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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.

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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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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
Master - The New Elite
17.07.2012 | Death

This is nothing but brass tacks, to the point, down your pint, grab-your-pool-stick-and-start-smacking-people-with-it straight-forward DM.
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wormdrink414
Ag Fox, Marcel Hubregtse, Promonex
Black Pyramid - Black Pyramid II
12.07.2012 | stoner doom

Black Pyramid's II is a happy trippy fun stoner doom jam record reminiscent at times of some of Cathedral's groovier, more upbeat tunes.
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BitterCOld
Dane Train, Marcel Hubregtse, Mr. Doctor
Pictured - Strand Of Time
10.07.2012 | Melodeath

Not reinventing any wheels here, just a wide variety of different takes on melodic-extreme metal combined into a homogenous, well executed mixture.

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Doc Godin
Milena
In The Silence - A Fair Dream Gone Mad
06.07.2012 | Atmospheric / Progressive Metal

Whoa! Where did this come from?!

What In The Silence have managed to achieve with this, their self-financed & independently released debut is nothing short of remarkable. The beautiful yet haunting atmosphere, intricate songwriting & talented musicianship displayed throughout this album will leave you spellbound. This may well just be one of the best debut albums of the year. A must for all fans of progressive metal.

Go check them out.

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Nefarious
Ag Fox, BloodTears, Ivor, Milena, Mr. Doctor, Susan, Introspekrieg
Frequency Drift - Laid To Rest
05.07.2012 | Prog

This will have been the most beautiful prog album you have heard so far this year. Outstanding and beautiful female vocals, haunting melodies, harps, violins, flutes, and theatrical - nay, cinematic - delivery. Frequency Drift have some stunning song writing and arrangement skills. Now, excuse me, I have to go see them live. Adieu!

Check the first track here!
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Ivor
Introspekrieg, dismaleuphony, Ag Fox, Mr. Doctor