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2020 Metal Storm Awards - Voting Is Closed 01.03
Another February has been remanded to the custody of memory, and one of the most exciting editions of the Metal Storm Awards is now naught but a matter of record. The MSAs continue to expand slowly; if we can just pull Symphonic up to ten nominees next year (and we'll make an effort, we promise), we could hit a full 260 nominees in total (272, counting the Clandestine Cuts). We'll see how things go, but for now, thank you once again for taking the time to listen, vote, and enjoy all this music with us. Discuss the results below.

Getting Into: Ulver (1993-2003)
by RaduP | 21.02
There have been a fair share of cases of bands starting out as metal and leaving the genre. Some came back, some tried not to go too far from home, and some just lost their relevance and credibility. And then there's Ulver, whose chameleonic nature made them take the most radical of U-turns and constantly shapeshift their sound.
Wait A Minute! This Isn't Metal! - January 2021
by RaduP, musclassia, tominator, Abattoir, Netzach | 14.02
We here at Metal Storm pride ourselves in the metal that we live and breathe, and most importantly, write about. But there's a whole world out there aside from Satan-worshiping black metal and dragon-slaying power metal. Here's what we checked out this month.
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 11 Issue #1 - Awesome New Demos and EPs
by RaduP, musclassia, nikarg, Bad English | 05.02
Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. This issue features music from Morbid Sphere, Bummified, Fugue Tomb, Ogasawara, Haine, and Dim Crimson.
A Year In Metal - 2020: "Highlights" Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites, And Official Contributors
by ScreamingSteelUS | 24.01
2020 is over, but we're not quite done with it just yet (nor is it done with you). With the next edition of the Metal Storm Awards on their way, it's time for us to think back to those 12 months and try to remember what the two or three good moments were and how they escaped the shredder.
Splitting Hairs / Hearing Splits (Jul-Dec 2020)
by RaduP, nikarg, musclassia, Troy Killjoy, Starvynth | 21.01
We regularly review full lengths, collaborations, sometimes even live albums. EPs and demos often get love in our Clandestine Cuts series. Heck, we even review a bunch of stuff that isn't metal. But when was the last time you saw a review of a split album? Exactly! We are here to make up for that!
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