Tag: Melodic Metal

May 20, 2022

Song of the Day: Stryper - Calling on You

For some of you, this SOTD will stretch the limits of what “Indie Vision Music” should cover. Glam metal was at the height of the commercialization of rock and roll in the late 80s, thus rendering Stryper’s inclusion here as suspect. But here are a few reasons why they absolutely deserve to be here: 1. They were, and possibly are still, the most important and/or influential Christian rock/metal band of all time. Yes, it’s true. With number one singles, album sales that rivaled their secular peers, and heavy rotation on MTV (when it still stood for “Music Television”), their impact is still felt far and wide.… Continued →

February 19, 2021

Song of the Day: Creed - Meet Again (no, not THAT Creed)

Long before Scott Stapp was crooning about going higher and breaking out of his own prison, there was this Creed, a traditional heavy metal band from Germany. The band released only one full-length album through Pias Music in Europe (and Pure Metal in North America), after releasing an obscure EP. The band played an intensely melodic brand of heavy metal without ever crossing into glam. And although a couple of the tracks approached breakneck speeds, they weren’t speed metal either.… Continued →

March 31, 2019

February 3, 2017

November 13, 2016

7 Horns 7 Eyes Getting Back to Work

7 Horns 7 Eyes, the death metal band from Washington, has started to record again, after taking an unofficial hiatus. The band started in 2006 with two brothers, Aaron and Brandon Smith and their friend, Kyle Wood, whose brother, Ryan, joined the band and later Project 86. 7 Horns 7 Eyes started working on a new album after Ryan’s departure, with the lineup of the Smiths, Vocalist JJ Polachek, Guitarist Sean Alf, and, for this session, Unearth Drummer Nick Pierce.… Continued →

November 8, 2016

November 30, 2014

February 1, 2013

REVIEW : Spoken - Illusion

Spoken returns after a long hiatus to remind us all what great rock can and should sound like. But, is Illusion everything longtime Spoken fans have been waiting for?