Author Archives: Josh Musto

Metal Insider’s Josh Musto’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2018

Posted by on December 19, 2018

Metal Insider’s Josh Musto reveals his top ten metal albums of 2018.   10) Galactic Empire,  Episode II (Rise Records) After their 2017 debut, which mainly covered material from Star Wars’ original trilogy, Philadelphia’s Galactic Empire have proven that John Williams’ deep cuts can translate to some unbelievably brutal metal. Their second studio album, aptly named Episode […]

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Review: Tenacious D brought ‘Post-Apocalypto’ to Brooklyn

Posted by on November 27, 2018

The self-proclaimed “greatest band in the world,” Tenacious D kicked off their new album cycle with two shows at Brooklyn’s beautiful King’s Theater earlier this month. Since their debut album in 2001, every six years or so The D has released something new. Their 2006 feature film, The Pick of Destiny (which included a full-length […]

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Review: Metallica – WorldWired Tour, Philadelphia 10/25/2018

Posted by on October 30, 2018

Metallica brought the second leg of their massively successful WorldWired Tour to Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center last Thursday (25th), and proved that despite being unapologetically imperfect, they are still perfectly Metallica. I had the pleasure of seeing all three NYC-area WorldWired shows last year, including the intimate show at the now shuttered Webster Hall. Musically, […]

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Interview/Review Netherlands’ Timo Ellis on ‘Black Gaia’

Posted by on September 17, 2018

  August 24th saw the release of the maddeningly original Brooklyn psycho doom outfit Netherlands’ fourth full-length, Black Gaia (via Records & Tapes Records). For the uninitiated, I usually explain Netherlands’ sound as “Daft Punk meets High on Fire,” or “Devo meets Deftones,” or use any number of oversimplified comparisons that don’t do their fierce […]

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