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Wednesday, April 15 2015

Judas Priest: Defenders of the Faith: Special 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Judas Priest's three-disc re-issue of their classic 1984 chart-topper shows that the years have been kind to both the album and the band.


Thursday, April 9 2015

10 Times ‘Use Your Illusion I and II’ Predicted the Future of Guns N’ Roses

This early '90s juggernaut of a double album is a 150 minute long prophecy foretelling the end of the last great rock band.


Wednesday, April 1 2015

Evil Invaders: Pulses of Pleasure

This old school-style thrash metal album would be a lot of fun if the lead singer didn't punctuate his vocals with random, aggravating falsetto shrieks.


Thursday, March 26 2015

Blood and Thunder: Turning Ashes to Gold

This week's best metal release finds some musical innovators from Brooklyn up to their philosophical shenanigans once again.


Wednesday, February 25 2015

Torche: Restarter

On Restarter, Torche delivers the smoothest sludge.


Tuesday, February 24 2015

Pelican: The Cliff EP

With this EP, Pelican don’t seem to understand that promised tension that never delivers can be as frustrating as tension that never finds release.


Tuesday, February 10 2015

Wolfheart: Winterborn

Winterborn isn't particularly original, but the songwriting is strong and the riffs are a nice combination of heavy and catchy.


Thursday, February 5 2015

Blood and Thunder: 70,000 Tons of Metal 2015 Recap and Blind Guardian’s Best in Two Decades

Sailing the seven seas is a lot more fun when you're on a cruise ship with 60 metal bands and a legion of eager metal fans. No, really.


Thursday, December 11 2014

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.


Friday, December 5 2014

The Best Metal of 2014

Metal's shining moments in 2014 include a long-awaited reunion, a culmination of a nearly 20-year career, and a sophomore outing that rose to the occasion.


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KMFDM: Our Time Will Come (Reviews) [29.Oct.14]
Sólstafir: Ótta (Reviews) [29.Oct.14]
Obituary: Inked in Blood (Reviews) [28.Oct.14]
Judas Priest Puts Farewell Aside (PopWire) [22.Oct.14]
Inter Arma: The Cavern EP (Reviews) [22.Oct.14]
Pig Destroyer: Mass and Volume EP (Reviews) [17.Oct.14]
Continent: Wasteland EP (Capsule Reviews) [16.Oct.14]
The Acacia Strain: Coma Witch (Reviews) [15.Oct.14]
Revocation: Deathless (Reviews) [14.Oct.14]
Texas in July: Bloodwork (Reviews) [14.Oct.14]
Metal Gods: The 15 Best Judas Priest Songs (Sound Affects) [16.Jul.14]
Floor: Oblation (Reviews) [12.May.14]
Melt-Banana: Fetch (Reviews) [8.Jan.14]
The Best Metal Albums of 2013 (Features) [27.Dec.13]
The Transcendant Power of Extreme Music (Sound Affects) [3.Oct.13]
Oathbreaker: Eros|Anteros (Reviews) [25.Sep.13]
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]
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