Evisceration Plague

Cannibal Corpse

Evisceration Plague

February 3, 2009

Death Metal

Age has taken no toll on the mighty Cannibal Corpse, as evidenced by the absolute savagery of 2009's Evisceration Plague. Featuring zero filler, maximum frenzy and crisp production from Erik Rutan, death metal's defining band continued its 21st century hot streak.

- Chris Steffen

Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)

The Kinks

Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)

October 10, 1969

British Invasion

The Kinks followed The Village Green Preservation Society with another masterpiece, arguably the best of Ray Davies' many concept albums. 1969's Arthur chronicles the decay of post-war British life as it examines one common man trying to make sense of his nation, and his son, a young man who has decided to leave for Australia. The Kinks rarely delivered a better set of songs, and collectively this song cycle is funny, bitterly insightful, and deeply moving.

- Mark Deming