Posts Tagged ‘About.com: Heavy Metal’
Posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: High On Fire‘s Spitting Fire Live Vols. 1 & 2 is not a secretly re-recorded and overdubbed idealization of what the band hopes it sounds like live. They are glorious bootlegs. Spitting Fire Live Vols. 1 & 2 consist of two different shows recorded in New York and Brooklyn. eOne has released them simultaneously like one-two knockout punches.
They are shattering, sweaty, crushing, muscularly efficient beat-downs. They are eyewitness accounts of what it is like to stand 10 feet from the club stage while High On Fire simply destroys.
All the warts, spit, steam, and bare-chested power of High On Fire in full rage blare out from first note to last. This is lo-fi terror and hi-fi heavy metal. Three musicians meld into a single assault unit. They conduct each 65-minute campaign with wonder weapon instruments and war crime songs.
The shows have no frills, no between song patter, no second guitarist stashed behind a PA stack to fill out the sound. Spitting Fire is grimy, raw meat rock n’ roll. There’s no reason to get cute with the genre tags; it’s heavy metal thunder, it’s the roar of ten thousand guitars groovin’ real loud, its simple unrepentant rock n’ roll exceptionalism played with the intensity and rumble of a space shuttle launch.
Continue reading: High On Fire – Spitting Fire Live: Volume 1 and 2 Review
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Posted on Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: Intronaut’s hometown Los Angeles area is a gargantuan stew pot of 14 million people. In this boiling mass, 10 million people play in 20 million bands. Most inevitably drown in the stew. Every so often, a great band like Intronaut rises up from the ...read more
Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: Orange Goblin’s first ever live album, A Eulogy For The Fans: Orange Goblin Live 2012, opens up appropriately enough with vocalist Ben Ward barking into his microphone over the rumbling of rager ‘Red Tide Rising:’ “How are you doing Bloodstock? We’re Orange f—ing Goblin, ...read more
Posted on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: For 30-plus years, minus a brief hiatus in the ’90s, guitarist and vocalist Mark ‘The Shark’ Shelton has been leading Manilla Road into battle. While not every campaign has been an outright victory, the band remain cult legends to be reckoned with, and their ...read more
Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: We’re all too aware of the terrifying acts our species is capable of, but nothing reflects that better than the splendidly grotesque noisescapes of Portal. As the unnerving Australian death metal quartet proves yet again on their latest horror-filled dirge, Vexovoid, there are levels ...read more
Posted on Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: Dragged Into Sunlight’s second album Widowmaker is arguably the grimiest 40 minutes recorded this year, and that’s just the starting point in the compliments department. A singular tune split into three distinct, lengthy parts, Widowmaker is the answer to the band’s solid first effort ...read more
Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: Finnish forest dwellers Hexvessel are fronted by English expatriate Mat McNerney (Code, Dødheimsgard). Their sophomore album, No Holier Temple, is a cult-born liturgy for all who appreciate nature’s splendor. With a deep-rooted reverence for Mother Earth, Hexvessel blend lysergic folk with fuzzed-out psychedelia, sculpting ...read more
Posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: Effigies Of Evil is the third full-length from Finnish duo Hooded Menace, and their first for new label Relapse. The band, comprising Lasse Pyykkö guitars, bass and vocals and Pekka Koskelo drums, released Never Cross The Dead in 2010 to the delight of fans ...read more
Posted on Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: Before jumping into Gypsyhawk and their terrific Revelry & Resilience, some info should be shared. Gypsyhawk is a classic four piece band. It’s also a band built with the DNA of the city it calls home, Pasadena, CA. Pasadena is a city built on ...read more
Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: For the past eight years, prolific experimental / noise trio Locrian have been generating imaginative sounds and gaining ecstatic reviews for their multi-genre, atmospheric interfusions. The band’s first release for new label Relapse, The Clearing / The Final Epoch, is a CD re-release of ...read more