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

The continuation of our (sort of) monthly series focusing on recent non-metal releases that have been in constant rotation. This month we play some catch up and revisit albums from the beginning of 2017 through this past month…   Ak’chamel, The Mythik Tricksters – Transmissions From Boshqa There are few bands in the world that … More More (Non-Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – May 2017

More (Metal) Guitar in the Monitor – February 2017

The return of our monthly series looking at recent metal releases we’ve been digging…   The Ominous Circle – Appalling Ascension Completely brutal. Completely unrelenting. Portugal’s The Ominous Circle unleashed a hellish torment of death metal blasphemy back in January through one of our favorite labels, 20 Buck Spin. Combining a hammer-to-the-face approach with malevolent … More More (Metal) Guitar in the Monitor – February 2017

More (Metal) Guitar In the Monitor – December 2016

As we continue to trudge towards another year end (and year end list) we offer our final 2016 installment of our monthly metal albums round-up…   Bethlehem – Bethlehem In 1996, Germany’s Bethlehem released their Dictius Te Necare album. It was then, and still is one of the greatest black metal album ever released. (Or … More More (Metal) Guitar In the Monitor – December 2016

More (Non-Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – December 2016

As we wind our way towards another year end (and year end list) here’s the final 2016 installment of our monthly round-up extolling the virtues of some killer non-metal releases.   Klimt1918 – Sentimentale Jugend This is a two for the price of one, as Italy’s long-running Klimt1918 pack 19 songs into a double album … More More (Non-Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – December 2016

More (Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – November 2016

Continuing our monthly series focusing on recent metal releases that are rocking our world…   Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis In 2013, New Zealand’s Ulcerate showed up with a record that pretty much obliterated everything in its path and set everyone’s year-end lists ablaze. So three years later what do they do for an encore? … More More (Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – November 2016

More (Non-Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – November 2016

A continuing look at the non-metal albums that are heavily loved…   Emma Ruth Rundle – Marked For Death Much like recent releases from the likes of Troller and Darkher, I had a hard time deciding if this album should land on the metal or non-metal version of this monthly round-up. There are certainly moments … More More (Non-Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – November 2016

More (Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – October 2016

Our monthly round-up of some recent metal releases that have been in heavy rotation…   Asphyx – Incoming Death In the long and uncompromising history of death metal there are certain bands whose influence has been felt since the first notes they belched forward. One of those acts is Dutch legends Asphyx. It has been … More More (Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – October 2016

More (Non-Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – October 2016

We continue on with our monthly look at some recent favorite (non-metal) albums…   S U R V I V E – RR7349 This summer has been the summer of Stranger Things. The hit Netflix series took all of the best things about classic Stephen King novels and campy 80s horror movies and meshed them … More More (Non-Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – October 2016

More (Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – September 2016

Another monthly installment of More Guitar In The Monitor where we extol the virtues of some killer new metal releases…   Them Bulls – Them Bulls There are rock purists that feel that stoner rock is too…well, rock…to be swallowed under the blackening umbrella of heavy metal. Those purists don’t understand the history of metal … More More (Metal) Guitar In The Monitor – September 2016