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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) -- perha… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 10, 2013

VHÖL – “Illuminate” (Stereogum Premiere)

As I wrote when VHÖL claimed the top spot on our inaugural installment of our new heavy music feature, "The Black Market: The Month In Metal": Ludicra was one of the great metal bands of the past two decades, and their 2009 album, The Tenant, was their most fully realized work, so their… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 18, 2013

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2013

Welcome to the Black Market, a new space at Stereogum dedicated to talking about and listening to heavy music. By "heavy music" I mean metal, mostly, although that word is vague and meaningless enough to make it useless at this point. Metal is an insular subculture made up of a zillion insular sub-subcultures -- to… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 27, 2013