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Thou – “Eyehatethou”

Last year, New Orleans sludge-doom monsters Thou released the ferocious, blackhearted album Heathen, and every metalhead I know considers it one of the best albums of last year. This year, they’ve already teamed up with the Body for the collaborative album You, Whom I Have Always Hated. And now they’re staying busy, becoming the latest… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 27, 2015 - 10:49 am

Adult Swim Announces 2015 Singles Series With Danny Brown, Chromatics, Run The Jewels, FlyLo, Sia x SOPHIE, & More

Adult Swim’s annual singles series is back for the sixth time starting next week, and as usual the Cartoon Network offshoot has rounded up an enviable collection of acts to participate. Among the presumed highlights on this year’s schedule are a Danny Brown/Clams Casino collab, SOPHIE remixing Sia, and new tracks from Slayer, Run The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 5, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Stream Whatever Nevermind: A Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind

Robotic Empire has put together a second Nirvana tribute album for Record Store Day. The first one was released for last year’s RSD, and had various artists covering the entirety of In Utero. This year’s edition sees them tackling Nevermind with the cleverly titled Whatever Nevermind. Torche does “In Bloom,” Nothing does “Something In TheMore »

By: James Rettig / April 18, 2015 - 10:46 am

The Body & Thou – “Terrible Lie” (Nine Inch Nails Cover)

The avant-garde sludge bands Thou and the Body both released excellent albums of their own in 2014 — Heathen and I Shall Die Here, respectively — and they also teamed on a terrific collaborative effort called Released From Love. This month, Thrill Jockey is re-issuing Released From Love along with a brand new album from… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 7, 2015 - 11:42 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

By: Stereogum / December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2014

I spent the second week of March at SXSW, and I spent a pretty good percentage of my SXSW at metal shows. In truth, most of the people I talked to at the festival seemed to agree that this year’s metal lineups were pretty lackluster, but even so, every day the genre offered numerous act… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 31, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Stream Thou Heathen

The catalog produced by New Orleans sludge band Thou can be daunting to consider: Right now it stands at 28 releases (over 7 years) but that number could seemingly multiply at any time, without much warning. Thou also have a reputation as being one of the most intense, punishing live acts in America, with some… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 17, 2014 - 12:38 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