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The Best Metal of 2014
4 Dec 2014 // 8:15 PM

Metal's shining moments in 2014 include a long-awaited reunion, a culmination of a nearly 20-year career, and a sophomore outing that rose to the occasion.


The Best Metal Albums of 2010
23 Dec 2010 // 3:00 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.


Triptykon: Melana Chasmata
15 May 2014 // 8:03 PM

Besides the spectrum of otherwordly darkness and light that permeates Melana Chasmata, it is completely human. And with that comes the burden of imperfections that hunger to offset the moments of true greatness.

Triptykon: Eparistera Daimones
24 Mar 2010 // 4:00 PM

Tom Gabriel Fischer's new band continues right where Celtic Frost's monumental final album left off on this superb debut.

//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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