Dean Brown is a Contributing Editor at PopMatters, and a staff writer for Metal Hammer, Terrorizer Magazine, and Iron Fist Magazine. He has also written extensively for The Quietus and has had bylines at VICE, Decibel, and other music publications. Twitter: @reus85
Mixtarum Metallum IX: The Ides of March and the Death of April’s Fools | 13 May 2014 // 9:14 PM
Mixtarum Metallum IX is consumed by ten deadly albums chained, or loosely chained, to metal’s monolith.
Mixtarum Metallum VIII: 2014's Metallic Dawn | 9 Mar 2014 // 10:14 PM
The first edition of Mixtarum Metallum this year covers ten laudable metal albums released in January and February 2014 that we haven’t covered yet. So, without further ado, it’s time to get back to business.
Gojira Is a Sight to Behold | 7 Sep 2015 // 11:00 PM
After a performance like this, it’s hard not to be consumed by hyperbole and declare Gojira the best live metal act on the planet right now.
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats: The Night Creeper | 7 Sep 2015 // 9:20 PM
Because of a lack of movement and variation from track to track, The Night Crawler sounds terminally one dimensional.
Sabbath Assembly - "I, Satan" (video) (Premiere) | 24 Mar 2014 // 4:01 AM
PopMatters premieres the video for "I, Satan", taken from Sabbath Assembly's portentous third album Quaternity, set for release on the 28th of March.
Messenger - "Somniloquist" (video) (Premiere) | 10 Feb 2014 // 3:00 AM
PopMatters premieres the video for "Somniloquist", taken from Messenger's genre-defying debut album Illusory Blues, set for release on the 28th of March.