REVIEW: Mark Tremonti – ‘Tremonti Sings Sinatra’

By Greg Maki And now for something completely different … Hear the name Mark Tremonti and you’ll think of Alter Bridge, Creed and his eponymous solo band. Most of all, you’ll probably think of guitars—huge, muscular riffs and shredding solos. I’m reasonably sure that you won’t think of Ol’ Blue Eyes. Mark started talking up... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Corpsegrinder (self-titled)

By Greg Maki While I appreciate its completely uncompromising nature, I’ve never been able to fully embrace death metal. Imagine my surprise then at how much I’ve been enjoying “Corpsegrinder,” the debut solo LP by George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, the voice of Cannibal Corpse, one of the most revered bands in the subgenre’s history. Perhaps that’s... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Infected Rain – ‘Ecdysis’

By Greg Maki Merriam-Webster defines “ecdysis” as “the act of molting or shedding an outer cuticular layer.” Sounds like a fitting title for a record that’s all about moving forward with a futuristic twist on its metallic sound. “Ecdysis” is album number five for Moldovan band Infected Rain—its second via Napalm Records—and it’s clear the... Continue Reading →

‘To hell is where I’ll go’ … Live Metal’s best of 2021

By Greg Maki-----After the hellscape of 2020, music surged back in a big way throughout 2021. Concerts—even festivals—returned along with a flood of new releases from artists young and old. Metal and hard rock remain far outside the mainstream, but if you put in the effort to look, I’d argue that there’s more quality music... Continue Reading →

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