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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 50 Albums of 2020

Posted by on December 24, 2020

    2020 kicked off with a bang. Beginning with another successful year at 70000tons of Metal to seeing Heilung, Vader, and Opeth live, what could go wrong? The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the music industry to the point that I don’t know where things will stand in a post-pandemic world. This year felt like […]

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Metal Insider’s Bram Teitelman’s Top 10 Albums of 2020

Posted by on December 23, 2020

    What a year. Not worth recapping, since everyone went through a lot of the same shit, but it definitely impacted the way I listen to music. I enjoy listening to music while commuting and/or driving, both of which I did significantly less. Also, the low grade trauma of *gestures broadly at the whole […]

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Metal Insider’s Matt Brown’s Top 10 Albums of 2020

Posted by on December 17, 2020

  I normally spend the weeks leading up to my top 10 scrambling to listen to new music I might have missed, to find that one gem that may have eluded me from earlier in the year or to catch a last-minute release. But when it came time to sit down and start writing, I […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/28: Sales adrift

Posted by on October 28, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I’m always kind of impressed when a band puts out a new studio album only a year after its predecessor. Two years is more of the standard, but it’s typical to see three […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/14: DevilDriver’s devilish dealings

Posted by on October 14, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I haven’t included Bon Jovi on here in the past because, well, do I really have to? Yeah I know, Slippery When Wet is a seminal glam metal album but the band has steered farther […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/7: Ohms my god, Deftones are #3

Posted by on October 7, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen has died. And man am I bummed about it. I spent the morning listening to Van Halen’s self-titled debut all the way through for the first time in […]

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New & Noteworthozoic: Septembozoic 25th, 2020 – Newmusiozoic

Posted by on September 25, 2020

    New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. The week features new releases from Deftones, Kataklysm, Ayreon, Uada, and more! For last week’s new releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy, and for the latest […]

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Metal Insider’s 225 Best Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 16, 2019

As each year approaches its end, we share our year-end lists highlighting the best of the best of the year. However, we were taken aback, realizing that not only will 2020 mark a new year, it also marks a brand new decade. It’s true what they say; time flies when you’re having fun, listening to […]

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Metal Insider’s Matt Brown’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2018

Posted by on December 19, 2018

I went through something of a musical depression this year. There was a lot of great music that came out, music that I recognized was good but for some reason just didn’t connect with me. For a long time, mostly in the middle of the year, there just wasn’t anything that grew on me with […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/21: Holy holiday hell

Posted by on November 21, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   For Thanksgiving this year I am thankful that I don’t have to travel anywhere. I did all my traveling last week: I’ve relocated from Tennessee to Massachusetts. Which means…absolutely nothing to you, but […]

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