15:40 - !J.O.O.E.! The new Sunn album is pretty guff. A whole third of the album is just a poorly recorded studio version of Cannon from the Domkirke live album, except the Domkirke version sounds much, much better.
15:37 - Karlabos I hate it when sites don't remember my password even though I told them so
14:43 - BlackEssence again - I forgot name of game about Bathory
14:39 - mz this wipes out a lot of competition for death metal this year [link]
11:39 - BlackEssence Oh my, this cover of "Mother Earth Father Thunder" by Manegram and Quorthons sister is outstanding...
10:50 - LeKiwi I'm sure some of you will have heard this release already, but I added a review for 6:33's 2015 album to my list. Check it out :) [link]
06:35 - Jericho Rehling Kamelot killed it. I rarely listen to power metal anymore but damn they've got it.
Midnattsol captures the imagination of their fans for the third time by whisking them away to the magical world of Nordic legends and sagas. The band, spearheaded by vocalist Carmen Elise Espenaes, continues to refine their characteristic sound and delivers a new jewel to the Gothic Metal scene. "The Metamorphosis Melody" is a charming collection of songs that sway among the harder tendencies of metal and the soothing melodies of atmospheric bliss. Heavy guitar riffs and thundering drums meet the emotive vocal lines and dreamy interludes that Carmen makes her own, while the rest of the band, notwithstanding, ennoble the tracks such as "Spellbound" or the beautiful ballad "Goodbye" with their musical expertise. The special magic of "The Metamorphosis Melody" is masterfully accentuated by Markus Stock (Empyrium, The Vision Bleak) of Klangschmiede Studio E, whose know-how allowed each instrument and vocal line just enough room to unfold. MIDNATTSOL has created an impressive and very charming album, which shines as brightly and mysteriously as the aurora borealis. The limited edition first pressing digipack includes a bonus DVD (Live at The Metal Female Voices Festival 2009)