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GREATEST HITS OF 2012 no.9: Tom Dare goes on and on and ON about the 20 year evolution of Black Metal

December 28th, 2012

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We’ve got a fairly loose system when it comes to organising submissions from our contributors. They email us an idea, we tell them if it’s good or rubbish, then they go off and write it. Nice and simple. So when Tom Dare emailed us with a pitch for a retrospective on how Black Metal has evolved in the twenty years since the release of Darkthrone’s A Blaze In The Northern Sky, we just let him get on with it.

We just didn’t reckon he’s write quite so bloody much.

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GREATEST HITS OF 2012 no.8: Tom Dare mouths off about Nightwish spliting with Anette Olzon

December 27th, 2012

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One thing we’ve tried to do in 2012 is post a few more long-form articles, stripping away the webhit-harvesting buzzword nonsense from heavy metal’s burning issues, and concentrating on the the bigger picture that other sites are missing in amongst the hullabaloo. One such article was Tom Dare’s analysis of why Nightwish parting ways with Anette Olzon – the band’s lead vocalist since 2007 – wasn’t perhaps necessarily as big of a deal as some fans thought.

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Top 10s of 2010: Tom Dare

December 16th, 2010

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If you’ve been a regular reader of Thrash Hits over the last 12 months, you’ll be familiar with the name Tom Dare – the man’s written over sixty album reviews for us in 2010. He also likes to stink up Twitter and the Gill and Beez Facebook page, so we’re sure those of you of an argumentative persuasion will be very familiar with Mr Dare by now. Tom’s tastes run to the darker, more br00tal side of metal, so you can his Top 10 albums of the year to focus a lot more on black and death metal than those of our other contributors.

Tom also like power metal and Fairyland, but we don’t hold it against him.

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Album: Kreator – Phantom Antichrist

May 31st, 2012

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Phantom Antichrist
Nuclear Blast
01 June 2012

by Tom Dare

There’s a general principal with the great thrash bands: their stuff from the ’80s is absolutely essential, their stuff in the ’90s divisive, and their stuff from the ’00s is really  for existing fans only. Except every now and again, one of those bands that took metal to new extremes and influenced practically every non-doom band since releases an album that demands even those of just moderate passing interest to pay attention. Testament did it with The Formation Of Damnation, Megadeth did it with Endgame, and now Kreator have done it with Phantom Antichrist.

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Album: Altar of Plagues – White Tomb

June 1st, 2010

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White Tomb
Candlelight Records
10 May 2010

by Tom Dare

First released over a year ago, Altar of Plagues‘ White Tomb attracted sufficient attention on Profound Lore Records that Candlelight decided to re-release it. Anyone who picked up one of the original pressings knows exactly why – Altar Of Plagues released probably the best metal record you didn’t hear last year.

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Album: Neurosis – Honor Found In Decay

October 23rd, 2012

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Honor Found In Decay
Neurot Recordings
29 October 2012

by Tom Dare

One of the most influential, lauded bands of the last twenty-plus years. Who acts as fapped-over as Mastodon and Enslaved can’t say enough good words about. One of the heaviest bands ever to exist. Album number ten, five years since the last one. Screw any more extraneous preamble: here’s why you need Neurosis in your life. [Read more →]

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Album: Anaal Nathrakh – Vanitas

October 19th, 2012

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Vanitas
Candlelight Records
15 October 2012

by Tom Dare

With a (completely deserved) reputation for being one of the planet’s most scathing and nihilistic bands, grinding black metallers Anaal Nathrakh have subtly shifted moods for album number seven. While not standing still is always to be praised, the resulting album Vanitas has ended up sounding slightly at odds with itself. [Read more →]

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