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Metallica: Best Cover Band Ever
In his latest installment of his 'Mean Deviation' column, music historian Jeff Wagner tells us why he thinks Metallica is the ultimate heavy metal cover band.
Wagner is the author of 'Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal,' an exhaustive history on the sound and …
Does the ‘Sophomore Slump’ Exist in Heavy Metal
In the second installment of his 'Mean Deviation' column, veteran music journalist Jeff Wagner takes a deep look at the infamous "sophomore slump." Check out the piece as he runs through several metal and hard rock subgenres and examines whether some of our favorite artis…