More (Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – February 2018

Our pseudo-monthly look at some metal albums worth putting in your album rotation post haste.   Owl Maker – Paths of the Slain Personally speaking, one of my most-anticipated releases of 2018 comes from my own backyard in the form of the debut EP from three-piece stoner metal outfit Owl Maker. Frankly, trying to attach … More More (Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – February 2018

The Metal Dad’s Favorite Metal Albums of 2017

All Hell – The Grave Alchemist North Carolina’s All Hell delivered one of the most pleasant surprises for me in 2017. Filled with horror and goth-tinged death-n-roll, The Grave Alchemist was an infectious attention-grabber from note one. It was and still is a true headbanging affair worthy of multiple listens front to back. https://allhell.bandcamp.com/   … More The Metal Dad’s Favorite Metal Albums of 2017

The Metal Dad’s Favorite Non-Metal Albums of 2017

Ak’Chamel – Death Chants Few acts on this list, or on this planet, put out albums as singularly unique and engaging as Ak’Chamel. No two albums are ever alike, and yet each one is completely captivating in its cinematic-like compositions. Death Chants sees Ak’Chamel play with a bit more structure than their average releases are … More The Metal Dad’s Favorite Non-Metal Albums of 2017

More (Non-Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – October 2017

Another in our pseudo-monthly series of posts featuring albums you should be inserting into your Walkman.   City Streets Country Roads – …and the world turned ever so slowly I listen to a lot of new music over the course of a year. A lot. Yet I have to look no further than the newest … More More (Non-Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – October 2017

Five Can’t Miss Musical Performances From Twin Peaks: The Return

My dream is to go to that place. (You know the one.) Where it all began on a starry night… Anyone who knows me at all, even slightly, knows how much I have worshiped at the altar of Twin Peaks lo these last 25+ years. There are the multiple Twin Peaks themed/linked tattoos. There is … More Five Can’t Miss Musical Performances From Twin Peaks: The Return

More (Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – August 2017

It’s at this point I’m supposed to write something about how even though summer is winding down, the metal releases are “heating up” right? Say what you will for terrible cliches, there’s some truth to that statement. For your listening pleasure, here’s a handful of metal releases that you should put in your ear holes … More More (Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – August 2017

More (Non-Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – June 2017

Another (sort of) monthly installment of recent non-metal releases that we highly recommend putting into your ear holes…   Quiet Giant – You’re In Heaven One of the most consistent and promising acts in the robust Connecticut music scene is New Haven’s Quiet Giant. Few in their scene would argue with that sentiment, but also … More More (Non-Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – June 2017