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The Best Metal of 2011
25 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM

PopMatters’ staff of metal experts present their top picks from a year that offered a standout work of Christian “progressive death metalcore”, a philosophical treatise on “Transcendent Black Metal”, and one amazing debut.


Obscura: 2 April 2012 - Dublin, Ireland
12 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM

Obscura and their varied support of Exivious, Gorod and Spawn of Possession debut in Dublin and blind those in attendance with dazzling displays of European technical death metal intensity.

Obscura: Omnivium
17 Apr 2011 // 4:00 PM

To make technical death metal this catchy and accessible is a rare feat.

//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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