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The Black Market: The Year In Metal 2019

Welcome to our December Best Of The Rest Blowout. At midnight, 2019 is dead. Let’s remember it one last time before adorable Baby New Year…
Ian Chainey | December 31, 2019 - 11:17 am

The Black Market

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2019

I've always wanted to be in a death metal band. Problem: I am an untalented, antisocial loser. So, a question has long simmered in the…
Ian Chainey | February 28, 2019 - 12:37 pm

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The Best Metal Albums Of 2017

Before we begin our discussion of the fantastic year for underground metal that was 2017, a few orders of business:…
Doug Moore | December 12, 2017 - 1:18 pm

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The Black Market

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2019

I've always wanted to be in a death metal band. Problem: I am an untalented, antisocial loser. So, a question has long simmered in the…
Ian Chainey | February 28, 2019 - 12:37 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2017

If you need a good barometer for the current national mood in the United States, look no further than the Washington Post. Last Wednesday, the…
Doug Moore | February 28, 2017 - 11:31 am

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The 40 Best Metal Albums Of 2016

Let's just put this out there: Metal had a pretty bad 2016. Maybe this is specific to my country, America, which also had a pretty…
Michael Nelson | December 14, 2016 - 10:20 am

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The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2015

If we're just talking about the music -- and isn't that, like, the thing we're talking about here? -- then 2015 was a great year…
Michael Nelson | December 10, 2015 - 10:20 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2015

As it does every year, the month of April brought with it Record Store Day. And this year, as you might have heard, Record Store…
Michael Nelson | April 30, 2015 - 12:15 pm