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All Is None – The Hypocrisy of Orphaned Land

UPDATE: Kobi Fahri, singer of Orphaned Land, wrote an Open Letter in response to this article. You can see it, together with our response,...

The Speech Police Strikes Again

There are a number of people that I find despicable. On a personal level, I would not mind seeing certain categories of people, like...

On Phil Anselmo’s Non-Apology

A few years ago, at Dimebash 2016, Phil Anselmo, for reasons that are truly hard to comprehend, decided to yell “white power!” The backlash...

No Kerry King, Terrorists Don’t Hate Your Freedom

In a recent interview, Kerry King, guitar player of Slayer and bearded manbaby, joined the collection of imbeciles focusing on the fact that the...

The Death of Rebellion: Metal as a Fashion Statement

A few months ago I received a promo from a Norwegian band with more money than talent. Since in my review I tore their...

An Open Letter from Orphaned Land (And Our Rebuttal)

UPDATE: Kobi Farhi has again responded to us with another open letter. Read that letter and our response here. Upon publication of my latest article, we...

On Marketing and the Commercialization of Metal

If you’re a sports fan, you’re probably familiar with sports stars being little more than walking billboards. They are often parties to extremely lucrative...

The Halo Effect, Celebrities and Us (or STFU Corey Taylor)

One of the many cognitive biases that affects our feeble human minds is “the halo effect.” In a nutshell, it’s a mental shortcut through...

Biting the Hand that Feeds: On Disrespecting Fans and Enforcing Copyrights

“You think I want to meet all these fucking people? I don't.” These were the words that, back in February, Paul Caiafa, better known as...

Defenders of the Faith: Metal and Religion

There are certain hypocrisies in the metal world when it comes to religion; a double standard that we all apply when it comes to...

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