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Dreadnought - “Odyssey” (audio) (premiere)

Classic UK prog and modern US black metal coalesce beautifully on the Denver band's epic new track, "Odyssey".

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Blood and Thunder: KEN Mode’s Stab at ‘Success’

KEN Mode's latest album is surprising people, but it should have been expected all along.

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17 Jun 2015 // 2:10 AM

Arcturus: Arcturian

The veteran avant-prog band returns with a release that doesn't always live up to its potential but is still better than half of what you streamed this morning.

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Drudkh: A Furrow Cut Short

Drudkh seem content to offer us another predicable yet satisfying slab of black metal.

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11 Dec 2014 // 9:16 AM

Abysmal Dawn: Obsolescence

If you bemoan the fact that the metal genre is getting more and more unlistenable due to groups trying to push beyond music into something else entirely, then this will fit the bill.

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5 Dec 2014 // 3:04 AM

ZOM: Flesh Assimilation

This is pretty damn indispensable listening, and somewhere down below the man with the horns and cape is grinning in wild approval.

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Dire Omen: Wrestling the Revelation of Futility

There’s much to like about this group’s sound, direction and weightiness, but the poor production really undercuts the meatiness of their material.

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28 Oct 2014 // 2:05 AM

Obituary: Inked in Blood

On their ninth album, Obituary continue to deliver ash-blackened riffage and unintelligible, swamp-creature squeals straight from the bile sac.

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Pig Destroyer: Mass and Volume EP

This EP bears the mark of idle hands merely wanting to keep busy.

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Mount Eerie: New York - 24 September 2014

Phil Elverum brought minimalist arrangements of songs from upcoming Mount Eerie release Sauna to NYC's Le Poisson Rouge, along with plenty of mystery and endearing stage banter.

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14 Oct 2014 // 2:05 AM

Revocation: Deathless

Deathless should cement Revocation as one of the top metal bands in the world, if they haven’t already reached such lofty heights on previous releases.

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Godflesh: A World Lit Only By Fire

This album's title may suggest that the world is lit only by fire, but Godflesh celebrates the darkness of today to confounding effect.

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‘Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult’ Is Hellishly Illumniating

Black metal is often reduced to a slew of clichés, but Black Metal unpacks the genre’s history in its true form via a huge cast of characters.

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Melt-Banana: Fetch

Fetch marries the lupine, atypical grindcore of their mid-'90s output, with the lunatic pop sensibility of 2007’s Bambi’s Dilemma with results powerful enough to destroy entire continents.

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Ragnarök: 2013 Gloomy Awards: The Most Interesting Metal Albums of 2013

Every year a slew of great albums from the louder spheres are missed, misplaced, or overlooked on those end of year lists. Ragnarök's Gloomy Awards seeks to redress that imbalance.

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A Path Beyond Premonition: An Interview with Luc Lemay of Gorguts

Technical death metal luminary Gorguts recently released their first album in 12 years and we discuss its concept and creation with band leader and Canadian metal legend Luc Lemay.

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19 Sep 2013 // 3:06 AM

Ulcerate: Vermis

You could write a doctoral thesis on death metal band Ulcerate's complex musicality, and the band's latest album, Vermis, is another stunning mix of science run amok, organic madness, and clinical brutality.

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Oranssi Pazuzu - “Vino Verso (Askew Sprout)” (stream)

Fans of unorthodox and ingenious trajectories would be well advised to seek out Oranssi Pazuzu's cosmically gazing black metal.

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6 Sep 2013 // 3:05 AM

Watain: The Wild Hunt

The Wild Hunt sees the Swedish sinners simultaneously confront their songwriting skills and our definition of what Watain should sound like, while upholding the thrash/death/black metal amalgam they had honed into a sharp scepter on Lawless Darkness.

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22 Aug 2013 // 11:03 PM

Exhumed: Necrocracy

Necrocracy is playful, while also feeling legitimately demented.

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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

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"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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