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The Acacia Strain: Coma Witch

Coma Witch is a bracing, unapologetic, mesmerizing album. And it could very well be easily one of the best metal albums of the year.

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The Black Dhalia Murder: Into the Everblack

The remarkable quality of the sounds coming out of these disparate personalities is so cleanly divided that each song seems to benefit from the sonic quality of two entirely different lead singers as opposed to the reality of one, who is obviously possessed.

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10 Jun 2013 // 11:02 PM

The Ocean: Pelagial

The Ocean journey to the depths of their namesake, and return with one of this year's best albums.

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Whitechapel: The Somatic Defilement

Whitechapel hope to introduce recent fans to its remastered, remixed debut.

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Dir En Grey: Dum Spiro Spero

Even with all possible praise worded out and heaped onto this new Dir En Grey masterpiece, there is still one thing left that I cannot stress upon enough... the only obstacle Dir En Grey have to best are themselves, and they are only going to get better and better from here on.

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Born of Osiris: The Discovery

No matter what subgenre they're classified as, Born of Osiris is consistent in their creation of assaultive, intricate metal, and The Discovery is no exception.

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15 Jul 2010 // 10:00 PM

Parkway Drive: Deep Blue

The Australian group is still flying high on their third album, but it falls far short of their previous success.

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3 May 2010 // 10:00 PM

Carnifex: Hell Chose Me

This California-based quintet are lost in the pack of deathcore bands that are popular right now -- and with nothing to distinguish their sound, this new album only helps them stay lost.

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King Diamond: The Spider’s Lullabye / The Graveyard

The Spider’s Lullabye hearkens back to a simpler time in the mid-'90s when metal was fun, hovering on a fine line between macabre and whimsically satanic.

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3 Dec 2009 // 9:58 PM

Lye By Mistake: Fea Jur

At once disorienting, awesome, and destructive, Lye By Mistake has produced a staggering record that will thoroughly impress and confuse, depending on who’s listening.

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The Red Chord: Fed Through the Teeth Machine

Fed Through the Teeth Machine is well executed, mature, and utterly mosh-worthy, a great example of how to remain true to metal roots without becoming trapped inside them.

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Bruce Willis, Genghis Khan, and Ravioli: Inside the Red Chord’s Prey for Eyes

Do metalheads dream of Kanye West? Guy Kozowyk, vocalist for deathcore standout, the Red Chord, vividly regales PopMatters with lengthy tales about how the many ideas that dominate the band's latest album came to fruition.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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