THIS MONTH IN METAL No. 7: Ministry’s “The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste”

The Legacy ...And now for the chaos.  Last month we looked at the burgeoning assimilation of industrial influence into the mainstream with Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine, fueled by songs of heartbreak and self pity.  The second half of this industrial miniseries within TMIM flips the rusty iron switch back to the metal track of … Continue reading THIS MONTH IN METAL No. 7: Ministry’s “The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste”

THIS MONTH IN METAL No. 2: Sodom’s “Agent Orange”

The Legacy Thrash had already been growing in the 80's up until Sodom's release of Agent Orange on June 1, 1989.  Built on the foundations of speed punk and existing heaviness, thrash created a legacy of aggression that planted its feet as one of the core metal subgenres.  The first groups that come to mind at … Continue reading THIS MONTH IN METAL No. 2: Sodom’s “Agent Orange”

THIS MONTH IN METAL No.1: Mayhem’s “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas”

The Legacy On May 23, 1994 a dark entity was shot into the ears of the metal community.  Mayhem's controversial buildup to their quintessential release already killed off two members at tragically young ages.  Dead, the band's former gut-puking vocalist who penned most of the album's lyrics, committed suicide before the recording process began.  Guitarist … Continue reading THIS MONTH IN METAL No.1: Mayhem’s “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas”