A Bard’s Eye View: My Last Show of 2016 (Probably)

My Last Show of 2016 (Probably)   Imagine a concert featuring Dark Tranquillity, Swallow the Sun, Enforcer, and Starkill.  That’s a pretty badass lineup.  Anyone would be a fool to pass up a show like this. UNLESS Epica, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arkona, and The Agonist are playing THE VERY SAME NIGHT. […]

A Bard’s Eye View: The Holographic Principle

The Holographic Principle A Look at the new Epica album   There were three albums that were released on 30 September 2016, but Epica’s album was the one that stuck out the most to me.  The Holographic Principle is not only my favorite Epica album since Design Your Universe, but […]

Artist Profile: The Agonist

Artist Profile The Agonist Country of origin: Canada Genres: Melodic death metal, metalcore Years active: 2004-current Current members: Danny Marino (guitars), Chris Kells (bass, backing vocals), Simon McKay (drums, percussion), Pascal Jobin (guitars), Vicky Psarakis (lead vocals) Number of albums: 4 Number of concerts attended: 3 Notable cameos on artist’s […]

A Bard’s Eye View: At Long Last

At Long Last Gaps Between Albums Before the internet, when album sales were a direct metric of musical success, it was common to expect an album an every year. Sometimes, you could expect an album twice in a year. This was actually quite common in the 1960s and 1970s with […]

A Bard’s Eye View: 70,000 Tons of Metal Preview (Part 2)

70,000 Tons of… Oh my God, Holy shit Part II Last week I looked at Bloodbath, Insomnium, Carach Angren, At the Gates, Tyr, Turisas, My Dying Bride, Delain, Belphegor, and Sodom.  This week I look at ten other bands that I am excited to see (and by now already have!) […]