The 31 Best Albums of 2018 So Far

The records that made the first six months of the year worth remembering.

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Stream new albums out today by Lykke Li, Snail Mail, Yob

Hear five new albums out today that need to be near the top of your list.

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Yob – Our Raw Heart

A juxtaposition of the doom metal trio’s most punishing and transcendent material.

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Stream the new Yob album, Our Raw Heart

Hear the band’s colossal new album.

Out of the ether: The shared experience of Yob

Mike Scheidt discusses creating a sense of community, the healing qualities of music and new album Our Raw Heart.

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Shadow of the Horns: When It Rains, It Pours

Overwhelmed with so many MVPs in metal releasing new music.

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YOB share epic new track “The Screen”

Hear the first track from the band’s upcoming album, Our Raw Heart.

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YOB announce new album, Our Raw Heart, summer tour dates

Doom titans on tour with Bell Witch.

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Yob, Exhorder, Agoraphobic Nosebleed to play Austin Terror Fest 2018

Plus Bell Witch, Pinkish Black, 40 Watt Sun, Krallice and more.

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YOB announce The Great Cessation expanded reissue

New edition includes two bonus tracks.


The Best Metal Albums of the 21st Century

The best in heavy since the turn of the millennium.

Shadow of the Horns: Clearing the path

To follow the way of the riff, you must find your own path.

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10 Essential Side-long Tracks

10 songs that take up a lot of vinyl real estate.

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10 Essential Sludge Metal Albums

A roundup of 10 of the heaviest (and greatest!) albums in sludge.

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Top 10 Metal Albums of 2014

The greatest achievements in heaviness this year.

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New Releases: 9/2

New albums by Blonde Redhead, YOB, Half Japanese and more out today.

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YOB : Clearing the Path to Ascend

While metal goes through its midlife crisis, the Portland doom trio continue to age gracefully.

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Stream the new YOB album, Clearing the Path to Ascend

Preview this massive, crushing doom epic a week early.