Devil Is Fine

Zeal - Ardor - Strange Fruit - Promo Photo

Opinion: The Improbable Appeal Of Zeal & Ardor

Zeal & Ardor are strangers in the metal world. Septultura delivered Roots which bristled with Brazilian tribal energies, Devildriver recently released their outlaw country homage Outlaws ‘Til the End Vol. 1, and Zeal & Ardor, with 2017’s Devil is Fine and this year’s Strange Fruit, explore a world where the shackles of slaves are part of the music’s rhythmic lifeblood.

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Sam Roon's Top 10 Metal Albums Of 2017

Sam Roon’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2017

This year was special.  There were many great records to hit our ears from some of the most talented musicians I’ve ever heard and from legacy bands that have created some of their best music ever.   The reason I feel 2017 has been so special is our genre’s contributions to innovation.  From successful crossovers, to new sounds, this was a

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Zeal - Ardor - Strange Fruit - Promo Photo

Opinion: The Improbable Appeal Of Zeal & Ardor

Zeal & Ardor are strangers in the metal world. Septultura delivered Roots which bristled with Brazilian tribal energies, Devildriver recently released their outlaw country homage