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The Best Metal Albums of 2013
26 Dec 2013 // 8:58 PM

Bands across metal's subgenres reached their full potential, be they acts coming into their own, making crowd-pleasing comebacks, or even bowing out at the top of their game.

The Best Metal Albums of 2007
16 Dec 2007 // 4:00 PM

This is the best year for metal music we've seen in a very long time. Like other watershed years, such as 1983, 1984, and 1991, it's partially a case of artists peaking at the same time, and 2007 was no exception, unleashing a wave of superb releases from January straight through November.

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The Best Metal Albums of 2010
23 Dec 2010 // 4:00 PM

In the end, the metal world honored the memory of Ronnie James Dio in the coolest possible way: by making this the best year for new music the genre has seen in a very long time.

//Reviews

Shining: One One One
22 May 2013 // 6:06 PM

Shining have followed up its career-defining masterwork, Blackjazz, with the exuberant One One One, which takes its unparalleled sonic and places it within the framework of the pop album.

Shining: Live-Blackjazz
26 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

Live-Blackjazz is a breathtaking display of barely controlled chaos, and an awe-inspiring example of nonconformist and genuinely rebellious fusion.

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