The Art Of Making The Perfect Metal Mixtape

Plus a killer mix from one of metal's great masterminds to get you on your way.

One of my favorite films is High Fidelity (2000) with John Cusack and Jack Black. It’s about music nerds that work at an independent record store and spend their days passionately debating the merits of music, obscure and popular, existing in a perpetual state of arrested development. To say I identify with these fictional characters would be a gross understatement. This is the protagonist’s take on the “rules” of mixtape making:

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