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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 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.


YOB: The Great Cessation
15 Jul 2009 // 4:00 PM

Beaten but not broken, Mike Scheidt emerges from a dark two years with a reunited YOB and the best album of his career.

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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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