From the underground to the stadiums, explore the events, personalities, and controversies that shape metal’s relentless spirit.

Which Pantera Album is the Best?

Ever wondered which Pantera album is the top fan favorite? We’ve ranked their albums from the iconic “Cowboys From Hell” era to their last.

How Grunge and Metal Shaped the 90s Music Scene

During the 90s, grunge replaced hair metal’s glam with a more authentic sound, exemplified by bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden. The late 90s then introduced nu-metal, characterized by acts like Korn and Limp Bizkit, which combined heavy metal with hip-hop elements.

From Spandex to Flannel: Hair Metal vs. Grunge

The music scene wasn’t just changing – the whole world was shifting. Hair metal was a party in a decade that crashed hard. Grunge was the hangover, raw and real. But nothin’ lasts forever, not the good times, not the bad.

Metallica's "Master of Puppets" Joins the National Recording Registry

Metallica’s masterpiece, “Master of Puppets,” made history as the first metal album inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry. This landmark event solidified the album’s cultural significance and paved the way for greater recognition of metal music’s artistic value.

The Sound of Calculated Chaos: Meshuggah and Djent

Before djent became a buzzword, there was Meshuggah. Their uncompromising vision, technical mastery, and willingness to shatter expectations cemented their place not just as originators, but as true revolutionaries of metal.

Raw Power: How the Power Chord Shaped Heavy Metal

It wasn’t born in a blaze of hellfire. The power chord – that driving force of metal – started with the blues. Think muddy waters, smoky juke joints, and guitars pushed just past the point of breaking.