As the tumult surrounding As I Lay Dying unfolded, I may have been one of the only people with a tangential attachment to the metal universe who had no opinion on the matter.
The struggle between brutality and melody is something that has come to define much of the modern metal movement.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is an event practically out of its time.
Bing Crosby. Andy Williams. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Mannheim Steamroller. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Austrian Death Machine? One of these names is clearly not in the same ballpark with the others (and no, it isn't the Choir.)