Enslaved @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—A warm December night made coat check unnecessary at Irving Plaza for the oddly-matched bill of Between The Buried and Me and Enslaved. On paper, it was a sensible combination of progressive metal acts, but in practice, the disparity between Enslaved’s Norwegian Viking attitude and BTBAM’s American math-metalcore made …

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Top Ten Albums Of 2010, According To Our Writers

This was the most picked record from our writers. Click through to see what else we liked.

Daniel Alleva

1. The Arcade Fire/The Suburbs/Merge

2. Interpol/Interpol/Matador

3. Deerhunter/Halcyon Digest/4AD

4. Deftones/Diamond Eyes/Reprise/Warner Bros.

5. The Futureheads/The Chaos/Nul Records

6. Vampire …

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Deleted Scenes: The Early Show

This past week I went to see Enslaved play Terminal 5 in New York City. I’ve had similar experiences with shows in bigger and smaller venues before, but I mention this one specifically because I’m writing this article in lieu of a live review, which had been my original intent. …

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Fall Concert Guide 2010: SlegaDeth, X Japan, Campell/Lanegan, Black Crowes, MMJ, CMJ, High On Fire, Interpol, Dimmu/Enslaved and Ozzy/Halford

Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax

Oct. 8

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

What’s more fun than yelling “SLAAAYYYYEEEERRRRR?” Nothing. Not even yelling, “FREEE BIIRRDDD.” And surely, one of the best parts about going to see American Carnage is that no one fewer people will think you’re a total ass for doing it. There’s also the …

by   |  09/29/2010  |  Comments Off on Fall Concert Guide 2010: SlegaDeth, X Japan, Campell/Lanegan, Black Crowes, MMJ, CMJ, High On Fire, Interpol, Dimmu/Enslaved and Ozzy/Halford

Opeth/Enslaved @ Starland Ballroom & Grand Ballroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ & NYC—Two dates on the same tour, separated by almost a month, with the tour beginning and ending roughly the same place it started.

Why aren’t more tours like this? Well, at least ones I’d like to attend.

The separation of NY/NJ area dates for the Opeth/Enslaved tour …

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Various Artists: Pagan Fire

There’s been an upward swing in recent years in the brand of metal that incorporates Viking and pagan mythology into its sweeping, battles-and-explosions lyrics. The music is generally rooted in death/black metal, though leaning more towards the refined power metal approach with dashes of melody than the raw extremity typical …

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