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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – May 2014

The No. 1 question of Maryland Deathfest 2014 was whether you were going to see the young Swiss duo Bölzer. The Baltimore-based festival spanned four days, four venues, and more than 80 bands, but the only soul-crushing conflict came on Saturday night at about quarter to 10, when Bölzer were doing a set at Ram'… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 29, 2014 - 3:10 pm

The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2013

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), the apotheosis of what had also been, I believed, the best metal year of the millennium (so far) -- perhaps a… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 10, 2013 - 10:33 am

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2013

Welcome to the Black Market, a new space at Stereogum dedicated to talking about and listening to heavy music. By "heavy music" I mean metal, mostly, although that word is vague and meaningless enough to make it useless at this point. Metal is an insular subculture made up of a zillion insular sub-subcultures -- to… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 27, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Darkthrone Albums From Worst To Best

Next month, Darkthrone will release The Underground Resistance, their 16th studio LP (or 15th, depending on how you catalog these things). It's been 26 years since their formation (as Black Death), 22 years since their first LP (the technical death-metal album Soulside Journey), and 21 years since they abandoned technical death metal to play primitive… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 23, 2013 - 3:48 pm

Darkthrone – “Leave No Cross Unturned”

Never fails: I'm sitting here in the middle of writing this gigantic feature on Darkthrone when out of nowhere -- BLAM! -- a new Darkthrone song appears. On one hand: I love Darkthrone, so this is great! On the other: I have listened to enough Darkthrone over the past week to satisfy me for several… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 15, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Haunting The Chapel’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010

Clichés be damned -- this really was a good year for metal. I had a harder time organizing a Top 10 in 2010 than ever before. Ditto the Top 20. It was such a good year that I went overboard and shifted my usual Top 30 to a Top 50. (Sure, the different between No. More »

By: brandon / December 21, 2010 - 11:58 am

Haunting The Chapel No. 9

Varg Vikernes -- who I spoke with a couple of weeks ago -- gets the bulk of the Norwegian-related black metal press, but for my kroner, Gylve Fenris Nagell, Darkthrone vocalist/lyricist/drummer/etc Fenriz, is the true heart and soul of that area's "scene" and the international underground metal scene in general. Since he and cohort Ted… More »

By: brandon / March 24, 2010 - 5:02 pm