Tag Archives: Blackbraid

Metal Insider’s Combined Top 15 Albums of 2023

Posted by on December 29, 2023

  For the year 2023, we decided to implement an actual point system instead of the mathematical approach we experimented with in 2021 to compile a consolidated list of the best albums of the year. With a bit of assistance from AI, we’ve learned the importance of not relying entirely on artificial intelligence and always […]

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Metal Insider’s Mar Morannon’s Top 10 Albums of 2023

Posted by on December 29, 2023

  With the barrage of covid-era recordings being released over the last couple of years and the ease of finding new artists in the modern world, it’s difficult to narrow down a year of metal into just 10 albums. I could easily make a top 10 list for each major subgenre and probably still struggle […]

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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 25 Albums of 2023

Posted by on December 25, 2023

  Whether we are still witnessing the aftermath of the pandemic or entering a time when more doors are open for artists to release albums, 2023 has seen a significant number of releases. And may I say, they are really good ones too. From the major players to artists embarking on a fresh start with […]

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Metal Insider’s Matt Brown’s Top 10 Albums of 2023

Posted by on December 22, 2023

I’ve become quite the picky bastard nowadays. Ten years ago, I listened to multiple albums a day, back to back. Now, faced with an ever-growing list of music, I find myself turning albums off after two or three tracks if I’m not feeling it. On the one hand, I believe in judging an album as […]

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Metal Insider’s Lisa Burke’s Top Ten Albums of 2023

Posted by on December 20, 2023

10) Taake,Et Hav av Avstand (Dark Essence Records) While we may never see this band live in America again, they still can give us some great new black metal to devour. Their daunting Norwegian-style black metal tunes have always had a forceful impact on those who listen. Ring leader, composer, and vocalist Hoest once again […]

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Photos/Review: Wolves In The Throne Room darkened St. Paul w/ Blackbraid, Gaerea, and Hoaxed

Posted by on October 13, 2023

  Fans lined up outside the doors of Amsterdam Beer & Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 1st, 2023, eagerly awaiting a promising night of black metal. Unfortunately, the restaurant has two entrances, and despite the signs on the doors, there needed to be more clarity for people trying to join the queuing process. […]

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Concert Calendar (10/10-10/15): The Road to All Metal’s Eve! Venom Inc, Tesseract, & more

Posted by on October 10, 2023

  Hey there! If this is your first time seeing this post, greetings! This concert calendar is posted most weeks (touring wraps up around the holidays) to help bring you up to speed on the latest gigs happening throughout America in a way that’s a little more compact than other metal websites. Thank you for […]

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Concert Calendar (10/06-10/08): A Summer in Not-Quite-Fall. Ne Obliviscaris, Wolves in the Throne Room, & more:

Posted by on October 6, 2023

  How are you? Feeling pumped? Allow me to help you feel even better. It’s a mild weekend to see a show or a dozen. Please enjoy browsing through some of these highlights that are happening, as we’re unsure whether or not we should pay for coat check. Remember: the shows mentioned in the list […]

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Metal By Numbers : Make them beg for charts – 9/20/2023

Posted by on September 20, 2023

    Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Metal By Numbers is back (again)! We’ve been busy following Metallica in select cities on the North American portion of their M72 World Tour, preparing for an upcoming feature at the end of the […]

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New & Noteworthy: Releases of Being – (5/5/2023 – 9/15/2023)

Posted by on September 16, 2023

    New & Noteworthy has returned! Metal Insider’s weekly column highlighting some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. For this week’s list, we’re not only bringing you the week’s must-know releases, we’re taking you back to the albums that hit shelves since May that are worth a spin. These […]

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