Project Pain - Thrashed To Kill
Review by BitterCOld
7.6
Thrashed To Kill resulted in drinks spilled. When last we left Project Pain, I reviewed their debut I Have Sinned, the first album of some old school Dutch thrashers. With Thrashed To Kill it seems the band has continued their thrashin' ways, gobbling up Gouda, pounding Jenever, sticking their fingers in dikes and shoving their wooden shoes up the backsides of poor posers. Thrash. Sorry, hadn't used that word in a sentence or two, needed to get it in.

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Unleashed - Dawn Of The Nine
Review by Doc Godin
7.0
It's been nine, count 'em, nine years since we've seen any color on an Unleashed album cover. What does this mean? Are Unleashed taking us down a path they've never taken us before? Are we going to [metaphorically] taste and smell brand new melodeath flavors and aromas?

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Acid King - Middle Of Nowhere, Center Of Everywhere
Review by BitterCOld
7.6
Retro-sounding female fronted psychedelic stoner doom… but before you dismiss them as another Janey Come Lately, do realize Acid King have been kicking out the jams for more than 20 years.

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Heidevolk - Velua
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.0
Though co-lead vocalist Joris Boghtdrincker departed from Heidevolk a couple of years ago, they could not in good conscience abandon their trademark vocal harmonies, and so the barrel-chested tag-team remains intact with the new addition of Lars Vogel. At least their signature sound hasn't changed with the line-up, but Velua is a very slow starter.

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Skyforger - Senprūsija
Review by deadone
8.0
To be honest I had some reservations reviewing a folk black metal band. Given that the closest I get to either genres is Bathory one can understand my trepidation. Then to my surprise it turns out Skyforger's new album Sensprūsija offers a more multifaceted approach including large chunks of heavy and thrash metal circa 1988!

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Santo Rostro - II: The Bleed
Review by BitterCOld
7.8
"Spanish bongs in Andalucia… Stoner jams rawk balls for 39" minutes*. Pardon the intro. If it makes sense to you, you earn dos puntos frescos. If not, be sure to check out The Clash… but only after getting sonically plowed by Santo Rostro.

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Three Steps To The Ocean - Migration Light
Review by tea[m]ster
8.4
Three Steps To The Ocean are a four-piece instrumental band from Italy. They have been around for quite a while, having released three records since 2007. They play a specific style of atmospheric post rock/metal with some sludge, doom and experimental touches. Migration Light is the fourth title in their catalog, continuing what has been one of more remarkable "fly under the radar" kind of rides I have ever seen. It's been a very secretive trudge through the desensitized network of post rock/metal for Three Steps To The Ocean, and they may be one of the best bands doing it that you've never heard of.

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Six Feet Under - Crypt Of The Devil
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
3.0
Chris Barnes ruins everything.

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Supported event

Nightwish: North American Tour 2015

USA, San Francisco, CA (Warfield Theatre)
28 April 2015

Nightwish
Delain
Sabaton
Staff pick
Ghost Ship Octavius - Ghost Ship Octavius
Melodic/progressive metal

Matt Wicklund and Van Williams make a winning team in Ghost Ship Octavius's debut album. Their talent to produce intricate, hard-hitting songs combined with the soaring performance of vocalist Adōn Fanion reaches epic proportions. Dark in atmosphere and themes, Ghost Ship Octavius borrows elements like groovy riffs à la Nevermore and Communic, and the melodic virtuosity of the likes of Darkwater. Add outstanding solos and a grandiose sound to the equation, and you have a very auspicious start for this band.

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Evergrey - Factory, Tallinn, Estonia, 26.03.2015 10.04

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The articles in this series begun by our own Baz Anderson are designed to give a brief overview of a band's entire discography, so as to provide a clear point of entry for the uninitiated. It offers a different approach from the typical review format, for the curious newcomer to a well-traveled band. Manowar Heavy/power metal USA Manowar helped kick off the American power metal scene back in the '80s with their self-referential bombast and overdriven melodic metal. While their fame stems as much from their seemingly-blissful goofiness (and… 'memorable' artwork) as from their... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
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Fatal Smile - World Domination (2008)

Fatal Smile comes from Sweden and "World Domination" is their second album. I've just discovered this combo with this new release but definitely this is a good band which plays a nice catchy Hard Rock. Between Glam and heavy Hard Rock, Fatal Smile is an interesting band, especially if you like the Hard Rock scene from the south of USA. Big heavy riffs mixed with melodic tunes are two of the the ingredients of the recipe of this new Fatal Smile. The band doesn't come from USA... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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Morbid Angel

The band has a tradition of releasing albums in alphabetical order beginning with the title's first letter. The only exception is Abomination, which has been ready in 1986 but wasn't released because the band wasn't satisfied with it (later released in 1991).

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