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Wednesday, July 30 2014

The 10 AC/DC Songs That Are More Important Than You Think

Jesse Fink, author of The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, offers up his top 10 AC/DC songs, each seasoned with a dash of backstory.


Monday, July 28 2014

Cinema Sabbath: On ‘Heavy Metal Movies’

If metal is music’s loudest voice against oppression, then surely Mike "McBeardo" McPadden's is the loudest for obsession.


Wednesday, July 16 2014

Metal Gods: The 15 Best Judas Priest Songs

Hot on the heels of the iconic metal group's new album Redeemer of Souls, Sound Affects combs through Priest's vast and astounding back catalog to round up its greatest tracks.


Monday, September 16 2013

The Afterworld According to Corey Taylor

If one of the main jobs of a writer is to entertain the reader, then Taylor gives us a literary circus act in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven.


Wednesday, July 10 2013

Marauder: Elegy of Blood

Elegy of Blood, the newest by Greek traditional heavy metal enthusiasts Marauder, is at best rote and inoffensive, but its ability to ignite vitriol in the metal community is actually quite impressive.


Tuesday, July 9 2013

Lesbian: Forestelevision

Heavy metal band Lesbian's third full-length release stands with some of the best progressive metal epics, but could use some cleaner, less murky production to showcase their classical fused into the alloy that is Forestelevision.


Wednesday, June 26 2013

Aquarius Rotten: The Japanese Jimi Hendrix and More, Part 1

The heavy rock superstars of the late '60s and early '70s who inspired and nurtured metal's burgeoning years are all well known. However, there are innumerable more obscure or unheralded groups that fortified the heavy metal machine too, and many are infinitely more interesting than their more famous brethren.


Monday, May 27 2013

Alice in Chains: The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

As Alice in Chain's second LP since their reformation, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, is far more self-assured than its predecessor, finding the quartet with the pressure off, their new dynamics established and Layne Staley’s ghost laid to rest.


Thursday, August 9 2012

Nachtmystium: Silencing Machine

Silencing Machine sees Nachtmystium take another swift shift in sound, this time deliberately revisiting their darker origins.


Friday, July 13 2012

20 of the Most Influential Artists in Underground Metal Today

PopMatters celebrates the polymaths who have devoted their life's work to a multitude of artistic endeavours and in turn, emphatically etched their own legend in the annuals of underground metal. This is a list of the genre's most influential bands/artists in existence today. Kneel in reverence; the Gods are amongst us...


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