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…
Michael Nelson | December 10, 2013 - 10:33 am

Woe – “Exhausted” (Stereogum Premiere)

You would expect a song called "Exhausted" on an album titled Withdrawal to be slow or somehow diminished, a dirge maybe, somebody moaning over a…
Aaron Lariviere | March 21, 2013 - 12:01 pm

The Black Market

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,…
Michael Nelson | February 27, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Haunting The Chapel

“Visions Of American Black Metal”: Liturgy’s Hunter Hunt-Hendrix Responds

If you have any interest in underground metal, black or otherwise, you're aware of the uproar created by Brooklyn quartet Liturgy. Much of the disdain's…
Brandon Stosuy | June 20, 2011 - 10:27 am

Haunting The Chapel

Krieg, Woe @ The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn 10/30/10

The official date of this weekend's Haunting The Chapel/BrooklynVegan Krieg/woe show was Saturday, 10/30, but we started the Mischief Night/Halloween event after midnight to make…
Brandon Stosuy | November 1, 2010 - 5:46 pm

Haunting The Chapel

Woe – “Quietly, Undramatically” (Stereogum Premiere)

A couple of months ago I "tweeted" about woe's excellent Quietly, Undramatically "sound[ing] like what black metal from Philly should sound like," i.e. rough, dirty,…
Brandon Stosuy | October 5, 2010 - 10:46 am

Haunting The Chapel

Alcest/woe/Have A Nice Life @ Studio Webster Hall, NYC 4/29/10

The lineup shifts, but Alcest is basically Stéphane Paut, aka Neige, by his lonesome. Live, the project expands to a lush quartet. Last night at…
Brandon Stosuy | April 30, 2010 - 5:52 pm

Haunting The Chapel

Haunting The Chapel No. 9

Varg Vikernes -- who I spoke with a couple of weeks ago -- gets the bulk of the Norwegian-related black metal press, but for my…
Brandon Stosuy | March 24, 2010 - 5:02 pm