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April 2013 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in April 2013, from About.com Heavy Metal.
March 2013 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in March, 2013, from About.com Heavy Metal.
February 2013 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal CDs released in February 2013, from About.com Heavy Metal.
January 2013 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in January 2013, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Essential Black Metal Albums
A list of essential black metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Africa
An overview of the African metal scene.
Essential Death Metal Albums
A list of essential death metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Heavy Metal Concerts - Your Favorite Metal Concerts - Best Live …
Share your all-time favorite heavy metal concert.
Best Norwegian Heavy Metal Bands - Top Norwegian Metal Bands - Best M…
The best Norwegian heavy metal bands, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Death Metal Album Covers
The best death metal album covers, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Hair Metal Ballads
The '80s and early '90s were the heydey of hair metal. Those bands were on the radio and sold out concerts across the world. Their biggest radio hits tended to be the ballads, the type of songs that would bring out the lighters at shows back before there were cell phones. Here's my list of the best hair metal ballads. I limited it to one...
Essential Grindcore CDs
Grindcore is a genre characterized by albums with dozens of songs with a general running time of two minutes, countless splits with other artists and consistently revolving band lineups. So it's often difficult to know where to get started if you are new to the genre. We've done a bit of the legwork for you and picked out …
Essential Progressive Metal Albums
Progressive metal has its roots in the progressive rock movement of the '70s. In the mid 1980s, bands began to take the basics of progressive rock and add in a heavy metal sound to the equation, forming a new style of progressive music. Progressive metal became huge in the early '90s, with Queensrÿche and Dream Thea…
Essential Power Metal Albums
The power metal genre as a whole really took off in the late 80s with help from bands such as Helloween and Gamma Ray. The '90s continued this momentum, thanks to Iced Earth, Blind Guardian, Hammerfall, and Dragonforce. Metal fans became infatuated with the speedy solos and soaring vocals, along with lyrics describing mystical creatures, magic,...
Essential Doom Metal Albums
Doom metal has its origins in the early 70’s, with heavy metal band Black Sabbath playing songs with slow riffing and dark, foreboding lyrics. In the '80s, bands like Saint Vitus, Trouble, and Candlemass took those elements and warped them into what became known as doom metal. The genre spanned out in the early '90s to include other musical...
Essential Metalcore Albums
The origins of metalcore date back to the mid 1980s, where bands like Agnostic Front and Suicidal Tendencies were mixing thrash, punk, and hardcore together. Metalcore has quickly become one of the most popular metal genres, with bands like Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, and Avenged Sevenfold topping charts and gaining large fan bases. Here...
Best Finnish Heavy Metal Bands
Picking ten bands from Finland was an arduous task, but ranking them was even a more difficult challenge. There will be those who will wonder where a band is, or why their favorite band is ranked in the position they are, but that’s how all lists are. Variety is the name of the game with this list, as all genres are represented, from doom to...
Best Heavy Metal 2008
There have been many top lists on this site in 2008. They are collected here for your convenience. The best heavy metal CDs of 2008, the best heavy metal DVDs of 2008 and my monthly best metal CD lists can all be found below.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2008
Putting together year end lists is always difficult, and for 2008 there were several strong candidates for the best CD. I picked Opeth's Watershed. Here's what Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt had to say about being number one: "Well, on behalf of the band I wanna say thanks a 1000 for giving us the top spot for album of the year with ...
Most Anticipated Heavy Metal CD Releases Of 2008
In looking at 2007's Most Anticipated Metal CDs, five out of the 10 artists on the list did not release CDs in 2007. Metallica, Judas Priest, Opeth and Anthrax are expected to release those albums this year, and are on the 2008 list. Guns 'N Roses Chinese Democracy almost saw the light of day, but after a release date was …
Heavy Metal Tour Dates
Tour dates for heavy metal bands.
German Heavy Metal Bands
List and description of the best German heavy metal bands.
Heavy Metal CD Release Dates
Release dates for current and upcoming heavy metal cds.
Best Norwegian Heavy Metal Bands
A list of the top metal bands from Norway.
Heavy Metal Blogs You Don't Want To Miss
The invention of RSS has made browsing much easier. Instead of surfing to dozens of sites, you can aggregate them together in one place. I use bloglines, a web based RSS reader, but there are tons of online and offline ones available. Here are some of my favorite heavy metal sites that have RSS feeds, listed in alphabetical order. They...
Heavy Metal Gift Guide 2007
When you need to buy the metalhead in your life a gift, what do you get them? CDs are the obvious thing, but there are many other possibilities. No individual CDs are listed here, but you can check out my CD reviews for hundreds of possibilities. Instead, I've put together a list of CD box sets, DVDs, video games, electronic…
Most Anticipated Heavy Metal CDs Of 2007
The most anticipated heavy metal CDs of 2007, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Most Disappointing Heavy Metal CDs Of 2006
The most disappointing heavy metal CD releases of 2006.
Essential Heavy Metal Albums by Luca Cerardi from Merendine Atomiche
The Top 5 heavy metal albums, as selected by Merendine Atomiche drummer Luca Cerardi.
Forgotten Albums From The Late 1990's From Chris "Professor" Black
The top five forgotten albums from the late 1990s from Chris "Professor" Black.
Top 10 Hair Bands
List of the top 10 hair bands.
Most Underrated Death Metal Albums from Charles Elliott of Abysmal Dawn
The Top 5 most underrated death metal albums, as selected by Charles Elliott from Abysmal Dawn.
Heavy Metal Fan Clubs
Information about heavy metal fan clubs.
Faust's Essential Black Metal Albums
Legendary black metal drummer and ex-Emperor member Bård G. "Faust" Eithun selects his essential black metal albums.
If You Like Metallica, Check Out These 5 Bands
Thrash and speed metal bands recommended for fans of Metallica, including Testament, Metal Church, Nuclear Assault, Flotsam & Jetsam and Exodus.
Top 10 Heavy Metal Books
The best heavy metal books released in the past several years, as chosen by the About Guide To Heavy Metal, Chad Bowar.
Best Swedish Metal Bands
List and description of the best Swedish heavy metal bands.
Best Australian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Australian metal bands from About.com Heavy Metal.
Essential New Zealand Metal
A list of essential heavy metal bands from New Zealand.
Best Heavy Metal Magazines
Description and rating of the top heavy metal magazines, including Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles, Decibel, Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Pit, Unrestrained, Metal Maniacs, Revolver and Kerrang.