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If we’re just talking about the music — and isn’t that, like, the thing we’re talking about here? — then 2015 was a great year for metal. That should come as no surprise. The genre (to the the extent we can call this vast, ever-expanding universe a “genre”) has enjoyed a prolonged period of outstanding… More »

One of music’s finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing consensus, in appreciating the work that resonates with a broad swath of humanity, so every year the Stereogum staff teams up to generate a list of the year’s best albums. More »

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going to be a fool’s errand. And it’s true. We always agonize over our year-end lists, but we agonized harder over this one than we usually do. There are albums that… More »

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Stream Horrendous Anareta (Stereogum Premiere)

The Philadelphia death-metal trio Horrendous released their debut album, The Chills, in January 2012. I was editor of the metal blog Invisible Oranges at that…
Michael Nelson | October 26, 2015 - 11:13 am
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Horrendous – “Acolyte”

The Philadelphia trio Horrendous are about a month away from releasing one of the year's best metal albums -- their third LP, Anareta -- from…
Michael Nelson | September 18, 2015 - 9:24 am
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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2015

When the other Black Market guys and I set about assembling this month's column, we ran into a philosophical disagreement about whether a certain band…
Doug Moore | August 31, 2015 - 3:03 pm
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

Music is a messy thing. There's too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of…
Stereogum | December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am
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Horrendous – “The Stranger” (Stereogum Premiere)

In August's Black Market, Aaron suggested that Horrendous were part of a subgenre that might be called the "New Wave Of Progressive Old-School Swedish Death…
Michael Nelson | September 3, 2014 - 10:57 am

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2014

Guys, I usually kick off the Black Market with a lengthy introductory essay, an aggregation of my thoughts on the month in metal. But August…
Michael Nelson | August 29, 2014 - 9:39 am
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