Best metal albums feature Qrixkuor’s dissonant death metal does not hold back, Misþyrming’s black metal closes in its true form and Hammers of Misfortune make their return.
The month’s best metal albums feature Haavard reigniting the magic spark of Kveldssanger, Judicator releasing one of the best power metal records of the year, and more.
This month’s best metal albums feature grind phenoms Cloud Rat, Faceless Burial’s death metal recipe, and Desbot opening new pathways for post-metal.
Megadeth skirt the contemporary issues they tease on The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead! But was this brand of metal ever designed to be this safe?
In this month’s best metal albums, experimental mystics Locrian re-awaken, sonic chameleons Boris revisit an outlier, and Bloodbox blur the lines between organic and synthetic.
In the best heavy metal of July, Ashenspire’s weaponized avant-garde black metal thrills while Chat Pile relish reality with noise, sludge, and no wave applications.
Artificial Brain complete their tech death metal trilogy, Bekor Qilish open up new pathways of avant black/death grandeur, and Saor continue their folk journeys through blackened grounds.
Faith No More’s Angel Dust showed a band so hellbent on following their creative instincts that they were willing to risk alienating a half-million people.
Above & Below take the industrial route with “Ghosts”, relishing the mechanical precision of the genre and its cold detachment.
The unexpected return of Cave In, the dissonant revenge of Blut Aus Nord, and the brutal stampede of Predatory Light arrive to haunt our days in the best new metal.