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Author Archives: Schuler Benson

Criminally Slept-On Rewind: Napalm Death

Posted by on December 3, 2015

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. I’m taking a little break from Criminally Slept-On this week while I wrap up one of the busiest times of my year… as well as prepare my Metal Insider top picks for 2015. […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Machine Head

Posted by on November 19, 2015

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. You probably love Machine Head. Wait… you probably hate Machine Head. But… wait… odds are, if you love or hate them now, you’ve probably felt the exact opposite about them at some point […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Autopsy

Posted by on November 5, 2015

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. Autopsy’s music is just fuckin’ gross. In the wake of his departure from seminal innovators Death, drummer Chris Reifert founded one of death metal’s earliest, gnarliest, and most influential pioneering acts. The band’s […]

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Criminally Slept-On: The Haunted

Posted by on October 22, 2015

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. In addition to being one of my all-time favorite bands, The Haunted are my all-time favorite heavy music comeback story. They’ve overcome some of the most crippling handicaps that can befall a metal […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Deicide

Posted by on October 8, 2015

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. My introduction to death metal came when I was in, like, ninth grade, and it came in pretty much the most appropriate place I can think of: in church. During a Sunday night […]

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Criminally Slept-On: The Black Dahlia Murder

Posted by on September 24, 2015

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. If it wasn’t secure already, the recent release of The Black Dahlia Murder’s Abysmal has solidified the band’s status as legends in the melodic death metal community. These dudes have consistently improved their […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Entombed

Posted by on September 11, 2015

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. Since their inception at the onset of Scandinavian death metal’s first wave, Entombed have overseen a legacy that’s influenced countless other bands, inside and outside of death metal. While Left Hand Path and […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Slayer

Posted by on August 27, 2015

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. Slayer’s importance in the history of metal cannot be overstated. They pioneered a style that went on to sire nearly every dominant sub-genre in heavy music today. They achieved a level of commercial […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Soilwork

Posted by on August 14, 2015

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. Without a doubt, Soilwork is one of the most celebrated acts in the history of Scandinavian metal. From their early death/thrash leanings, through their evolution into the territory of melodic death metal, to […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Fear Factory

Posted by on July 30, 2015

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. August 7th will mark the release of Fear Factory’s ninth full-length, Genexus, which also happens to be the group’s debut effort through their new label home, Nuclear Blast. In the two-plus decades since […]

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