Posts Tagged ‘metal blade’
Posted on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: 17th Street is the fifth studio album released by visionary, San Francisco, CA-based progressive metal band Hammers of Misfortune. I have to be honest: reducing their genre to “progressive” feels disingenuous. Hammers of Misfortune are Hammers of Misfortune, full stop.
They borrow elements from hard rock and folk, doom and thrash, but at the end of the day, Hammers of Misfortune are the result of an artistic vision, possessing a sound all their own. They will use whatever tools suit the work, borrow from any style and transform it so that it fits their aesthetic. The greatest compliment I can pay them is that they sound exactly like themselves.
Hammers of Misfortune are the primary project of the driven, outspoken John Cobbett, who was also the guitarist for Ludricra, who sadly disbanded earlier this year. Ostensibly this was done so that Cobbett could give his full attention to Hammers of Misfortune. As much as I will miss his other project, I have to admit that the sacrifice and focus have produced something extraordinary.
Continue reading: Hammers Of Misfortune – 17th Street Review.
Posted on Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Praise for Glorior Belli‘s The Great Southern Darkness from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: We’ve mentioned it before, but it seems like few can touch French black metal when it comes to originally and innovation. Whether it’s the gnarled twisted post rock flecked ritualistic blackness of Deathspell Omega, or the industrial drone ...read more
Posted on Saturday, June 11th, 2011
Praise for In Solitude‘s The World. The Flesh. The Devil. from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Last time we highlighted the 2nd album from Mercyful Fate / King Diamond (and Satan) lovin’ Swedish true metallers, Portrait. Now this week we’ve got another sophomore album from ANOTHER Swedish heavy metal act on ...read more
Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2011
Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: The Pentagram story is as long as the story of heavy metal itself. In 2011, vocalist Bobby Liebling marks 40 years since the inception of the seminal Washington D.C. (it’s the “Doom Capitol” for a reason) outfit, and with the much-anticipated release of Pentagram’s Last ...read more