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Tag Archives: Alcest

Headbangers Brawl: Metal Insider’s Quarantine Playlist

Posted by on April 1, 2020

  2020 certainly feels like the plague, and it all started with Neil Peart’s passing. Over the last few months alone, many went from laughing at Corona beer memes to no longer taking any of this as a joke. The COVID-19 outbreak feels like a disaster film, and sadly, it has become our reality. While […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/12: Sales say nothing

Posted by on February 12, 2020

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   The 2017 album Wake Up Call was the first album that abbreviated Theory of A Deadman’s name to just Theory. Why? I dunno. It’s a sorta long name I guess. And I suppose being […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/29: Sales of Apollo

Posted by on January 29, 2020

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   It’s easy to dismiss supergroups as gimmicky one-offs, but it looks like Sons of Apollo have done well for themselves in their 3 year run. Seems like all you need for a […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/8: New music to listen to

Posted by on January 8, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Dave Mustaine once sang these lyrics in the Megadeth classic “Sweating Bullets”: “Hindsight is always 20-20 / But looking back it’s still a bit fuzzy.” That’s what popped into my head when I […]

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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 20 Metal Albums of 2019

Posted by on December 23, 2019

  I try to follow the rules, but, once again, another year of good music has gone by, and I was able to narrow it down to 20 instead of 10. There are a bunch of variables that make me connect to a song or artist. Whether it’s the overall vibrations the sound leaves behind […]

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Metal Insider’s Matt Brown’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2019

Posted by on December 18, 2019

I’ve spent the last two weeks trying to cram in all the albums that I’ve been meaning to listen and re-listen to this year, and there’s never enough time. It’s especially tricky when the first few “Best of” lists break out and I start sifting through those wondering if there’s some gem I overlooked. And […]

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Metal Insider’s 225 Best Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 16, 2019

As each year approaches its end, we share our year-end lists highlighting the best of the best of the year. However, we were taken aback, realizing that not only will 2020 mark a new year, it also marks a brand new decade. It’s true what they say; time flies when you’re having fun, listening to […]

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Rolling Stone reveal their “10 Best Metal Albums of 2019” list

Posted by on December 11, 2019

While Metal Insider are currently working on our year-end lists, we’ve seen quite a few from Decibel Magazine and Revolver sharing their best albums of 2019. Rolling Stone have now revealed their favorites and the choices may surprise you, especially seeing the lack of Tool.  Check out the list below and read the full explanations […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/4: The hidden history of the charts

Posted by on December 4, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   The top 40 is a good place to be for most bands, but it’s especially killer to see a death metal band on there. Blood Incantation only have two studio albums under their […]

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Alcest’s Neige on the emotional journey with ‘Spiritual Instinct’

Posted by on November 29, 2019

Alcest’s latest offering, Spiritual Instinct, is their most personal record to date as it captures the revolving emotions, many people experience. The group’s acclaimed 2016 album, Kodama, led the French duo to sign with Nuclear Blast and opened new doors for their latest effort, which was released on October 25th (order here). We caught up […]

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