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Obituary: Ten Thousand Ways to Die

Is it a single with live bonus material or a live album with studio tracks? Either way, Obituary still kicks major corpse with Ten Thousand Ways to Die.

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Oozing Wound: Whatever Forever

Whatever Forever demonstrates Oozing Wound as a band willing to try anything to make their sound rougher and more aggressive--even if it means taking the reins of a black metal atmosphere.

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Revocation: Great Is Our Sin

Shredding eardrums with the mastery of technical death metal.

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18 Aug 2016 // 2:10 AM

Whitechapel: Mark of the Blade

Mark of the Blade takes the Whitechapel we used to know and tosses it away for something new.

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Greetings From the Third World: Revisiting Sepultura’s Genre-Changing ‘Roots’

Sepultura blew the doors open on our definitions of metal and so-called "world music", effectively creating a whole new paradigm. We haven't heard anything quite like it since.

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19 Feb 2016 // 3:10 AM

After the Burial: Dig Deep

Next generation metalcore pack leaders navigate the death of guitarist Justin Lowe and nonetheless make a triumphant future genre touchstone.

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Pig Destroyer: Prowler in the Yard (Deluxe Edition)

Pig Detroyer’s brutally aggressive full-length debut gets the reissue treatment.

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Revocation: Empire of the Obscene

Nearly a decade on, the Boston band's debut holds up and stands to melt the other digital files in your collection.

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Whitechapel: The Brotherhood of the Blade

Whitechapel get fan support for this new live effort and demonstrate that the critics aren't necessarily part of that core following.

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Black Mass Murder: Extreme Metal and the PMRC

A mainstream metal band like The Black Dahlia Murder is more explicit than anything the Parents Music Resource Center sought to regulate in 1985.

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Black Breath: Slaves Beyond Death

The Washington band take one giant leap forward on their latest LP and prove that they're one of the best bands of their kind.

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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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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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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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The Acacia Strain: Coma Witch

Coma Witch is a bracing, unapologetic, mesmerizing album. And it could very well be easily one of the best metal albums of the year.

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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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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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