A Chaotic Babel of Sound: A guide to H. P. Lovecraft in Metal Music

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“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 could almost see shadowy satyrs and Bacchanals dancing and whirling insanely through seething abysses of clouds and smoke and lightning.”

–          H. P. Lovecraft, “The Music of Erich Zann” (1922)

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Shawn’s Top 20 Albums of 2014

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One of a series of articles that gets down and dirty, where Metal Observer writers’ favorite music of 2014 is uncovered. Here, Shawn lists his favorite albums of the past year.

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