Nov 182022


You might not have noticed, but our annual LISTMANIA extravaganza at NCS has begun, as evidenced by this post from a week ago. But we didn’t really give this project a proper introduction, so we’re doing that now. For those of you new to the orgy, our LISTMANIA blockbuster comes in four parts:

First, like that post linked above, we re-print assorted lists of the year’s best albums, leeched from other big web sites and magazines. Second, we will provide a post in which our readers can share their lists of the 2022 albums and shorter releases they enjoyed the most (we’ll be asking for those on December 1st, so get ready). Third, we will post the year-end lists of our own staff and assorted guest writers, and that will begin on December 9th.

And fourth, I’ll again roll out my list of the year’s Most Infectious Extreme Metal Songs — which still seems especially well-named in this third year of covid, doesn’t it? That list is the subject of this request for help. Continue reading »