346: DEVIN TOWNSEND

The fact is, I could continue the format of the past two days, spending each day focussing on various projects and chapters of the great manโ€™s influential and biblically prolific career, but thereโ€™s less than three weeks left of the year. Todayโ€™s post, in a sense, is about the man himself. Strapping Young Lad and … Continue reading 346: DEVIN TOWNSEND

294: VILDHJARTA

When a band is as innovative and unique as Meshuggah was when they first came along, the unfortunate reality is you canโ€™t even touch what they do without (probably unfair) comparisons. But then thereโ€™s Vildhjarta, who actually managed to grow out of the long shadow cast by their fellow countrymen. While many bands who attempt … Continue reading 294: VILDHJARTA

251: JINJER

Itโ€™s the performance that launched a million YouTube reaction channels. A dark haired woman with a gentle voice sings a beautiful melody as the band around her strum a tender tune. Then suddenly thereโ€™s a seismic shift in the room - the tender tune is suddenly a metallic monster. Big riffs and belting drums, and … Continue reading 251: JINJER

159: THE ALGORITHM

In the late noughties, when his previous band came to an end and efforts to put together a mathcore band proved futile, French musician Rรฉmi Gallego began producing his own music. What grew from this was The Algorithm - a true hybrid of EDM and metal, specifically prog and djent influenced metal. While there are … Continue reading 159: THE ALGORITHM