TMO Albums of the Month: January, 2017.

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2017 may have only just begun, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t already delivered some fantastic records (not to mention some spectacular cover art) already.

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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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Nathan’s Top 30

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Here are Nathan’s 30 reasons why 2014 was a good year for metal

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Ailo’s Best of 2014 Lists

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TMO’s Best Albums of 2014

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You’ve waited with bated breath for 12 months (and a bit), but the moment of reckoning is finally here. Voted on by the one and only Brotherhood of ‘The Metal Observer,’ feast your eyes upon the top 20 albums of 2014!

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