Despite the fervent wishes of most self-appointed pop culture watchdogs, hard rock will never die. Attempts at pretending that traffic on the highway to hell has lightened only mask the truth that millions of suburban proletarians continue to remedy the hand-wringing of white angst with fist-pumping, arena-rock catharsis. In the '90s, however, that doesn't always mean the highway follows a straight path. Many of today's postmetal bands have made killings by freely mixing and matching with other genres. From the rap-flavored Korn/Limp Bizkit school of heavy gloom-rock to White Zombie's dance-floor-friendly industrial metal, hybrids currently rule the arena--so much so that many of the scene's biggest sellers deny any affiliation with the cock-rock... More >>>