Ronnie James Dio: 1942-2010

It’s been a sad few weeks for metal. With the passing of Peter Steele, fans mourned one of the genre’s vampiric, self-deprecating and complicated legends—but a legend that you might run into at a show. The ...

Cynic: Re-Traced / Season Of Mist

Traced In Air, the reunion record for the underground prog-metal men of myth Cynic, received near-universal acclaim from anyone who had ears and the will to hear in when it was released in 2008. The sophomore a...

Deftones: Diamond Eyes

The sad case of recent Deftones albums is the story around the work is more interesting than the work itself. Case in point is an unfortunate car accident that has left bassist Chi Cheng in a semi-conscious sta...