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Thursday, December 26 2013

The Best Metal Albums of 2013

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.


Sunday, December 16 2007

The Best Metal Albums of 2007

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.


Columns

Thursday, December 23 2010

The Best Metal Albums of 2010

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

Wednesday, May 22 2013

Shining: One One One

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.


Thursday, January 26 2012

Shining: Live-Blackjazz

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


Sunday, March 21 2010

Shining: VI: Klagopsalmer

The Swedish black metal band just keeps getting better and better.


Tuesday, February 2 2010

Shining: Blackjazz

Not only is the Norwegian band's fifth album their most aggressive, but it's also their most focused effort to date.


Tuesday, March 27 2007

Shining: Grindstone

On its fourth album, Norway's Shining obliterates the line between rock, jazz and classical composition and, in the process, creates one of the most compelling albums of the year.


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