Tag: Experimental Metal

Aug 21

Adam “Nolly” Getgood of Periphery Talked to The Age of Metal

If you’re reading this on the Internet (and why wouldn’t you), odds are you’ve heard of Periphery. The band, thanks to the almost relentless internet promotion and unheard of business savvy in this scene, has blown up to be one of America’s biggest metal exports. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Jul 30

Last Chance to Reason – Level 3

With this wave of progressive metal taking over, how do we tell every band a part? Well, first we separate the ones that are awesome from the ones that suck, and then we divide the ones that are awesome by their individual talents and distinctive qualities. Last Chance to Reason captivates their listeners by their …

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May 14

The Age of Metal Talks with Psychedelic Metal Band Orbweaver

Orbweaver is a psychedelic metal band from Miami, Florida. By far one of the most individualistic bands, Orbweaver have definitely made their mark on the metal community in a short amount of time. Orbweaver is comprised of former member of Hate Eternal Randy Piro, along with guitarist Sally Gates, bassist Jason Ledgard and drummer Scott Spasiano. …

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May 02

The Ocean – Pelagial (2013)

I have nothing but adoration for The Ocean. Through random searchings of the internet when I was younger, I found Precambrian around 2007 – shortly after I started getting into post-metal and other weird stuff like that. Six years and two albums later, the collective is now a cohesive full band. But enough about the …

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Mar 19

Intronaut – Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones) (2013)

Three years ago, Intronaut released what is widely considered their breakthrough record, Valley of Smoke. This record landed the band on some of the biggest tours they have ever done, including a stint with legends Tool on their arena tour. I called this record the 2nd greatest album of 2010, next to Shining’s landmark record …

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Feb 07

Sacha Dunable of Intronaut Talks to The Age of Metal

Intronaut is one of the most interesting bands to come out in recent years. The technical prowess and the focus on polyrhythms is offset by a musicality that no other band has. Since Valley of Smoke, they’ve been pushing the limits of what heavy is – the move to clean vocals is one of the …

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Jan 29

Devin Townsend Talked To The Age Of Metal

Devin Townsend is a legend whose legacy cannot be escaped. As an incredibly influential musician with 20, almost 22, albums in his discography, it’s hard to live on without having encountered his work from Strapping Young Lad, The Devin Townsend Project, The Devin Townsend Band or any of his solo work. With a long list …

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Jan 22

Voivod – Target Earth (2013)

God damn I’ve been waiting for a new Voivod record. This legendary foursome has released some of the most interesting metal since their inception. I still think Dimension Hatross is one of the best records ever written, personally. This is their thirteenth record, and their first without guitarist Piggy (who passed away in 2005 but …

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Dec 28

Miguel’s Top 15 Albums of 2012

  2012 indeed was a great year for metal music. Great bands returned to the spotlight, others put a great effort of make something creative and different. I had great difficulty making this list, it were many great records that were left out that I enjoyed over the course of this year, but i have …

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Dec 27

Maddie’s Top 10 albums of 2012

  2012 was a great year for metal and I definitely had a hard time deciding what to put on my top 10. Pig Destroyer and Deftones were fighting for 10th before I saw that I’d forgotten Shining…but Behexen, Enthroned, Ragnarok, Naglfar, Drudkh, Ihsahn and a lot of other amazing artists released fantastic albums this year. I’m glad …

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