After 5 years as Godzilla, it was the name change and release of their debut in 2001 that set Gojira on a trajectory towards being one of the biggest metal bands on the planet. Brothers Joe and Mario Duplantier, along with Christian Andreu and Jean-Michel Labadie, have now released seven albums, to increasing critical attention. … Continue reading 258: GOJIRA


In the late noughties, when his previous band came to an end and efforts to put together a mathcore band proved futile, French musician Rรฉmi Gallego began producing his own music. What grew from this was The Algorithm - a true hybrid of EDM and metal, specifically prog and djent influenced metal. While there are … Continue reading 159: THE ALGORITHM


Forgive me if this blog sounds repetitive at times, but I lately find myself completely smitten with one-man black metal projects, and the quality coming out in this field the last couple of years has been phenomenal. With Esoctrilihum, French black metal maestro Asthรขghul is both prolific and masterful. In the space of five years … Continue reading 158: ESOCTRILIHUM

140: N.K.V.D.

A wonderful thing about genres is you can read a combination of genres that youโ€™ve never seen combined and immediately see how that could work, and find yourself excited for the potential of this new sound. For example, industrial black metal. N.K.V.D. (which stands for Narodny Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del, or People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs … Continue reading 140: N.K.V.D.