Category: Under The Influence

Under The Influence #91: Vainoa on “Axe to Fall” by Converge!

Expanding on the concept behind the “Verge In” sessions that took place at the beginning of 2004 and saw Boston Metalcore heroes Converge collaborate with Cave In on some new material 2009’s “Axe To Fall” saw the band bring in members of Himsa, Neurosis and The Red Chord to name but a few and push

Under The Influence #89: Anzeria on “Once” by Nightwish!

The most successful of albums from Finnish Symphonic Metal act Nightwish to date remains tinged in sadness as it was the last to feature vocalist Tarja Turunen. Entitled “Once“, the bands fifth album was released in 2004 after five months spent in four studios in Finland and England and giving rise to the bands biggest

Under The Influence #88: Enigmatical on “Sehnsucht” Rammstein!

The sophomore album from German Industrial Metallers titans Rammstein, “Sehnsucht” was unveiled in 1997 with huge singles “Engel” and “Du Hast” paving the way for not only a sold out European club tour but for a US run on the Family Values tour with KoRn, Orgy, Limp Bizkit and Ice Cube the following year. Despite

Under The Influence #86: Solarhead on “Aeolian” by The Ocean

Founded by guitarist and songwriter Robin Staps in Berlin Germany back in the year 2000, The Ocean (sometimes referred to as The Ocean Collective) and a Progressive Metal quintet who draw influences from other sub genres into their sound, including Sludge, Post, Avant-garde and Extreme Metal. They signed with Metal Blade Records in 2005 and

Under The Influence #85: Catharist on “Colony” by In Flames!

1999 saw the release of the fourth studio record “Colony” from Gothenburg Sweden Melodic Death Metal quintet In Flames, an album which is the first of an eleven year run for what many fans consider the bands classic lineup. Alongside Dark Tranquillity and At The Gates, the Swedes were pioneers in the genre and helped