Albums of the Year – The Best of the Rest

Because I can't just call it a day and rank my 15 favorite metal records of the year, here are the other contenders that could easily have earned a spot had I been driven (crazy?) enough to extend my "Best of 2017" list by a few more records (in alphabetical order, because I categorically refuse … Continue reading Albums of the Year – The Best of the Rest

Albums of the Year – #2

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – NIGHTBRINGERS 2017’s preeminent death metal record, Nightbringers is a master class in tightly controlled chaos, combining frenzied guitar riffs and violent drumming into some of the catchiest metal that you’ll ever hear. Trevor Strnad’s consistently wild vocals shine, never letting the album grow stale despite never coming within a light … Continue reading Albums of the Year – #2

Albums of the Year – #3

MUTOID MAN – WAR MOANS No band, through sound or attitude, seems more primed to carry the torch left after Lemmy’s passing than these guys. Another “supergroup”, Mutoid Man have an energetic, driving sound that can only be compared (although still markedly different) to Motorhead. Previously only really known for one hit (Gnarcissist), War Moans … Continue reading Albums of the Year – #3