5 Non-Metal Songs That Could Be Metal Songs

These kind of lists crop up all the time so it’s about time one appeared here. This isn’t a list of the most metal non-metal artists though (Robert Johnson selling his soul and dying howling would take that), nor is it a list of songs with deep or heavy subjects. This is a list of songs that would transfer to easily to metal if you played sections/the whole thing as written but with heavier instruments. Continue reading “5 Non-Metal Songs That Could Be Metal Songs”

Rants: Bullshit Moves By Festivals

For my money, festivals are one of the best ways to spend a weekend. If I had more money I would gladly hit as many of the Euro festivals (and beyond) as possible each year, sadly I don’t have that luxury and have to settle for one or two moments of triumph in summer.

However, it isn’t all bands, beer and fun. I mean it mostly is, but there’s always a few issues petty people will take issue with, and as a petty person I have compiled a short list of those annoyances. Continue reading “Rants: Bullshit Moves By Festivals”

Album Review: Diamond Head – Diamond Head

It’s always strange when a band with decades under their belt release a self-titled album, I’m almost surprised to find that Diamond HeadDiamond Head isn’t already a thing along with Iron MaidenIron Maiden and Black SabbathBlack Sabbath. Yet here we are in 2016 and Diamond Head Diamond Head is about to drop and from our quick listen, it’s worthy of the prestigious name. Continue reading “Album Review: Diamond Head – Diamond Head”

Album Review: Game Over – Crimes Against Reality

Of all the numerous subgenres of metal, thrash is probably the one enjoying the biggest resurgence. The so called new wave of thrash metal has been in full swing for years now, and despite producing some generic metal by numbers, it has also spawned the likes of Game Over who have just released their latest album, Crimes Against Reality. Continue reading “Album Review: Game Over – Crimes Against Reality”

Live Review: Overkill, Vader & One Machine – Classic Grand, Glasgow 8/4/16

It seems like it was only a few months ago that Overkill made their long overdue debut Scottish gig, yet two years have passed and the band are back in Glasgow. Bringing Vader and One Machine along for the ride, the night was one no self-respecting thrash fan could miss. Continue reading “Live Review: Overkill, Vader & One Machine – Classic Grand, Glasgow 8/4/16”

5 Happy Power Metal Tracks For The Middle of the Week

On April 1st, after a month or so of hinting on Facebook, Power Quest finally confirmed that they’re back. After saving my excitement for April 2nd because I’m an untrusting bastard, I stuck on Neverworld and went off to happy metal land (best land).

It’s now the middle of the week and most people need a bit of optimism to carry them to the weekend. With that in mind, here are 5 power metal tracks so full of joy and triumph that you really should be riding a majestic unicorn over a mountain after a glorious victory while listening to them. Continue reading “5 Happy Power Metal Tracks For The Middle of the Week”