Articles tagged heavy metal

Soundgarden: Badmotorfinger (Deluxe Edition)

Twenty-five years on, the populace gets a renewed look at Soundgarden’s contribution to the year punk broke with a fully loaded reissue of their career-changing Badmotorfinger.

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The Best Metal of 2016

Adrien Begrand celebrates the best heavy metal of the year in all of its thrilling diversity.

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Avenged Sevenfold: The Stage

Does Avenged Sevenfold's first concept album find the band going all prog-metal? Nope.

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Metallica: Hardwired… to Self Destruct

The metal greats' first proper album in eight years shows a renewed commitment to discipline, craftsmanship, and best of all, fun.

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Emptiness - “Your Skin Won’t Hide You” (premiere) + Interview

Belgium's Emptiness releases the album Not For Music in early 2017, hear the track "Your Skin Won't Hide You", produced by Jeordie White, now.

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Steve Vai Brings Passion and Warfare to the Fillmore

The album cover features a quintet of fairies flying around Vai, suggesting a shamanic ability to traverse alternate dimensions. The album does exactly that, with Vai exploring bold sonic territory in a compelling manner.

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25 Oct 2016 // 1:10 AM

Sumerlands: Sumerlands

Sumerlands' debut album channels the history of metal music with subtley and style.

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Metallica School Audience in Rock at Intimate New York Show

The group's strong core is immutable as Metallica proved at Webster Hall.

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‘Animal Rights’: Moby’s Attempt to Agitate Everyone Who Refused to Listen

Moby the artist -- and electronic music as a whole -- could not and would not be contained by fans' status-quo-worshipping conservatism.

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Steve Vai: Passion and Warfare (25th Anniversary Edition) / Modern Primitive

The 25th anniversary edition of Passion and Warfare does something that anniversary reissues rarely do: provide a re-framing of a classic album.

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None More Black: Reassessing Black Sabbath’s First Three Albums

The sound Black Sabbath cultivated remains, at once, neither derivative nor capable of duplication.

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23 Feb 2016 // 2:05 AM

Voivod: Post Society

Voivod has never been of this earth, even if the band claims Quebec as its home. And never has the group sounded as vibrant, imaginative or alien.

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16 Feb 2016 // 2:20 AM

Wolfmother: Victorious

Leaning on the sounds of the past, Wolfmother makes a record that is very much in the now.

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13 Jan 2016 // 2:30 AM

Secrets of the Moon: Sun

The German metal unit takes black metal and progressive metal to new extremes on their latest release.

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15 Dec 2015 // 2:00 AM

The Best Metal of 2015

In a year rife with division, one band brought metal fans worldwide together like no other.

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Amber Asylum - “TOT” (audio) (premiere)

The San Francisco band puts a neoclassical twist on a doom metal classic.

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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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Hound - “Cold Blooded” (audio) (premiere)

Nothing'll clear the fog of a November morning like some good, rampaging proto-metal.

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We Lost the Sea - “A Gallant Gentleman” (audio) (premiere)

The Australian band needs no words to tell a moving story.

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"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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