THE PARADIGM SHIFT
Korn has always been one of those bands that either hits or misses with me. I've loved some of them (KORN, FOLLOW THE LEADER), and I've hated others (LIFE IS PEACHY, UNTOUCHABLES). Their last release, the dubstep flavored PATH OF TOTALITY, was pretty much unlistenable to me personally. It just turned into so much more of a Jonathan Davis solo project than anything else. For THE PARADIGM SHIFT, the band has returned to their roots in a lot of ways. They have brought back guitarist Head from his religious revival, and with him comes a lot of the older style flavor. While not perfect, THE PARADIGM SHIFT is one of the stronger releases from Korn in awhile.
Neeley of THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW recently spoke with Vista Chino and former Kyuss mainman John Garcia. Garcia was calling in regarding Vista Chino's debut release PEACE. Here's the conversation:
Chris Akin of PITRIFF and THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW recently checked in wit Monster Magnet mainman Dave Wyndorf. Wyndorf talked about the band's brand new release, THE LAST PATROL. Listen to the conversation here:
Chris Akin from THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW and PITRIFF caught up with The Answer lead vocalist Cormac Neeson. Neeson and The Answer have a brand new release called NEW HORIZON. Check out the conversation here:
Pitriff/The Classic Metal Show Host Chris Akin caught up with Alter Bridge and Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy. Kennedy checked in to talk about the brand new Alter Bridge release FORTRESS. Here is the audio from the conversation:
THE MEDIATOR BETWEEN HEAD AND HANDS MUST BE THE HEART
It's been years and years at this point, and it's astounding to me that there's so many people that still talk about the former vocalist of this band each and every time they put out a new release. It's so silly at this point. I'm the first one to agree that releases like ARISE and CHAOS AD are some of the best that have ever been recorded. For so many though that have just written off Sepultura as "dead without Max", you've missed out on a lot of truly great metal. Two of the very best albums released under the Sepultura name (A-LEX and DANTE XXI) have come fairly recently and were fronted by vocalist Derrick Green. Going back to Ross Robinson to produce it and with more fire than they have had in 15 years, THE MEDIATOR BETWEEN HEAD AND HANDS MUST BE THE HEART is the most blistering release Sepultura has put forth since SCHIZOPHRENIA, MORBID VISIONS or the aforementioned ARISE. This is some seriously punishing metal, folks.