 hair metal showdown with the second albums from L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat duking it out.
December 9, 2021 Greg Pratt
It’s the ultimate mainstream breakthrough showdown as we pair off Metallica‘s self-titled album and Megadeth‘s Countdown to Extinction in today’s Fight Fire With Fire.
October 28, 2021 Greg Pratt
It’s the ultimate sludge showdown as we pair off Crowbar‘s self-titled album and Eyehategod‘s Take as Needed for Pain in today’s Fight Fire With Fire.
September 30, 2021 Greg Pratt
Let’s talk crossover. We haven’t dabbled into the genre yet in this column, so what better place to start than with Suicidal Tendencies‘ self-titled 1983 debut and D.R.I.‘s Dirty Rotten EP debut, also from 1983?
August 26, 2021 Greg Pratt
For this Fight Fire With Fire installment, we go proto-metal and pit Blue Cheer and their 1968 debut Vincebus Eruptum, against the more obscure Randy Holden and his Population II.
June 17, 2021 Greg Pratt
It’s an early-grindcore showdown as we try to figure out what album is better: Napalm Death‘s Scum or Repulsion‘s Horrified.
April 29, 2021 Greg Pratt
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.
February 25, 2021 Greg Pratt
In which we pit Death‘s Scream Bloody Gore vs. Possessed‘s Seven Churches in the battle for old-school death metal supremacy.
January 14, 2021 Greg Pratt
Our latest Fight Fire with Fire is a battle of the Swedish death metal debuts.
December 10, 2020 Greg Pratt
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.
November 26, 2020 Greg Pratt
It’s a live-record showdown between Judas Priest and Iron Maiden in the latest Fight Fire With Fire.
October 22, 2020 Greg Pratt
It’s the big Brazilian 1987 showdown with Sarcófago‘s I.N.R.I. vs. Sepultura‘s Schizophrenia.
September 24, 2020 Greg Pratt
It’s Hellhammer vs. Bathory in the ultimate 1984 battle of extremity.
July 30, 2020 Greg Pratt
Pitting Accept‘s Balls to the Wall against Ozzy Osbourne‘s Bark at the Moon in the ultimate classic-metal showdown.
June 25, 2020 Greg Pratt
It’s Rust in Peace vs. …And Justice for All in the ultimate thrash showdown.
May 28, 2020 Greg Pratt
It’s Nasum‘s Human 2.0 vs. Discordance Axis‘s The Inalienable Dreamless in the ultimate modern grindcore showdown.
January 30, 2020 Greg Pratt
Pitting Heartwork against Slaughter of the Soul to find out once and for all which is the better album.