Aftershock Festival 2017 [Concert Review]

The 2017 Aftershock Music Festival took place last weekend and I attended the show on both Saturday and Sunday with my girlfriend.  This was our second time going to the festival, mostly because I’m kind of a metalhead.  She’s not a fan of metal and mainly just goes along because she’s cool like that, but sometimes she actually does enjoy the performances too.  Continue reading “Aftershock Festival 2017 [Concert Review]”

Lights – Skin & Earth [Album Review]

Let me start this off by saying I am not your stereotypical Lights fan.  I’m a dude, I’m mostly into metal and hip-hop, and I’m older than her average fan base.  That being said, I’ve been into Lights since back in the days of ‘The Listening‘ album.  I first discovered her from Myspace.  I couldn’t tell you how I managed to stumble across her back then (hell I don’t even remember how Myspace works anymore), but somehow I did. Continue reading “Lights – Skin & Earth [Album Review]”

Prophets of Rage – Prophets of Rage [Album Review]

Prophets of Rage is, for all intents and purposes, a supergroup consisting of key members of Rage Against the Machine (Tom Morello – guitar, Tim Commerford – bass, Brad Wilk – drums), Cypress Hill (B-Real – vocals), and Public Enemy (Chuck D – vocals, DJ Lord – turntables).  On paper, this sounds like it could make for a dope collaboration. Continue reading “Prophets of Rage – Prophets of Rage [Album Review]”

The Ruins of Beverast – Exuvia [Album Review]

The Ruins of Beverast is a band I have been into since around 2009 when I first discovered their (his) second album, ‘Rain Upon the Impure.’ Essentially TROB is a one-man band, fronted by Alexander von Meilenwald, former drummer of the German black metal band Nagelfar.  Since its inception in 2006, TROB has released 5 full-length albums.  The musical style definitely has its roots in black metal, but also incorporates elements of old school death metal, funeral doom, prog, and psychedelic. Continue reading “The Ruins of Beverast – Exuvia [Album Review]”