Jeremiah Nelson

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I grew up listening to my parent’s 80’s metal on 8-track and cassette tape. Early Metallica, Def Leppard, and Alice Cooper shaped my young musical taste. I got in to a lot of punk and hardcore in the mid-to-late 90’s. These days I prefer my music pissed off (Nails, HOLY), fast and technical (The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Nile), slow and sludgey (Weedeater, Crowbar) or full of despair (Stomach Earth, Primitive Man). If it’s heavy, I want to hear it.

I play bass and guitar. I’ve played with enough great musicians to know that I am mediocre at best, but I love playing music. I’ve played live enough to know that I love that as well. I’m not currently playing with anyone except myself (ha). I’m also a tech nerd. I spend some time writing about Android and tech, and enjoy keeping up with new technology.

I have a lovely wife. We live in Richmond, Virginia, on the east coast of the United States. I also father twin 3-year old boys that I am already introducing to Amon Amarth and Gojira. They love it.

 

 

Articles by Jeremiah Nelson

Secret Cutter – Self Titled

Self Titled is a ferocious record. It’s not perfect, but that’s part of the fun. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Enola – The Light Fröm Below

A 36 minute journey full of melody and atmospheric riffing. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Lord Mantis – Death Mask

This is not an easy listen but it is supremely interesting, especially once you begin to understand that it is a look into the abyss of a deranged mind. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Dead in the Manger – Transience

Sometimes slow and bleak, sometimes pounding blast beats in your face, always heavy and anguished, Transience is turning heads and forcing us to rethink what we thought we knew about metal genres. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Skinfather – None Will Mourn

The riffs are disgusting and every song is heavier than hell; it’s a modern twist on old school death metal. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Intercostal – Intercostal

Intercostal plays a thick, heavy style of stoner metal that is excellent company for any of the classic sludge bands that emerged from the hot and humid southern U.S. in the early 90’s. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Graves at Sea – This Place Is Poison

After taking a four-year hiatus, the doom masters are back and more dejected than ever. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Hark – Crystalline

The first full-length release from Hark is hell of a rock album. You may not be able to exactly peg the genre, but there’s no denying that this album kicks ass. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Animals As Leaders – The Joy of Motion

Breathtaking skill combined with beautiful, heavy songwriting to create soundscapes you can lose yourself in. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Alaskan – Despair, Erosion, Loss

Despair, Erosion, Loss is a harrowing, intense musical expedition and truly a work of art. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Prizehog – Re-Unvent the Whool

Re-Unvent the Whool is a fun album, full of cloudy, sonic twists and funky space dragons. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Aleph Null – Nocturnal

This is a phenomenal psychedelic journey, driving and dark. You would do well to remember Nocturnal when it comes time to write end-of-year lists. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Ævangelist – De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis

This record requires your full attention, and then it makes you recoil in fear. It is amazing in its absolute putridity. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Soreption – Engineering The Void

Soreption has honed their craft and presented us with a merciless pummelling that will leave you crushed and begging for more. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Benighted – Carnivore Sublime

Benighted makes brutal death metal memorable and that is no small feat. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Astrophobos – Remnants of Forgotten Horrors

Astrophobos have honored a long standing tradition of Scandinavian black metal with this release. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Maranatha – Spiritless

If you missed this EP last summer, you need to check it out. Spiritless will take you to a place that is full of sorrow, frustration, and anguish, if you’re willing to go there. Maranatha is heavy. – By Jeremiah Nelson

Miserable Failure – Hope

Each track is roughly one minute of blistering, pounding grindcore. This stuff is insane. – By Jeremiah Nelson

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