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The Best Progressive Rock of 2014
26 Dec 2014 // 5:18 AM
From idiosyncratic tales of dastardly aliens to concept albums about a mysterious demon, prog maintained its reputation for eclecticism in 2014.
The Best Metal of 2014
4 Dec 2014 // 9:15 PM
Metal's shining moments in 2014 include a long-awaited reunion, a culmination of a nearly 20-year career, and a sophomore outing that rose to the occasion.
Benighted by Beauty: The Legacy of Opeth's 'Still Life'
11 Jun 2014 // 9:30 PM
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.
The Best Metal Albums of 2008
9 Dec 2008 // 3:00 PM
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.
Opeth: Deliverance & Damnation
27 Jan 2016 // 9:30 PM
Thirteen years after their release, two of Opeth's most important albums have been reissued in this essential new package.
Opeth: Pale Communion
27 Aug 2014 // 9:06 PM
Pale Communion is both the culmination of Opeth's journey toward classic progressive rock and its best work since Ghost Reveries.
Blood and Thunder: We All Wanna Touch a Rainbow
21 May 2015 // 5:00 AM
Once upon a time, Ronnie James Dio rounded up a bevy of heavy metal legends to record a charity single. Yet no amount of superstar power could stop the song from falling by the wayside.