American Metal

Swashbuckle – Back to the Noose Review

Swashbuckle – Back to the Noose Rating: 3.0/5.0 Label: Nuclear Blast (EU | USA) Websites: myspace.com/swashbuckle | swashbuckle.info Release date: July 24th, 2009 (EU) | August 11th, 2009 (USA) Pirates are becoming an all-too-common and all-too-silly theme in our current society—sort of a strange zeitgeist, if you will.  Everything from the pirates in Somalia to […]

Between the Buried and Me Done with New Record

Tommy from Between the Buried and Me has posted a message on their MySpace page updating about their studio process.  After 5 weeks of recording they have finished with their new album, The Great Misdirect.  It is scheduled to be out on the 27th of October.  Here’s the post: hello everyone… writing to update everyone […]

Atheist – Live at Wacken Track on Myspace

Tech metal legends Atheist has posted a track on Myspace off of their forthcoming Unquestionable Presence: Live at Wacken DVD which is set to be released on the 21st of July (in the states) via Relapse Records.  You can check it out here: www.myspace.com/kellysatheistwebsite. Unquestionable Presence: Live At Wacken track listing (first disc only): 01. […]

Suicide Silence – No Time to Bleed Review

Suicide Silence – No Time to Bleed Rating: 2.5/5.0 – Excellence offset by core Label: Century Media Websites: myspace.com/suicidesilence | suicidesilence.net (last updated 2005) Suicide Silence is a study of opposites—a dichotomy of sorts.  On the one hand, they appear to be a talented band, musically varied, very interesting and capable of building intense grooves.  […]

Angry Metal Guy’s Classics: #1

Angry Metal Guy’s Classics: #1

It’s been a long time since I’ve taken time to go back and listen to classic albums that totally influenced me and lead me down The Path that Rocks! (As opposed to the Path of Righteousness.) But it’s something that I should do more often, and it started today when a buddy of mine over at the WMA Forums posted his now playing: Type O Negative – Bloody Kisses. I was suddenly overcome with a compulsion to go back and listen to this masterpiece of metal from when metal wasn’t even remotely cool, from a period where having long black hair and digging Iron Maiden meant sort of living in the closet–well, at least if you were a middle-school kid in the Midwest, anyway.

Killswitch Engage – Killswitch Engage (II) Review

Killswitch Engage – Killswitch Engage Rating: 2.5/5.0 – Good for a band I thought was a mediocre institution, but not terribly special Label: Roadrunner Records Websites: killswitchengage.com | myspace.com/killswitchengage Killswitch Engage is pretty much the institution of metalcore on this planet, having artistically trimmed the genre into a tightly packaged, perfectly polished formula which appeals […]

Diemertus – To See Skies Fall Review

Diemertus – To See Skies Fall (Demo/EP 2009) Rating: 3.0/5.0 – Good demo, has room for growth and improvement Label: Unsigned Website: myspace.com/diemertus Frankly, I had no idea what to expect when I was given Shorewood, Wisconsin-based Diemertus‘ EP To See Skies Fall to review.  Of the bands from Wisco that I’m familiar with, they […]

Killswitch Engage (II) Available for Streaming on Myspace

The new Killswitch Engage record was put up for listening in its entirety on their Myspace page.  You can check it out there!  The record is coming out on the 29th in Europe, the 30th in the USA and is already available in Japan. Tracklisting: “Never Again” – 3:13 “Starting Over” – 3:57 “The Forgotten” […]