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Of all black metal's many hybridized forms, none has produced a more rewarding body of work than folk-influenced black metal (or "pagan" black metal, if you're trying to make it sound cooler), which…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
Ukranian black metal crew Drudkh's last album Microcosmos landed at number three on my 30 Best Metal Albums Of 2009. As I said then, "The smallest details are accounted for … deep weirdly seafaring…   Read Story »
It's a classic song that's been covered plenty of times, but it's interesting hearing what Ukrainian quartet Blood Of Kingu do with "The Gate Of Nanna" off Beherit's 1993 Drawing Down The Moon. Blood…   Read Story »
Every year I'm tempted to -- and sometimes do -- say "this has been a great year for metal." It's a toss-away idea: If you consume the genre obsessively, every year seems sort of great, the chaff…   Read Story »
Regular readers of this blog know that our own Brandon Stosuy is a passionate metal fan. And in recent months we've seen an enthusiastic response to our occasional coverage of the genre. So starting…   Read Story »