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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.


Primordial: Redemption at the Puritan's Hand
26 Apr 2011 // 4:00 PM

A new Primordial album is always something to savor, and the Irish band's seventh just might be its finest yet.

Primordial: To the Nameless Dead
11 Feb 2008 // 3:00 PM

Primordial's sixth album is yet another example of pagan metal at its finest.

//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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