(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 ...

(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 touched on neoclassical and one artist mentioned was 80s guitar virtuoso and neoclassical metal pioneer Yngwie J. Malmsteen. The Swedish metal legend got his start in 1978 and released three demos with his power trio band before being scooped up by Shrapnel Records and hooked up with the ...

(TheBRHM.com) Jess and the Ancient Ones, Jex Thoth and Lucifer are three of the bands that first come to mind when “occult rock” is brought up. It’s with good reason as those bands really deliver some great albums in that vein. First of All: What Is Occult Rock? I will ...

(TheBRHM.com) This time we’re looking at extremely strong debuts! We’ll start with a band we’ve discussed a bit before in Blind Guardian with their 1988 debut Battalions of Fear. What Type of Vibe Is Blind Guardian? To be honest, there are different vibes with Blind Guardian’s music. It can depend ...

(TheBRHM.com) Before I really dove back into heavy metal and hard rock between 2005-2006, I listened mostly to hip-hop. Anything that was produced in the South or featured Southern artists was my favorite. That was pretty much a period of 2000-2008 when I was really hunting mixtapes, commercial releases, and ...

(TheBRHM.com) Every so often, I enjoy some country music but it’s often a couple of loose songs that I just really dig. Just like any genre, you can hear something from an artist, not enjoy most of their catalog, but dig a handful of songs. The last time we looked ...