interview by Michael McCarthy all photos by Dean Karr One of the perks of doing Love is Pop is that I sometimes come to hear awesome artists that I never would have found on my own. Here’s the story of how I came to know and love the French rock band BlackRain, who...Read more
Category Archives: Metal
REVIEW: BONFIRE: PEARLS
If I’m understanding Wiki correctly, Bonfire’s longtime singer Claus Lessmann left the band in January of 2015 with a few of the other members leaving around that time as well. Currently, it would seem that the only original member left in the band is guitarist Hans Ziller, who controls the name Bonfire. I...Read more
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: DOUBLE EXPERIENCE: UNSAVED PROGRESS
One of the perks to doing Love is Pop is that people send me links to all sorts of promotional music downloads that they’d like me to review. The only trouble is that I’m only impressed by about 20% of them. But of those 20 percent, an awful lot of them are things...Read more
#songoftheday = TED POLEY: “HANDS OF LOVE”
NEW REVIEW: BABYMETAL: METAL RESISTANCE
BABYMETAL’s new album, Metal Resistance, was released here in the States on April 1st, the same date it was released in Japan. I have written an in-depth review of the album for our sister site, OtakuDX. You can read the review here: http://www.otakudx.com/musicreview/babymetal-metal-resistance...Read more
MOLTEN METAL: MOONSORROW – “Non Serviam” (ROTTING CHRIST COVER)
This is a blistering track off of the bonus disc to Moonsorrow's Jumalten Aika album, which makes it a must-have for sure! I'm listening to it for the fourth time already as I post this and I just keep loving it more and more....
RED HOT ROCK: TED POLEY: “HIGHER”
#songoftheday = Circus Maximus – “Remember”
Circus Maximus' "Remember" is one of the best blends of modern rock and old school metal I've ever heard. Just dig the super modern guitars of the verses and chorus then cheer on the old school metal solo; fantastic! Here's one that can be played on...
#songoftheday = SKELETONWITCH: “WELL OF DESPAIR”
Skeletonwitch are back, this time accompanied by new frontman Adam Clemans of Wolvhammer fame. And the voice isn't the only thing that's different. While their sound is still heavy as hell, their thrash influence is greater and, more surprisingly, "Well of Despair" finds them at their...
#songoftheday = Lords of Black – “Merciless”
#songoftheday = ENTROPIA: “FRACTAL”
What is this we're playing for you today? I'm not quite sure. Well, obviously I know the name of the band is Entropia and the song is called "Fractal," but it's difficult to assign a genre distinction, which is one of the things I love about...
HOT METAL: CALIBAN: “PARALYZED”
Boy, this one kicks some ass, doesn't it? The video is great, too. It's about a girl running through the forest with a monster following her and hunters following the monster. To say anything more would be to spoil it. Just turn up the...
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: BOMBUS: REPEAT UNTIL DEATH
I loved and still love the first album by Sweden’s Bombus, The Poet and The Parrot. To my ears, it was an instant classic. A mix of old school thrash, modern metal, AC/DC and Motorhead, all thrown together in a pot that produced a spectacular soup. Well, now they’re back with album number three...Read more
An Exclusive Interview with Nathan James of Inglorious
by Michael McCarthy all photos courtesy of Frontiers Records Today, February 19th, sees the release of the self-titled debut album by the UK’s hottest new hard rock band, Inglorious. But don’t let their name fool you; their sound is indeed very glorious. These guys kick some major ass. Frontman Nathan James is like...Read more