The Year the Sun Died was a very good album. One of the best records from 2014, actually. Sanctuary and Nevermore fans should be pleased to hear, then, that the band dug up some old “lost” masters and are offering you some sweet DLC via Inception. That’s great news(!), but we have to talk about lead track “Dream of the Incubus.”
Heavy metal, as much as any other music form, thrives in a live setting. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard someone describe a band as “better live than on CD.” Metal just makes sense when you pair it with the bold, often ritualistic trappings of a live setting. I’m certain that each and every one of us can think back to a particular show that stands out to us and pick out a visual element that left a lasting impression on you. It may have been the way the lights silhouetted the band during a certain song. It may have been the masked chainsaw-wielding surgeon who seemingly threatened your well-being. It may have been the giant alien phallus that sprayed you with goo. Whatever it was, it suited the music perfectly and rooted itself in your memory.
Welcome back to another edition of The Porcelain Throne, our user-run series in which we explore the discographies of our favorite bands. Want to write about your favorite band? Click here to download The Official Porcelain Throne Guidelines, and send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Today, MoshOff is plumbing the depths with Nevermore.
Greetings, friends. I come bearing word from our good buddy and power-user George Lynch. GL is taking a break from his busy schedule of running, designing top-secret government aircraft, and laying down sweet licks to ask you a burning question. So please, lend Mr. Scary your hearts and minds and riddle him this.
Today your friendly editors are sharing their picks for the best of 2014. Ch-ch-check it.