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Sunday, December 25 2011

The Best Metal of 2011

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.


Wednesday, November 30 2011

The Best Progressive Rock of 2011

In 2011, there were only a few high-quality progressive rock releases, but those that managed to stand out are some of the best the genre has seen in awhile.


Thursday, December 18 2008

The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.


Tuesday, December 16 2008

The Best Metal Albums of 2008

It was a stellar year for metal, and an eclectic year, too: Norweigian prog-metal, goth-infused death metal, Swedish thrash, black metal, and stoner rock all make the list.


Columns

Wednesday, June 11 2014

Benighted by Beauty: The Legacy of Opeth's 'Still Life'

Still Life's narrative borders on Shakespearean levels of romantic tragedy and social commentary, making it the most poetic and philosophical in Opeth’s catalogue.


Tuesday, December 9 2008

The Best Metal Albums of 2008

It was a stellar year for metal, and an eclectic year, too: Norwegian prog-metal, goth-infused death metal, Swedish thrash, black metal, and stoner rock all make the list.


Reviews

Wednesday, August 27 2014

Opeth: Pale Communion

Pale Communion is both the culmination of Opeth's journey toward classic progressive rock and its best work since Ghost Reveries.


Thursday, November 10 2011

Opeth + Katatonia: 2011 October 16 - Portland

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.


Thursday, September 29 2011

Opeth: Heritage

Heritage is both a significant departure from Opeth's past output, but also a completely natural recording, one that prior albums hinted that the band was bound to make.


Wednesday, November 12 2008

Opeth + High on Fire

The one truly off-the-cuff moment came when a fan yelled out a cover request and Opeth’s frontman Mikael Akerfeldt responded, “I can play that one… on Guitar Hero!”


Wednesday, June 4 2008

Opeth: Watershed

Nine albums in, and Opeth has still shown no signs of running out of ideas.


Blogs

Tuesday, December 13 2011

Bubbling Under the 75 Best Albums of 2011: Opeth

This week we presented our Best 75 Albums of 2011. Here are several more just bubbling under the top 75...


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