Born From Ruins - Falling From Grace

Alternametal 05.01.2015

Local heroes from my neck of the woods that know how to rock!



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Tort - II

funeral thrash 04.01.2015

No sophomore slump here... Tort are back with more ugly, gritty music that mixes some doomy vibes with crunchy thrash riffing and a swell mix of growls and shrieks. Oh, and even more soundclips from B-grade Spanish horror flicks to introduce the tunes. Good times.

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wormdrink414, Doc Godin
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Blindfisted - Blindfisted

scandinavian metal punk 30.12.2014

Perfect Christmas gift idea for those uncles of yours who've been so drunk and so Metal since the late-70s/early-80s they didn't realize this year's Christmas already happened. Also this is probably the closest we'll get to a new Aura Noir track at the moment. The fuck else you want?

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Picked by: wormdrink414
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Anaal Nathrakh - Desideratum

Industrial Black Metal/Grindcore 25.12.2014

Due to violent content, parental discretion is advised.

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Zoldier Noiz - Regression Process

thrash/crust 15.12.2014

MEAN sounding stuff to pound down beers and pound other stuff down to and stuff like that kind of you know.

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Picked by: wormdrink414
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Schammasch - Contradiction

Melodic Black/Death 11.12.2014

Here's one of the few albums from this year that's actually deserving of all the hype it's been getting. The sophomore effort from this Swiss foursome is amazingly detailed and incredibly varied in its songwriting. At times takes a slow and trancelike black metal approach, with surprisingly beautiful solos to accompany. At others, pounds you into dust with a furious death metal crunch, and at other moments still is extremely relaxing in its attention to melody and atmosphere. A powerful blend of personalities, and a worthy addition to any extreme metal fan's musical library.

Perhaps one could say the diversities are... a contradiction?

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Ancient Bards - A New Dawn Ending

Epic Power Metal 07.12.2014

Ancient Bards remains one of the most incredible and unique power metal bands. Strangely underrated, their sheer energy is a force of nature. With powerful vocals, soaring guitars, and punishing drums, they manage to be symphonic and "balls out" at the same time. Their 3rd album is darker than ever.

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Picked by: Susan



Giant Squid - Minoans

Post / avantgarde / experimental metal 29.11.2014

Giant Squid continue to evolve. They are hard to put in a box because every song is a tantalizing experiment. Minoans reveals itself slowly with shorter songs, powerful blasts and instrumental finesse. There is refinement in the melodies and a perfect marriage between the voices of Jackie Perez Gratz and Aaron Gregory. The enticing cello and sorrowful atmosphere of the songs form layered waves of exotic sounds. Giant Squid gracefully offer us another treasure from the sea.

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R'Vannith, Mr. Doctor
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Morost - Solace In Solitude

Progressive Groove Death Metal 29.11.2014

Morost plays the grooviest, yet most beautiful death metal in Slovenia, or just about anywhere else on Earth.

Excellent vocals, a thundering bass, dynamic guitars, and blast beats in all the right places.

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Picked by: Susan
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United Progressive Fraternity - Fall In Love With The World

Prog 27.11.2014

A cheesy band name if there ever was one but, man, do these Australians make up for it music-wise. Of course this won't come as a surprise to those of you who know the now defunct Unitopia. To the rest of you I can only advise to trust my judgement. This here is one spectacular progressive rock album.

Try the teaser or listen to "Intersection."
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Memest - Bastards And Liars

Ugly 70's Metal 26.11.2014

In the vein of late-70's metal, when metal sounded, and looked, like Lemmy. Ugly. And fun.

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wormdrink414
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Down - Down IV - Part Two

sludge 17.11.2014

Doomy, Sludgy Stonerrifferic hails to Sabbath. Sure, Phil's voice sounds a tad ravaged by time, but group has it's mojo on with second part of IV.

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Cool Cavemen - Funkloric Trip

Frog funk party 16.11.2014

You want a party? You've got a party! The French provide and everyone's invited! I believe somewhere there's probably a law of some kind or other against having so much fun on a record. Time to dust off that party sombrero of yours.

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Darkside Momo, Fat & Sassy!



The Body - Split LP [Split]

The Body/black metal 10.11.2014

The Body does their The Body thing for the first half, then Sandworm takes over and sandworms you to fuck with their early Burzumish, garage rockish, raw black metal.

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Apothecary
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Nero Di Marte - Derivae

meloproggy post-death (and stuff) 01.11.2014

Ever wondered how Ulcerate would sound if they were less extreme and more progressive? That's Nero Di Marte for you: a melodic take on the post-death sound, less suffocating but maybe more disquieting.



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