Forteresse - Crépuscule d'Octobre

Atmospheric black metal 08.12.2011

Steady as she goes...

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Total Fucking Destruction - Hater

Grindcore 06.12.2011

Grindcore isn't really my thing, but for whatever reason the 27 tracks in 27 minutes catchy blast plastered a smile on face. This album won't be on "repeat repeatedly", but paired with a mug of coffee it is a nice adrenaline spike to get me going in the morning. Haters be hatin' Hater, but not me.
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White Winter Sun



Shadowside - Inner Monster Out

Heavy Power Metal 01.12.2011

Inner Monster Out has it all: heaviness; catchy melodies; non-cheesy vocals; boundless energy; badassitude; everything. Do you remember how great it felt to experience a truly amazing new power metal album? Let Shadowside remind you.
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dismaleuphony, Ag Fox, GT, MoraWintersoul



The Fallen Divine - The Binding Cycle

Epic Progressive MeloBlack 28.11.2011

Ok folks, shit just got real.

If Santa only brings your sorry ass one thing this year, pray it's The Fallen Divine's The Binding Cycle. It's a ferocious, yet melodic album that is appealing on so many levels.

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Troy Killjoy



Wormrot - Noise

Grindcore 27.11.2011

5.7 minutes of total ear demolition.



Weeping Silence - Theatre Of Life

Atmospheric, Doom, & Gothic Metal 25.11.2011

Melancholic & reflective, Weeping Silence's latest has us peering into a rain-soaked window of a forgotten cathedral, only to find a lush scene of classy atmospheric, doom & gothic metal within. Rich with warm female vocals, well-timed choir passages, and numerous memorable guitar melodies & contemplative instrumental sections, "Theatre Of Life" is a rewarding release of poetic sadness & reflection.
Picked by: dismaleuphony



Botanist - I: The Suicide Tree / II: A Rose From The Dead

Hammered Dulcimer Black Metal 22.11.2011

Yes, you read that correctly, hammered dulcimer black metal.

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Arkona - Slovo

Folk Metal 21.11.2011

What is it? FOLKING BRILLIANT, that's what. Much more comparable to Serdca K Nebu than their last effort, which is a good thing to my ears. So much variety packed into each song without sounding messy or forced. Every song (minus the interludes) is like a little baby epic.

And just so you cats know, since I don't speak a lick of any Slavic languages, I sometimes pretend that the female singer is chanting about eating pizza for bonus-fun-time-points. You know... FYI.
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Pure Reason Revolution - The Dark Third

Prog rock/metal 20.11.2011

In a couple of days Pure Reason Revolution will embark on their very final tour consisting of just six dates in UK. As a parting gift, their brilliant début album The Dark Third will be played in its entirety for the first time ever. So, this is a fitting moment to step 5 years into the past and revisit this beautiful progressive masterpiece that has found its way into my playlist more times than I could possibly count. This is an album that I've probably enjoyed the most from the past decade.

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Continuo Renacer - The Great Escape

Mushrooms 20.11.2011

Weird stuff worth listening to.

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BloodTears



Landmine Marathon - Gallows

grinding death 18.11.2011

rawrrawrRAWR! riffriffriff pound pound pound screech ROAR! thud thud thud RAWR!

Gallows is just under 30 minutes of good old asskicking deathgrind fury, raw(R!) enough to make old-timers like me tear up. And tear up the house.

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Uigg - Of Moose And Men

Thrash 17.11.2011

Living proof of how production can suck and yet still the album can rule. Great modern groove-thrash, highly recommended for fans of Rumpelstiltskin Grinder.

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Picked by: Doc Godin



P.H.T.O - Affliction

Depressive black metal 14.11.2011

Remember when I was all "yo go hang yourself"?

Well apparently this guy did.
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Mr. Doctor



Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification

Industrial Black Metal 08.11.2011

"The nauseating madness has been cast aside in favour of a slower, pounding industrial, typically Blut Aus Nord; absolutely not a novelty for this band, yet a strengthening of their experimental side, as well as a worthy second chapter of the trilogy... morbid and disquieting, rather than twisted and unpredictable. Always apocalyptic of course." - Kenos

A perfect descriptive testimony of the strengths of Blut Aus Nord.

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Enthring - The Grim Tales Of The Elder

Folk Metal With Balls 07.11.2011

Enjoy stuff like Equilibrium & Ensiferum, but want a little more aggression? Enthring might just be what you need...

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White Winter Sun



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