Articles tagged 2010s

The Showdown: Blood in the Gears

Now that they've found their sound, the Tennessee group intensifies their Southern metal and thrash fusion to create their strongest album yet.

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1 Dec 2010 // 8:57 PM

The Fucking Wrath: Terra Fire

The stoner-metal-hardcore crossover scene is growing rapidly, and The Fucking Wrath is one band in the crowd worth watching very closely.

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Linkin Park: A Thousand Suns

This is Linkin Park's attempt at creating their own version of Dark Side of the Moon...and, shockingly, it works!

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4 Aug 2010 // 9:00 PM

Norma Jean: Meridional

After four albums of not being able to pick a style, Norma Jean settle for using a little bit of everything, and it works surprisingly well.

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Judas Priest: Setlist: The Very Best of Judas Priest Live

Greatest hits albums don't offer much that's exciting to longtime fans. Greatest live hits albums offer even less, especially for fans of a band with as much recorded live material as Judas Priest.

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Landmine Marathon: Sovereign Descent

On their third album, Landmine Marathon distinguish themselves from their peers by delivering a seamless homage to the early American death metal creators.

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Haste the Day: Attack of the Wolf King

The Indiana metalcore quintet is still going strong despite losing more members. But they're starting to lose their core sound as well.

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Coliseum: House With a Curse

Is it hardcore? Is it stoner rock? Is it something else entirely? You won't figure it out by only listening to it once, that's for sure.

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The Austerity Program: Backsliders and Apostates Will Burn

Backsliders and Apostates Will Burn by The Austerity Program is many things, but it is not punk, and it is not interesting.

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14 Jun 2010 // 9:00 PM

Armored Saint: La Raza

Veteran thrashers return after an eight-year hiatus with an album that will surprise fans at first, but will grow into a sure classic over time.

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2 Jun 2010 // 9:00 PM

Woe of Tyrants: Threnody

Ohio-based quintet Woe of Tyrants craft a magnificent album with a unique genre-fusing sound, proving that they have staying power beyond many of their peers.

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Bleeding Through: Bleeding Through

The Orange County six-piece is finally free of their contract with Trustkill Records, but their newest album lacks the cohesion of their final release on their old label.

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Bullet for My Valentine: Fever

This album shows the Welsh metalcore group at their best and their worst. Ultimately, though, the biggest problem is that they still aren't reaching the quality level of their debut album.

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10 May 2010 // 9:00 PM

The Bled: Heat Fetish

Back from near-breakup with new members and a new label, the Bled deliver a frenzied, technical album that's not always memorable, but will definitely hold the interest of post-hardcore and mathcore fans.

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Cancer Bats: Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones

This Canadian quartet plays punk with plenty of influence from Southern rock and hardcore. Their third album offers further proof that variety is the spice of life in heavy music.

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3 May 2010 // 9:00 PM

Carnifex: Hell Chose Me

This California-based quintet are lost in the pack of deathcore bands that are popular right now -- and with nothing to distinguish their sound, this new album only helps them stay lost.

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Immolation: Majesty and Decay

New York death metal veterans continue to deliver relentlessly heavy music, but also show growth and expansion in their sound.

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21 Apr 2010 // 9:00 PM

Arsis: Starve for the Devil

Arsis delivers their latest opus of technical death metal. It's more of the same, and more of what the fans love.

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Cathedral: The Guessing Game

Cathedral's first double album splits the extremes of their sound onto each disc. The contrast shows listeners exactly what makes the band so unique.

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Living Sacrifice: The Infinite Order

After a three-year hiatus, Christian metal elders Living Sacrifice return in excellent form on The Infinite Order, their seventh studio album.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

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