PopMatters’ staff of metal experts present their top picks from a year that offered a standout work of Christian “progressive death metalcore”, a philosophical treatise on “Transcendent Black Metal”, and one amazing debut.
Riverside: Love, Fear and the Time Machine
Cacophonies and Heavenly Choruses: A Cure for the Classical Blues
Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls
Noah Gundersen: Carry the Ghost
Can Magic Cure Madness?
FKA twigs: M3LL155X
Elephant Revival: Sands of Now
"Two wide and handsome Italian thrillers of the 1970s.