Recent Episodes

  • 12 ripping snippets from 11 fusion ragers spanning 1972 to 1982. We did the first one in 2018, episode 5, and it was high time we returned to the madness! We herewith present a variety of displays from various American, Danish, German, Japanese and Spanish......

  • Formed in the Czech Republic in 1987, Master’s Hammer summoned a singular, constantly mutating approach to black metal over two distinct lifetimes (1987-1995, 2009-2020). The band’s debut album, Ritual (1991), is described by Darkthrone’s Fenriz as “the first Norwegian black metal album, because it sounded......

  • Paul Chain’s Illogical Slow Evolution Radical Research interrogates, with few exceptions, the work of artists who operate in the darkest, most cryptic corners of the rock and metal multiverse. The music of Italy’s Paul Chain, however, puts to test the inquiry even of the most......

  • Extant since the mid 1990s, Solefald may have been the first Norwegian black metal band to entirely bypass the necro stages of development and arrive fully formed as a “post”/”avant” type mischief-maker on their debut album, The Linear Scaffold (1997). We have watched and listened......

  • Often overlooked relative to Gothenburg luminaries such as At the Gates, In Flames, and Dark Tranquility, Eucharist, whose entire legacy hinges upon two full-length albums and a clutch of compilation tracks, recorded some of the most vibrant, imaginative melodic death metal of the era. It’s......

Recent Blog Posts

  • Originally intended for The Monolith, we are grateful to Radical Research enthusiast Chris Warunki for allowing us to run this interview that he conducted with Eucharist’s Markus Johnsson and Daniel Erlandsson in 2016. This stands as a supplement to our 69th episode, which focuses on......

  • Hippocrates mused, “Life is short, art is eternal.” The passing of four uncommonly-gifted drummers – Neil Peart, Sean Reinert, Reed Mullin, and Bill Rieflin, all amidst the doleful wilderness of this plague year – has brought life’s brevity into sharp relief. And, so, here it......

  • Episode 55 of Radical Research features our overview of Hammers of Misfortune, one of the most creative, interesting, original metal bands to emerge in the aughts. Admittedly, we haven’t gotten super-excited about a ton of newer bands birthed in this current century, but we find......

  • by Hunter Ginn In the premillennial twilight of 1999, it felt as though the reservoir had been emptied, the future-obsessed musical possibilities of the decade finally exhausted. The robust vistas available to rock, metal, hip hop, and electronic music in the early ’90s had narrowed,......

  • As a supplement to our 45th episode (first aired November 27, 2019, and always available), we present a Q&A with Manes’ Tor-Helge Skei. We said all we could possibly say about Manes in that episode, so we’ll spare you a long introduction and get right......