Category: Under The Influence

Under The Influence #57: Drakh on “My Arms Your Hearse” from Opeth!

1998 saw the release of the third critically acclaimed studio album from Swedish Progressive Death Metal titans Opeth. Recorded the summer prior to its release with producer Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity) and In Flames vocalist Anders Fridén at Studio Fredman In Gothenburg Sweden “My Arms Your Hearse” was the first album to

Under The Influence #55: Nonvector on “Red” by King Crimson!

London England was the home of one of Progressive Rock’s most influential figures in guitarist Robert Fripp. By 1974 his brainchild King Crimson were releasing their seventh studio record entitled “Red“, an album that saw five cuts including the epic 12 minute affair that is “Starless” that unbeknown to the band at the time would

Under The Influence #54: Averted on “Imperium Vorago” by Chimp Spanner!

When it comes to impressive multi instrumentalists, there aren’t many much more impressive than Paul Antonio Ortiz, otherwise known as Chimp Spanner. Using Ibanez 7 and 8 string guitars to create Progressive Metal with DJent infused ambient touches, he self released and financed debut “Imperium Vorago” back in 2005 before it’s later release through Underground

Under The Influence #50: HellgardeN on “The Law” by Exhorder!

New Orleans Louisiana quintet Exhorder are one of those bands who are cited as one of the creators of a sound and style of Metal but never really profited from it. Originally getting together in 1985 as a Thrash act, they developed their style from their debut “Slaughter To The Vatican” in 1990 to their