Alex Distefano

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  • 4 months ago | Commentary

    Everyone loves a good concept album. We just love it when heavy metal artists take a central theme and develop it over the span of a cohesive collection of tracks to create an experience for listeners that takes us into an alternate world of sci-f...

  • 4 months ago | Commentary

    Sure, heavy metal music has a history. But could heavy metal music be history? With inspirations ranging from Ancient Egypt and Rome to the American Revolution, and even the Second World War, many bands representing various genres of metal are com...

  • 1 year ago | Commentary

    Metal music is a genre that transcends all parts of the world and breaks all cultural and language barriers, from North and South America to Europe and even Asia. From the early days of metal, and Judas Priest's classic 1979 live album Unleashed i...

  • 1 year ago | Lists

    No other musical genre (aside from reggae) has a stronger connection to the cannabis lifestyle than heavy metal, hence the term 'stoner metal.' But of course, this term describes a subgenre that can encompass different types of metal music and mea...

  • 2 years ago | Lists

    Over the years, Christian metal bands have played in a variety of styles, from death metal to metalcore to '80s metal. Some artists in this realm often wish that critics and fans would focus less on the religious aspect -- claiming it detracts fro...

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