New releases




January 2017
27.01   Black Star Riders - Heavy Fire
27.01   Annihilator - Triple Threat [Live]
27.01   Krokus - Big Rocks
27.01   Borealis - World Of Silence MMXVII
27.01   Beheaded - Beast Incarnate
27.01   Mustan Kuun Lapset - Saatto
27.01   Árstíðir Lífsins - Heljarkviða [EP]
27.01   Diablerie - The Catalyst Vol 1: Control
27.01   The Murder Of My Sweet - Echoes Of The Aftermath
27.01   Set And Setting - Reflectionless
27.01   ЧУР - Soundtracks
27.01   Eldamar - Eldamar / Dreams Of Nature [Split] [EP]
27.01   Betraying The Martyrs - The Resilient
27.01   Akoma - Revangels
27.01   Celldweller - Transmissions: Vol. 04
25.01   Aborym - Shifting.negative
25.01   Mors Principium Est - Embers Of A Dying World
25.01   Code - Lost Signal [EP]
23.01   Shattered Skies - Auxilium // Vol I [EP]
23.01   Amniac - Matriarch
20.01   Emptiness - Not For Music
20.01   Infernal Angels - Ars Goetia
20.01   Firewind - Immortals
20.01   Helheim - LandawarijaR
20.01   The Flight Of Sleipnir - Skadi
20.01   Memoriam - The Hellfire Demos II [EP]
20.01   Buckethead - Nettle
20.01   Misþyrming - Sinmara/Misþyrming [Split] [EP]
20.01   AATHMA - Aventa
18.01   Umbah - Ore Sun World
17.01   Need - Hegaiamas​: A Song For Freedom
17.01   Chronus - Chronus
15.01   Buckethead - Space Viking
14.01   Aglarond - The Last Season
13.01   Lancer - Mastery
13.01   Grave Digger - Healed By Metal
13.01   Pain Of Salvation - In The Passing Light Of Day
13.01   Accept - Restless And Live [Live]
13.01   Gotthard - Silver
13.01   Sepultura - Machine Messiah
13.01   Shaarimoth - Temple Of The Adversarial Fire
13.01   The Drip - The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability
13.01   Fides Inversa - Rite Of Inverse Incarnation [EP]
13.01   Wolfchant - Bloodwinter
13.01   Black Anvil - As Was
13.01   Code Orange - Forever
13.01   Orthodox - Supreme
11.01   Xerión / Antiquus Scriptum - ... Parábolas, Fantasías & Quimeras... (Unha Alianza Lusitana E Galega De Honra E Sangue) [Split] [EP]
11.01   Buckethead - Out Orbit
11.01   ROSK - Miasma




Black Star Riders - Heavy Fire
27 January 2017
7.8 | 9 votes |
01. Heavy Fire
02. When The Night Comes In
03. Dancing With The Wrong Girl
04. Who Rides The Tiger
05. Cold War Love
06. Testify Or Say Goodbye
07. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed
08. True Blue Kid
09. Ticket To Rise
10. Letting Go Of Me
11. Fade (Limited Edition Digibook CD Bonus Track)

Disc I [Limited edition: Gatefold Vinyl]
01. Heavy Fire
02. When The Night Comes In
03. Dancing With The Wrong Girl
04. Who Rides The Tiger
05. Cold War Love

Disc II
01. Testify Or Say Goodbye
02. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed
03. True Blue Kid
04. Ticket To Rise
05. Letting Go Of Me

Annihilator - Triple Threat [Live]
27 January 2017
8.7 | 6 votes |
Disc I
01. Sounds Good To Me
02. Bad Child
03. Innocent Eyes
04. Snake In The Grass
05. Fantastic Things
06. Holding On
07. Stonewall
08. In The Blood
09. Crystal Ann
10. Phoenix Rising

Disc II
01. King Of The Kill
02. No Way Out
03. Creepin' Again
04. Set The World On Fire
05. Welcome To Your Death
06. Never, Neverland
07. Bliss
08. Second To None
09. Refresh The Demon
10. Alison Hell
11. Phantasmagoria
12. Crystal Ann
13. Phoenix Rising

Krokus - Big Rocks
27 January 2017
6.6 | 8 votes |
01. N.I.B. [Black Sabbath cover]
02. Tie Your Mother Down [Queen cover]
03. My Generation [The Who cover]
04. Wild Thing [The Troggs cover]
05. Rock'n Roll [Led Zeppelin cover]
06. The House Of The Rising Sun [The Animals cover]
07. Rockin' In The Free World [Neil Young cover]
08. Gimme Some Lovin' [Spencer Davis Group cover]
09. Whole Lotta Love [Led Zeppelin cover]
10. Summertime Blues [Eddie Cochran cover]
11. Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf]
12. Quinn The Eskimo [Bob Dylan cover]
13. Jumpin' Jack Flash [The Rolling Stones cover]
14. Back Seat Rock'n Roll

7.5 | 10 votes |
01. Lost Voices
02. Midnight City
03. From The Fading Screams
04. Forget The Past
05. Eyes Of A Dream
06. World Of Silence
07. The Afterlife
08. Divine Answer
09. The Dawning Light
10. Black Rose

Beheaded - Beast Incarnate
27 January 2017
7.7 | 18 votes |
01. Beast Incarnate
02. The Horror Breathes
03. Crossing The House Of Knives
04. Reign Of The headless King
05. The Black Death
06. Cursed Mediterranean
07. Fid-dlam Tadejjem
08. Punishment Of The Grave

Mustan Kuun Lapset - Saatto
27 January 2017
7.2 | 10 votes |
01. Ja Toinen Yötä Rakastaa
02. Peikonmieli
03. Kuolemanvirta
04. Amor Vincit Omnia
05. Cilice
06. Sudenilma
07. Valkoinen Satama - Haaksi
08. Valkoinen Satama - Tyven
09. Saatto

Árstíðir Lífsins - Heljarkviða [EP]
27 January 2017
7.4 | 5 votes |
01. Heljarkviða I: Á helvegi
02. Heljarkviða II: Helgrindr Brotnar

01. Hexordium (The Final Realisation That You Don't matter)
02. Selves
03. Rabid Dogs (Of Church And State)
04. Wear My Crown
05. Odium Generis Humani
06. You Stop You Die
07. Grey
08. This Drastic Clique
09. Osiris
10. I Am ´The Catalyst

7.3 | 4 votes |
01. Sleeping Giant
02. Personal Hell
03. Racing Heart
04. Cry Wolf
05. Echoes Of The Aftermath
06. Flatline
07. Loud As A Whisper
08. Shining After Dark
09. Ode To Everyone
10. Go On
11. In Risk Of Rain
12. Inside Outside

7.4 | 12 votes |
01. Saudade
02. Axiom Dream Within...
03. ...The Idyllic Realm
04. Incandescent Gleam
05. Specular Wavefront Of...
06. ...The Mirrored Self
07. Eternal Pendulum
08. Ephemerality

ЧУР - Soundtracks
27 January 2017
01. Born In Calradia
02. Call Of Great Steppe
03. Calradian Travel
04. Castle Hall
05. Dance Of Victory
06. Desert Melody
07. Endless Grasses
08. Glory Of Great Kings
09. Spirits Of War
10. Swadian infantry
11. Tavern In Calradia
12. The Dark Saga
13. Travelling Nords
14. Travelling Vaegirs

8.3 | 4 votes |
01. Eldamar - Hagalaz
02. Dreams Of Nature - Eternal Twilight

7.3 | 6 votes |
01. Lost For Words
02. Take Me Back
03. The Great Disillusion
04. Dying To Live
05. The Resilient
06. Unregistered
07. Won't Back Down
08. (Dis)Connected
09. Behind The Glass
10. Waste My Time
11. Ghost
12. Wide Awake

Akoma - Revangels
27 January 2017
6.5 | 2 votes |
01. Enticing Desire
02. Revangels
03. Change Of Propensity
04. Mesopotamia
05. Hands Of Greed
06. Vira
07. Humanity
08. Heartless Deceiver
09. Bittersweet Memories [bonus]

7 | 1 vote |
01. You Are Radio Transmission
02. The Siren's Lullaby (Heart On)
03. Pulse Injector
04. Lifeforms [Mother-32 version]
05. Devil Fish
06. Endless Time (Precious One)
07. Asteroids
08. Gravity Well
09. Lightrider
10. Planetfall
11. Birthquake
12. Last Transmission From Titan
13. Sanctuary

Aborym - Shifting.negative
25 January 2017
3.9 | 23 votes |
01. Unpleasantness
02. Precarious
03. Decadence In A Nutshell
04. 10050 Cielo Drive
05. Slipping Throught The Cracks
06. You Can't Handle The Truth
07. For A Better Past
08. Tragedies For Sales
09. Going New Places
10. Big H

Bottom 20 albums of all time: 8

8.4 | 124 votes |
01. Genesis
02. Reclaim The Sun
03. Masquerade
04. Into The Dark
05. The Drowning [bonus]
06. Death Is The Beginning
07. The Ghost
08. In Torment
09. Agnus Dei
10. The Colours Of The Cosmos
11. Apprentice Of Death

Top 20 albums of 2017: 5

Code - Lost Signal [EP]
25 January 2017
8.4 | 5 votes |
01. On Blinding Larks
02. Cocoon
03. Affliction
04. The Rattle Of Black Teeth
05. The Lazarus Cord
06. Brass Dogs

Shattered Skies - Auxilium // Vol I [EP]
23 January 2017
6.5 | 2 votes |
01. Circling The Drain
02. No One's Safe
03. Hold On For Your Life
04. Upsurge
05. The Reprisal

Amniac - Matriarch
23 January 2017
01. The Coven
02. Matriarch
03. Huntress Virgin Goddess
04. Devadasi
05. Erebos

Emptiness - Not For Music
20 January 2017
7.8 | 59 votes |
01. Meat Heart
02. It Might Be
03. Circle Girl
04. Your Skin Won't Hide You
05. Digging The Sky
06. Ever
07. Let It Fall

Infernal Angels - Ars Goetia
20 January 2017
6.6 | 7 votes |
01. Amdusias: The Sound Of Hell
02. Vine: Destroyer Of The World
03. Asmoday: The Impure Archangel
04. Purson: Matter And Spirit
05. Bael: The Fire Devour Their Flesh
06. Paimon: The Secret Of Mind
07. Balam: Under Light And Torment
08. Zagan: The Alchemist
09. Belial: The Deceiver
10. Beleth: Lord Of Chaos And Spirals

Firewind - Immortals
20 January 2017
7.8 | 75 votes |
01. Hands Of Time
02. We Defy
03. Ode To Leonidas
04. Back On The Throne
05. Live And Die By The Sword
06. Wars Of Ages
07. Lady Of 1000 Sorrows
08. Immortals
09. Warriors And Saints
10. Rise From The Ashes

Helheim - LandawarijaR
20 January 2017
8 | 29 votes |
01. Ymr
02. Baklengs Mot Intet
03. Rista Blodørn
04. LandawarijaR
05. Ouroboros
06. Synir Af Heidindomr
07. Enda-dagr

Top 20 albums of 2017: 11

The Flight Of Sleipnir - Skadi
20 January 2017
8.2 | 17 votes |
01. Awaken
02. Tenebrous Haze
03. Earthen Shroud
04. Voices
05. Falcon White

Memoriam - The Hellfire Demos II [EP]
20 January 2017
10 | 1 vote |
01. Drone Strike
02. Surrounded (By Death)

Buckethead - Nettle
20 January 2017
01. Nettle
02. Praying
03. Storms
04. Barren Part 1
05. Barren Part 2
06. Open Ancient
07. Leaving Shells

7.3 | 3 votes |
01. Sinmara - Ivory Stone
02. Misþyrming - Hof

AATHMA - Aventa
20 January 2017
6 | 2 votes |
01. Mah
02. Mithra
03. Atash
04. Ken Za
05. Hvare
06. Aban

Umbah - Ore Sun World
18 January 2017
3 | 1 vote |
01. Ore Sun World
02. World For The Wealthy
03. Been To Hell
04. Tasmanian Crazy
05. Kingdom For A Headspace
06. Top 10 Ways To Die
07. 6th Sense Rapture Engineer
08. The Land Is Dry
09. The Contemporary Fantastic
10. Delirious
11. Trixolydian Test

7.7 | 19 votes |
01. Rememory
02. Alltribe
03. Therianthrope
04. Riverthane
05. Tilikum
06. Ι.Ο.Τ.Α.
07. Hegaiamas

Chronus - Chronus
17 January 2017
8 | 1 vote |
01. White Mountains
02. Baron
03. Setting Sun
04. Avarice
05. Falling From Apogee
06. Rapture
07. City Of Light
08. Hold Me (Set Me Free)

Buckethead - Space Viking
15 January 2017
01. Space Viking (To Bernie Worrell, The Greatest Music Maker Of All)
02. Litten Well
03. Ever

Aglarond - The Last Season
14 January 2017
8 | 1 vote |
01. Drowning In Sadness
02. Dying Inside
03. So Gray
04. The Promise
05. Fragile
06. The Last Season
07. Waiting For You
08. Raistlin And The Rose [bonus] [Lake Of Tears cover]

Lancer - Mastery
13 January 2017
6.8 | 16 votes |
01. Dead Raising Towers
02. Future Millennia
03. Mastery
04. Victims Of The Nile
05. Iscariot
06. Follow Azrael
07. Freedom Eaters
08. World Unknown
09. Widowmaker
10. Envy Of The Gods
11. The Wolf And The Kraken

Grave Digger - Healed By Metal
13 January 2017
6.7 | 59 votes |
01. Healed By Metal
02. When Night Falls
03. Lawbreaker
04. Forever Free
05. Call For War
06. Ten Commandments Of Metal
07. The Hangman's Eye
08. Kill Ritual
09. Hallelujah
10. Laughing With The Dead
11. Kingdom Of The Night [Digipack bonus]
12. Bucket List [Digipack bonus]

8.3 | 177 votes |
01. On A Tuesday
02. Tongue Of God
03. Meaningless
04. Silent Gold
05. Full Throttle Tribe
06. Reasons
07. Angels Of Broken Things
08. The Taming Of A Beast
09. If This Is The End
10. The Passing Light Of Day

Top 20 albums of 2017: 7

Accept - Restless And Live [Live]
13 January 2017
8.7 | 9 votes |
Disc I
01. Stampede
02. Stalingrad
03. Hellfire
04. London Leatherboys
05. Living For Tonite
06. 200 Years
07. Demon's Night
08. Dying Breed
09. Final Journey
10. From The Ashes We Rise
11. Losers And Winners
12. No Shelter
13. Shadow Soldiers
14. Midnight Mover

Disc II
01. Starlight
02. Restless And Wild
03. Son Of A Bitch
04. Pandemic
05. Dark Side Of My Heart
06. The Curse
07. Flash Rockin' Man
08. Bulletproof
09. Fall Of The Empire
10. Fast As A Shark
11. Metal Heart
12. Teutonic Terror
13. Balls To The Wall

Gotthard - Silver
13 January 2017
7.2 | 23 votes |
01. Silver River
02. Electrified
03. Stay With Me
04. Beautiful
05. Everything Inside
06. Reason For This
07. Not Fooling Anyone
08. Miss Me
09. Tequila Symphony No. 5
10. Why
11. Only Love Is Real
12. My Oh My
13. Blame On Me
14. Walk On [bonus]
15. Customized Lovin' [bonus]

Sepultura - Machine Messiah
13 January 2017
7.5 | 108 votes |
01. Machine Messiah
02. I Am The Enemy
03. Phantom Self
04. Alethea
05. Iceberg Dances
06. Sworn Oath
07. Resistant Parasites
08. Silent Violence
09. Vandals Nest
10. Cyber God

8.3 | 26 votes |
01. Point Of Ingress (Initiatory Death)
02. The Hungry Omega
03. Elevenfolded Wrath Of Sitra Achra
04. Lord Of Putrefaction
05. The Fires Of Molok
06. Beast Of Lawlessness
07. Faceless Queen Of Bloodstained Dreams
08. Harba Di Ashm'dai
09. Ascension Of The Blind Dragon
10. Altar Of Becoming
11. Point Of Egress

7.6 | 14 votes |
01. Blackest Evocation
02. Anathema
03. Gruesome Poetics
04. Dead Inside
05. Covered In Red
06. Terror War
07. Painted Ram
08. Wretches
09. In Atrophy
10. The Answer
11. Exile
12. Consigned To Fate
13. Bone Chapel

7.4 | 5 votes |
01. First Congress
02. Rite Of Inverse Incarnation

Wolfchant - Bloodwinter
13 January 2017
7.1 | 21 votes |
01. A Wolf To Man
02. Am Schlachtfeld
03. Anthems Of Revenge
04. Bloodwinter
05. Das Bollwerk
06. Heritage Of Fire
07. New Born Killer
08. Schicksalsmacht
09. Sehnsucht

Black Anvil - As Was
13 January 2017
7.7 | 19 votes |
01. On Forgotten Ways
02. May Her Wrath Be Just
03. As Was
04. Nothing
05. As An Elder Learned Anew
06. Two Keys-Heres The Lock
07. The Way Of All Flesh
08. Ultra

Code Orange - Forever
13 January 2017
7 | 15 votes |
01. Forever
02. Kill The Creator
03. Real
04. Bleeding In The Blur
05. The Mud
06. The New Reality
07. Spy
08. Ugly
09. No One Is Untouchable
10. Hurt Goes On
11. Dream2

Orthodox - Supreme
13 January 2017
7 | 1 vote |
01. Supreme

Antiquus Scriptum
01. Conselho De Guerra (Præludium Bellicum)
02. Aljubarrota 1385
03. Terras D'el Rey (Domínios Antigos)
04. A Tear For Atægina (Trova Di Tristezza ; Movimento I)
05. Eu, O Misantropo
06. Tertúlia Das Bruxas Dançantes (Allegro Moderato ; Movimento IV)

Xerión
07. Entre As Muras Da Pena Escura
08. Na Fraga Estremecida
09. A Pena Da Moura
10. Nós, Os Miñotos
11. Os Vellos Rapaces Do Rei Celta
12. Cabaleiro Negro

Buckethead - Out Orbit
11 January 2017
01. Invisible Railroad
02. To Infinity And Beyond
03. Out Orbit
04. Assortments

ROSK - Miasma
11 January 2017
8.8 | 5 votes |
01. In Nomine Pestis
02. Infected I
03. Infected II
04. Beneath The Light

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