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(TheBRHM.com) Let’s look at an underappreciated metal lead singer from days past that I really think need some shine. This time we’re looking at Guy Speranza of New York band Riot—now known as Riot V. While he passed in 2003, Speranza handled the band’s vocal duties from their formation in ...

(TheBRHM.com) On our piece that took a quick gander at the New Wave of Thrash Metal, we got some input from readers about a few bands they felt weren’t mentioned. The homie Justin had this to say in the comments: “There’s a shit load of other bands too Crisix, Lich ...

(TheBRHM.com) Let’s go a little more modern with a great debut album from the past three years. This time it’s Burn the Night, the 2019 debut from Riot City. What Kind of Vibe is Riot City? At first, I was thinking “Wow, Riot City gives me Riot vibes.” Riot is ...

(TheBRHM.com) So, I’ve finally gotten around to listening to Darkthrone’s nineteenth album Eternal Hails…….Yes, Darkthrone dropped six ellipses in the title. Going forward, it’ll just be “Eternal Hails” but the title isn’t the focus. It’s all about the music and the vibe that the title represents here. Darkthrone Reinvents Itself ...

(TheBRHM.com) As I’ve mentioned before over on ThyBlackMan, Judas Priest is my favorite rock or metal band. It was the band that sold me on giving metal another listen. Let’s get into the last album of lead singer Rob Halford’s first run with the band in 1990’s Painkiller. Judas Priest ...

(TheBRHM.com) Years and years ago when I was looking into different genres of heavy metal, I spent a lot of time checking out one of Scandinavia’s black metal—as in “evil and dark” black, not capital “B” black—pioneers: Darkthrone. The band’s nineteenth album, Eternal Hails….., is coming out June 25th. Let’s ...

(TheBRHM.com) After going into the new wave of thrash metal briefly, let’s look at five landmark albums from the period!  These albums might or might not be the band’s best offering but it’s definitely in the running for being significant or defining the new wave of thrash metal. Municipal Waste ...

(TheBRHM.com) We’ve discussed two previous Bad Brains albums over on ThyBlackMan via 1983’s Rico for Light and 1986’s I Against I. This time we’re getting into the band’s last release of the decade in Quickness. Released in 1989, Quickness continues in the same vein as I Against I with some ...

(TheBRHM.com) We’re at the third album of a very hot, creative period for hardcore pioneers Bad Brains. Three albums marked a major change in sound for the band. The first step came with 1986’s I Against I. Bad Brains Explored a Fusion with Metal This album’s sound saw the band ...

(TheBRHM.com) We dipped a toe into Caribbean metal and had a brief look at Lord Ifrit—or Ohene Ifrit—and his different projects and involvement in bands. One band we breezed past was his most recent project Broken Messiah. If you’ve heard his material in Orisha Shakpana—and if you haven’t, give it ...