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Hellbent for Cooking — Pork of Disease!

A couple of years ago, I received Hellbent For Cooking as a Christmas present. A brief description may be in order. Annick Giroux, vocalist for Cauchemar and general metalhead extraordinaire, contacted a bunch of metal bands across the world asking … Continue reading

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Well Looky Here, My Favorite Albums of 2013

As I’ve said in the past — I don’t claim that these were the best albums. They’re just the ones I listened to the most, or which affected me the most profoundly in the last calendar year. Subgenres are given … Continue reading

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X=Y, or The Beer-Metal Equivalency Matrix

Doug and I have been joking for months about creating a handy guide of beer styles and their metal subgenre counterparts. And now, for some reason lost in the mists of a beer-haze, we’re going to actually start posting these … Continue reading

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Moar Lists — Metal albums from 2010

I have a love/hate relationship with year-end lists. First, it requires more organization at the end of the year than I’d normally want to muster. Second, the very minute I ever publish a list, I find some other book or … Continue reading

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Sahg — III

Sahg is a band who has never met a Tony Iommi riff it didn’t like — and this isn’t a flaw by any stretch, considering how engaging this band is. Fabulous old-school metal/rock that is simply a shit-ton of fun … Continue reading

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Enslaved — Axioma Ethica Odini

Enslaved are one of the few bands for which I have their entire (or nearly entire, as I am sure I’m missing some compilation material, demos, etc) discography. Those who were disappointed with Vertebrae for being too…something (indie? accessible?) will … Continue reading

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