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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.


Wednesday, May 14 2014

Mixtarum Metallum IX: The Ides of March and the Death of April’s Fools

Mixtarum Metallum IX is consumed by ten deadly albums chained, or loosely chained, to metal’s monolith.


Monday, May 12 2014

Floor: Oblation

On Oblation, Floor stick within the confines of the sound they created well over a decade ago.


Thursday, April 17 2014

Twilight: III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb

Twilight have slammed the tomb shut and are hostile to all visitors, leaving a disconnect between the listener and the songs outside of “Oh Wretched Son” and “A Flood of Eyes”.


Monday, March 24 2014

Sabbath Assembly - “I, Satan” (video) (Premiere)

PopMatters premieres the video for "I, Satan", taken from Sabbath Assembly's portentous third album Quaternity, set for release on the 28th of March.


Monday, February 10 2014

Messenger - “Somniloquist” (video) (Premiere)

PopMatters premieres the video for "Somniloquist", taken from Messenger's genre-defying debut album Illusory Blues, set for release on the 28th of March.


Friday, January 10 2014

Counterbalance No. 158 Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’

Lashing out the action, returning the reaction. Weak are ripped and torn away. Hypnotizing power, crushing all that cower. The 158th most acclaimed album of all time is here to stay. A 1986 metal landmark is this week's Counterbalance.


Wednesday, January 8 2014

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.


Friday, December 27 2013

The Best Metal Albums of 2013

Bands across metal's subgenres reached their full potential, be they acts coming into their own, making crowd-pleasing comebacks, or even bowing out at the top of their game.


Thursday, November 14 2013

Slayer - 5 November, Saskatoon, SK

When faced with the task of restoring one's credibility, cranking out the old stuff always works.


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Ulcerate: Vermis (Reviews) [19.Sep.13]
Windhand: Soma (Reviews) [16.Sep.13]
Watain: The Wild Hunt (Reviews) [6.Sep.13]
Vista Chino: Peace (Reviews) [5.Sep.13]
Exhumed: Necrocracy (Reviews) [22.Aug.13]
Revocation: Revocation (Reviews) [5.Aug.13]
Coffins: The Fleshlands (Reviews) [17.Jul.13]
High on Fire: Spitting Fire (Reviews) [16.Jul.13]
Lantern: Below (Reviews) [15.Jul.13]
Marauder: Elegy of Blood (Reviews) [10.Jul.13]
Lesbian: Forestelevision (Reviews) [9.Jul.13]
Black Sabbath: 13 (Reviews) [13.Jun.13]
Fell Voices: Regnum Saturni (Reviews) [6.Jun.13]
Lost Society: Fast Loud Death (Reviews) [23.May.13]
Shining: One One One (Reviews) [22.May.13]
Five Reasons to Mourn: RIP Cathedral (Sound Affects) [22.May.13]
Cathedral: The Last Spire (Reviews) [20.May.13]
Sevendust: Black Out the Sun (Reviews) [30.Apr.13]
Howl: Bloodlines (Reviews) [29.Apr.13]
Beastwars: Blood Becomes Fire (Reviews) [17.Apr.13]
Ensemble Pearl: Ensemble Pearl (Reviews) [16.Apr.13]
Neaera: Ours Is the Storm (Reviews) [4.Apr.13]
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