THIS MONTH IN METAL No. 18: Ghost’s “Opus Eponymous”

The Legacy October is here and spooks are afoot.  Some vampires, some devils, but most importantly, ghosts are coming out of the woodwork.  What better way to celebrate Halloween spirit than with the titular Ghost?  There are plenty of tricks, treats and seed-spilling rituals to go around with this one, all to the glorious tune … Continue reading THIS MONTH IN METAL No. 18: Ghost’s “Opus Eponymous”

THIS MONTH IN METAL No. 11: Slayer’s “Hell Awaits”

The Legacy WELCOME BACK! If I had to identify the first album that actually scared me as a kid, it would be Slayer's thrash classic Hell Awaits, which turns 35 this March.  For once it wasn't just the cover, but rather the nakedness of aggression that felt like a genuine threat.  As a thirteen year-old … Continue reading THIS MONTH IN METAL No. 11: Slayer’s “Hell Awaits”

THIS MONTH IN METAL No. 10: Black Sabbath’s “Black Sabbath”

The Legacy It all had to start somewhere.  On Friday the 13th of February 1970, a prophecy was told.  There were warning signs; the occult was nothing entirely new to rock at the time.  Coven wailed of Satanic masses, Steppenwolf's distortion was said to sound like a motorcycle made of "heavy metal," and let's not … Continue reading THIS MONTH IN METAL No. 10: Black Sabbath’s “Black Sabbath”