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Ryan Mikkelson’s Top 10 Metal Albums Of 2017

“Better late than never” is the best way I can describe the world of metal in 2017. Most of this year’s early releases made little or no impact on me, and it was just within the last few months I found albums that are worthy of inclusion on this year’s top 10. With that said, here’s what moved the needle

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Sam Roon's Top 10 Metal Albums Of 2017

Sam Roon’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2017

This year was special.  There were many great records to hit our ears from some of the most talented musicians I’ve ever heard and from legacy bands that have created some of their best music ever.   The reason I feel 2017 has been so special is our genre’s contributions to innovation.  From successful crossovers, to new sounds, this was a

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King Rhino’s Top 10 Metal Albums Of 2017

10. Rex Brown: Smoke on This (eOne Music) Nice effort from Mr. Rex Brown. It’s the second album on my list featuring a former member of Pantera, proving metal never gets old. 9. The Kahless Clone: Our Never-Ending Loneliness (Independent) This instrumental side project from members of November’s Doom is gorgeously moody and well-executed. 8. Uncured: Medusa (Independent) Uncured feature a couple

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Jason Z’s Top 10 Metal Albums Of 2017

Another year passed and another top 10 list to write … but 2017 was better than the last few. This year saw a mass of awesome metal and death metal releases. It was extremely hard to nail down 25, yet take that list to 10. I finally used the album play count on my computer and phone to decide this

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Jessica Pimentel’s Top 10 Metal Albums Of 2017

It’s that time of year, and we are kicking off our series of Best of 2017 lists with Jessica Pimentel. Not only is Jessica a friend of SkullsNBones, but she is the vocalist for New York City metallers Alekhine’s Gun, has been hitting the road of late with Brujeria, and shines as part of the cast of Netflix’s Orange is the

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Jason Carlson’s Top 10 Live Photos Of 2017

Jason Carlson joined the SkullsNBones team this year as a photographer, and he quickly cornered the Chicago area metal scene, shooting numerous shows and delivering a host of incredible photos. Given the many shows and many photos that he captured, we asked Jason to pick out his 10 favorites of the year from his portfolio. Thanks to Jason for all

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Hot And Heavy: Week Ending September 22, 2017

It’s that time again … time for some new metal! There are a number of much anticipated releases hitting the streets this week, including new albums from Cradle of Filth (Read our review!) and King Parrot (Read our review!). Albums Acephalix: Decreation (20 Buck Spin) – Buy Archspire: Relentless Mutation (Season of Mist) – Buy Bionatops: Voices (Nefarious Industries) – Buy Canker: Earthquake (Xtreem Music)

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Hot And Heavy: Week Of September 8, 2017

This week has been marked by hurricane talk, so in the case that you are stuck indoors while these storms cycle through the area, at least there is some great metal! Albums Arch Enemy: Will to Power (Century Media Records) – Buy – Read Review Argus: From Fields of Fire (Cruz Del Sur Music) – Buy Binary Creed: A Battle Won (ROCKSHOTS Records)

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Jason Carlson’s Top 10 Live Photos Of 2017

Jason Carlson joined the SkullsNBones team this year as a photographer, and he quickly cornered the Chicago area metal scene, shooting numerous shows and delivering