The Be(a)st of 2018 – J’s List

 

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Every year is an interesting trip around the sun.  New music comes and goes like the ebb and flow of time, and some albums hit us harder than others.  2018 for me was a very rich year in metal, yielding tons of great material from all over the heavy landscape.  There was a lot I enjoyed, so sorting the wheat from the chaff for this year has been enjoyable and fairly difficult, which is a testament to all the bands putting out great albums this year.  Below is my top 15 list for this year with a brief explanation with each album as to why I picked them.  Feel the misery (wait, that wasn’t this year?!).  Continue reading

CANTO: Aborted, Ghost, Killswitch Engage, and Mastodon

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Week off, week on.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Donuts & CANTO: Eyehategod, Marty Friedman, Aborted and more!

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Eyehategod

June 14, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, according to a Facebook post from Jimmy Bower, Eyehategod have begun recording a new album. From a 14-year wait between albums to…hell, we’re just over three removed from Eyehategod. Improvements!

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CANTO: Corey Taylor, Eluveitie, Vimic, and more

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“This is the ground you walked upon. The soil beneath, your world long gone.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

Initial Descent: April 22, 2016

Goddammit. This is the first time in I don’t know how long that I actually get to write this post the Thursday evening before it runs, rather than hastily cobbling it together the morning of. And I can’t even feel happy about that because we lost Prince today and all I wanna do is listen to Purple Rain and Sign O’ The Times. Is there metal coming out this week? I don’t even know anymore.

Okay, that’s a lie. There’s some. Aborted has a new album out. There’s also some hip-hop being released on a metal label —otherwise known as Dälek‘s new album, Asphalt for Eden, which is coming out on Profound Lore. So dive on in and take a look. Here’s what’s on tap for Friday, April 22:
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