(TheBRHM.com) I’d opted to explore other debut albums from bands of varying importance and genres before finally getting to Metallica’s 1983 debut Kill ‘Em All. When I first listened to this album in 2006 and read about its importance to thrash metal and U.S metal at the time, I couldn’t ...

(TheBRHM.com) While listening to Invincible Shield, I realized that I hadn’t done a review or album dive into Redeemer of Souls or Firepower for The Black Rock and Heavy Metal. Now, I find it very easy—and even relaxing—to look at older albums from decades ago and decide what albums were ...

(TheBRHM.com) I often dive into funk, quiet storm, trap and something of the Latin persuasion when I’m not listening to rock and heavy metal. When you take in different genres, it’s not usual to see influences of some act on another or elements from one genre having a home in ...

(TheBRHM.com) On the rock and metal side, I enjoy a variety of genres. When it comes to hip-hop, it’s primarily trap, drill, horrorcore and crunk—when I’m feeling nostalgic. There was a period in the late 1990s and early 2000s when rock/metal and hip-hop were merged into the genre rap rock ...

(TheBRHM.com) So, Dartkthrone has another full-length album dropping in late April 2024. I’ve been going through the band’s late 2010s to present stuff—four albums since 2016—and there’s been a lot more re-listening to albums and songs than usual. I discovered Darkthrone’s 90s black metal era while they were in their ...

(TheBRHM.com) So, back in 2021, we featured three albums to check out before Darkthrone released Eternal Hails….Now we’ll look at a classic album from a band considered to be an inspiration on Darkthrone’s early sound. This is the 1984 self-titled debut by Bathory.   What is Bathory? Bathory was a ...

(TheBRHM.com) So, I was considering an intro piece on psychobilly but it was discussed in our articles on rockabilly and horror punk. So, we’re going to just jump right into a few psychobilly acts to check out. One thing to know about this subgenre is that mixes horror punk, death ...

(TheBRHM.com) When it comes to power metal—the strain of metal with a focus of fantasy and sci-fi themes, melody, and speed—Germany tends to be my go to region for some great bands. While power metal exists in many forms and tempos and features a variety of lyrical themes, it’s those ...

(TheBRHM.com) Horror punk is a genre I wanted to get into for some time. With our recent rockabilly dives, I definitely wanted to explore psychobilly but you kind of need to get into horror punk as well. As far as lyrical content goes, they’re extremely similar with horror and all ...

(TheBRHM.com) Rockabilly is both a genre that is easy to explain and—like other musical genres—requires a layered explanation. All of this stuff has a history to it, after all. As for rockabilly, the easiest way to explain it is that it’s a very early form of rock music. As a ...

(TheBRHM.com)In the Black storytelling and musical tradition one of the enduring characters is the trickster. In storytelling, the trickster often uses their wit and wiles to gain an advantage or overcome a challenge. In the blues, the trickster is often taking someone’s woman or man from them and taking them ...

(TheBRHM.com) Southern soul is a genre I’ve always enjoyed. A marriage of blues, country, Black gospel music, and R&B of the time. It was a mix of things that made a very district sound in the South among Black musicians and audiences during the 1960s and into the 1980s.  That ...

(TheBRHM.com) “Best of the Decade” is back and we’re looking at Megadeth in the 1980s. Megadeth is one of the original Big 4 of Thrash Metal in the U.S along with Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax. Lead singer Dave Mustaine was originally the lead guitarist for Metallica and before being fired ...

(TheBRHM.com) Running into fellow Black metalheads is always a surprise and a pleasure. It’s not so much that there are so few of us—we are legion—but actually coming across another Black person who enjoys the Sound of the Beast in person or even online can be a chance encounter. My ...