Articles tagged metal

Anthrax: For All Kings (7-Inch Box Set)

A set like this is less about the music and more about having something that says, "I am a fan, and this is the proof".

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22 Mar 2017 // 8:38 AM

Pallbearer: Heartless

Pallbearer’s third album Heartless exists outside of easy genre signifiers. This band is in a league all their own.

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Darkest Hour: Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora

No matter your take on Darkest Hour, the D.C. outfit reminds us that passion is nine-tenths of metal law on its newest effort.

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Life of Agony - “A Place Where There’s No More Pain” (video) (premiere)

Life of Agony releases video for "A Place Where There's No More Pain", the title track from the quartet's first album in 12 years.

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Sólstafir - “Isafold” (audio) (premiere)

Hear the latest from Iceland's Sólstafir with single "Isafold".

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Unearthly Trance: Stalking the Ghost

One of the best and heaviest bands to come out of NYC in the past several decades returns with a vengeance to stake their claim.

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Power Trip: Nightmare Logic

This Dallas quintet speaks to the questions of "the edge" with might and imagination.

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Replacire - “Horsestance” (audio) (premiere)

Boston's Replacire returns with a bright burst of technical metal in advance of new LP.

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6 Feb 2017 // 3:10 AM

Black Anvil: As Was

American black metal outfit returns with a smart, snappy collection that will give air guitarists carpal tunnel and purists plenty to chew on.

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Iron Reagan: Crossover Ministry

Iron Reagan authentically recaptures the rage and rapture of '80s crossover with a dose of humor and an energy that could light and power the world.

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17 Jan 2017 // 9:57 AM

Wovenwar: Honor Is Dead

Wovenwar returns with an entertaining if safe sophomore effort. The group hasn't yet found its groove, but it's getting there—one radio-ready growl at a time.

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Metallica Is Back: They Never Were the Bad Guys

Metallica's already huge legacy is solidifying, and history is treating them quite well.

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9 Jan 2017 // 10:45 AM

Mithras: On Strange Loops

Conceptually, Mithras depict the universe as a strange, chilly, and timeless place. Musically, they step -- and also misstep -- off their technical metal bearings.

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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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8 Nov 2016 // 3:10 AM

Darkher: Realms

Darkher is neither metal nor folk, post-rock, or gothic. It's a single cohesive vision, dark music with shading and light.

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25 Oct 2016 // 2:10 AM

Sumerlands: Sumerlands

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

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Okkultokrati: Raspberry Dawn

Oslo-based unit takes us down to the dungeon where the jams are dank and the torture is pretty.

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Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

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"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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