(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) 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) 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) Formed in 1968, Black Sabbath is a band that holds the distinction of being the first heavy metal band. It will be argued that other bands did a heavier rock sound before Sabbath—and that’s true—but none of those bands really hit the sound that would be foundation of heavy ...

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(TheBRHM.com) So, Dartkthrone has another full-length album dropping in late April 2024. I’ve been going through the band’s late 2010s to present stuff—four albums since 2016—and there’s been a lot more re-listening to albums and songs than usual. I discovered Darkthrone’s 90s black metal era while they were in their ...

(TheBRHM.com) So, back in 2021, we featured three albums to check out before Darkthrone released Eternal Hails….Now we’ll look at a classic album from a band considered to be an inspiration on Darkthrone’s early sound. This is the 1984 self-titled debut by Bathory.   What is Bathory? Bathory was a ...

(TheBRHM.com) So, I was considering an intro piece on psychobilly but it was discussed in our articles on rockabilly and horror punk. So, we’re going to just jump right into a few psychobilly acts to check out. One thing to know about this subgenre is that mixes horror punk, death ...

(TheBRHM.com) When it comes to power metal—the strain of metal with a focus of fantasy and sci-fi themes, melody, and speed—Germany tends to be my go to region for some great bands. While power metal exists in many forms and tempos and features a variety of lyrical themes, it’s those ...

(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 ...