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 man’s influential and biblically prolific career, but there’s less than three weeks left of the year. Today’s post, in a sense, is about the man himself. Strapping Young Lad and … Continue reading 346: DEVIN TOWNSEND

344: STRAPPING YOUNG LAD

When Devin Townsend, heavy metal alchemist and all around musical genius, set about creating his musical project, Strapping Young Lad, it was a shock to the Canadian metal scene. With the perfectly titled debut, ‘Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing’, Townsend combined elements of thrash, death, and industrial metal, and more, into a monstrous wall … Continue reading 344: STRAPPING YOUNG LAD

317: MUSHROOMHEAD

An army of masked band members in matching outfits coming up in the 90s - it’s obvious who you think I’m talking about, but this is Mushroomhead, and they’re a unique beast. Mushroomhead’s music has always been a broad mix of genres, with surprisingly avant-garde leanings. There’s big, alt metal style guitars, big keys and … Continue reading 317: MUSHROOMHEAD

258: GOJIRA

After 5 years as Godzilla, it was the name change and release of their debut in 2001 that set Gojira on a trajectory towards being one of the biggest metal bands on the planet. Brothers Joe and Mario Duplantier, along with Christian Andreu and Jean-Michel Labadie, have now released seven albums, to increasing critical attention. … Continue reading 258: GOJIRA

239: MACHINE HEAD

For thirty years, Robb Flynn and Machine Head have been a consistent force amongst the ever-changing heavy metal landscape. Throughout shifting trends and the steady flow of new blood, Machine Head have persevered. Not only have they persevered, they have triumphed. For their earlier albums, Machine Head’s sound blended thrash and groove elements, making them … Continue reading 239: MACHINE HEAD

229: SEPULTURA Mk. II (1996 – TODAY)

When Max Cavalera left in 1996, Sepultura could have just as easily faded into obscurity. They had released a generation-defining album in ‘Roots’ and few bands would have much to say beyond that, let alone a band who’d just lost their frontman. Enter Derrick Green. The towering Ohio native had huge shoes to fill, as … Continue reading 229: SEPULTURA Mk. II (1996 – TODAY)