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The Best Metal Albums of 2009
10 Dec 2009 // 4:00 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 // 4:00 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 // 4:00 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 // 4:00 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.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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