Posts tagged "Lycus"

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 – June 2013

Earlier this month, I spent a Saturday afternoon at the Brooklyn metal-themed bar Duff's: a cluttered dive situated in the basement of an apartment building, illuminated even in the daytime only by red Christmas lights, a 13" CRT television blasting a gnarled VHS copy of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and the white-on-chrome glow coming from… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 27, 2013 - 4:46 pm

Under The Influence: Deafheaven Roads To Judah

Deafheaven's Roads To Judah came up a few times in the comments of my Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far. With reason. The San Francisco group's gorgeous 4-song, 38-minute full-length debut blends pretty Godspeed shoegaze and urban West Coast black metal shredding into epic dispatches of cascading romantic agonizing bolstered by hardcore fist… More »

By: brandon / July 6, 2011 - 12:09 pm