The early Norwegian black metal scene first emerged in the 1990s, and has resulted in producing groundbreaking artists that also attracted massive media attention for a lot of messed up stories. This article introduces bands of the early Norwegian black metal scene to start with, including the recommended albums for first-timers to the scene. Some of them have altered into more various musical styles and don’t remain black metal in their discographies, but still, these names are some of the most renowned pioneers of the scene.
Spring break is near! Here’s a playlist that will revive your spring spirits. Featuring Sigrid, Years & Years, Broods, Far East Movement, and many more!
Korean Alternative Hip Hop juggernaut Epik High released their newest project, sleepless in ______ on Monday, featuring a collective of big names such as Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, BTS rapper-producer Suga, and K-R&B ballad singer Crush.
UK trio Far Caspian released their first EP last year in November. Between Days consists of five tracks, compiling their three singles with new songs “Between Days” and “Finding My Way Home”.
One of K-pop’s leading second generation idols, Sunmi, previously of JYP’s very own hit girlgroup Wonder Girls, is back with her lo-fi dance pop single “Noir”, taking on the theme of social media and the fuss it brings to society.
Recently, news broke about prominent indie musician Ryan Adams being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, including another indie musician Phoebe Bridgers and his ex-wife Mandy Moore. Here is why we should hold abusive gatekeepers like Adams accountable.
We’re back with our thirteenth weekly playlist – and this time you’ll find an even wider range of musical genres! Enjoy.
Veteran rapper 2 Chainz released his fifth studio album on March 1, 2019. The charismatic rapper is often considered as a great feature yet decent at filling a track on his own. However, boasting features of Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper, Ariana Grande, and Ty Dolla $ign, as well as having one of the best basketball players of all time, LeBron James, as its executive producer, the album became one of the most anticipated albums of the month, and Chainz has a lot to prove with “Rap or Go to the League”.
Hozier is back with his new album, Wasteland, Baby! The Irish musician Andrew Hozier-Byrne (singing under the homonym Hozier) continues his hot musicianship of sweet, sweet folk-rock with an overdue follow-up to his 2014 self-titled album. It’s been five years since we heard “Take Me To Church” playing repeatedly on our airwaves, and we believe that the songs in Wasteland, Baby! will stand to the same acclaim he has in his 2014 release.
Emo is often associated with harsh (yet still melodic) punk rock-influenced guitar riffs. Yet a lot of emo bands make use of slower tempo and softer sounds to convey the emotional element of their songs (which is the main essence of the emo culture itself). Here’s a mixtape of the best emo ballads of all time.