Sina Tavoosi

Posted Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:50am by Sina Tavoosi

Editor’s Note: Stoner Metal and Doom Metal are subgenres that many people use synonymously, but there are also likely a variety of distinctions between the two as well. For the purposes of this article, we’re going to say the subgenres are essentially one and the same. Check out the video below for a brief history of the Stoner/Doom subgenre.

Category: Feature Stories

Tags: Female-Fronted, doom, Stoner, Jess and the Ancient Ones, Christian Mistress, The Devil's Blood, Royal Thunder, Avatarium, SubRosa, Undersmile
Posted Monday, June 23, 2014 - 2:40pm by Sina Tavoosi

You've probably never heard of this surprisingly good one-man project called Prevenge because the band still hasn't suffered the mythical "big break" yet. This is hardly surprising given that Prevenge makes music just for the sake of making music. What I've heard previously from Prevenge consists of not-so-weird post metal and black metal. Although the black metal side is stronger on Paramnesia, Max Reff is still feeding his music with artistic nourishment and the album deviates enough from the black metal path not to make this another generic, useless record.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Prevenge, black metal, post metal, avantgarde metal
Posted Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 2:50pm by Sina Tavoosi

Mammút are one of the most successful indie bands in Iceland, the land that shaped the unmatched imagination of musicians like Björk and Sigur Rós. Their third album Komdu til mín svarta systir ( Come to me dark sister ) is a great example of keeping dignity while giving life to radio-friendly rock music. Their music is more complex than the average rock band, dreamy and dark with lots of blind spots left for you to fill with personal thoughts.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Mammút, Iceland, Warpaint, Scandinavian Music Group, Indie Rock, dream pop
Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 4:40pm by Sina Tavoosi

Can you take a band named Destiny Potato seriously? The answer is both yes and no. Yes, because they make high-quality and unique prog metal and no, because they are in truth a pop band and their music is supposed to be fun, not life-changing. Check your pretensions at the entrance before stepping into the potato world, these guys know their prog metal and can perform the shit out of their instruments, but the vocal melodies are not much different from those few good hits on the radio.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: progressive metal, pop, djent, Destiny Potato
Posted Monday, May 12, 2014 - 11:50am by Sina Tavoosi

"Saxophone motherfucker!" This could be all I have to say about this album. Merkabah (from Poland) create avant-garde metal, but I don't like to call it instrumental because the saxophone speaks...we just don't understand the language. Moloch is an open-minded metal fan's heaven as it cooks a meal out of genres like post-hardcore, progressive rock, and jazz all thrown in the metal cauldron. This music can put you on the defensive with its unrelenting assaults and simultaneously puzzle you out of your own skin, so blatant it is in its weirdness. 

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Merkabah, avant-garde metal, progressive rock, jazz, saxophone


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