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Ragnarök: 2013 Gloomy Awards: The Most Interesting Metal Albums of 2013
16 Dec 2013 // 8:15 PM

Every year a slew of great albums from the louder spheres are missed, misplaced, or overlooked on those end of year lists. Ragnarök's Gloomy Awards seeks to redress that imbalance.

Latitudes and Longitudes of Darkness: Four Remarkable 2013 Black Metal Albums
16 May 2013 // 5:30 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.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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