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Artwork from Cormorant's Dwellings.
November 30, 2011 Metallic meditations ruled Lars Gotrich's 2011, but so did knotty death-metal and "The Grain."
June 14, 2011 If you're looking for the best of 2011's first half in virtually every major musical genre, here's a good starting point. The list of our 25 favorite albums of the year (so far) continues with tUnE-yArDs and more artists from K to Z.
Unrelenting yet rhapsodic, Krallice's blast-beated epiphanies take black metal to the next step on Diotima.
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April 17, 2011 Krallice is one of the most thrilling bands in metal: Riff for riff, the group's blast-beated epiphanies demand more of listeners with each subsequent album. Unrelenting yet defiantly rhapsodic, Diotima revels in its many layers.
Artwork from Baroness' Blue Record.
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December 28, 2009 As has become customary in the past few years, NPR Music producer Lars Gotrich's near-OCD list-making habit revealed a certain strain of outer sound that pervaded his headphones in 2009.
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