I like a good interview especially one that is videotaped for a show. The only problem with being a metal fan is that really good interviews can be hard to find. Sure, there are tons of interviews to sift through, but the problem with most of them are that they tend to be short – anywhere from two to seven minutes give or take. Often, they are backstage after the show and the questions tend to revolve around the performance, interaction with fans, or the status of the latest album. That’s all fine and dandy, but I like to hear good thought-provoking questions. What do I think classifies as a good interview? In my own humble opinion, there needs to be at least 20-minutes to enable a decent discussion to take place. Otherwise, it’s just a question and answer session that provides basically the same information that can be read online.
Congratulations to Moonsorrow for winning last week’s Epic Battle for Finland Poll.
Unfortunately all good things have to come to an end. The same could be said about Pantera. One of the premiere bands that took metal to new heights and withstood the genres most difficult decade, the Nineties. Obviously, they disbanded and formed other bands and we know where the story goes from there. How do you feel about the bands that are active today featuring former Pantera members Phil Anselmo and Vinnie Paul? This battle is Down Vs. Hellyeah. They both seem to have a “southern” vibe to them though their musical styles are not necessarily the same. It’s time to cast your vote for the best post-Pantera band.