Shadow of the Horns

Our regular metal column, and your pipeline to darkness.

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Shadow of the Horns: Metal album covers have come a long way

How metal survived a long period of really terrible graphic design.

Controversial Metal Albums

Shadow of the Horns: Celebrating Controversial Metal Albums

Some of the best metal albums that metalheads love to hate.

Shadow of the Horns: Searching for the Next Big Metal Band

Who will be the next stadium-filling metal band?

Mayhem Problematic metal faves

Shadow of the Horns: Kill Yr Idols

We should only blame ourselves for littering the metal canon with assholes.

Sleep 2018

Shadow of the Horns: The underappreciated art of the metal song

You won’t see a lot of Best Metal Songs lists this year, and that’s kind of a bummer.

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Shadow of the Horns: Hell bent for leather

An appreciation of Judas Priest, plus the best metal tracks of the month.

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Shadow of the Horns: The best game in town

A look back at an underrated classic, plus the best new metal tracks of the month.

Imperial Triumphant best metal of July 2018

Shadow of the Horns: Hybrid moments

The best things happening in metal are coming from bands willing to step outside of it.

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Shadow of the Horns: The art of the metal album cover

A badass looking album is just as important as a badass sounding one.

Thou best new metal May 2018

Shadow of the Horns: When It Rains, It Pours

Overwhelmed with so many MVPs in metal releasing new music.

Panopticon Scars of Man

Shadow of the Horns: Black metal healing through Panopticon’s ‘The Scars of Man’

A non-review of one of the most important metal releases of the year, in a lot of words.

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Shadow of the Horns: Don’t feed the trolls

Metal is full of trolls, but they don’t speak for everyone.

Southern Lord Records 20 years

Shadow of the Horns: 20 Years of Southern Lord

Celebrating a label that helped to change the metal landscape.

the best metal albums of 2017

The 20 Best Metal Albums of 2017

The 20 albums that made heavy music great in 2017.

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Shadow of the Horns: Director’s Commentary

The behind-the-scenes stuff that went into that list you liked. Or didn’t.