The Metal Observer http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o Your guide through metal! Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:18:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 TMO Albums of the Month: January, 2016 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-january-2016/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-january-2016/#comments Sun, 31 Jan 2016 05:00:43 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=23932 Some eclectic and quality choices to metal-up your 2016!   Affliction Gate – Dying Alone by Shawn Miller French purveyors of death metal Affliction Gate return with their latest EP, Dying Alone, and place their stake for the crown of … Continue reading
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The Curious Connection Between Pro Wrestling and Heavy Metal http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/the-curious-connection-of-pro-wrestling-and-heavy-metal/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/the-curious-connection-of-pro-wrestling-and-heavy-metal/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:00:19 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=23677 PART 1: A Brief Introduction There’s something to be said about heavy metal and pro wrestling. The mere mention of professional wrestling makes some people scoff and turn away, but so does metal. There is indeed a nice market for … Continue reading
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A Chaotic Babel of Sound: A guide to H. P. Lovecraft in Metal Music http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/a-chaotic-babel-of-sound-a-guide-to-h-p-lovecraft-in-metal-music-part-1/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/a-chaotic-babel-of-sound-a-guide-to-h-p-lovecraft-in-metal-music-part-1/#comments Sun, 03 Jan 2016 19:24:51 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=22314 “Louder and louder, wilder and wilder, mounted the shrieking and whining of that desperate viol. The player was dripping with an uncanny perspiration and twisted like a monkey, always looking frantically at the curtained window. In his frenzied strains I … Continue reading
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TMO Albums Of The Month: December 2015 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-december-2015/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-december-2015/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:11:29 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=23279 Rounding out 2015 with choice picks from Baroness, Gravewürm, Dodsferd, Sanzu and Spectral Lore. Sanzu – Heavy Over The Home by Evan Mugford Tis the season for the year-end list parade to spread its seed like so much metallic spore … Continue reading
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20 Bands that really should release new music in 2016 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/20-bands-that-really-should-release-new-music-in-2016/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/20-bands-that-really-should-release-new-music-in-2016/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 05:17:06 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=23288 As we reflect back on the year that was, and the year that lies ahead, it’s difficult to escape the fact that there are some bands that haven’t graced our eager ears with new music in quite some time. Names like Anata, … Continue reading
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Jonathan’s Top 30 of 2015 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/jonathans-top-30-of-2015/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/jonathans-top-30-of-2015/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:19:08 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=23130 My general perspective on metal has always been through the lens of good vs. evil, and I’ve tended to get a good mix of both sides into my metal diet, and 2015 certainly delivered a fair share of both. As … Continue reading
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Top 30 Thrash Albums of 2015 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/top-30-thrash-albums-of-2015/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/top-30-thrash-albums-of-2015/#comments Sat, 26 Dec 2015 08:00:53 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=22912 Another year down, not enough moshing accomplished. This is the same issue I have every year and at this point, I’m not sure how much moshing is enough moshing. However, I did roll out and rank my top 30 thrash … Continue reading
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Josh’s 30 Most Excellent Albums Of 2015 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/joshs-30-most-excellent-albums-of-2015/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/joshs-30-most-excellent-albums-of-2015/#comments Fri, 25 Dec 2015 12:00:06 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=22841 …in a bag. 2015 might not have been the most consistent year for great releases, and those that were were few and far between, I also didn’t have as much time to delve into the more underground and unknown releases … Continue reading
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Nathan’s Top 30 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/nathans-top-30-3/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/nathans-top-30-3/#comments Thu, 24 Dec 2015 12:00:57 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=22846 2015 was another excellent year. While there are some fairly obvious candidates for a top 30 I missed out on or discovered too late in the year (Nechochwen, and Obsequiae to name two) there was still plenty of good material … Continue reading
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The Metal Observer’s Top 30 albums of 2015 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/the-metal-observers-top-30-albums-of-2015/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/the-metal-observers-top-30-albums-of-2015/#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 19:02:09 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=22880 It is done – the Brotherhood of “The Metal Observer”‘s convent has come to an end, the votes have been cast. Enter to find out who survived the fire and emerged victorious! Click on the band – album for the … Continue reading
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