By Phil FreemanIn a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers ... More >>
Triclops! Acid-damaged punk noise!
Well, lots of things, actually
Mastodon destroys cookie-cutting rock
Oakland's Saviours shepherd hell-bent thrash into a new era
Could Early Man, a quartet from hip NYC signed to Matador Records, be the savior of real-deal metal?
Hardcore metal and the shows that make it great
A survival guide for the summer's more vigorous music festivals
Mastodon's monstrous metal is just breaking the surface
This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music.