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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.


Opeth + Katatonia: 2011 October 16 - Portland
10 Nov 2011 // 3:00 PM

A surprisingly short concert for a band like Opeth, this Portland show was nonetheless a strong demonstration of how Opeth came to make an album like Heritage. This, foiled with the brutal heaviness of Katatonia, made for one fine evening of Swedish music.

Katatonia: Night is the New Day
11 Nov 2009 // 3:00 PM

After 18 years of growth, Katatonia's music has finally matured fully, and the end result is spectacular.


Blood and Thunder: Song of Himself
2 Apr 2015 // 3:00 AM

This week in metal, Nightwish remains as grandiose as ever, and the album of the week features Norwegian teens playing surprisingly orthodox '80s thrash.

//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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