(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 ...

(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’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) 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 ...

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(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 ...

(TheBRHM.com) Canada has a strong reputation as country that generates primo rock and heavy metal. We got the likes of Rush, Anvil, and Razor from the Great White North. Another long-time act from Canada is Thor, a band that takes its name from frontman Jon Mikl Thor and has been ...

(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) In the late 2000s, there was a spotlight on metal and it seemed to come out of nowhere. See, the genre never died, the mainstream attention just moved on to other genres of music. During that time, you had bands that either stayed the course, faded out, or tried ...

(TheBRHM.com) Originally, we were going to sit down and talk with Norwegian black metal artist Halfden Svarti of the bands Moor and Phantom Castle but putting a schedule together to questions, send them out, and go back and forth is…an adventure. While the interview will happen, it didn’t go down ...

(TheBRHM.com) We’re looking at a band from the “thrash revival” era in Merciless Death’s 2006 debut Evil in the Night. At eight tracks and a little over 25-minutes, Evil in the Night is a fast-paced thrash thrill ride but how does it hold up as a debut? A quick intro ...