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As genres bleed, implode, breed and keep going, there’s a new pack of Stateside metal shape-shifters, a loosely connected group of musicians that includes, among others, Pyramids’ R. Loren, the guys in Locrian, and, of course, Jenks Miller. We last heard Miller via the folky Americana of Mount Moriah, though he’s better known for Horseback’s… More »

Elevations And Depths” is the 10+ minute track that ends adventurous Chicago blackened noisemakers Locrian’s The Crystal World, one of my favorite albums of 2010 (and one of two great records they released last year). It’s an excellent song, one that popped up as a bonus on our December Monthly Mix for its icy qualities. More »

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 »

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Horseback/Locrian – “The Gift” (Stereogum Premiere)

Back in May, Chapel Hill, NC's Horseback released one of the year's most rewarding albums, Half Blood, which blends ambient black metal with rootsy Americana…
Michael Nelson | October 4, 2012 - 11:52 am

Mount Moriah – “Only Way Out”

There's a reason I bring up Southern dust when discussing Jenks Miller's increasingly ambitious, genre-stretching Horseback, a metal project that notched my No. 9 album
brandon | April 12, 2011 - 9:50 am