Think Piece: Why Stone Sour’s “Hydrograd” Will Slay

“It’s all downhill from here,” bellows Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor on “Fabuless” one of two new cuts from the forthcoming Hydrograd, arriving June 30. He slides from a hypnotic chant into this guttural growl, lambasting our celebrity-obsessed, fame hungry vapid Beverly Hills culture with an intensity that stands unmatched. Taylor and his Stone Sour cohorts—Josh … Read moreThink Piece: Why Stone Sour’s “Hydrograd” Will Slay

Think Piece: Seether Keep Writing Massive Anthems on “Poison The Parish”

It’s crazy to think that Seether’s first full-length album, Disclaimer, arrived 15 years ago. Since 2002, the trio—Shaun Morgan [vocals, guitar], Dale Stewart [bass], and John Humphrey [drums]—have consistently churned out the kind well-crafted distortion-driven rock tunes that rule radio with lyrics worthy of tattoos. In fact, the boys have a catalog of tunes like “Fake … Read moreThink Piece: Seether Keep Writing Massive Anthems on “Poison The Parish”

Think Piece: Enterprise Earth – “Embodiment”

Deathcore is a funny little beast. Often derided by traditional press, there’s a veritable cult of fans that have transformed current genre leaders Oceano and Carnifex into some of heavy music’s most notable burgeoning voices. The genre itself is like the bastard step child of death metal and hardcore–that kid in the lunchroom that wins … Read moreThink Piece: Enterprise Earth – “Embodiment”

Think Piece: Why Megadeth’s “Dystopia” Is So Important

It was a long time coming, nearly almost as long as it took for Scorsese to win an Oscar, but I digress. This February, Megadeth walked on stage at the GRAMMY Awards and finally got their due from the music industry’s most prestigious organization, a statue for “Best Metal Performance.” That it came for the … Read moreThink Piece: Why Megadeth’s “Dystopia” Is So Important

Think Piece: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – “Modern Ruin”

I remember the first time that I heard Frank Carter. It was back when he was fronting Gallows. Upon the first spin of 2006’s Orchestra of Wolves, the jolt that 21st century punk music so desperately needed had been gleefully administered. Its controlled chaos evoked Amen’s self-titled debut, arguably one of the best punk records … Read moreThink Piece: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – “Modern Ruin”