Becoming the Archetype
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The Best Metal of 2011
25 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM

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.

The Best Progressive Rock of 2011
30 Nov 2011 // 3:00 PM

In 2011, there were only a few high-quality progressive rock releases, but those that managed to stand out are some of the best the genre has seen in awhile.


Becoming the Archetype: Celestial Completion
25 Jul 2011 // 4:00 PM

If you thought this progressive metal group had reached their peak under the tutelage of Devin Townsend, get ready to be shocked by an unproven producer and some of the greatest compositional minds in the country.

//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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