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Iron Savior - Rise Of The Hero
16.03.2014 | Power metal

This kind of powerful, Teutonic power metal might be hard to come by these days - but Iron Savior are still standing strong as the years pass. Three years after the previous album, Rise Of The Hero is another solid piece of work and a welcome reminder of how things should be done.

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Keldian - Outbound
17.11.2013 | Power metal
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Describing themselves as "sci-fi metal", this Norwegian duo release their third album Outbound with the help of funding from fans! Cheesy, spacey power metal; great stuff!
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Wormed - Exodromos
07.04.2013 | Brutal Death metal
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Almost a decade since the debut album, these Spanish lunatics finally unleash their second slab of utter brutality. Exodromos is half an hour of some of the craziest brutal death metal you could possibly wish to hear. Sit back and enjoy!
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psykometal
ReinXeed - Welcome To The Theater
28.06.2012 | Power metal

Swedes ReinXeed are on their fifth album now, and Welcome To The Theater has the added gimmick that each song is about a famous film. Straightforward and solid power metal, a seemingly rare thing these days. Check out their awesome song "Temple Of The Crystal Skulls" here!
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Susan, GT
Iron Savior - The Landing
08.12.2011 | Heavy Power metal

Piet Sielck's Iron Savior returns after four years with The Landing. In great form, this band always deliver some of the heaviest and catchiest power metal around.
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Ag Fox, Lyrinan, MoraWintersoul
Vallenfyre - A Fragile King
28.10.2011 | Death metal

Vallenfyre is a grimey and powerful embodiment of grief. Stretching from doom to death metal, this is a wonderfully morbid combination of soul shattering earthly tones, top quality vintage-style death metal, and emotion.

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Daniell, Nefarious, White Winter Sun, DerRozzengarten, wormdrink414, Ag Fox
ReinXeed - 1912
01.09.2011 | Power metal

For anyone wondering where all the good power metal bands have gone, ReinXeed are here with their fourth album of cheesy goodness.
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Hate Eternal - Phoenix Amongst The Ashes
22.05.2011 | Death metal

Hate Eternal are back with another monumentally brutal slab of death metal. Phoenix Amongst The Ashes is as crushing as death metal can get. If you wish to remove your face; this album will probably do the trick.
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Troy Gallant, Thryce, White Winter Sun, wormdrink414
Anaal Nathrakh - Passion
15.05.2011 | Grindcore
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Album number six from these English lunatics offers another helping of the band's anarchic style. Clearly an album that has had its share of attention to detail, Passion comfortably blasts away any competition, breaking the mould once more.

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Ag Fox, DerRozzengarten, Mr. Doctor, wormdrink414
Power Quest - Blood Alliance
08.05.2011 | Power metal

With a brand new line-up, these English power metallers have just gone from the bland to the brilliant. Blood Alliance is by far the band's best album with a number of future classics on here. Forget the band's underwhelming past and give this one a go. Seriously.
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Lyrinan
Uriah Heep - Into The Wild
01.05.2011 | Hard rock

Here it is, album number 22. Into The Wild is another great album from a band that have been doing this for over 40 years. Although not quite topping the band's last few albums, Into The Wild has that unique Uriah Heep sound that has had people addicted for four decades.
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Ag Fox
Uriah Heep - Wake The Sleeper
03.04.2011 | Hard rock

In two weeks, the legendary Uriah Heep will release Into The Wild, their 22nd studio album. Wake The Sleeper is the band's last effort from 2008, which itself was their first in a decade, and is an amazing hard rock album that can be compared to their greats from the 70's. You'll be doing yourself a great injustice by not checking them out.

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Fat & Sassy!
Benighted - Asylum Cave
20.03.2011 | Brutal Death metal
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The French psychopaths make their long-awaited return after three and a half years since the band's last opus of groovy, grinding brutal death. Asylum Cave is Benighted just the way we've grown to love them, magnified by a whole lot more of everything.

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White Winter Sun, Troy Gallant, Nefarious, Marcel Hubregtse, Mr. Doctor, wormdrink414, Darkside Momo
Repugnant - Epitome Of Darkness
23.02.2011 | Death Thrash metal

You have to hear this. I recently discovered this gem of an album, dripping in old-school death/thrash metal with an equally old-school production. This is what metal should be like.
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Troy Gallant, Marcel Hubregtse, Ag Fox, wormdrink414, psykometal, Mr. Doctor
Windir - 1184
16.01.2011 | Viking Black metal

Marking seven years since the incredibly unfortunate death of Valfar. This album is perhaps his best work, with the chilling and unsettlingly real "Journey To The End" to mark the end.
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!J.O.O.E.!, Promonex, Raiden, daniell_p, Angelique, Fat & Sassy!, Mr. Doctor