Eden Weint Im Grab - Geysterstunde II
Review by Windrider
4.5
If my eight-year-old mp3-player's battery had died today on my way to work, I wouldn't even have been mad. I followed Eden Weint Im Grab from their very first album on, they were a promising newcomer in the German gothic metal scene and deserved praise in various magazines. Their first two albums are awesome and the poetic non-musical album Der Herbst Des Einsamen has a very strong personal meaning for me. I even liked their last real studio album entitled Geysterstunde I when others did not (it has some good and some bad songs on it). But with its follow up, the second part of Geysterstunde, I feel like the journey is finally over.

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Decapitated - Blood Mantra
Review by wormdrink414
6.6
Tech death bands usually come in two sorts: you've got the "listen to me" types, where every member fucks around competing over the listener's attention, and then you have the "listen to us" types who don't make abysmal music. Decapitated has always been part of the second group.

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Planet Of Zeus - Vigilante
Review by R'Vannith
7.7
Zeus. Father of the gods. Bringer of lightning, thunder and hard rock hitting metal mayhemů and apparently he's also the mythological ruler of the southern United States for some reason.

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Monsterworks - Overhaul
Review by Doc Godin
5.0
Here's the thing about being eclectic; it's only good if you can execute each and every piece with an even level of quality. This...well, I applaud the attempt, but this is like trying to listen to a meth-head explain advanced calculus.

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The Haunted - Exit Wounds
Review by Doc Godin
7.9
Jesus, does anyone remember how bad The Unseen was? Good God, we all knew The Haunted weren't what they used to be, but that just got out of hand. Now it's time for The Haunted to make amends for dropping that Rise Against-tribute-turd on us. Let's just say this about Exit Wounds: Apology accepted.

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Colombian Necktie - Twilight Upon Us
Review by Doc Godin
8.3
Between Cancer Bats' Bears, Mayors, Scraps And Bones, and this grimy little massive debut, it's a pretty big wonder why the hardcore and sludge roads don't cross more often (or "sludgecore" as we're calling it now, apparently). While Cancer Bats definitely put out a stomping, yet slick, commercial friendly album with their 2010 release, Colombian Necktie is all about exploiting the raw, dirty, chaotic side of both genres.

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Morgoth - God Is Evil [Single]
Review by D.T. Metal
 
Mor who? Right. Another death metal band who called it quits nearly two decades ago wants to take another stab at it. Do we really need this?

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Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden
Review by R'Vannith
8.5
If you could encase within a coffin all that is texturally appealing about doom metal, Pallbearer knowingly carry six of these coffins to their grave in Foundations Of Burden. This is not to suggest that they simply bring the traditional sound of a genre to its untimely end, but, rather, in our modern era they place it respectfully in an ideal and honourable resting place. Ad Memoriam Doom.

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22-26 January 2015

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Staff pick
Trap Them - Blissfucker
Grindcore/Hardcore

As always, Trap Them deliver their filthy tsunami of grind-infused hardcore to the table and it's as delicious as ever. Fire it up and play it loud.

Listen here.


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Picked by: J. N.
Thumbs up: Doc Godin, Mr. Doctor
 
Arjen Lucassen - Updates On Album With Anneke Van Giersbergen 27.08

Back in April, Ayreon's mastermind Arjen Anthony Lucassen revealed that he was working on a new project, a double album with singer Anneke Van Giersbergen (Anneke Van Giersbergen, Devin Townsend, ex-The Gathering). If you were curious to know more about it, Arjen just gave an update and the album is already being recorded. Bassist Johan van Stratum (Stream Of Passion) will play bass on the album and Ed Warby recorded the drums. Rob Snijders, who played drums on Ayreon's The Universal Migrator Part I: The Dream Sequencer and on Arjen's solo album Lost In The New Real, also recorded... (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra - To Hit The Studio 27.08

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra is a collaboration group formed by Mastodon guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds and The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman, featuring ex-Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery and ex-The Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore. The group is going to hit the studio at the end of this month with producer Ross Robinson, who has also produced for bands like Korn and Slipknot. (by Fallen Ghost)   Read more ››
 
Prong - New Video Online 27.08

Industrial metal veterans Prong are gearing up to hit the road this September in North America in support of their latest release, Ruining Lives, which came out earlier this year via SPV/Steamhammer. Prong recently filmed a new video for the song "Remove, Separate Self". Brian Cox and Marcelo Palomino directed the clip, which you can watch below. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Manes - Unveil New Album Artwork And Tracklist 27.08

Avantgarde group Manes haven't released a new album since 2007's How The World Came To An End but that is about to change. The Norwegians are gearing up to release a new record this October and the artwork and tracklist of Manes' upcoming new album Be All End All have now been revealed. Feast your eyes on it below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Destrose - Unveil New EP Cover 27.08

All-woman heavy metallers Destrose have revealed the cover for their forthcoming EP - or "mini album" - The Prologue. Due out on September 24th, it'll be their first release to feature new vocalist Lisa, who replaced Marina Hebiishi back in June. (by Ruchesko)   Read more ››
 
Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014 - Denver, CO - 13 Jul 2014 29.07

The annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! Great variety of bands, I always have a blast, it's always fun, the weather is always way too hot and this year's event was almost no exception. Yes, almost no exception; the timing of the festival couldn't be worse and the decision to split the Colorado show into two events didn't help the cause neither. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Amaranthe - American Beauty Car Show, Haapsalu Episcopal Castle, Haapsalu, Estonia, 19.07.2014 28.07

Haapsalu is a small and beautiful Estonian resort town by the sea. Each July its quiet is disturbed by an invasion of owners and admirers of the American car industry. Shining cars, roaring engines, burning rubber, cruising, and a drag race on the airfield strip - American Beauty Car Show has got it all. If you're into all that, it's the place to be. Naturally, this also calls for musical entertainment of varied sorts, which somehow managed to grab my attention for the first time with only one name - Amaranthe. Just because I happen to like them. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #2 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 23.07

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveler 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 Megalodoom, Kylfingar, Svengali, Anopheli, Whetstone and The Ralph. (by Nefarious, Abattoir, R Lewis, Troy Killjoy, BloodTears)   Read more ››
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Allegaeon - Formshifter (2012)

You know what's great? Melodic death metal that still happens to be death metal...Rather than some ambiguous melodic riffing put through thickened production with death growls laid over top. None of that crap here, Formshifter is what you could call a quintessential melodic death metal album in the truest sense of the term. (by Doc Godin)   Read more ››

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Nevermore frontman Warrel Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard are both certified chefs, and once owned a restaurant together in Seattle.

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