Tag: alternative metal

8 June 2021 / Reviews
3 June 2021 / Reviews

This is a pop album. Pop with an onomatopoeic =*POP*=! An effervescent burst of unembarrassed noise. It is shiny and hollow, like the snap from a burst bubble, and as…

5 May 2021 / Metal

Despite being a country that harbours a love affair with all things melodic death metal, Finland has its fair share of cross-pollinating artists, whether that be Ensiferum (folk metal), Nightwish…

7 April 2021 / Metal
5 April 2021 / Reviews

If you were putting together a supergroup of the most influential musicians of the alternative rock and metal scene that dominated the 1990s, the chances are you’d assemble current and…

16 March 2021 / Reviews

Sometimes you sift through your vinyl records and come across The Pixies and Butthole Surfers among the extreme metal and dark post-punk bands in there. You think, “Oh, I haven’t…

8 March 2021 / Metal

French metal eccentrics, Psykup, are the European equivalent of Mr Bungle and draw most of their inspiration from Mike Patton in terms of style and sinister humour. Formed in 1995,…

22 February 2021 / Metal

Who remembers when Aborym were the most divisive band in extreme metal and the most hyped? Terrorizer magazine awarded their 2001 effort, Fire Walk With Us!, a perfect 10 out…

7 January 2021 / Metal

Faith No More showed as early as 1985 that thrash metal can appear in the most unusual of settings, in their case a weird post-punk/ alternative aesthetic. Italian duo, Moonreflex,…

29 July 2020 / Metal

You may remember Hum as the laidback quartet from the 90s who infused alternative rock, shoegaze and elephantine riffs. Rumours of a new Hum record crop up every few years…