Shadow of the Horns

Our regular metal column, and your pipeline to darkness.

Shadow of the Horns: A fall metal-stravaganza

Twelve of the best new metal tracks of the month—that’s right twelve!

Shadow of the Horns: Heavy Metal Summer

Everything sucks, but we can still have fun by playing metal really loud.

Shadow of the Horns: Gateway Grunge

How Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Nirvana made me love metal.

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Shadow of the Horns April: Home Sweet Dungeon

Some classic, black metal home-cookin’!

Emma Ruth Rundle Pasadena Daydream on Aug. 31, 2019

Shadow of the Horns: Surviving Self-Isolation

How to survive the quarantine, plus the best new metal tracks of the month.

Black Sabbath 50 years of riffs

Shadow of the Horns: 50 Years of The Riff

A selection of some of the greatest riffs of all time, for a very special anniversary.

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Shadow of the Horns: Heavy Metal Halloween Costumes

The best looks for metalheads this Halloween.

Shadow of the Horns: Metal album covers have come a long way

How metal survived a long period of really terrible graphic design.

Controversial Metal Albums

Shadow of the Horns: Celebrating Controversial Metal Albums

Some of the best metal albums that metalheads love to hate.

Shadow of the Horns: Searching for the Next Big Metal Band

Who will be the next stadium-filling metal band?

Mayhem Problematic metal faves

Shadow of the Horns: Kill Yr Idols

We should only blame ourselves for littering the metal canon with assholes.

Sleep 2018

Shadow of the Horns: The underappreciated art of the metal song

You won’t see a lot of Best Metal Songs lists this year, and that’s kind of a bummer.

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Shadow of the Horns: Hell bent for leather

An appreciation of Judas Priest, plus the best metal tracks of the month.

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Shadow of the Horns: The best game in town

A look back at an underrated classic, plus the best new metal tracks of the month.