South Africa’s Forfeit Thee Untrue is an amalgamated construct consisting of late ’90s hardcore, a bit of attention deficit disorder, and some serious Demon Hunter worship, with a few odds and ends thrown in just because they can. By the end of the first listen, I really started to enjoy the EP. The production is good, yet still on the raw side. Any fan of the metalcore genre will enjoy this; it’s solidly done and interesting to listen to. Don’t judge this album by its cover; there is more here than you may expect.
When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.Full Feature More from Guardian
Black metal may not be the first thing on your mind when you think of Portugal, but GAEREA is here to change that. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt sat down with GAEREA to discuss the band’s music, their mysterious name and image, and how office work can be art.Full Feature More from Gaerea