By embodying that small area of overlap between metal and the burgeoning 90s alt rock movement, Alice in Chains became one of the stand-outs of the grunge scene, building a legacy that continues today. In a way, Alice in Chains were always a metal band - their existence predates the term 'grunge'. But given their … Continue reading 245: ALICE IN CHAINS


Itโ€™s hard to know where to start with the mighty Deftones. Theyโ€™re a band of absolutely leviathan proportions in my musical journey, but I never planned them ahead for a specific milestone because, as I said, I donโ€™t even know where to start. Deftones have always a band whose membersโ€™ ages and sound have always … Continue reading 212: DEFTONES


Faith No More are not only Mike Pattonโ€™s most well known band, but perhaps one of the defining alternative acts of the 90s. Through six studio albums, they crafted a sound that would send waves through alternative metal, as well as directly inspiring many bands who would go on to become nu metal bands. With … Continue reading 199: FAITH NO MORE


As we enter the home stretch of 9 Days of Patton, itโ€™s time to talk about the country-twangified alt rock beast that is Tomahawk. In 1999 Patton and Duane Denison of The Jesus Lizard started collaborating, eventually bringing in John Stanier and Kevin Rutmanis, of Helmet and Melvins respectively. The result of this collaboration was … Continue reading 198: TOMAHAWK