My Tribute to Eddie Van Halen

My Tribute to Eddie Van Halen

It took me a while to gather my thoughts on Eddie Van Halen. I try not to do quick, reactionary takes on here. Especially after someone who commands such high respect from his peers and fans has recently passed away. And to be honest with you, I don’t know that much...
John Petrucci – Terminal Velocity (Album Review)

John Petrucci – Terminal Velocity (Album Review)

Dream Theater has been among my favorite bands for decades at this point. But I can’t really say I knew that much about each member’s solo career until much later. The guitar wizard in the band, John Petrucci, released his first solo album Suspended Animation back in...
Christbait – EP Review

Christbait – EP Review

One of the benefits of running this site is that I get contacted by a lot of up and coming musicians about whom I wouldn’t have heard otherwise. I try not to do EPs on here because they often don’t present enough material to analyze, but I have made exceptions on this...
Firstborne – EP Review

Firstborne – EP Review

When I wrote about Chris Adler’s departure from Lamb of God, a band he co-founded, I wrote about how interested I was in what he was going to do next. Now, we know! He surprised many people with the announcement of his new band, Firstborne, as well as the debut EP...
Underrated Lineups Vol. 2

Underrated Lineups Vol. 2

When I started thinking about underrated lineups, there were 4 bands that immediately popped into my head. There’s more on my list now, but right off the top of my head I could list 4 lineups from 4 bands that I thought were underrated. I covered 2 of them already....

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