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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 bit, but since it has an original release date of ’09 before Prosthetic’s 2011 reissue, I didn’t include that either. O… More »

French Folk Fuck black metal punk weirdos Peste Noire’s last album, the François Villon-homaging Ballade Cuntre Lo Anemi Francor, landed at No. 5 of my 30 Best Metal Albums Of 2009. As I wrote then it’s, in part, akin to “carousing hooligan black-metal Pogues a dozen drinks past midnight.” You get some of that o… More »

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 turning fuzzy and falling into the background, the favorites cementing themselves in your brain and eardrums. Or maybe… More »

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Haunting The Chapel No. 3

As I mentioned in the last installment, this edition of Haunting The Chapel features an interview with towering Gaza vocalist Jon Parkin (I'm 6'5", he'…
brandon | December 11, 2009 - 9:03 am
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