Review: The Cyon Project- Tales Of Pain

The Cyon Project seem confused. They don’t quite seem to know what kind of a band they want to be. Claiming influence from ‘rock to stoner to metal with symphonic sonics’,  on paper this album has the potential to be stellar. Proclaiming their move away from ‘common death/thrash stereotypes’ also implies some grounding in the…

Moral Listening- Does It Exist?

Every once in a while, a scandal hits the musical world which reverberates well outside of the scene it occurs in, making national news and causing widespread consternation. Judas Priest’s famous court case based on the notion that they hid satanic messages in their music; the regular claims that gangsta rap promotes criminal behaviour; the…

Madly In Anger With You- Metallica Documentary

Life in a multi-million-selling, multiple-Grammy-winning, globe-conquering band. It’s a life we’ve all pined after at least briefly at some point in our own mortal existences, but it’s a life that very few of us get to experience firsthand, or even anywhere verging on close-up. Therefore, any kind of exposé of the so-called ‘rockstar’ lifestyle is…