Reviews, Interviews, and Podcasts concerning the best Extreme Metal music

  • Harsh Vocals – Episode 10 – What is Heavy?

    Harsh Vocals – Episode 10 – What is Heavy?

    For our tenth episode, we discuss what makes music heavy, and how some music can be considered heavier than others. How can power metal and black metal both be so different, but both be considered heavy? Of course, we also discuss each of our top 3 tracks from the past two weeks as well as…

  • Harsh Vocals – An Interview with Splatterpvnk of Saidan

    Harsh Vocals – An Interview with Splatterpvnk of Saidan

    On this special episode, we had the opportunity to interview Splatterpvnk – The Songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist behind punk-infused black metal band “Saidan”. We talk in depth about his creative process, his love of horror movies, punk music, and Japanese folklore. It was a blast getting to know him a bit, and it’s an honor…

  • Harsh Vocals – Episode 09 – Lyrical Themes

    Harsh Vocals – Episode 09 – Lyrical Themes

    For our ninth episode, we discuss Lyrical Themes and their importance in Metal. Can good lyrics ever save bad music? Can good music make up for poor lyrics? Listen as we go deep. Of course, we also discuss each of our top 3 tracks from the unbelievably stacked past two weeks as well as several…

  • Harsh Vocals – An Interview with Johnar Håland of In Vain

    Harsh Vocals – An Interview with Johnar Håland of In Vain

    On this special episode, we had the opportunity to interview Johnar Håland – the main songwriter, guitarist, and one of the vocalists of the incredible band In Vain. We talk in depth about his creative process, his passion for music, touring, vinyl, and much much more. We had an absolute blast getting to know him…

  • In Vain – Solemn Review

    In Vain – Solemn Review

    2024 continues to be the year that just gives and gives, at least relating to music. In Vain’s most recent opus, Solemn is the latest (and possibly greatest) incredible gift we’ve been given this year. In Vain’s sound is extremely hard to define. They are a mix of complex progressive melodies, black metal tones, death…

  • Harsh Vocals – Episode 08 – Gatekeepers

    Harsh Vocals – Episode 08 – Gatekeepers

    For our eighth episode, we decided to talk about Gatekeepers in metal. You know, those guys with the elitist mindset who judge people based on their music taste, or how Kvlt they truly are. We’re not big fans of that mindset and we discuss our personal experiences with it, as well as our general takes…