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Tuesday, December 3 2013

The Best Progressive Rock (and Metal) of 2013

This year saw the release of some of the best modern progressive music from a wide array of subgenres and idiosyncratic approaches.


Thursday, December 6 2012

The Best Metal of 2012

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.


Tuesday, December 4 2012

The Best Progressive Rock (and Metal) of 2012

The albums you see below are a testament to the chameleonic nature of prog: Coldplay-esque stadium ballads, sludge metal, sample-heavy concept records, and classic-style prog all stand side by side.


Columns

Thursday, December 23 2010

The Best Metal Albums of 2010

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.


Monday, January 18 2010

The Life Aquatic With Ihsahn

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.


Reviews

Thursday, August 23 2012

Ihsahn: Eremita

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.


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