Lisa Burke, Author at CrypticRock

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The genres of Rock-n-Roll and beastly child Heavy Metal can teeter on a fine wire within some bands. That in mind, as they are constantly evolving their sound from album to album, these bands challenge to categorize becomes even more tauntingly prominent.  More...

When it comes to Heavy Metal of the Black and Death variety, France does not usually stand out at the top of the order. Yet, there are a few French bands that do enter in a high spot atop those charts, one of these bands is Svart Crown. Founded by Vocalis  More...

A crazy time in human history, over the past year, the majority of new Heavy Metal music has been quite politically and humanitarian driven. A topic historically broached in the subgenre of Thrash Metal, ala Metallica, Megadeth, and An  More...

The difference between skill versus talent is quite simply that creativity and style always arrive next to talent, but not necessarily with skill. Skill can ride solo on its mission, especially when referring to playing the guitar. That is the main separa  More...

Sometimes trends/movements in music can make or break a band, depending on whether or not they jump on the popular train or run off alone. Forming in 1985, Seattle-based band Sanctuary came on the scene at the peak of Heavy Metal’s glory, but r  More...