Dean Brown is a Contributing Editor at PopMatters, and a staff writer for Metal Hammer, Terrorizer Magazine, and Iron Fist Magazine. He has also written extensively for The Quietus and has had bylines at VICE, Decibel, and other music publications. Twitter: @reus85
Welcome to PopMatters' new monthly metal feature, MetalMatters. Each month we'll take a look at a number of exciting releases across metal's many sub-genres to distill the swarm down to what we deem worthy of your precious time.
Corrosion of Conformity have written a new record that harks back to their golden Deliverance and Wiseblood days, with the added doom-laden lurches of Keenan's last LP with the band, 2005's In the Arms of God.
Process of Guilt's dogged DIY survival during harsh economic times in a country not particularly well-known on a global level for its metal is proof that if you continue to stubbornly follow your passion good things can happen.