Retrospective #9 – Tool

Tool are a band from Los Angeles, California. Forming in 1990, the bands original line-up included Maynard James Keenan, Adam Jones, Danny Carey and Paul D’Amour. 1995 saw the bands one and only line-up change when D’Amour was replaced by Justin Chancellor. Tool have released a mere 5 albums throughout their history! It was JuneContinue reading “Retrospective #9 – Tool”

Me vs The Wildhearts

The Wildhearts are my favourite band! I say this safe in the knowledge that whatever happens within the band, my love for the band will never die. The Wildhearts shall endure! May have asked me why my favourite band have not been the subject of a retrospective. The answer is that I have never stoppedContinue reading “Me vs The Wildhearts”

Retrospective #8 – Therapy?

Therapy? are a band from Northern Ireland originally formed in 1989 by Andy Cairns and Fyfe Ewing. After recording their first demo, they recruited Michael Mckeegan on bass guitar. Both Andy and Michael have been the mainstay throughout the bands 15 studio albums. My introduction to Therapy? was at Castle Donington’s ‘Monsters of Rock’ festivalContinue reading “Retrospective #8 – Therapy?”

Restrospective #7 – Terrorvision

‘We are Terrorvision, and we are from Bradford’. These are the words spoken by Tony Wright, lead vocalist of Terrorvision on each of the many, many times I have seen this band. Originally formed in 1987 with a ridiculous name I will not mention, they became Terrorvision in 1991, releasing 6 studio albums over anContinue reading “Restrospective #7 – Terrorvision”

Retrospective #6

System of a Down are an Armenian-American band that rose from the ashes of the band Soil in 1994. Over a 7-year period, they released 5 full length albums and are often discussed as being a nu-metal band, although I prefer to think of them as alternative metal. In the mid ’90’s, I bought aContinue reading “Retrospective #6”

Type O Negative formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1989. Pioneers of the Gothic Metal genre, they released 7 albums up until Peter Steele’s untimely death in 2010. Although I was aware of Type O Negative having seen the video for ‘Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All) on countless occasions, it was not until IContinue reading

The Almighty were a Scottish band, forming back in 1988. Over a 12 year period, they released 7 studio albums, with line-up changes throughout their career. Only Ricky Warwick and Stumpy Munroe remained a constant throughout. The Almighty’s importance to me and my journey through heavy metal can and should not be underestimated. In theContinue reading

Slight Changes

As I continue to write the next entry into my album retrospective series, I have taken the decision to make a very slight change. In the earlier retrospectives, I gave each album a mark out of 10. This isn’t a bad thing, giving the reader my perspective of a particular album. However, I think theContinue reading “Slight Changes”