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Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2014
The best heavy metal albums of 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Album Release Dates
Release dates for current and upcoming heavy metal cds.
Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica Revisited (15th...
Review of the Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica and their 2014 album Ecliptica Revisited.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: October 8, 2013
New heavy metal CD reviews, including the latest albums from The Answer, Beaten To Death, Blood Of The Martyrs, Earthless, Ghost Avenue, Herrschaft, Promethium, Righteous Vendetta, Secrets Of The Sky, Spiralarms, Terrorway and Ulver.
2013 Best Heavy Metal Albums
2013's best heavy metal albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
The 10 Best German Heavy Metal Bands
The top 10 German heavy metal bands, as selected by the About Guide to Heavy Metal, Chad Bowar.
Best Hair Metal Ballads
The best hair metal ballads, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of December 9,...
New heavy metal album reviews for the week of December 9, 2014, including releases from Bailey, The Banner, Centinex, Crepsucolo, Cruachan, Cult Of Fire, Dimesland, Emigrate, Execration, Frowning, Harem Scarem, Mammoth Black, Nervochaos, Stormcast, Unsacred, Varathron and Vision Of Disorder.
Heavy Metal Gift Guide 2014
Gift ideas for the metalhead in your life this holiday season.
Best Swedish Heavy Metal Bands
The top Swedish heavy metal bands, as selected by the About Guide to Heavy Metal.
November 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in November 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Vision Of Disorder Interview
2014 interview with Vision Of Disorder bassist Mike Fleischmann. The band recently released their 1995 EP Still.
Heavy Metal Tour Dates
Tour dates for heavy metal bands.
20 Best Norwegian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Norwegian heavy metal bands, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Finnish Heavy Metal Bands
The best heavy metal bands from Finland, as selected by About.com heavy metal.
The 6 Best Heavy Metal Magazines
Description and rating of the top heavy metal magazines, including Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles, Decibel, Metal Maniacs, Revolver and Kerrang.
History Of Heavy Metal
Description and history of heavy metal music along with a listing of its genres and subgenres.
Best Slayer Albums
The top five best albums by legendary thrash band Slayer, from Reign in Blood to Show No Mercy, with descriptions and links.
Best Exodus Albums
The best albums by Bay Area thrashers Exodus.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of the 1980s
The best heavy metal albums of the 1980s, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Review of Misery Index - The Killing Gods
Review of Misery Index and their 2014 album The Killing Gods.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of November 25,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Amniac, Baring Teeth, Child Bite, Cripper, Fen, The Flight Of Sleipnir, Full Of Hell, Last Leaf Down, Morodh, Owl, Skalmold, Ten, Thomas Giles and Wayfarer.
Metallica's Best Albums
The About Guide To Heavy Metal's Top 5 albums by Metallica.
Best Death Albums
The top 5 Death albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of December...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Axenstar, Bhleg, Bog Oak, Cadaveric Fumes, Demonic Oath, Eye Of Solitude, Fortress, Lotus Thief, Mors Principium Est, My Shameful, Neonfly, Reasons Behind, Skelethal, Starbynary, Triosphere and White Arms Of Athena.
Best Cannibal Corpse Albums
The best Cannibal Corpse albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Cretin - Stranger Review
Review of the American grindcore/death metal band Cretin and their 2014 album Stranger.
AC/DC - Rock Or Bust Review
Review of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC and their 2014 album Rock Or Bust.
Triptykon - Melana Chasmata Review
Review of Triptykon and their 2014 album Melana Chasmata.
Jucifer - District Of Dystopia Review
Review of Jucifer and their 2014 album District Of Dystopia.
Heavy Metal Timeline
Timeline of heavy metal history and significant events, from the late 1960s to the present day.
Best Pantera Albums
The best Pantera albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Behemoth - The Satanist Review
Review of Behemoth and their 2014 album The Satanist.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of the 1990s
The best heavy metal albums released in the 1990s, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
October 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in October 2014.
Jucifer Interview
2014 interview with Jucifer vocalist/guitarist Gazelle Amber Valentine. The band's latest album is District Of Dystopia.
Best Anthrax Albums
The best albums by the Bay Area thrash metal band Anthrax, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
September 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in September 2014, including releases from YOB, Cannibal Corpse and more.
The Best Hair Metal Bands of All Time
List of the top 10 hair bands, also called glam metal, pop metal and hairspray metal.
Essential Power Metal Albums
This is a list of 10 albums those new to power metal can listen to and get a good representation of the genre.
Best Dio Albums - By Martin Popoff
The Top 5 Dio albums as chosen by Martin Popoff, author of the book Dio: Light Beyond The Black.
Essential Grindcore CDs
A list of essential and recommended grindcore albums, from About. com Heavy Metal.
Best Overkill Albums
The top 5 Overkill albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
February 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in February 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Review of Eyehategod's 2014 self-titled album
Review of Eyehategod and their 2014 self-titled album.
Best In Flames Albums
The top 5 In Flames albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Essential Death Metal Albums
A list of essential death metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain Review
Review of the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and their 2014 album A Skeletal Domain.
Best Doom Metal Albums
A list of essential doom metal albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Album Releases: December 16, 2014
New heavy metal album releases for the week of December 16, 2014.
Essential Thrash Metal Albums
List of recommended thrash metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Australian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Australian metal bands from About.com Heavy Metal.
Essential Progressive Metal Albums
A list of essential progressive metal albums.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1995
The best heavy metal CDs released in 1995, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Essential Metalcore Albums
Essential metalcore CDs, as recommended by About.com Heavy Metal.
At The Gates - At War With Reality Review
Review of the Swedish melodic death metal band At The Gates and their 2014 comeback album At War With Reality.
Bloodbath - Grand Morbid Funeral Review
Review of the death metal band Bloodbath and their 2014 album Grand Morbid Funeral.
Review of Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
Review of the legendary Norwegian black metal band Mayhem and their 2014 album Esoteric Warfare.
Various Artists - 'We Wish You A Metal Xmas And...
Review of the 2008 compilation We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year.
Description of the Metalcore genre.
Description of the metalcore genre.
Gorgoroth Interview
Interview with Gorgoroth guitarist Infernus.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1990
The best heavy metal CDs of 1990, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1994
The best heavy metal albums released in 1994, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
What Is Thrash Metal?
Description and explanation of thrash metal or speed metal, including recommended artists like Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth.
Top 5 If You Like Metallica, Check Out These 5...
Thrash and speed metal bands recommended for fans of Metallica, including Testament, Metal Church, Nuclear Assault, Flotsam & Jetsam and Exodus.
Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen Review
Review of the Irish Celtic folk/black metal band Primordial and their 2014 album Where Greater Men Have Fallen.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1980
The Top 10 best heavy metal albums released in 1980, as selected by the About Guide To Heavy Metal.
What Is Black Metal?
A history and description of black metal, including musical and vocal styles, pioneers of the genre, and recommended black metal artists.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1991
The best heavy metal albums released in 1991, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Heavy Metal Album Releases: December 9, 2014
New heavy metal album releases for the week of December 9, 2014.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1986
The best heavy metal albums released in 1986, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Joel McIver Interview
2013 interview with heavy metal writer Joel McIver.
Best Judas Priest Albums
The best Judas Priest albums, as selected by the About Guide To Heavy Metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1985
The best heavy metal albums of 1985, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Katatonia Albums
The best albums from the Swedish metal band Katatonia, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
June 2014's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in June, 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Opeth Albums
The top 5 best Opeth albums, as ranked by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
August 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in August, 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Immortal Interview
2010 interview with Immortal lyricist Demonaz.
January 2014 Best Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in January, 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Demonaz Interview
Interview with Demonaz, guitarist for Immortal. Page 2.
July 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in July, 2014, including releases from Judas Priest, Mortals, Wolvhammer and more.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1992
The best heavy metal albums released in 1992, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
What Is Melodic Death Metal?
History of melodic death metal and the Gothenburg sound, including genre pioneers and recommended albums.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1987
The Top 10 heavy metal albums released in 1987, as chosen by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Heavy Metal Blogs You Don't Want To Miss
A list of heavy metal blogs you don't want to miss.
What Is Death Metal?
Description and explanation of the heavy metal genre known as death metal, including pioneers and recommended bands.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of October...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases by Annihilated, Astral Doors, Beyond Creation, Black Map, Black Veil Brides, Deserted Fear, Generation Of Vipers, Giant Squid, Hideous Divinity, Horrified, Kattah, Mob Rules, Nero di Marte, Nick Oliveri, No Mercy, Obliterations, Pianos Become The Teeth, Requiem, Riot V and Vesania,
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1981
The best heavy metal albums released 1981, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal.
Best Enslaved Albums
The five best albums from the Norwegian band Enslaved.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1993
The best heavy metal albums released in 1993, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Top 10 Blues Albums For Heavy Metal Fans
Recommendations of blues albums that heavy metal fans may enjoy.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1989
The best heavy metal albums of 1989, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
March 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal album released in March, 2014; from About.com Heavy Metal.
What Is Hair Metal?
Profile of the genre known as hair metal or eighties hard rock, including history, musical style, pioneers and recommended albums.
Essential New Zealand Metal
A list of essential heavy metal bands from New Zealand.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1988
The Top 10 heavy metal albums released in 1988, as chosen by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Essential Black Metal Albums
A list of essential black metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Dream Theater Albums
The best Dream Theater albums, as selected by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
Review of Panopticon - Roads To The North
Review of the atmospheric black metal band Panopticon and their 2014 album Roads To The North.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1984
The best metal albums of 1984, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
YOB - Clearing The Path To Ascend Review
Review of the American stoner/doom metal band YOB and their 2014 album Clearing The Path To Ascend.
Dawnbringer - Night Of The Hammer Review
Review of Dawnbringer and their 2014 album Night Of The Hammer.
Best Megadeth Albums
The best Megadeth albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Avatar - Black Waltz Review
Review of Avatar and their 2012 CD Black Waltz.
Best Sepultura Albums
The best Sepultura albums, as chosen by About.com.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1982
The best heavy metal albums released in 1982, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
May 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
May was another great month for new metal releases. Picking the number one slot was extremely difficult, with Misery Index getting the nod by the slimmest of
Photos Of Scary and Evil Looking Black Metal...
Photo gallery of scary looking black metal bands and artists clad in corpse paint.
Interview With Former Emperor Drummer Faust
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Mortuary Drape - Spiritual Independence Review
Review of the Italian black/death metal band Mortuary Drape and their 2014 album Spiritual Independence.
Best Scorpions Albums
The best albums from the German hard rock band the Scorpions.
Morbus Chron - Sweven Review
Review of Morbus Chron and their 2014 album Sweven.
What Is Power Metal?
Profile of the heavy metal subgenre of power metal, including history, pioneers and recommended albums.
Earth - Primitive and Deadly Review
Review of the American drone/doom metal band Earth and their 2014 album Primitive and Deadly.
Avichi - Catharsis Absolute Review
Review of Avichi and their 2014 album Catharsis Absolute.
Evergrey - 'Hymns For The Broken' Review
Review of the Swedish band Evergrey and their 2014 album Hymns For The Broken.
Faust Interview
Interview with former Emperor and current Aborym and Scum drummer Faust.
Essential 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.
Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds Review
Review of Machine Head and their 2014 album Bloodstone & Diamonds.
Motley Crue Profile
Profile of Motley Crue, including biography, discography, current and former band members and recommended album.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of November...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Anatomy Of Habit, Crazy Lixx, Downfall Of Gaia, Haken, Hollow Earth, The House Of Capricorn, Krokodil, Methedras, Ne Obliviscaris, Red Enemy, Saille, Sleep Of Monsters, Soen and Usnea.
Blut Aus Nord - III: Saturnian Poetry Review
Review of the French black metal band Blut Aus Nord and their 2014 album Memoria Vetusa III: Saturnian Poetry.
Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Review
Review of Volbeat and their 2013 CD Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.
Review of Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls
Review of Judas Priest and their 2014 album Redeemer of Souls.
May 2014's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in May 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Within Temptation - Let Us Burn DVD/CD Review
Review of the Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation and their 2014 DVD/CD Let Us Burn.
Witch Mountain - Mobile Of Angels Review
Review of the American doom metal band Witch Mountain and their 2014 album Mobile Of Angels.
Eddie Trunk Interview
2013 interview with author and That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of...
New heavy metal album reviews,including releases from Albez Duz, Algebra, Antropomorphia, Black Moth, Brainoil, The Contortionist, Crucified Barbara, Death Penalty, Flyleaf, Freak Kitchen, Gust, Ides Of Gemini, Ingurgitating Oblivion, Iron Reagan, Lago, Lord Volture, Malpractice, Martyrvore, Myrkur, Noctem, Obey The Brave, Old Wounds, Philm, Redemption, Shards of Humanity, Siftercide, Snailking, Texas In July, Unaussprechlichen Kulten and Xerath.
2013 Heavy Metal Awards
2013 heavy metal awards, from the About.com writers.
New heavy metal album reviews for the week of...
The latest heavy metal albums reviewed in brief and collected in one convenient article. This week we cover The Amity Affliction, Body Count, Den Saakaldte, Deus Otiosus, Dust Bolt, Equilibrium, Falconer, Gloryful, God Macabre, Hashed Out, HeadCrusher, Incarnated, Loudblast, Mars Red Sky, Nightmare, Night Ranger, Orange Goblin, Question, Saor, Torrential Downpour, Valley Of The Sun, Wolves At The Gate, The Word Alive and Wretched.
Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus Concert...
Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus concert recap and photos from their Nov. 23, 2014 show at the Fillmore in Charlotte, N.C.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of December 16,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including the latest from Astrakhan, Drap, Dysangelium, Ill Omen, Mesmur, Morbosidad, Oktor, StarGazer, Thaw and Zero Down.
Exodus History and Discography
Profile of Exodus, including biography, discography, current band members, former band members and more.
Best Black Sabbath Albums
The five best Black Sabbath albums, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal.
2015 Napalm Death and Voivod Tour Dates
Dates for Napalm Death, Voivod, Exhumed, Iron Reagan and Black Crown Initiate's 2015 North American tour.
What Is New Wave Of British Heavy Metal?
Description and explanation of the heavy metal genre known as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal or NWOBHM and the artists that popularized it including Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Saxon, Diamond Head, Girlschool and more.
What Is Doom Metal?
History and profile of doom metal, including recommended artists and albums.
What Is Grindcore?
Profile of grindcore, including musical and vocal style, history, genre pioneers and recommended albums.
Black Label Society and Hatebreed Tour Dates
2014 Black Label Society, Hatebreed and Butcher Babies North American tour dates.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1983
The best heavy metal albums of 1983, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal, Chad Bowar.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: December 2, 2014
New heavy metal album releases for the week of December 2, 2014.
2013 Best Heavy Metal DVDs
The best heavy metal DVDs released in 2013.
AC/DC - 'Black Ice'
Review of AC/DC and their 2008 CD Black Ice.
Nightwish - Showtime, Storytime Review
Review of Nightwish and their 2013 DVD/CD Showtime, Storytime.
Black Label Society - Catacombs Of The Black...
Review of Black Label Society and their 2014 album Catacombs Of The Black Vatican.
Eluveitie Interview
Interview with Eluveitie guitarist Chrigel Glanzmann.
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