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.
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Solange: A Seat at the Table
The Radio Dept.: Running Out of Love
'Land of Fish and Rice' and Elegantly Subtle Cuisine
Great Performances: 'Hamilton's America'
Animation: It's Not Just for Children, Anymore
Jamestown Revival: The Education of a Wandering Man
'Wayward Heroes' and Cold War Iceland
"The best of this stuff'll kill you.