Originally released on the influential 1971 album "Master of Reality," "Solitude" is among Black Sabbath's most eerie compositions. Boston-based musician Marissa Nadler, no stranger to the contemporary metal scene, draws out all the dark mysteries on her cover version.
The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy brought together bands from far and near during a rocked-out show on Thursday night.
Fans sporting tattoos, beanies, backwards hats and dark clothing crowded into the Pageant ready for a sold-out Deftones show. Never have I seen (in recent memory) so many sleeved-up men and women. It made my own tattoos (also on display) seem oddly normal, their counter-culture aspect weirdly nullified by the inky surroundings.
With open guitar notes like the click-clack of a southbound freighter, the Midnight Ghost Train erupts into each of its Delta blues-metal epics with a relentless single-mindedness: hard, fast and loud.
Single file, in darkness, Meshuggah, the titans of metal and originators of djent, seized the stage; en masse, in black, the crowd was baptized.