(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 ...

(TheBRHM.com) Hellhammer is the pre-Celtic Frost act that is cited as one of the influences on black metal. Established in 1982, the band delivered a mix of black metal, thrash, and doom metal with each of their tracks featuring at least two of these elements. What’s interesting about Hellhammer and ...

(TheBRHM.com) Like hip-hop, heavy metal has its own obscure bands in every subgenre. Unlike hip-hop, even if a band isn’t as popular as the more known names, they still get love because they may have been pioneers or were producing quality music during the peak of the genre’s popularity. Good ...

(TheBRHM.com) When I first started to frequent online heavy metal communities, one of the things that was constantly praised or focused on was the band demo. Now, I tend to focus on full-length releases and sometimes live albums, but demos were something I was never particularly big on. I won’t ...

(TheBRHM.com) While discussing demos and how Sodom’s Victims of Death got me to appreciate demo releases, Skelator and their Give Me Metal or Give Me Death came up as the other release that really helped. We’ll get around to Victims of Death as it’s a great demo but Give Me Metal ...

(TheBRHM.com) Listing a top five of anything is always hard but thrash legends Slayer is definitely a mid-lister on my top ten. This was the band that really made me a fan of thrash music. It—as well as Bathory and Hellhammer—were the next stage of speed metal in a similar ...

(TheBlackMan.com) In our introduction to rockabilly, I dropped a few tunes that I felt were good introductory songs to the subgenre. Of course, there was the disclaimer that they weren’t the best collective of tracks or the best example of rockabilly. They were chosen because they were both enjoyable tracks ...

(TheBRHM.com) We’ve only done one “Head 2 Head” at this point and there are so many bands to compare! This time we’re looking at Motorhead and Venom, two bands with similar sounds and speeds of play. I’m excited about this one since speed metal and thrash are my favorite genres ...

(TheBRHM.com) New York-based act Riot V is a band that I discovered after delving into the act’s days as Riot and discovering Thundersteel. Released in 1988, Thundersteel would’ve made for a tremendous topic for our “Greatest Debut Albums” segment because of how strong of an album it is from start ...