Monday, March 28, 2016

Concert Photos: That Metal Show Performing at Altar Bar in Pittsburgh on March 25, 2016

VH1 sadly ended That Metal Show after an 8 year run.  So, the boys took to the road to continue entertaining fellow metalheads while they shop networks for a new home. We were lucky enough to catch them on one of their stops here in Pittsburgh!

Eddie Trunk gets the evening rolling with a few funny stories of how "That Metal Show" came to be.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

HHRR's 2015 Album of the Year

Yesterday, we started our countdown of the top 10 albums of 2015.  We stopped at #2 to build up excitement to today's big revelation of the #1 album.


So, Helping Hands Rock Reviews #1 album of 2015 is...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

HHRR's Top 10 Albums of 2015

In 2015, we were impressed by a lot of music - including music outside of our rock wheelhouse!


Today, we will begin counting down the top 10 albums of 2015.  We'll stop at #2 and will announce #1 tomorrow!


#10.  Disturbed - Immortalized.  This album was made something special by the inclusion of some different sounds for Disturbed.  "The Light" was refreshing and non-genre-specific.  And "The Sound of Silence" is sure to be considered a classic cover.



Friday, November 13, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Amaranthe and Butcher Babies Tag-Team Pittsburgh for a Night of Diverse Metal

In many ways, headliner Amaranthe and direct support act Butcher Babies are opposites. 

Amaranthe lights up the stage with a European sweetness.  Butcher Babies pound the stage with a brutal disposition unmatched in all but the most violent of American streets.

Amaranthe weaves in plenty of electronic tracks that - if it weren't for distorted guitars and the occasional growl - give their music an almost dance-club feel.  Butcher Babies bleed the heaviest of metal as if the genre was invented for them alone.

But, when these two currently-hot acts are put on the same bill as they were at Pittsburgh's Altar Bar on Tuesday, audiences are treated to a night of music that runs the gauntlet of metal.