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Metal Insider’s Bram Teitelman’s Top 10 Albums of 2021

Posted by on December 23, 2021

  10) Deafheaven, Infinite Granite (Sargent House) Deafheaven has been divisive for years. Just the mere mention of them sends trve kvlt metalheads into conniptions, but they’ve always been interesting, and it’s been cool watching them move more towards shoegaze on their last few albums. Truly embracing it by working with Justin Meldal-Johnson (Beck, Nine Inch Nails, […]

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Metal Insider’s Matt Brown’s Top 10 Albums of 2021

Posted by on December 22, 2021

  In 2021, I spent as much time listening to podcasts and audiobooks as I did music, a first for me. That doesn’t mean I deprived myself of good albums (obviously, because I wrote a whole list about them). Like last year, I avoided scrambling last minute to listen to any albums I might have […]

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Top Five songs that demonstrate Blaze Bayley’s vastly underrated skill as a metal vocalist

Posted by on December 20, 2021

  So we know now that Iron Maiden just announced a 2022 tour, and that’s great. And no doubt, both Bruce Dickinson and Paul Di’anno have performed brilliantly for Maiden. But there’s one Maiden vocalist who, in my opinion, really never received fair treatment from Maiden fans and that’s Mr. Blaze Bayley. Indeed, he is […]

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Top 5 songs that make us look forward to 2022

Posted by on December 20, 2021

  Music has been a source of comfort during the past couple of years throughout the pandemic. The industry suffered due to venues not having live music performances. Many artists took it upon themselves to go into a studio to create music relevant to the times. This year has been primarily a year of celebration […]

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Eleven debut albums that turned twenty in 2021

Posted by on December 20, 2021

  One year removed from 2000, bringing us a new year, decade, century, and millennia, 2001 came rolling in with one simple question: “Now What?” The year 2000 brought its own set of questions and concerns, but the world hadn’t ended. The computer crash never came. There was no hellfire and brimstone. Life moved on. […]

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