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  • Samuel Maher’s top albums of 2016

    Metal is dead. Kids these days are too busy with their sweeping and their djenting and their half-speed-guitar-proing to actually write music that lives up to the genre’s beautiful history. In fact, now that Lemmy is dead,...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Top 11 Times in 2015 Sam Maher Thought An Album Was Pretty Good—You Won’t Believe #3!

    All marketers know that this is the most important line of the article because it shows up on social media. So don’t waste it with something irrelevant!… So, now that I have clickbaited you into coming to...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Samuel Maher’s Best Albums of 2014

    How to write a “Best of” end-of-year article: Step 1: Say how great this year was, even though it was probably about the same as any other year Step 2: Say how it was soooo difficult to...

    • Posted 4 years ago
  • Sam Maher’s Best Albums of 2013

    This year sucked. Well, that’s how I thought this year’s article would start. By the time 2013 was half way done I was actually excited at the prospect of getting to be original and say that this...

    • Posted 5 years ago
  • James Norbert Ivanyi – Aphasia

    It's diverse. It's powerful. It's thrilling. It has Christian Muenzner. Go listen to it.

    • Posted 6 years ago
  • Eritherium – Ephemeral

    "Technical Enslaved". Curious? No? Ok, how about "stoned Ne Obliviscaris". Curious now? Yeah, you should be.

    • Posted 6 years ago
  • Sanctium – Sanctium

    You are the kind of person that loves sharing new music with your friends. It helps lesser-known local bands get some much-needed exposure and it means your mates get to experience more good music. It’s a win-win...

    • Posted 6 years ago
  • Kunvuk – Consume Rapture

    An unstructured and somewhat bizarre mess of chaotic death metal.

    • Posted 6 years ago
  • The best of 2012 according to Samuel Maher

    Dear the metal world of 2012: I hate you. Too many good albums have performed some dangerous liposuction on my bank account, too many brilliant local shows have caused me to spend every other weekend at The...

    • Posted 6 years ago
  • Breaking Orbit – The Time Traveller

    "... one of the touchstones" of modern progressive rock

    • Posted 7 years ago