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James Kelly made his name as frontman for the incredible Irish post-black metal band Altar Of Plagues, but he dissolved that band last year, after their third LP, Teethed Glory And Injury, on which…   Read Story »
In our May Premature Evaluation of Deafheaven's Sunbather, I compared the album to Agalloch's 2010 LP, Marrow Of The Spirit. In my opinion, Marrow is the best metal album of the millennium (so far),…   Read Story »
Alongside all the punk, post-punk, pop, hip-hop, and indie rock, I actually got to see a lot of metal at SXSW: I started my marathon at Show No Mercy's showcase and closed it at Invisible Oranges'.…   Read Story »
I saw Altar Of Plagues when they played The Studio At Webster Hall in August 2010 -- it wound up being the best show I saw that year. The Irish post-black metal quartet absolutely leveled the place…   Read Story »
Before the quibbling starts: I didn't include YOB's Atma because it isn't out until August. It would be way up there. I've also been listening to Dragged Into Sunlight's Hatred For Mankind quite a…   Read Story »
Since forming in Cork, Ireland in 2006, the intelligent, expansive ambient black metal quartet Altar Of Plagues have put the EP form to good use: 2007's Through The Cracks Of The Earth, 2008's Sol,…   Read Story »