The 10 Best Album Sequels in Rock + Metal

No matter the medium, good sequels are usually difficult to pull off. After all, they must succeed both as the newest entry in the creator’s catalog and as an extension of the specific narrative and/or musical foundation(s) that preceded them. In the case of rock and metal, there have certainly…

The Most Famous Anti-War Songs in Rock + Metal

"We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twister Sister has become a go-to-anthem for Ukrainians fighting against the Russians… but it's not about war. (Dee Snider conceived the song for angsty 80's teens who just "wanna rock!") But there are many, many Rock + Metal tunes written to protest military conflict and all the…

6 Unsolved Mysteries in Rock + Metal

True crime is one of the most popular genres consumed in popular culture, whether through documentary, book or podcast. For those of you who are fans of rock and metal, but also love unsolved mysteries, we've got you covered. For instance, there's been a multitude of deaths and disappearances over…

12 of the Biggest Lyrical Cliches in Rock + Metal

The word “cliché” generally doesn’t have positive connotations, but the concept exists for a good reason: Some experiences are universal. For millennia, storytellers of all kinds have articulated certain imagery, phrases and symbols with which the population at large has come to identify. For instance, we’re all familiar with good…