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(TheBRHM.com) Let’s get into another wave of heavy metal in the “New Wave of Thrash Metal”. This wave came along in the late 90s-early 2000s following an odd downturn in quality albums from major thrash metal bands. Thrash Metal In the Early 90s There was this odd period in metal ...

(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) When talking about music with my younger brother—peep his writing over on ThyBlackMan and AfroGamers—the topic of musical consistency comes up often. You want an artist’s material such as full lengths/LPs to be consistent from album to album and track to track. Even if some tracks don’t lands the ...

(TheBRHM.com) Metal and music history was made during the 63rd Grammy Awards as Body Count took home the award for Best Metal Performance. It marked the band’s first Grammy Award win and the first time that a band comprised of Black and Latino members won any award for heavy metal ...

(TheBRHM.com) It’s Women’s History Month and we’re going into several bands headed up by women, featuring them, or just solo projects. Our first two up are old school bands from England: Rock Goddess and Girldchool. A Tale of Two All-Woman Bands Formed in London in 1977, Rock Goddess is sometimes ...

(TheBRHM.com) Continuing with Women Rock Month, we head far south of the border to Chile with the band Demona. Formed by lead singer and guitarist Tanza Speed. Tanza Speed and Demona A second-generation metal musician, Tanza Speed formed Demona in 2007 at just 17-years old. She loves old school speed ...

(TheBRHM.com) Katherine “The Great Kat” Thomas is an odd character in metal. Born in Swindon, England in 1966 and graduated from Julliard specializing in multiple instruments—particularly strings. She began her career in heavy metal in 1986 and released her debut album Worship Me or Die in 1987. Let’s see if ...

(TheBRHM.com) Alexis Brown is the leader singer Knoxville, Tennessee metalcore band Straight Line Stitch. Originally from Clarksville, she joined the band in 2003 probably as the band was changing its sound. Before SLS Brown was a singer growing up and actually wanted to go into R&B. According to her interview ...

(TheBRHM.com) I’m not the biggest doom metal fan. The tempo is often too slow and plodding for my liking and depending on the band, the lyrical content can be too depressing and devoid of energy. That doesn’t take away from the musicianship or songwriting, I’m into faster, aggressive, energetic music. ...

(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 ...