From the “For What It’s Worth” bin at the store, Metacritic’s users named Megadeth’s 2013 release Super Collider the Worst Album of the Year, coming in with a score of 38. (Metacritic is like Rotten Tomatoes for music, curating scores from “notable sources” across the web.) The Metacritic score is based on a scale of 0-100, with 0 being the worst and 100 the best. In other words, Megadeth failed miserably.

1 Super Collider by Megadeth UMD 38
2 What The… by Black Flag SST 45
3 Authentic by LL Cool J 429 Records 46
4 In a Perfect World by Kodaline RCA 47
5 I Love You by The Neighbourhood Columbia 48
6 Moon Landing by James Blunt Atlantic 49
7 Borrell 1 by Johnny Borrell Universal 49
8 #willpower by Interscope 49
9 Hotel California by Tyga Republic 50
10 What About Now by Bon Jovi Island 50

In related news (and from more a important poll), Metacritic proper named Deafheaven’s Sunbather the Best Album of 2013. It’s the first time in history a metal band has held the distinction.


Atreyu- 2021

Atreyu's Baptism

At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.


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Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.


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Imperial Triumphant - 2021

Alphaville’s Metal Renaissance

With influences that span Miles Davis and Stravinsky to Geddy Lee and Les Claypool, jazz metal force Imperial Triumphant is the epitome of genre-bending. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt spoke with the band about their unique style, the massive bass presence in their music, and the rise and fall of civilization.


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