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Tag Archives: Vastum

Metal By Numbers 11/13: The charts have something left to love

Posted by on November 13, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Last week, I was slapping my hand to my forehead over the realization that we’re entering a new decade. It might not sound like too big of a deal, but in addition to […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/6: Who’s afraid of the big Bad Wolves?

Posted by on November 6, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   So I’m only just finding out that Bad Wolves is made up of a number of musicians from other bands, most notably guitarist Doc Coyle from God Forbid. And finding that out just […]

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20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media unite for Migration Festival

Posted by on January 27, 2016

The past few years have been exciting for the US with all the festivals happening around the country, bringing high quality bands worth traveling for. Many festivals likes Maryland Deathfest, Hells Headbash or Martyrdoom happen in the East Coast but now is time to get some of that thrill in the West Coast with the launch […]

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Pitchfork’s top 25 metal albums of 2015 unveiled

Posted by on December 21, 2015

By now, you could probably make a top ten list of the Top 10 lists out there. Hopefully, you’er not too fatigued by it, because Pitchfork has come out with their list of the top 25 albums of 2015. If you’re thinking what Pitchfork’s readership and sensibility is, you’ve probably already figured out that their […]

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‘Spin’ gets relatively underground for their top 20 metal albums

Posted by on December 14, 2015

Rolling Stone did it, Stereogum has done it, and we’ve been doing it. As 2015 draws to a close (2 1/2 weeks left, y’all!), so everyone’s  taking a look back at the year that was and naming their top metal records of the year. Spin‘s only metal inclusion in their top 50 albums of the year was […]

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Metal Insider contributor Chip McCabe’s Top 10 of 2015

Posted by on December 9, 2015

Not going to sugar-coat it, this was way harder than in previous years. 2015 was a great year for metal and trying to nail this down to only ten records was nearly impossible. So at the risk of asking for a mulligan at some point here are ten albums that kicked my ass this year… […]

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Dissident Aggression: Vastum – Hole Below

Posted by on October 30, 2015

In 2013 San Francisco’s Vastum released their sophomore opus, Patricidal Lust, and firmly planted themselves in the discussion as to who was the heaviest, nastiest death metal band in the world. Fast forward almost two full years and Vastum have returned with an album that may permanently tilt the proverbial scales in their favor, if […]

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Dissident Aggression: Top 10 Albums of 2013

Posted by on December 11, 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, we’ve been giving the site over to artists to let us know what they’ve been listening to. It’s proven to a diverse year for artists and albums alike. You can check out part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, and part 4 here, and part 5 here. However, we also want to […]

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Top 10s of the year from Gypsyhawk, Skeletonwitch, Black Water Rising, Saxon & more

Posted by on December 4, 2013

It’s December, which means it’s time for that annual rite of passage where everyone attempts to summarize a year’s worth of music into a top ten list. Metal Insider and its contributors will be releasing our lists starting soon, but we’ve also gotten lists from some of the artists themselves. In the latest installment, members of Gypsyhawk, […]

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Dissident Aggression: Fighting The Patricidal Lust With Vastum

Posted by on November 15, 2013

Death metal’s legacy of gore and horror movie effects is a vast one.  Death is often considered the first “true” death metal band and their debut album, Scream Bloody Gore pretty much set the tone by title alone.  Even if other proto-death metal acts like Possessed or Celtic Frost didn’t lather their lyrics in blood […]

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