Category: Spotlight

Listmania: Alternative Press Highlights in Metalcore!

Alternative Press journalist Joe Smith-Engelhart has written a list of 12x Essential Albums that formed the backbone of the early 2000’s Metalcore scene. It’s one of those that serves as a reminder of some of the great material that appeared 20 years ago and with the likes of Converge, Killswitch Engage and Norma Jean still

NEWS: Spineless get “Vexed”!

We’re ashamed to admit that when we first saw this we thought Vexed had dropped a third single by the name of “Spineless“. No, no they haven’t. A Texas Nu-Metalcore act by the name of Spineless have called their third single “Vexed“. Somehow we doubt that we’ll be the only Metal Heads in Europe making

Metal Noise: Thanks for 2019! Here’s to 2020!

Johnny: Hold it right there. Gardenias: It’s me, Johnny. Johnny: I knew it was you. I can smell you getting off the elevator. Gardenias: Gardenias, Johnny, your favorite. Johnny: You was here last night too, wasn’t you? Gardenias: I was singing at the Blue Monkey last night. Johnny: You was here and you was smooching

Listmania: Metal Noise Top #5 Albums of 2019!

Carlsberg take the Moto “Probably the best beer in the World” into their advertising campaigns, then these are probably the best albums of 2019. On our eyes at least and remember kids, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. One man’s silk purse is another man’s sow’s ear. 2019 was a fantastic year in

Listmania: Metal Noise Top #5 Surprises of 2019!

Between Christmas and New Year it’s Listmania season here at Metal Noise. We bang our heads together, have a few beers and celebrate The Good, The Bad and The downright Ugly of the past year with a bunch of short lists of things we think are worthy of note. So today’s action is the Top

Listmania: Metal Noise Top #5 EPs of 2019!

Whether it’s the wealth of Metal bands at the moment or the increased ease of recording and releasing quality material independently to streaming services, the shorter format of the Extended Play seems to have been a resurgent force in 2019. Some bigger names have recorded in the short form to tide them over between albums

Listmania: Metal Noise Top #5 Most Disappointing Albums of 2019!

We’ve got a short attention span so… what were we talking about? Oh yeah. Our very own Awards Season is in full flow with a series of Top #5’s to blow your mind! As with 2018, the categories are simple. Top #5 “Live Bands“, “Disappointing Albums“, “Anticipated Releases“, “Best EPs” and “Best Albums“. It couldn’t

Listmania: Metal Blade Records Top #10 Best Selling Albums of 2019!

Metal Blade Records have put together an interesting short film that showcases their Top #10 selling albums of 2019 through bandcamp. The list includes Whitechapel, Allegaeon and Rivers of Nihil which maybe a surprise as “Where Owls Know My Name” was a 2018 drop, which tells you it found its target audience a little later than

Listmania: Metal Noise Top #5 Most Anticipated Releases of 2020!

The Metal Noise Award Season is in full swing with our short lists appearing daily between Christmas and New Year that look both back upon the Metal World of 2019 and forward to what 2020 may bring. Today we’re looking at our Top 5 Most Anticipated Releases of 2020, which actually includes more than one

Listmania: Metal Noise Top #5 Live Bands of 2019!

Metal Noise have been at 34 (yes, thirty four) shows in 2019 so our Top #5 live bands of the year takes into account every one that we’ve seen and no-one we haven’t. Just go and check out our “Grand Tour” page or our live reviews if you want validation that this list only includes