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The Best Metal Albums of 2013
26 Dec 2013 // 8:58 PM

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.


Latitudes and Longitudes of Darkness: Four Remarkable 2013 Black Metal Albums
16 May 2013 // 6:30 PM

Black metal's compass may be spinning in many different directions in 2013, but at its best, the genre remains neither safe nor accommodating.


Altar of Plagues: 22 June 2012 – Dublin, Ireland
11 Jul 2012 // 6:01 PM

Ireland's premier proponents of post-black metal – Altar of Plagues, return to Dublin after a two year exile, more vicious and aphotic than ever before.

Altar of Plagues: Mammal
20 Jun 2011 // 5:00 PM

The second full-length by the Irish band heads in a direction few of us could have foreseen.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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