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(2012) The Foreshadowing – Second World: Anniversary Special

The Foreshadowing are celebrating the 10th anniversary of "Second World" today, so be sure to check out our anniversary special of this classic album...

(2002) Soilwork – Natural Born Chaos: Anniversary Special

On this day in 2002, Soilwork really set the bar high with "Natural Born Chaos," out through Nuclear Blast. Today we look back on it with our anniversary special!

(2002) Blind Guardian – A Night At the Opera: Anniversary Special

On this day in 2002, Blind Guardian released "A Night at the Opera," a bit of a step away from their usual power metal. Have a refresher on this classic album today for its 20th anniversary!

(2012) Epica – Requiem for the Indifferent: Anniversary Special

On March 9th, 2012, Epica released “Requiem for the Indifferent,” an album that sparked a fair amount of discussion within the fandom even though the general response was a positive one. Read our anniversary special here...

(2012) Xandria – Neverworld’s End

A decade ago today Xandria surprised the metal community by releasing “Neverworld’s End,” one of the best albums of 2012 and a landmark in the symphonic metal catalog. Read our anniversary special here…

(2012) Swallow the Sun – Emerald Forest and the Blackbird

On this day in 2012, Swallow the Sun released "Emerald Forest and the Blackbird." See how it holds up on its 10th anniversary in our classic album review...

(2012) Alcest – Les Voyages de L’âme

10 years ago, Alcest blew our minds with "Les Voyages de L'âme." Read our classic album review for this anniversary here...

(1991) Sentenced – Shadows of the Past: Anniversary Special

Sentence released their debut album... well, no one knows for sure, but this was one of its release dates back in 1991! Read our anniversary special of this classic album...

(2011) Nightwish – Imaginaerum: Anniversary Special

In a shocking move, in 2005 NIGHTWISH parted ways with their operatic soprano vocalist, Tarja Turunen, replacing her with Anette Olzon. The first album...

(2011) Myrath – Tales of the Sands: Anniversary Special

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Myrath's album, "Tales of the Sands," so we're looking at it again through the anniversary lens! Read our classic album review here...

(1991) Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik: Anniversary Special

Today marks the anniversary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' famous album, "Blood Sugar Sex Magik." Check out our classic album review here...

(1991) Nirvana – Nevermind: Anniversary Special

"Nevermind" is celebrating its 30th anniversary today. Read our anniversary review here...

(2011) Finntroll – Jaktens Tid: Anniversary Special

Finntroll celebrate the anniversary of "Jaktens Tid." Read our anniversary special here.

(1991) Guns N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion I & II: Anniversary Special

GUNS 'N' ROSES... we can call them rock legends, at least if we think retrospectively about the original "classic" lineup, even if they were...

(2011) Opeth – Heritage

On this day in 2011, Opeth released a new record with a startling new sound. "Heritage" was the dawn of a new era for the band, so read how it holds up a decade later in our anniversary review...

(2001) Gamma Ray – No World Order: Anniversary Special

Gamma Ray released "New World Order" on this day, 20 years ago! Celebrate its anniversary by reading our review of this classic album...

(1991) Pearl Jam – Ten: Anniversary Special

Today marks the anniversary of a true '90s classic: Pearl Jam's "Ten"! Read our anniversary special of this classic album here...

(2011) Ghost Brigade – Until Fear No Longer Defines Us: Anniversary Special

Ten years ago today, Ghost Brigade released a gem of an album, "Until Fear No Longer Defines Us," through Season of Mist. Read our anniversary review here...

(2011) Leprous – Bilateral: Anniversary Special

Norwegian prog act Leprous released their album "Bilateral" 10 years ago. Read our anniversary special here...

(1991) Metallica – Metallica (The Black Album): Anniversary Special

A grand belated happy birthday to Metallica's "Metallica"! This album changed the shape of metal for better or for worse in 1991, so check out our anniversary review here...