The combination of death metal heaviness and hardcore aggression Employed to Serve create makes for some of the intense music in their particular scene. It also means they tend to appeal to multiple demographics, from metalcore kids looking for something with extra bite, to an older death metal crowd looking for something new and fresh. … Continue reading 325: EMPLOYED TO SERVE


On any given day, the heavy metal genre might as well be subtitled 'Music Derivative of Black Sabbath'.Lars Ulrich Today’s band, our final Icon, was always going to be Black Sabbath. I’ve known since January. Because today, ten years ago (11/11/11), Black Sabbath reunited, and it was the biggest metal news in years. That’s just … Continue reading 315: BLACK SABBATH


When Ritchie Blackmore had two songs rejected by Deep Purple he chose to record them with Elf frontman Ronnie James Dio. The experience had been such a positive one that they ultimately recorded a full album as Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. This would ultimately lead to him leaving Deep Purple. There are two specific elements of … Continue reading 310: RAINBOW