Category: Vs. Tuesday

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Venom.

Words like influential get thrown about quite a lot these days but when it comes to Newcastle upon Tyne veterans Venom, that is the word that is fit and proper. As they rose to fame in the early 80’s, their first pair of albums are ones which impacted not only Thrash, Death and Extreme Metal

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Soundgarden.

The current situation between Kim Thayil,¬†Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd, the remaining members of Soundgarden and Chris Cornell’s Widow Vicky Cornell shouldn’t be allowed to overshadow the bands body of work or the life of the much missed Chris Cornell but as happened with Kurt Cobain in the wake of his death, it seems that

Vs. Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Testament.

Berkeley Californian Thrash Kings Testament should really need no introduction. Their second album “The New Order” recorded at Pyramid Sound Studios, Ithaca, New York and released 32 years ago in 1988 is hugely significant in the World of Metal. Let’s face it, without it, there might not be a Lamb Of God, that’s how important

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! STP.

In 1993 MTV recorded a set from San Diego Grunge band Stone Temple Pilots for their iconic Unplugged series. During the set the band played a new song that was cut from the aired performance but when the track featured on the soundtrack of The Crow, a film starting Brandon Lee and based on a

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins! FIGHT! Earth Crisis #2!

The importance of Syracuse New York Hardcore Punks Earth Crisis should not be underestimated in the context of the current generation of bands out there on Planet Metal. Since 1989, over their journey of six studio records they have developed a sound which is considered a crucial developer and influence for both the Metalcore genre

Vs. Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! March of the Pigs.

When it comes down to classic albums, “The Downward Spiral” by Nine Inch Nails is an Industrial Metal masterpiece. Just ask Kissing Candice bassist Mike Grippo, who spoke to us about the album for Under The Influence #31 back in January. The album itself stepped away from the synth pop influenced “Pretty Hate Machine” and

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Bloodline.

After 1998’s “Diabolus In Musica” received for the most part a luke warm reception amoung Slayer fans and deemed “experimental” at best and “bordering on Nu-Metal” at worst, something needed to change. Three years later, after successful stints on Ozzfest, they regrouped, switching from Rick Rubin to Matt Hyde (Nekrogoblikon, Hatebreed) to engineer, produce and

Vs Tuesday: One Song! Two Bands! Who Wins?! FIGHT! 1979!

One of The Smashing Pumpkins most well known songs, “1979” was released in 1996 as the second single from their third studio album “Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness“, an epic collection of songs released as a double album, a very rare commodity in the years to come. The narrative is a nostalgic one and

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins? FIGHT! Earth Crisis!

Originally formed in Syracuse New York in 1989 and having a six year hiatus between 2001 and 2007, American Hardcore Punks Earth Crisis are widely considered one of the crucial influences for both the Metalcore genre and vegan straight edge movement. Known for their social awareness and for addressing political issues as much as their