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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 qualified for inclusion. This is standard for us — we have this kind of dispute just about every month. But where the subjects of these debates are usually metal-ish band… More »

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 it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

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 … August kinda ate me alive. That is not to say that I don’t have thoughts, or that August didn’t generate enough thoughts to inspire an essay. I do! It… More »

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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