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Panopticon : …And Again Into the Light

Black metal/folk artist Austin Lunn delves into struggles for internal peace on his majestic new album.

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A History of Alt-Country in 40 Essential Tracks

A 40-year survey of country’s underground, punk rock evolution.

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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

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Panopticon : The Crescendo of Dusk EP

A surprise release from Austin Lunn that showcases his balance of strengths.

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Panopticon releases new EP, The Crescendo of Dusk

A surprise new release from folk-metal artist Austin Lunn.

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The Top 25 Metal Albums of 2018

Twenty-five albums that hit the hardest from the past 12 months.

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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.

Overlooked Albums 2015

Ten albums that deserve a second listen from 2015.

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10 Essential Post-Black Metal Albums

10 millennial masterpieces of atmospheric, dense and artful metal.

Overlooked Records 2014

A look back at some of the best records that we missed the first time around in 2014.