Author: bpmhill

BPMHILL’s Best Albums of 2020

More than almost anything in a hellish year that we’ve all just had, music has been the glue keeping me together. No matter what mood I’m in, there’s a variety of great new tunes that can either help me feel better or conquer whatever problem is in front of me. I found that this year

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BPMHILL’s Top 26 Songs of 2020

As we’re nearing the end of the year, it’s time for a roundup of all the best ear candy this difficult year had to offer us. Others on this site (Mates…) will claim their top songs of the year are the best, but I promise the songs below are all you really need to hear.

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Metal in the Morning – Soilwork’s “The Nothingness and the Devil”

I’ve been a fan of Soilwork since “Stabbing the Drama” released in 2005 and they’ve continued to be one of the most consistent and catchy bands out there today. They have a brand new EP called “A Whisp of the Atlantic” that is due for release December 4th. One of the singles featured is called

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Metal in the Morning – Imperial Triumphant’s “Excelsior”

One of my absolute favorite discoveries this year has been the band, Imperial Triumphant. Their new album, “Alphaville”, is phenomenal and will (SPOILER) definitely be on my Best of 2020 list. The group has been making the most of their time in quarantine, not only releasing “Alphaville”, but they recently did a live concert, made

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Metal in the Morning – Killer Be Killed “Inner Calm From Outer Storms”

If you’ve been following my column, you’ll notice there hasn’t been a post in a month. Life got a little crazy in October but I’m really glad to be back at it, particularly with this new killer track. Killer Be Killed featuring Greg Puciato (The Black Queen, The Dillinger Escape Plan), Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Troy

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Metal in the Morning – Ulver’s “Russian Doll”

Ulver is one of my favorite bands in part because they are always evolving and refuse to be pigeon-holed. Their early records in the 90’s such as “Bergtatt” are atmospheric black metal but through the years, they’ve quickly shifted gears into new (yet organic) territory on each subsequent release. 2017’s masterful “The Assassination of Julius

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Metal in the Morning – Enslaved’s “Jettegryta”

Enslaved have been a fascinating band to watch evolve since their inception in the early 90’s. Their first few albums such as “Vikingligr Veldi” and “Frost” were icy Viking black metal but with enough twists and turns to stand out from the numerous other bands in the genre. Their next several albums continued in this

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Metal in the Morning – Mastodon’s “Fallen Torches”

This week’s column focuses on Mastodon‘s new track and music video, “Fallen Torches”, which is featured on their compilation album, “Medium Rarities”, just released today. I’ve been a fan of Mastodon since I discovered them in 2004 with their masterpiece, “Leviathan”. They’ve been releasing consistently great albums since then and have a new studio album

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Metal in the Morning – Greg Puciato’s “A Pair of Questions”

Welcome to my brand new weekly column that will feature a song from a variety of bands/artists in and around the metal scene. Admittedly, the first track out of the gate isn’t particularly “metal” but I suspect many fans of the genre will know and respect this artist. Plus, this is just a damn good

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