Staff picks


Hooded Menace - Effigies Of Evil
12.09.2012 | Death/Doom
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Perhaps a tad weaker than their older releases, but still a joyride full of creepy melodies that creep out from between heavy-as-lead riffs.
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Daniell
Marcel Hubregtse, Mr. Doctor, wormdrink414, BloodTears, Susan, BudDa
Ørkenkjøtt - Ønskediktet
12.09.2012 | Proggy shizz

Both progressive and extreme and original! Oh fuck, those are three things. Nevermind. Why haven't I picked this before? Because I'm an idiot, that's why.
Disclaimer: There are no actual horses playing pianos on this album.
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Milena
Nefarious, !J.O.O.E.!, Ivor, Introspekrieg, BloodTears, Mr. Doctor, Troy Killjoy
Sunn O))) - Rehearsal Demo Nov 11 2011
09.09.2012 | Drone Doom

Meat and potatoes Sunn O))). Stripped down, roughly-cut drone in its purest form with some curious Russian film samples (Posetitel muzeya) scattered here and there, giving it a strangely Soviet edge.

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!J.O.O.E.!
Mr. Doctor
Unipolar Manic-Depressive Psychosis - Psychodelicus Decibeli
06.09.2012 | Avantgarde / Extreme Prog
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In line with most of my picks, we're in front of some pretty unique form of metal here that's relatively unknown. Alchemist is the most legitimate name drop I could do for you to get a rough idea of how this sonic-bomb sounds.

Or you can just go here (and thank me right away).
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Ag Fox

I don't know German, but I'm pretty sure "freiheit macht frei" means "fuck you and your ears." This is death-infused, loud-n-noisy grind done all chunky-like and right.
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wormdrink414
psykometal, Mr. Doctor
Necrovation - Necrovation
22.08.2012 | Death

Swedish death that's to-the-point, Entombedish, and stripped down, yet isn't overly simplistic and heard-it-before. It's unique stuff that isn't up its ass with the fact that it's unique.

Click here if you enjoy good music.

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wormdrink414
Marcel Hubregtse, Mr. Doctor
The Machine - Calmer Than You Are
15.08.2012 | Stoner / Psychedelic

It's stoner. It's got rolling guitars to rock your socks off. It's tripping. The Machine are second only to an out of body experience.

Need more convincing? Try the teaser here or better yet the full 12 minute track off the album here.
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Ivor
Marcel Hubregtse, Ag Fox, Mr. Doctor
Murder Construct - Results
11.08.2012 | Deathgrind
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Who's up for some filth and violence?!

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Doc Godin
!J.O.O.E.!, Mr. Doctor, BudDa, psykometal
Viðr - Hedensk Skikk Og Tro
07.08.2012 | Black
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New and true Norwegian black metal. Got more evil sounding tunes to spare than most LPs manage to pack in to begin with.

Click here to listen (to "Ild" in particular).
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wormdrink414
Elysian Blaze - Blood Geometry
31.07.2012 | Hell on Earth

Everything bleak and awful in the world beautifully compiled into more than two hours of torturous melancholy.

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Troy Killjoy
!J.O.O.E.!, Marcel Hubregtse, Mr. Doctor, BitterCOld, Nefarious
Blut Aus Nord - What Once Was... Liber II
31.07.2012 | Dissonance Incarnate

What part of "Dissonance Incarnate" did you not understand?



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!J.O.O.E.!
Mr. Doctor, Introspekrieg, Ag Fox
Incapacitate - March To The Death
31.07.2012 | Thrash/Grind

Just CLICK HERE and enjoy.

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wormdrink414
Mr. Doctor

Whiskey and beer drenched hard rawk party tunes with plenty of balls and swagger. Party on.

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BitterCOld
Marcel Hubregtse, wormdrink414
A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
24.07.2012 | Unique Atmospheric / Avantgarde Black
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Maybe, maybe, more accessible than their previous two offerings, yet still completely unique, A Forest Of Stars didn't disappoint at all with this new gem of an album.



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Darkside Momo
!J.O.O.E.!, Mr. Doctor, Troy Killjoy, Introspekrieg, Ag Fox, Promonex
Merrimack - The Acausal Mass
19.07.2012 | black

Take a drink. Another French black metal band, another great release. Not as wistful as Alcest, not as out there as Deathspell Aus Nord, this is closer to good old raging and dissonant black metal. A release worth looking into.
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BitterCOld
Mr. Doctor, Marcel Hubregtse, wormdrink414, Ag Fox