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Best of 2009 – DonnieCake Style

Nile - Those Whom the Gods Detest

The best metal albums of 2009 were a pretty hard year to determine. Unlike 2008, the music was relatively good. Although the deathcore/metalcore/whatevercore genres strongly took a nose dive, 2009 saw a huge growth in solid releases in the more typical genres of metal (black, death, power, straight up heavy …

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Dirge Within

The name of the band Dirge Within, is interesting to say the least and sounds as if there is a story behind it. Where did the name come from and what is the story? The name Dirge i felt was dark and fit the music i was writing at first …

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Top Metalcore Albums of All Time

Converge - When Forever Comes Crashing

I have decided to compile a list. I also decided, that after I found my top 10, I realized that from 1997-2009 I was only missing 3 years and never repeated one, so I decided to do a best of each year (I only had to research 2005, 2008 and …

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10 Saddest Metal Songs

This is a list of some of my favorite “sad” metal/hardcore/punk songs. Some are angry, some about death or suicide and some just plain sad. Let me know your thoughts and recommend some as well. I tried to compile these songs without Black & Doom metal, since well, they should …

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Born of Osiris with Lee McKinney

Born of Osiris

The name of the band Born of Osiris, is interesting to say the least and sounds as if there is a story behind it. Where did the name come from and what is the story? The name was brought to us by our label, they presented the name when we …

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Burnt By the Sun with Dave Witte

Your lyrics are infused with heavy detail and raw emotion. What is it that normally gives you inspiration when writing lyrics and is there a concept behind the writing of Heart of Darkness? The dark side of human nature that is inside everyone, either on the surface or deep down …

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Pepperdome

The name of the band Pepperdome, is interesting to say the least and sounds as if there is a story behind it. Where did the name come from and what is the story? I wish I had a fantastic story about how I sat for hours discussing ideas and life …

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Obituary with John Tardy

Your lyrics are infused with heavy detail and raw emotion. What is it that normally gives you inspiration when writing lyrics and is there a concept behind the writing of Darkest Day? NO, not really.  I just like to get into each song and go with the way it makes …

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Attack! Attack! UK

The name of the band Attack! Attack! UK, is interesting to say the least and sounds as if there is a story behind it. Where did the name come from and what is the story?  The  name everywhere in the world except the US is Attack! Attack! but because there …

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Psychostick with Jake McReynolds

The name of the band Psychostick, is interesting to say the least and sounds as if there is a story behind it. Where did the name come from and what is the story? Well, as I understand it, Rob had the idea while half asleep one night, got up and …

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