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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.


Dir En Grey: Dum Spiro Spero
31 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM

Even with all possible praise worded out and heaped onto this new Dir En Grey masterpiece, there is still one thing left that I cannot stress upon enough... the only obstacle Dir En Grey have to best are themselves, and they are only going to get better and better from here on.

//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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