The gentle keyboards and electronic percussion that introduce “Goes without Saying” on Anchor & Braille’s The Quiet Life are like a quiet reminder that we’re not in Anberlin anymore. Anchor & Braille is the side project of Anberlin singer Stephen Christian, and The Quiet Life is appropriately filled with quietly beautiful music. The sort of power-pop guitars so prevalent in Anberlin are mostly AWOL throughout The Quiet Life. In fact, the electric guitars that show up during “Kodachrome” are closer to amplified jazz chords, instead. On it, Christian sings, “All you really have is your memories.” Granted, these aren’t the same bad memories Paul Simon sang about on his old ‘70s song of the same name. Nevertheless, there is much truth to the statement, ‘All you really have is your memories.’ And for the most part, Christian has given us many wonderful moments to remember.
After an eight year hiatus, Love and Death return with 'Perfectly Preserved,' an eclectic and personal release for nu-metal icon and frontman Brian 'Head' Welch. Still at the heart of it all, the man with the dreads details his life in the spotlight after returning to Korn, the launch of a holistic recovery center, and his spearheading of an autobiographical documentary. As fresh as he's ever been at 50 years old, he's still got more to give.Full Feature More from Love and Death
Andrew Voigt, a contributing writer to HM Magazine, sat down with Cody Golob, the lead vocalist and one of the original two members of The Drowned God, to discuss their as-yet-unnamed upcoming record, the inspiration behind its writing, and a mutual love for sparkling water.Full Feature More from The Drowned God
Often referred to as “unblack” in the Christian world, it can be difficult to find your way around when you're first getting started with the genre. We're here to help. Already a fan? Great: We're here to take you deeper. These are the best faith-based black metal artists to listen to right now.Full Feature More from A Hill To Die Upon
Italian creative Giovanni Bucci, otherwise known as ODDKO, has spent a professional career pushing the limits of some of the world's largest brands. HM contributor Andrew Voigt talks with the man behind the curtain to find out what it looks like when he pushes the limits of his own creativity.Full Feature More from ODDKO