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The Best Progressive Rock (and Metal) of 2013
3 Dec 2013 // 9:14 PM
This year saw the release of some of the best modern progressive music from a wide array of subgenres and idiosyncratic approaches.
The Best Metal of 2012
6 Dec 2012 // 5:14 PM
There's no doubt 2012 has been another great year for metal, with releases from veteran road dogs and fresh young bands alike providing endless roaring highs and churning, filth-ridden lows.
The Best Metal Albums of 2010
23 Dec 2010 // 4:00 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.
The Life Aquatic With Ihsahn
18 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM
The former Emperor frontman feels liberated, having completed a superb new solo album while coming to terms with the ever-looming shadow of his old band.
3 Apr 2016 // 9:20 PM
Ihsahn's sense of adventure is all over the place on Arktis, but fortunately that doesn't prevent the music from unifying into a compelling whole.
23 Aug 2012 // 6:03 PM
Progressive metal rarely gets more sophisticated than Eremita, the fourth album proper by Emperor co-founder Ihsahn. Merging prog's chameleonic tendencies with hints of black metal, jazz, and dark classical, this is easily a top contender for prog album of the year.