High on Fire
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The Best Metal Albums of 2007
16 Dec 2007 // 3:00 PM

This is the best year for metal music we've seen in a very long time. Like other watershed years, such as 1983, 1984, and 1991, it's partially a case of artists peaking at the same time, and 2007 was no exception, unleashing a wave of superb releases from January straight through November.


The Best Metal Albums of 2010
23 Dec 2010 // 3:00 PM

In the end, the metal world honored the memory of Ronnie James Dio in the coolest possible way: by making this the best year for new music the genre has seen in a very long time.

Matt Pike Don't Need No Stinking Shirt
10 Dec 2009 // 2:59 PM

High on Fire encapsulate everything metal should be: aggressive, epic, and uncompromising; its lead man's very being cries out “Seek and Destroy”.


High on Fire: Luminiferous
17 Jun 2015 // 8:30 PM

Thunderous riffs and relentless rhythms aside, Luminiferous is truly shaped by the vastly improved vocal melodies.

High on Fire: Spitting Fire
16 Jul 2013 // 5:02 PM

Despite the predicatable cliches and trappings of a double-live album, High on Fire's Spitting Fire provides a glimpse of a band near the height of its powers.


Blood and Thunder: KEN Mode's Stab at 'Success'
18 Jun 2015 // 3:00 AM

KEN Mode's latest album is surprising people, but it should have been expected all along.

Blood and Thunder: Bringer of Impending Doom
12 Feb 2015 // 2:00 AM

While the Grammys may have gotten metal absolutely wrong again, a new album by the Swedish outfit Marduk and a noteworthy tenth anniversary remind us that not all is wrong with the metal world.

//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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