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Tallah Revive Those Familiar Nu-Metal Blues with 'Matriphagy'

Though marvelous at executing their musical ideas on Matriphagy, nu-metal's Tallah sacrifice creativity for fidelity.

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Answer to Denialists: An Interview with Serj Tankian

The atrocities of the Armenian genocide has run rampant through Serj Tankian's work in both System of a Down and in his solo career. Now, he soundtracks a film that talks about it in explicit terms, resulting in one of his most personal works to date.

Paul Carr
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Deftones: Koi No Yokan

Deftones have built their legacy upon this constant creation of musical/vocal friction, and the kinetic energy that comes from combining grace and aggression has been masterfully harnessed on Koi No Yokan and expelled throughout.

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Lostprophets: Weapons

With Weapons, Lostprophets forgo expanding any of their musical boundaries and instead focuses on what has worked in the past. The result of this playing-it-safe routine is an inoffensive collection of tracks that fails to leave any lasting impression on the listener.

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Aeges: The Bridge

Tired metal riffs would be right at home in 1998.

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Limp Bizkit: Gold Cobra

Rapcore album of the year! And no, that praise isn't as faint as it sounds!

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Korn: The Essential Korn

Korn certainly had its moments of greatness, but stretching a best-of compilation over two CDs is asking a lot.

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Nu-Metal's Not Dead!

August saw a resurgence of nu-metal glory for 2008, with several former figureheads dropping their new releases. And instead of these bands dying off like the genre they ostensibly belonged to, most proved there's still life after the spotlight moves on.

Andrew Blackie
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Static-X: Cannibal

The bitch is back. Static-X puts the pedal back to the metal on their fifth album.

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Static-X: Start a War

Start a War sees the return of some old friends and an old sound. Welcome home.


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