Jordan Blum is a former Features Editor at PopMatters and a contributor to Kerrang!, Consequence, PROG, WhatCulture, Metal Injection, Record Collector, and more. He's written books about Jethro Tull, Opeth, and Dream Theater. In his spare time, he likes to yell at strangers about how much Genesis sucked in the '80s.
How 10 Famous Metal Musicians Got Their Nickname
Exploring the origins of some well-known and some lesser known nicknames of metal legends.
The Best Late Career Albums by 15 Classic Prog Rock + Prog Metal Bands
Still going strong after so many years.
The History of Prog Metal in 21 Albums
New to the complex chaos of progressive metal? Then this overview is for you!
Best Progressive Rock + Metal Album of Each Year Since 1983
Digging through over 40 years of characteristically extensive track lengths, intricate arrangements and fantastical lyricism.
Rock + Metal Lyrics That Didn’t Age All That Well
Um, I'm not sure that line still works . . .
10 Bands Who Overcame Huge Tragedies
Inspiring tales of artists who’ve triumphed over devastation.
10 Best Metal Covers of Hit Pop Songs
Fun fact: The world won’t end because some metal bands covered pop songs.
10 Rock + Metal Albums Critics Hated That Became Classics
What were they thinking?!
Watch Metallica’s Live Debut of ‘Lux Æterna’ at ‘All Within My Hands’ Benefit Concert
It was one of several awesome moments from their two-set performance.
10 Bands Who Nailed Seemingly Impossible to Cover Rock + Metal Songs
Top that? Challenge accepted.