Are metal guitarists better (or worse!) than ever?

The great debate… Are the metal guitarists of today better than ever? Ryan Wolanski tries to answer that question in this video essay. A few of the things Ryan touches on: Artists like Jason Richardson (Chelsea Grin, Born Of Osiris), Polyphia, and Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders who push metal guitar to new levels Frank Gambale and the rise …

Have you tried programmed guitars??

Keep an open mind! For many producers, programmed guitars are a dirty word, even though many of those same people use programmed bass (via plugins like Trillian) and programmed drums (via libraries like Drumshotz or Superior Drummer). But in this video, we show how programmed guitar virtual instruments (in this case Solemn Tones Odin) can be a great addition to …

Unboxing The Haunted raw multi-tracks!

Get your melodeath fix! Get a guided tour of the raw multi-tracks for “Preachers Of Death” by melodic death metal veterans The Haunted, originally mixed by Russ Russell on their 2017 album “Strength In Numbers.” If you’re a fan of melodic death metal, then sharpen your pencil and get ready to take some notes because this is exactly how it’s …

Unboxing At The Gates raw multi-tracks!

The masters of melodeath are back! Get a guided tour of the raw multi-tracks for “The Chasm” by melodic death metal legends At The Gates, originally mixed by Russ Russell on their 2018 album “To Drink From The Night Itself.” This session is pretty much exactly what you probably think it is: a masterful performance from the band that put …