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The Best Metal Albums of 2009
10 Dec 2009 // 3:00 PM

It seems every year I say it, but this year it's truer than ever: this was one hell of a year for metal. If you think the Mastodon record is good (which it is) just wait 'til you hear this list’s top three.


Pelican: The Cliff EP
23 Feb 2015 // 8:04 PM

With this EP, Pelican don’t seem to understand that promised tension that never delivers can be as frustrating as tension that never finds release.

Sumac: The Deal
19 Feb 2015 // 8:06 PM

The latest project by metal titan Aaron Turner may be rough around the edges, but it's a thrilling enough ride to merit ignoring the bumps.

//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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