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MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of April 2023

MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of April 2023

In these best metal albums, Dødheimsgard define off-kilter black metal, Enforced follow their fierce crossover path, and Jesus Piece are at their most punishing.

MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of February 2023

MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of February 2023

February’s best metal albums feature Ulthar embracing their progressive ambitions and Anatomy of Habit’s descent to the depths of experimental doom.

MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of January 2023

MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of January 2023

In January’s best metal albums, Katatonia return with their beautiful gloom, Ahab travel into the doom/death abyss, and Oozing Wound carve out their furious identity.

MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of November 2022

MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of November 2022

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.

MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of October 2022

MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of October 2022

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.

MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of September 2022

MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of September 2022

September’s best metal albums feature Autopsy re-affirming death metal sovereignty, City of Caterpillar’s return to off-kilter post-hardcore after 20 years, and so much more.

MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of August 2022

MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of August 2022

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.

MetalMatters: The Best Heavy Metal Albums of July 2022

MetalMatters: The Best Heavy Metal Albums of July 2022

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.

MetalMatters: The Best New Metal Albums of June 2022

MetalMatters: The Best New Metal Albums of June 2022

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.

MetalMatters: The Best New Metal Albums of May 2022

MetalMatters: The Best New Metal Albums of May 2022

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.

MetalMatters: The Best New Heavy Albums of April 2022

MetalMatters: The Best New Heavy Albums of April 2022

The best new heavy albums of April 2022 feature Satan’s return, Fer De Lance’s step into traditional heavy metal, and Eunoia’s take on blackened post-hardcore.

MetalMatters: The Best New Heavy Albums of March 2022

MetalMatters: The Best New Heavy Albums of March 2022

Post-metal legends collaborate, boundaries between black metal and emo are crossed, underground cult legends are reshaped, and progressive death metal explorations are underway.