Trudger - Dormiveglia
Review by R'Vannith
8.2
Trudger; a name on its way to prominence in the sludge scene. This British band presents a new be-all and end-all for sludge metal, which is to progressively crush the listener into a fine paste with their hardcore assault and use said paste to paint a vision all their own. Trudger are artistes from the school of "hit 'em hard," closely affiliated with the school of "hit 'em where it hurts." Their creative debut, Dormiveglia demonstrates all that is fresh in the genre of sludge.

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Origin - Omnipresent
Review by Mattybu
 
Anyone play soccer or some other sport as a kid? Remember when the team went to the pizza restaurant after the game, and when the kiddies got bored they sat there and poured anything they could find on the table into one horrifying concoction? The salt, the pepper, the ice cream, maybe spit in the drink a bit for good measure.

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Funerary - Starless Aeon
Review by Doc Godin
 
How the hell do you judge an album like this? It's so good, yet simultaneously flat and deflated. Welcome to Starless Aeon... an album of amazing atmosphere built through cavernous production, yet somehow is just irritatingly substance-less.

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House Of Lords - Precious Metal
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
4.4
House Of Lords never really made it out of the '80s. While we all wish that we could say the same of certain bands, House Of Lords are not so much experiencing a perennial case of the glory days as spinning their wheels in a creative wasteland.

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Thine - The Dead City Blueprint
Review by BitterCOld
7.2
Disclaimer: This isn't metal. If you are a metal and only metal kinda person, best be off with you. Hailing from Peaceville, home to early/mid 90's corpsepainted Norwegians howling their hatred of Zarquon and disgust for society because their mum and dad didn't buy them a pony for their 6th birthday, we have Thine, who sound exactly nothing like most of the PV roster you might be familiar with on this site. Thine play atmospheric...

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Martyrdöd - Elddop
Review by wormdrink414
8.0
Were you to isolate most of the riffs on Elddop, crust probably wouldn't be the first thing that'd come to mind; the technical, dissonant riffing here floats and coils about, practically glittering half the time. It's flashy, often unstable-sounding stuff.

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Ocean Districts - Expeditions
Review by Mindheist
 
There I stood still amidst a dull, soundless, oppressively scorching night of July, steadily gazing at a horde of howling demons hanging low in the heavens and dancing to barren dirges of insufferable gloom and hollow emptiness. A quaint, rugged sound strangely resembling serenity post-mortem, oddly redolent of the reveller's trance upon opium, shifted, touch by touch, onto unceasing waves of progressive drone, sludge and post-rock madness. A mark, though unique, had reeked up from the summoned souls of three different shadows - God Is An Astronaut, Pelican and Russian Circles.

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Bölzer - Soma [EP]
Review by Mr. Doctor
9.0
There's no denying. The underground has been taken by storm. Bölzer has so far released material that barely scratches an hour in total, yet they have been recognized by almost everyone as a force to be reckoned with. How are they able to create so much with so little?

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22-26 January 2015

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Entombed A.D. - Back To The Front
Death N Roll

Hey! These guys sound a lot like Entombed!

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Picked by: Doc Godin
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Lunatic Soul - New Album Detailed 01.08

Get ready for the next Lunatic Soul album! We already know the title and the cover of the new album has also been revealed. Lunatic Soul is the solo project of Mariusz Duda, the lead singer of Riverside. The new release will be called Walking On A Flashlight Beam and will comprise almost 64 minutes of brand new music. Feast your eyes on the cover below and get in the mood with the album teaser. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Wintersun - Issue Update Regarding Crowdfunding, 'Time II' (Update) 01.08

It seems like Wintersun's mastermind Jari Mäenpää still has a lot to say about Time II after a recent update where he discussed the reasons for the delay of the album. This time, he talked about why he doesn't take the road of crowdfunding and didn't have a lot of nice things to say about the band's label, Nuclear Blast Records. (by LeChron James)   Read more ››
 
Casualties Of Cool - Second Video Released 01.08

After sharing a video for the track "Mountaintop" previously, now Devin Townsend reveals the second video off the project Casualties Of Cool. The sublime video is for the song "Flight" and was shot, directed and edited, at his own initiative, by Konrad Palkeiwicz who is one of Devin's dearest friends. Enjoy the video right here and take "Flight". (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Exodus - New Album Title, Cover Art And More Revealed 01.08

After confirming that former guitarist Kirk Hammett would be making a guest solo on their new album, Exodus now reveal much more about it. The puzzle is being revealed and the record will be titled Blood In, Blood Out. The legendary thrash metal band also unveiled the album art for their upcoming album which was illustrated by Swedish artist Par Olofsson, known for his renderings that have graced the covers of countless heavy metal albums, including Exodus' Let There Be Blood. Feast your eyes on it now! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Meshuggah - New Live DVD/Blu-Ray Details Revealed 01.08

No, it's not the new Meshuggah album yet but it is their new DVD! Commemorating the 25-year anniversary since the recording of their first EP, Sweden's extreme musical deviants Meshuggah have announced the artwork and the tracklist of their upcoming live DVD/2-CD release The Ophidian Trek, due out worldwide this fall and also available in Blu-ray via Nuclear Blast Records. Are you curious about the new DVD? (by BloodTears)   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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Reverence - The Asthenic Ascension (2012)

If you haven't noticed by now, France is fast becoming a hot-spot for experimental black metal. Over the past 10 years the ears of several unsuspecting victims have been all but abrogated by the likes of Deathspell Omega, Blut Aus Nord, S.V.E.S.T., Diapsiquir, Peste Noire... and now, Reverence. (by Troy Killjoy)   Read more ››

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"Never, Neverland" (the song from the album of the same name) was written about a girl who was locked in her room for five years for looking at a boy in the grocery store.

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