Much as I’d love to give it a pat on the back and say “Pretty good year”, the story is that I view 2010 in a very different light.
This isn’t to say that it was entirely bad – oh, no.
art and redesign (c) K. Ann Sulaiman, 2010
Wow… who’ve thought that after announcing the blog’s return from a brief hiatus due to personal reasons, I’d fall ill on Tuesday with a chest infection? Continue reading
Due to personal matters regarding an event in the family, the author of Me(n)tal-Meltdown is currently unable to make proper updates for today and Friday.
She would like to apologise for the inconvenience, but shall return once again on Monday. To make up for the lack of something today, she wishes to share this with you all:
See you on December 20th.
When you look at the history of a musical genre, even a subgenre as questionably reputable as European Folk Metal; it never astonishes to find that some of its forefathers are overlooked in favour of those currently in the spotlight.
Which brings me to tonight’s interview with Keith Fay, one of the founders and main voice behind Irish metallers Cruachan.
In between working his day job and recording a new album in the works, Keith took some time out of his schedule to talk to me about the past and future of Cruachan, what he personally thinks about the subgenre’s recent wave and folk music’s less shinier qualities.
Some music genre history for you lot, coming this Friday.
It’s a bit over a decade since Metalucifer let their first LP loose on the Metal underground; not only setting the future course of their career but also spreading more awareness of Nihon metal aside from countrymen Sigh. Continue reading