It’s time for the first edition of “Metal in…” for this year. Last year’s collections were mostly on the black side of the metal spectrum and though this one does feature a black metal band, it’s mostly genres that don’t often appear on the Vortex.
As always, we’re not going into the new year entirely unprepared. There’s a few releases that have already been confirmed for this year that I’m keeping an eye on. Rumor has it that some more noteworthy artists might make a return this year as well.
The conclusion of last decade is far from over, despite my inability to release these posts with any sort of frequency. Either way, 2014 brought a whole gauntlet of releases that remain relevant in my life even now. This is a great opportunity to honor them.
Like every year, I want to take the time to recap how Noise Vortex fared over the last year.
This year is one I’ve been waiting to write about. 2013 might well be one of the best years for metal of this decade. Veterans and newcomers alike came out with releases that would stand the test of time.
The conlusion of the decade continues and next up is the year the world ended, 2012. Some of these picks are very close to me and others will certainly cause some raised eyebrows.
The round-up of the decade continues with Conclusion of a Decade Part 2. Much like the previous part, the picks for 2011 span the entire width of the genre. The albums I picked for this year, however, might be the most controversial picks in the entire series.
With just about two months left before the end of the decade, it’s time to look back at the past ten years in metal. Over the coming weeks, this series of posts will highlight the best of the best. The most influential, genre-bending, mold-breaking, overlooked, or underrated releases of this decade.
After a bit of a summer lull in June, this month brings a steady flow of releases. Today’s selection covers a variety of subgenres with a concept album I never knew I needed at its center. Meanwhile, the next few months promise to close out the year with big releases.
Looking Back returns and this time another classic of melodic death metal is at the center of attention. Dark Tranquillity’s Projector celebrates its 20th anniversary.