Perran Helyes is a student from Britain with Hungarian ancestry meaning his difficult surname is constantly mispronounced “Hell Yes” to the entertainment of many. Exposed to metal by Evanescence (and presumes they’re a factor in his current enjoyment of gloomier metal as opposed to if it had been someone like Five Finger Death Punch), truly indoctrinated by Iron Maiden and Metallica, and thoroughly ravaged and put onto a darker path by Cannibal Corpse and Watain. Listens to essentially every sub-genre of metal in some shape or form (as well as the odd bit here and there from outside metal), but is primarily an extreme metal fan, the four pillars of black, doom, death and thrash his bread and butter. He’s convinced Tom G. Warrior is the greatest musician to have ever played a note.
Considers Triptykon/Celtic Frost, Primordial, Watain, Emperor, Slayer, Electric Wizard, and Anaal Nathrakh, among others, to be his favourite bands, but is also partial to a bit of Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Mötley Crüe, Rob Zombie or Bring Me the Horizon. Valiant defender of "St. Anger", "Cold Lake", "Illud Divinum Insanus", "The Burning Red", and a fair few other less than favoured albums. Nickelback and 99% of pop punk, however, is a step too far. Outside of music, big horror fan and has probably spent too much time on World of Warcraft.
You can follow Perran on Twitter at @AbysmiOs. At least some of the irrelevant rubbish posted will be about metal.