Honourable Mentions of 2018

The best of the rest, in alphabetical order: Amorphis, Queen of Time (Nuclear Blast) I’ve said it plenty of times before, but Finland’s Amorphis have become one of the most enduring metal bands of the last quarter century, and they continued their sterling post-2005 run with a 13th album that showcases their strengths masterfully: dynamic […]

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The Best Metal Albums of 2015

2015 will go down as a terrible year for the music writing racket – I don’t know any fellow writer who had a good year, and personally it’s been so brutal I’m looking to exit full-time freelancing altogether – but when it comes to metal music the past year will go down as one of […]

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