Half-Life: Crashdïet

Crashdïet have had a hard time since spear-heading the Swedish sleaze rock revival in the early 2000s. With five studio albums, and nearly as many lead singers, under their belt since 2005, it hasn’t been easy for the band to stay atop of the scene they helped define – and…

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Love Letter – Skid Row’s “I Remember You”

This is a love letter about a love song. The glam metal explosion yielded more than its fair share of sappy power ballads, but one reigns above them all. The Achilles heel of the power ballad is its maddening tendency to mire in cliché — but, paradoxically, “I Remember You” manages to subvert kitsch and bludgeon cliché through its absolute screaming dedication to its own cliché.

Drewsif Stalin Jams To One Direction

After his fun-loving cover of Katy Perry’s “E.T.” wowed the internet with djenty grooves and hilarious facial expressions last year, Drewsif Stalin is back again with another guilty pleasure, covering One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” What makes Drewsif’s pop covers so excellent is the enthusiasm he shows during his…

Rediscovering an Autopsy

A long time ago Cameron “Big Chocolate” Argon did the Legacy of Blood tour over in Europe. One of the bands billed was a small little act known as Annotations of an Autopsy. Throughout the tour videos Big Chocolate was seen hanging out with the members of this band on…

Guilty Pleasure: Metal Covers of Pop Songs

Alright, I will admit that the recent trend in pop songs (Ke$ha, Lady Gaga etc.) are a guilty pleasure of mine. Well, that guilty pleasure reached new levels when I discovered metal cover/remixes of said songs. I even divided them into a few categories, but there is one important rule:…

Get Ready For Some LULZ

What happens when the incredibly average pop stylings of Katy Perry meets incredibly average power metal? You get this gem which is waaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the original: She fits right in, no? The song was put together by a heavy metal fan by the name of Andy Xiong, putting the…