Ethereal Shroud - They Became The Falling Ash
Review by BitterCOld
8.0
I like walking around my new home of Asuncion at night. After dark the city takes on a different feel. Opting to meander in new directions through new barrios is very intriguing and, at times, tinged with a little danger. I think with They Became The Falling Ash I've found the soundtrack to my next few explorations.

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Leviathan - Scar Sighted
Review by Apothecary
9.0
Any devout follower of black metal should know the name of Leviathan, a project that has helped to give America a significant presence in the genre's international scene time and time again. After a four year absence, and dealing with a few of life's many curveballs, Jeff Whitehead is back on the music scene, assaulting our eardrums with a new album from his twisted offspring. Beware: things are about to get ominous, and there's no playing it safe here.

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Muck - Your Joyous Future
Review by Ilham
7.6
Nothing generic can come out of a country that produced Björk.

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Enslaved - In Times
Review by Apothecary
7.8
Let no one ever have to question the consistency of the Norsemen in Enslaved. From the icy black metal of their debut, right down to the more complex nature of their recent material, the band have garnered a well deserved reputation as mature and innovative songwriters. 2015's In Times is a slightly more accessible mark in their discography, one that, while good, also feels as though it could have gone a little bit deeper.

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Dysrider - Bury The Omen
Review by Susan
6.0
Formerly known as Trophallaxy, these Swiss players changed their name for the new record. Bury The Omen features symphonic metal, yes, but also a large death and melodeath quotient. It's really an interesting combo because sometimes one style is more clear and other times it's bundled into this sticky ball of genres-be-damned goo. Quite cool.

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Satan's Host - Pre-Dating God Part 1
Review by Doc Godin
6.0
Satan's Host - hosting a bunch of cool sounds with little clue how to arrange them.

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Lords Of The Trident - Frostburn
Review by Susan
 
Lords Of The Trident are doing for heavy metal what Gloryhammer do for power metal: play cheesy music in costumes with axes and make it completely serious and awesome.

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A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
Gentlemen music!

The gentlemen's club of A Forest Of Stars came again from the 1890's to bring us their fourth album of their unique take on atmospheric black metal.

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Metal Storm Awards - Voting Closed 01.03

Last year we celebrated the 10th edition of the Metal Storm Awards, and earlier this year we observed the Awards' 10th anniversary with its own special competition. Now, finally, the 2014 Awards have come to a close. Countless bands and users alike have come and gone in those years, but the spirit of the Awards has remained the same; as we like to say, it's not about who wins and loses, but about discovering new bands. While this year's Awards had a smaller voter turnout than the previous couple, 2014 still had its fair share of friendly competition. (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
 
Skyforger - New Album Details Unveiled 05.03

There is another new album to look forward this year! That is the new Skyforger album. Some of you already know that for the last few years, Skyforger has been busy working on a new album. Now they have finally revealed its first details, including cover art, tracklist and release date. The album's title is Senprūsija or Old Prussia in English, and it will be released on the 6th of April. Feast you eyes on the cover below. Stay tuned for the first new song soon! (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Broken Hope - Founding Member Ryan Stanek Dies 05.03

Sad and shocking news arrive from the Broken Hope camp. Their original drummer and co-founder Ryan Syenak has passed away at the young age of 42 years old. Syenak co-founded the band with guitarist Jeremy Wagner and vocalist Joe Ptacek (who committed suicide in 2010) and he also designed the death metallers first ever logo. R.I.P. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Armored Saint - Releasing New Album This Summer 05.03

There is more heavy metal coming your way courtesy of Armored Saint. Five years after they released La Raza, the Los Angeles metal unit have announced a title and release date for their upcoming album, Win Hands Down. Look for the new album out on June 2nd via Metal Blade Records. The label promises a "dynamic and enthralling metal masterpiece". (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Van Halen - Two Live Songs Available Online 05.03

Van Halen will release its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21st, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo Dome Live In Concert includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band's albums with Roth. It will be released as a double CD, four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl, and digitally beginning on March 31st, 2015. For now, you can listen to ''Panama'' and ''Runnin' With The Devil'' which have now been made available online. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 5 Issue #1 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 03.03

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Liverkick, Astral Blood, Every Hour Kills, Dö, Lo!, & Tellus Effluentia. (by Nefarious, Ilham, Susan, BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Amaranthe - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 10.02.2015 21.02

I am usually genuinely surprised when some bands come to revisit my little country in a fairly short while, say a couple of years. For them to be back in just half a year is a pretty significant achievement, especially for something as popular as Amaranthe. Well, the new album has been released between then and now, and maybe not everybody could make it to the show in Haapsalu. Given the warm reception there, it is fairly logical for the band to take to the stage here in such a short while. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Two: On Open Seas 20.02

After a quick cat-nap it was time again to get the show on the road - Day Two of 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 full steam ahead. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Korn - Korn III - Remember Who You Are (2010)

Korn's latest magnum opus is an ugly ear-sore that is not only almost completely devoid of merit but also reeks of true evil. In another reality, Korn III: Remember Who You Are could pass as a compilation of out-takes from the Korn and Life Is Peachy sessions that didn't make the cut. That is, only if the tracks here were not only sub-par but also performed with zero conviction. How is it possible that what was supposed to be a comeback album of sorts for what is, after all, an accomplished... (by jupitreas)   Read more ››

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