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2018 In Review

The 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2018

First, some housekeeping. In place of what would have been November’s Black Market column, you are now (in early December) getting our TOP 10 METAL…
Ian Chainey | December 6, 2018 - 11:40 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – October 2018

EXT. DETROIT OR WHEREVER IT DOESN'T MATTER -- NIGHT
Ian Chainey | October 31, 2018 - 2:26 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – September 2018

There's a lot going on in the beginning of Amorphis' "Black Winter Day." Sure, it's just a few seconds of some keyboard chords and a…
Ian Chainey | September 28, 2018 - 3:10 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2018

This is the final part of "The Curse Of The Velvet Unicorn." You can read the first part here.
Ian Chainey | August 31, 2018 - 10:52 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – July 2018

How do you end up getting cursed by a unicorn? Well, the story is always a little different.
Ian Chainey | July 31, 2018 - 1:43 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – June 2018

Henrik Drake, Ph.D., is a researcher at Linnaeus University. His name has appeared atop numerous papers this year with titles like "Incorporation of Metals into
Ian Chainey | June 29, 2018 - 1:05 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – May 2018

To start, a confession: I still daydream about being a professional baseball player. Indeed, despite blowing out my arm decades ago messing around with the…
Ian Chainey | May 31, 2018 - 3:28 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2018

In an interview last year for Noisey, Sleep guitarist Matt Pike said:…
Ian Chainey | April 30, 2018 - 2:34 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2018

Hails. This is...gonna be long. Sorry. If you want to skip to the tunes, do a find for "10."
Ian Chainey | March 30, 2018 - 2:38 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2018

In Black Market's super-secret fortress of slamitude, I was challenged to listen to Therion's Beloved Antichrist in one sitting. Released earlier this month, the Swedish…
Ian Chainey | February 28, 2018 - 1:45 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – January 2018

On the last episode of Black Market, Doug Moore left us. He said he was going out to pick up an award while muttering "fly,…
Ian Chainey | January 31, 2018 - 10:55 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2017

Hey, this is Ian. Doug is in the studio this month. He's also promoting Weeping Sores. Since the man is slammed, I'm filling in, much…
Ian Chainey | March 31, 2017 - 1:38 pm

Lux Absentia – “Endless, Aimless, Ruthless Power”

"Endless, Aimless, Ruthless Power," the second track of three on Lux Absentia's debut, Antignosis, works because of black metal formulas. First, not a put down.
Ian Chainey | August 30, 2016 - 11:35 am

Premiere

Dark Forest – “The Undying Flame”

There probably are finer ways to slice this song from the forthcoming Beyond The Veil, Dark Forest's fourth full-length: NWOBHM, trad, power metal, etc. But,…
Ian Chainey | July 25, 2016 - 12:12 pm

Summit – “Pale Moonlight Shadow”

If we could slap ye olde RIYL stickers on Bandcamp pages, maybe "like Justin Broadrick on the ISS remixing the last five years of metal!"
Ian Chainey | July 19, 2016 - 11:03 am

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