Category: Awards

Documentary: The Metal Tris albums of the DECADE!

Part #2 of “Albums of the Decade” from the mighty The Metal Tris has been unveiled, which isn’t only a list but a nostalgic look back at the comebacks, shreds and cymbal crashes that took the cake. We may even do our own but… picking just 5 seems light.

Listmania: 5x Bands That Style Shifted To Self Destruct!

Just how many bands are there out there that you love to hate? Were they bands that you enjoyed but then changed their style or simply bands that you never got into for one reason or another? There are bands that are out there who have made the big time that we simply don’t “get”

Listmania: The Metal Tris talks albums of the Decade #1!

It seems that Listmania season will be starting earlier this year with a whole bunch of “Albums of the Decade” lists begining to surface. Some of those lists are horrendously long and frankly if you’re name checking over a hundred albums with the standard names (Metallica, Megadeth, Five Finger Death Punch…) that seem to appear

Listmania: 5x Bands For Whom It’s Halloween Every Day!

Critically acclaimed film director and musician Rob Zombie might be saying that Heavy Metal and Horror are “Treated Like They’re Just One Step Above Pornography” (which you can read about here) but we don’t think that we’re actually that bothered. Live and let live. Oh wait. It’s Halloween! Die and let die! Here’s a little

Listmania: 20 Years of Killswitch Engage!

4th July is American Independence Day and in 2020 it will be a special one for Westfield Massachusetts Metalcore heroes Killswitch Engage. Their debut self titled album will reach its 20th Anniversary, their one and only release for Ferret Music before signing to Roadrunner Records for their major label debut. Produced by guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz

NEWS: Cast your vote for album of the Decade!

As the 2019 draws to a close, Metal Hammer Magazine are taking a vote on your album of the decade here. That’s right, they’ve put together a list of albums released between 2010 and the end of 2019 and are offering you 10x votes, perhaps one per year. So will you pick something old, something

Listmania: 5x Nu-Metal Bands… That You Might Have Heard Of!

Earlier this week Kerrang Magazine published an article entitled “11 Nu-Metal Bands Your Probably Don’t Remember” and… covered 11 Nu-Metal bands that we remember very well! So in our infinite wisdom we’ve decided to put together a bunch of 5 Nu-Metal bands you may remember that were perhaps one hit wonders or a little bit

NEWS: Don’t disrespect Jesus Piece…

21st September saw Metallic Hardcore crew Jesus Piece play Bloodaxe Fest and while sometimes it’s cool to grab the mic, as Corey Charpentier found out, it ain’t always the case. Aaron Heard didn’t take kindly to his actions and as this video from hate5six shows, smashed him into next week! So when they hit Europe

NEWS: Kerrang Pick 50!

A decent read, Kerrang Magazine have published their 50 Best Openers in Metal a couple of days back. The list covers a multitude of bands with as you might expect “Blind” by KoRn, “Ruin” by Lamb Of God and “Refuse/Resist” by Sepultura all making an appearance. Not sure why Slayer and Metallica get a pair

Listmania: The Influence of Nu-Metal

It could be argued that 2019 is the 20th Anniversary of the Nu-Metal era with 1999 being seen by the masses as the height of the period in Metal History. So with that in mind, we decided to explore the influence of Nu-Metal on a crop of more recent bands, especially as over the past