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Ragnarök: 2013 Gloomy Awards: The Most Interesting Metal Albums of 2013
16 Dec 2013 // 9:15 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.


Beastwars: Blood Becomes Fire
17 Apr 2013 // 6:06 PM

Blood Becomes Fire will undoubtedly be placing high on many end-of-year lists in 2013, and the 10 songs therein present unrelenting and graphic visions of ruin and despair.

Beastwars: Beastwars
30 Sep 2012 // 6:04 PM

The sonic-bluster that Beastwars summon on their debut—smashing together sludge, doom, and AmRep noise rock—finally sees a global release, courtesy of Destroy/EMI Records.


Beastwars - "Realms" (video)
8 Nov 2013 // 7:30 AM

New Zealand sludge titan Beastwars has had a pretty damn good year all round.

Beastwars - "Rivermen" (stream) (PopMatters Premiere)
17 Apr 2013 // 11:45 PM

Blood Becomes Fire, the sophomore release from New Zealand's Beastwars, is released on Destroy Records on 19 April, and PopMatters is proud to debut the churning death-march track, "Rivermen".

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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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