Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jimmy Page 80'S GUITAR GEAR

At this point it seems like Jimmy Page is the keeper of the Led Zep flame – doesn’t it? Plant isn’t interested, JPJ is awesome but ain’t the point man, so we have Jimmy. And how much of the Zep sound is Jimmy? He obviously wrote the riffs and a bunch of the tunes, but JPJ, Bonzo and that Plant guy weren’t slouches either. We obviously have a band in Zep that was legendary partly because

Thursday, February 8, 2018

LIMP BIZKIT : GOLD COBRA (2011)

At the turn of the millennium, a wave engulfed America — a tsunami of braggadocio, skank walks, mosh pits, and general “on the offensive” mentalities. This hodgepodge of funk, rap, punk, and hard rock was known as nu-metal, and drop-D tuning plus confrontational lyrics became the hot commodity. Is it the most depth-defying? No. Is it relevant in today’s world of progressive metal? Not by a long shot.

Nobody is proclaiming that nu-metal will reclaim our hearts, minds, and fist pumps; 11 years is a long time for a band/genre/niche to reconstitute, resurface, and retaliate (not counting the dirty little secret known as The Unquestionable Truth, Pt. 1). That being said, and...