Shredding: Rammstein

Larry breaks down each album by the German industrial goliaths to decide which one sits on top.

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PokéMetal – Gotta bang ’em all!

Have you ever wondered what each metal sub-genre would look like if it were physically manifested as a Japanese animé pet-cum-gladiator? Of course you have! Continue reading

Thrash Metal Year In Review – 2017

Larry rounds up all the decent (and some not-so-decent) thrash releases for the headbang-happy year of 2017.

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Death Metal Year in Review – 2017

This was a banner year for death metal by any measure.
Here are some of our favorite death metal releases from 2017.

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Jonathan’s Top 50 of 2017

The diverse spectrum that encompasses metal music’s many sub-genres could be likened to various mythical races united under two opposing banners, staring each other down as they make ready to charge and turn the field red with the other’s blood. From one year to the next, the advantage may tip from one side to the other, but in the grand scheme of their eternal conflict, the forces of light and darkness have tended to be equally matched. 2017 saw the forces of melody and order take the advantage in the eyes of the reclusive bard that tells this end of the year tale, though naturally his is not the final word on such things, and other codices in the grand archives of metallic exploits deserve your consideration. Still, these are the 50 acts of heroism that defined the year, because too much has occurred to settle for a mere 30.

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The Metal Observer’s Top 30 albums of 2017

2017 has proven to offer up the tightest race we have seen in a long time in the quest for the gold! So without any further ado, here is the creme de la creme of the year!

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TMO Albums of the Month: November, 2017

Our top picks from November, including Cavalera Conspiracy, Converge, Moonspell and many more.

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Shredding: Power Quest

Larry zealously and over-enthusiastically ranks the British power metallers’ discography.

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