Last year Hellbounder Gene A. Gaona covered Aftershock for Capital Chaos TV – and interviewed Igor & Max Cavalera: This year, the sixth annual…
“Is the reissued release of an album ALWAYS superior to the original?” Such a question is valid – particularly when one takes the recent…
Without Black Sabbath, I wouldn’t be writing this and you wouldn’t be reading this… it’s that simple. Published by Carltonbooks, (available to order here)….
I was pretty impressed with these guys when they opened for Red Fang last month. While they’re not reinventing the wheel, they sure know…
Hellbound Metal: “It sounds awful, but 13 is not a bad album – it’s simply not the Black Sabbath album that a lot of fans will accept as a rousing return.”
In listening to the reissue of Screaming For Vengeance, it suddenly becomes clear that, as “of its time” the production applied to the record was (the effects on “Electric Eye” – all the clanking reverb and robotic imagery – and the glammy metal sheen of “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” are good examples), the record is the “step up” made by a band who knew they had the world’s attention, and continues to command respect thirty years later both for that and for its song craft.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the official release of what I consider to be one of the greatest albums ever made, Black Sabbath’s fourth studio album Volume 4. While many consider the two albums previous (Paranoid and Master of Reality) to be the band’s high point, the progressiveness of Volume 4 made it my Sabbath album.
“this is an excellent watch, and a solid piece of metal history which should be requisite watching for people claiming to be Ozzy fans in 2012 who were born in the late 80’s or early 90’s.
Another edition of thought-provoking book reviews from our Irish based correspondent Steve Earles. Please enjoy!
A beautiful full-colour, hardcover affair, this perfect-bound 270-plus page coffee table piece is as extravagant and captivating as it is compelling, informative and exciting. From essays by the authors/cameramen to reflective contributions from genre mainstays including Robb Flynn, Alex Skolnick and Gary Holt, there’s an inescapable air of enthusiasm, adoration and importance to Murder In The Front Row.