Shadow of the Horns

Our regular metal column, and your pipeline to darkness.

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6 Essential New Metal Albums That Get Satisfyingly Weird

A six-pack of heavy records that lean toward the psychedelic and the avant garde

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6 Essential New Metal Albums for Fans of Metal from the ’80s

Been listening to “Master of Puppets”? Here’s some new stuff you should dive into next

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6 Essential New Metal Albums for a Summer of Chaos

The month’s best metal, just in time for some hot weather mayhem

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6 Essential New Metal Albums That Defy Genre

A six pack of records that take metal to some less easily definable places.

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6 Essential New Metal Albums That Embrace All Things Epic

A roundup of the month’s best metal, with an emphasis on the heroic.

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5 Essential New Metal Albums With Immersive Atmosphere

A round-up of the month’s best metal, with an emphasis on ambience

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5 Essential Metal Albums for the Frigid Winter

It’s cold out there. Turn these albums up to keep it that way.

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6 Essential New Metal Albums That Are Steeped in Darkness

Metal is dark. There are perhaps other qualities we can attribute across the board to…

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6 Essential New Metal Albums That Provide Cathartic Release

A six-pack of metal records that provide much-needed primal scream therapy.

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6 Essential New Metal Albums That Overwhelm the Senses

Dense sludge, dazzling technical death metal, and some innovative prog metal weirdness from Brazil.

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6 Essential New Metal Albums With an Old-School Aesthetic

Nostalgia can be the enemy of creativity, but these old-school-leaning albums still rip.

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6 Essential New Metal Albums That Bring The Riffs

But the riffs… Whenever someone utters this phrase on social media, it’s usually in jest.…

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6 Essential New Metal Albums That Challenge Perceptions

A roundup of the best new metal that dares to circumvent convention.

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Shadow of the Horns: Going Through Changes

Our monthly metal column is changing. Kind of. For the better.

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Shadow of the Horns: Redefining Heavy

It’s time to rethink what metal is and can be—plus the best metal tracks of the month