Articles by Caren Gibson
‘Opposites’: How Biffy Clyro Became One Of The UK’s Biggest Alt-Rock Bands
Biffy Clyro are the most unlikely of success stories. But the Scottish trio’s ‘Opposites’ album almost came at the cost of their career.
Best Paramore Songs: 20 Game-Changers From The Emo-Pop Linchpins
From embryonic pop-punk to throwback synth-pop, the best Paramore songs have made Hayley Williams and co bona fide pop idols.
Best Slipknot Songs: 20 Iconic Tracks From The Masked Metallers
As the best Slipknot songs prove, the extreme metalheads are, hands down, the most brutal band ever to trouble the mainstream.
‘One Hot Minute’: How Loss Sparked Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Reinvention
Characterised by its dark experimentalism, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ sixth album, ‘One Hot Minute’, emerged from a turbulent time for the group.
‘Showbiz’: Muse’s Debut Album Was A Launchpad To Dizzying Heights
An ambitious alt-prog answer to 90s British rock, Muse’s debut album, ‘Showbiz’, would rapidly catapult the group into the big leagues.
Best Biffy Clyro Songs: 20 Classics From The Scottish Alt-Metal Heroes
From discordant alt-metal to expansive experimental rock, the best Biffy Clyro songs chart the Scots’ rise as an unlikely UK success story.
‘Iowa’: Why Slipknot’s Second Album Nearly Killed Them
The sound of a band tearing themselves apart, ‘Iowa’ not only consolidated the success of Slipknot’s debut, it almost marked their demise.
Best Avenged Sevenfold Songs: 20 Essential Gothcore Tracks
One of the biggest-selling bands of the 2000s, Avenged Sevenfold brought gothic theatrics to The New Wave Of American Heavy Metal.
Joey Jordison: The Life, Music And Legacy Of Slipknot’s Late Drummer
Co-founder of one of the most ferocious bands the world has ever seen, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison left behind an incalculable legacy.
‘Cowboys From Hell’: How Pantera’s Fiery Reinvention Reshaped Metal
A clash of metal, thrash, hardcore and punk, ‘Cowboys From Hell’ was both a revamped Pantera’s statement of intent and a genre game-changer.
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