With their uniquely gothic hard rock sound and one of the coolest frontmen in history, HIM created their own sound, dubbed ‘love metal’. It was dark, romantic, and painfully beautiful. Frontman Ville Valo’s gentle crooning ties the whole sound together. A Finnish voice with all the melancholy required for this music. Throughout their existence, HIM … Continue reading 242: HIM
Before Rob Zombie there was White Zombie - a fusion of dirty rock, industrial, and groove metal, with early signs of the schlocky horror touches that would become mainstays of RZ’s solo career. To a degree, White Zombie’s earliest work is unrecognisable. It’s spacey, tripped out noise rock, with a young Rob Zombie sounding completely … Continue reading 181: WHITE ZOMBIE
With their accessible, but flashy and fun sound, Van Halen’s arrival on the scene brought rock back to the mainstream. Brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen, with the help of bassist Michael Anthony, and front man David Lee Roth together were a force of nature. David Lee Roth was essentially the prototypical glam front man, … Continue reading 161: VAN HALEN
It's time for another one of those can't-be-recommended-because-you-absolutely-already-know-them kinda band posts… Guns N' Roses are one of the biggest rock bands on the planet - and while in a lot of other cases that level of success could be attributed to longevity, GnR have held this status for most their 30+ year career. By straddling … Continue reading 154: GUNS N’ ROSES
For a milestone post like 150, as well as the grand finale of a 6-day run of modern favourites, it couldn’t end with anyone but Ghost. I adore Ghost. Not to sound too hipster but, I’ve been fucking with Ghost since album number 1. Seeing their trajectory from European club show oddity to bonafide festival … Continue reading 150: GHOST
Everything Danzig does is undeniably Danzig and that is a noteworthy achievement with a catalogue this unique and amazing.