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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.


The Best Metal Albums of 2009
10 Dec 2009 // 3:00 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.


Revocation: Deathless
13 Oct 2014 // 8:05 PM

Deathless should cement Revocation as one of the top metal bands in the world, if they haven’t already reached such lofty heights on previous releases.

Revocation: Revocation
5 Aug 2013 // 5:04 PM

Boston metal quartet return with their best effort yet.

//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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