Otep – The Ascension

Before dismissing Otep as just another band that’s caught in the tentacles of the dysfunctional nu-metal post goth/metal family—an analysis is of the utmost importance. Consider the following (Otep has): raspy female-fronted vocals in artsy poetic verse, an emphasis on driven bass-fronted metal, a firm idea of what having dynamics actually means and an ultra […]

Ozzfest – July 25, 2004 – Coors Amphitheater – Englewood, Colorado

Dimmu Borgir

The all too familiar air raid siren of “War Pigs” signaled the beginning of the end. The beginning of Black Sabbath’s set at this year’s Ozzfest—the end of one of the most amazing days of music I’ve been privileged to witness. A cloud of fog surrounded the amphitheater for the entire day giving it an […]