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December 12, 2011 Ten years after Schuldiner's passing, members of Cynic, Cormorant, Exhumed, Charred Walls of the Damned, Baroness and more write about their favorite Death songs.
December 5, 2011 This year was about changing perspectives. American string quartet Brooklyn Rider revealed a warmer Philip Glass and France's Ebène Quartet found a common thread from Mozart to Bruce Springsteen. Demdike Stare proved that dark techno can be breathtakingly beautiful and Conor Oberst reinvented himself as a rock star. The list of our 50 favorite records of 2011 continues with Bright Eyes, Brooklyn Rider and more artists from B to E.
Artwork from Cormorant's Dwellings.
November 30, 2011 Metallic meditations ruled Lars Gotrich's 2011, but so did knotty death-metal and "The Grain."
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November 30, 2011 Lars Gotrich highlights the year in Swiss gondola recordings, progressive metal and dramatic drone.
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November 27, 2011 Dwellings is an emotionally and musically complex metal album about the pursuit of immortality.
You'll want to enlarge this artwork for Cormorant's Dwellings. In it, artist Alice Duke depicts characters and ideas from the album in beautiful detail.
September 16, 2011 A horrific story reported by NPR inspired an epic, yearning song from the Bay Area metal band.
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