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Grim was the name of Thomas Eversole’s one-man black metal project that put out a record way back in 1999 called Scepter of Blood. Eversole has been in and out of music since then, but recently felt the urge to combine black metal with Gregorian chant. The result is a haunting, post-black, ambient piece appropriate for your metal worship time.

The choir, performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, comes out sounding like the wind in a black metal storm. It’s very different, but worth a listen.


Top 25 Albums of 2020

The Top 25 Albums of 2020

When the going gets tough, artists create art. Despite a world reckoning outside our quarantined doors, musicians relentlessly created new music giving birth to genre-defining releases and, despite a year spent indoors, a marked 2020 full of passion and fervor. Here are our Top 25 albums of 2020.


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Droning On

The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."


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