REVISITED: Dream Theater’s ‘Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory’ (1999)

By Greg Maki — Released Oct. 26, 1999 (Elektra) — A ticking metronome. A voice. Soft, comforting, yet firm, in control. “Close your eyes and begin to relax.” A hypnotherapist. He puts his subject under, leads him back through time to find a girl waiting for him. And so begins Dream Theater’s concept album, “Metropolis... Continue Reading →

Prequelles, Rituals, Constellations & Eclipses: Jeff’s Best Albums of 2018

At long last, here is my Best of 2018. My criteria is simple: These are the albums that I listened to the most during the past year, had the biggest impact and that I'm still listening to now!

Best of Metal Social Media: Cradle Of Filth, Ozzfest & more

In this column, we highlight the Top 5 social media posts from the hundreds of bands, websites and artists we follow!

Best of Metal Social Media: Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Each week, we’ll highlight the Top 5 social media posts from the hundreds of bands, websites and artists we follow! This week, let's roundup some of the best of ugly Christmas sweaters from our favorite artists.

From the tabletop to the swamp: Greg’s top 10 of 2018

By Greg Maki ----- Everyone is welcome to have an opinion, but with respect, anyone who still thinks rock is dead wasn’t paying attention throughout the year that’s about to end. In 2018, it was a rare week that didn’t feature at least one or two new releases in hard rock or metal to get... Continue Reading →

Best of Metal Social Media: December 2nd – December 8th

Each week, we’ll highlight the Top 5 social media posts from the hundreds of bands, websites and artists we follow! With the holidays quickly approaching, let's see how metalheads are spreading their yuletide cheer.

Best of Metal Social Media: November 25th – December 1st

Each week, we’ll highlight the Top 5 social media posts from the hundreds of bands, websites and artists we follow!

Best of Metal Social Media: November 18 – 24th

Each week, we'll highlight the Top 5 social media posts from the hundreds of bands, websites and artists we follow!

PICKS OF THE WEEK: Myrkur – ‘Juniper’

Myrkur, a.k.a. Danish multi-instrumentalist Amalie Bruun, has announced the forthcoming release of a new EP, "Juniper," set for December 7th, and offered up a lush, stirring video for the record's title track. Shot on 16mm film, the clip combines a wide-eyed and in-your-face performance by Bruun, woven into scenes featuring a small, blonde girl in... Continue Reading →

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