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Taranis - Kingdom
12.02.2012 | Progressive / Melodic Black / Intensely amazing

This album is one of the most seamless blends of genres you've heard in a while. It's melodic, no wait, it's extreme! It's prog, but it's black metal, but then it's not black metal. One thing that steals the show is the clean vocals. Trust me on this one, this dude has one of the most soaring male voices in metal today, or any day.

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Lyrinan
MoraWintersoul, Fat & Sassy!, Troy Killjoy, GT, Ag Fox, BloodTears, Promonex, psykometal
Profetus - ...To Open The Passages In Dusk
09.02.2012 | FUNeral Doom!

Happy Happy Joy Joy... err, wait, Misery Misery Woe Woe. Profetus, the embodiment of all things toasterbath are back with another four song affair so bleak it will make those Sarah McLachlan SPCA ads seem like a trip to Disneyland after gobbling half a bottle of your mom's happy pills by comparison. Bon appetit!

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BitterCOld
Marcel Hubregtse, Mr. Doctor, Daniell, DerRozzengarten, Troy Killjoy, Nefarious
Goatwhore - Blood For The Master
08.02.2012 | Black/Death/Thrash
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Goatwhore have finally seemed to find their niche. Furiously awesome...thrash?...Death n roll?...Black n roll? Who the hell knows. This is just simply awesome.

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Doc Godin
Mr. Doctor, Ag Fox, Troy Killjoy, wormdrink414, BudDa

Awesome grind built on great, bouncing riffs, a few melodic leads here and there, some catchy chanting...and...banjo & trumpet?

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Doc Godin
wormdrink414, Mr. Doctor

Something you probably haven't stumbled across but deserves your very much in demand attention. I mean, how can you ignore an album with a title like that? Fact is, you can't. This record is backed by an actual scientific research. True story. Sometimes a bit djenty (ain't that a hot potato nowadays?), featuring cool soundscapes, often including bad ass riffs - this Jolly album is overall a beautifully structured record. If it ain't going to make you happy, it should at least make you feel good.

Taste it here!

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Ivor
jupitreas, Lyrinan, Ag Fox, MoraWintersoul, Mr. Doctor
Steelwing - Zone Of Alienation
30.01.2012 | Nineteen eighty-something

Iron Maiden's new album is pretty sweet, guys.

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Fat & Sassy!
MoraWintersoul, Marcel Hubregtse, wormdrink414, Daniell, White Winter Sun, Mr. Doctor
Lord Vicar - Signs Of Osiris
29.01.2012 | Doom

Classic doom metal doesn't get better than this. If you want an album that you will remember every single song off of, this is the one.
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Daniell
Marcel Hubregtse, Nefarious, White Winter Sun
Terra Tenebrosa - The Tunnels
22.01.2012 | Claustrophobic
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A description? What? You want a description? It's simple, really. Go in a cave, a really deep one. Now get relentlessly crushed by tons of rocks. That'll do the trick.

Or, in other words, it's some dissonant avant/post/sludge/drone stuff. Or something else. But who cares, as long as it's awesome?
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Darkside Momo
!J.O.O.E.!, Mr. Doctor, Ag Fox, psykometal, Apothecary
Japanische Kampfhörspiele - Kaputte Nackte Affen
21.01.2012 | Wacky Grindcore
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Sad Reminder: This is the swansong of the bizarre squad that is Japanische Kampfhörspiele.

Being both extremely brutal and fun, this album will make your head explode with its unothodox ideas and schizophrenic vocal delivery. It's not everyday you get your grindcore so forward-thinking.

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Mr. Doctor
!J.O.O.E.!, Doc Godin, wormdrink414, Promonex, Baz Anderson
Everything Went Black - Cycles Of Light
18.01.2012 | Hardcore

Gritty hardcore with a slightly atmospheric edge that borders on black metal riffing from time to time.

Raw, pounding, and almost purely visceral. A great way to start off 2012.

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Mr. Doctor
Alrakis - Alpha Eri
15.01.2012 | Atmospheric black metal

"Close your eyes, lean back; prepare yourself for liftoff. Rise out from your seat, through your ceiling, your roof, and into the sky above as Alrakis embraces you, freeing mind and body from this terrestrial realm. Soon, as you rise through the heavens, away from the reaches of the Earth, you begin a cosmic black metal journey not unlike that of Sun Of The Blind or Chaos Moon."
- Marcus

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Troy Killjoy
Mr. Doctor, Ag Fox
Dark Suns - Orange
13.01.2012 | Prog rock
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Forget Opeth, THIS is how retro prog rock is done! And despite its vintage sound, Orange still comes across as fresh and original. Fans of King Crimson, Pain of Salvation and Riverside, you know what to do!
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Promonex
Dane Train, ylside, Introspekrieg, MoraWintersoul, Nefarious
Aesth - The Fall Of Illusions
13.01.2012 | Death Metal

Here is one of the best death metal albums ever. Enjoy
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jupitreas
The Devil's Blood - The Thousandfold Epicentre
09.01.2012 | Psychedelic Rock

Take too many drugs and listen to The Devil's Blood.

A great adventurous, yet easily digestible piece of 70's style psychedelic rock, amp'd up for a modern age.

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Doc Godin
Ag Fox, Darkside Momo, DerRozzengarten, Dane Train, Mr. Doctor, Marcel Hubregtse
Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg
02.01.2012 | Beautiful
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What? Isn't "Beautiful" descriptive enough? OK, fine then, what about "avant-garde atmospheric metal with BM roots"? Yeah, that's what I thought. Beautiful is better.

And Hungarian does really sound poetic.

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Darkside Momo
!J.O.O.E.!, Ag Fox, DerXmasGarten, Introspekrieg, Daniell, Fat & Sassy!, White Winter Sun