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Nineteen debut metal albums turning 20 in 2020

Posted by on February 8, 2020

  2000, the beginning of a brand new century struck fear in many as the Y2K panic spread. Luckily, no computers burst into flames, and it wasn’t the end of the world. It’s hard to believe Wilson, the Volleyball from the movie Cast Away, is turning twenty this year. 2000 was an era when illegal […]

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Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen presents his Top 5 Black Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 26, 2019

  2010-2019 was an amazing decade for black metal. Tons of great records by some incredible bands. And while black metal has become a bit commoditized as of late, here’s a nod to the five best records of the decade who are keeping the tradition alive: 05)  Shining, Redefining Darkness (Spinefarm – 2012) You’re probably scared of […]

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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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Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen’s Top 10 metal albums of 2018

Posted by on December 17, 2018

Needing no introduction, Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen reveals his top ten metal albums of 2018. 10) Horrendous, Idol (Season of Mist) Innovative, heavy and progressive masterpiece from Philadelphia.  Catch this band live now before they get HUGE!  Key Track:  “Golgothan Tongues”       09) Watain, Trident Wolf Eclipse (Century Media) More raw, louder and grittier than […]

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Metal Hammer reveal top 50 metal albums of 2018 so far…

Posted by on June 22, 2018

While we recently revealed the top-selling rock and metal of the year thus far, Metal Hammer went ahead and made a list of ‘The 50 Best Metal Albums of The Year So Far.’ We can only assume this list will change as we are expecting to see albums from Coheed and Cambria, Deafheaven, Omnium Gatherum, […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/17: Watain eclipse the charts

Posted by on January 17, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The ball is finally rolling in 2018 with a trio of black metal releases and one metal video game album. Lots more releases are coming up in January and we’re also getting some big […]

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Album Review: There’s little to criticize on Shining’s ‘X – Varg Utan Flock’

Posted by on January 5, 2018

Trigger Warning: I’m writing about Niklas Kvarforth and Shining – the one from Sweden – the one you’re probably afraid of. I don’t really care too much what people think of Shining and I don’t care too much what people think about me for reviewing Shining. You can read my thoughts on Shining’s live show […]

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New & Noteworthy, January 5th, 2018: With Black Metal We Come

Posted by on January 5, 2018

  New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. Yeah, yeah. Title, phrasing. Moving on. Happy New Year, this week’s list of album is particularly on theme. Just as the east coast is about to get pummeled by ice and […]

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Stream available for Shining’s new album ‘X-Varg Utan Flock’

Posted by on January 3, 2018

Swedish extreme metallers Shining are gearing up for their new album X-Varg Utan Flock, which will be released this Friday (5th) via Season of Mist. To celebrate it’s arrival, a stream of the entire album is currently available. Listen to it below and order the record here.

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Here’s a surprisingly poppy new song from Shining

Posted by on September 26, 2017

Eff a box of chocolates, with Norway’s Shining, you truly never know what you’re going to get. The band have basically evolved from a jazz odyssey to a surprisingly heavy band that sounds Killing Joke-like at times. Oh yeah, and lots of saxophone. Their last album, International Blackjazz Society, split the difference, but their signing to […]

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