Sunset In The 12th House - Mozaic
Review by Apothecary
There can be very little denying that Edmond Karban and Christian Popescu (of Negură Bunget note) have come a long way in developing and perfecting their sound. First masters of atmosphere in Negura, they have since departed, forming the equally (if not more) impressive Dordeduh in 2009. But the ball's not stopping its rolling there, folks. Get ready for Sunset In The 12th House.


Vattnet Viskar - Settler
Review by Apothecary
If there was an award this year for "most ambiguous album cover," it would probably have to go to Vattnet Viskar's Settler. Although the image itself reveals almost nothing about the music within, the image that it recreates has powerful implications of blissful unawareness of a fast approaching doom, somber themes that Vattnet Viskar seem to capture with their heavy and airy sound.


Deathhammer - Evil Power
Review by wormdrink414
It was bumping into tables, repeating anecdotes repeatedly, hitting on old women sloppiness that made Onward To The Pits so memorable.


Damnation Angels - The Valiant Fire
Review by Ag Fox
Damnation Angels defies stereotypes.


High On Fire - Luminiferous
Review by BitterCOld
High On Fire are one of a few select bands in metal, or even in the music industry. Six albums out and none of them suck. Not too many bands you can say that about now, are there? Luminiferous marks their seventh studio release and some highly flammable straw men might have been worried that they'd run out of ideas or Matt Pike's sobriety might fuck up their awesome dynamic… Bitch, please.


Civil War - Gods And Generals
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Civil War is a history buff's dream. Finally, a metal anthem dedicated to Lord Nelson! Someone else in the world dug up the story of the USS Monitor! And who could not but respect the musical memorialization of Oskar Schindler? Sweden's second-favorite library-bound power metal venture never fail to impress - in terms of lyrical content, anyway. Unfortunately, as the saying goes… history repeats itself.


Powerwolf - Blessed & Possessed
Review by Belegûr
"I've put on the last album by mistake." These were my initial thoughts when I started listening to Blessed & Possessed; that is just how similar the opening track, "Blessed & Possessed," is to "Amen & Attack" from the previous album, Preachers Of The Night. Unfortunately this feeling of déjà vu continued throughout the rest of the album.


Antigama - The Insolent
Review by Apothecary
Within the often rigid confines of grindcore, the Polish Antigama has carved a unique identity for itself, sticking true to the genre perhaps, but also coming to weave all kinds of unusual shapes and sounds around it. 2015's The Insolent, however, sees the band easing up on the weirdness factor a bit and opting for a more straightforward approach.


Staff pick
Metallic Taste Of Blood - Doctoring The Dead
Experimental and noisy

This album is an amalgamation of ambient atmosphere, structure and noise. It's convoluted yet sensible enough not to appear to be completely out to lunch. This is food for the restless mind. If you, like me, enjoyed their début album, this will definitely sit well with you.

Try the album teaser at SoundCloud.

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Perzonal War - New Live Video Online 05.07

After recently releasing their new album, The Last Sunset, German thrash metallers Perzonal War have presented their new video. "Metalizer", the new live performance video from the group at Gernhart Studio, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest studio album which came out on June 23rd via Metalville Records. Get thrashing! (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Feridea - Announce New Singer, Preview New EP 05.07

Finnish gothic/symphonic metal band Feridea has a new frontwoman. Singer Heidi Mankinen and bassist Miika Hänninen left the band. Katra Solopuro from Katra will take over vocal duties. The band also has a new violin player, Heidi Lahtinen. Feridea is about to release a new EP, Into A Dawn, and the preview is available below. See if it is something you might enjoy. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Leprous - Launch Lyric Video, Announce New Shows 04.07

As you probably know, Leprous recently released their new opus, The Congregation. The progressive band continues to promote their newest studio album with the release of a lyric video for the dark and emotional track "Slave". The clip was created by well-known Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media. Enjoy the experience below and don't forget to see the band live on their upcoming shows. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Iced Earth - First Albums To Be Re-Released On Vinyl 04.07

If you like vinyl and Iced Earth, you might want to check this out. Century Media will release on vinyl the first four studio albums of Iced Earth in July. Iced Earth and Night Of The Stormrider will be released on July 10th, while Burnt Offerings and The Dark Saga will be released on July 17th. All four albums will come in gatefold sleeves featuring the original LP artwork. Layouts have been kept close to the layouts of the original vinyl versions as well. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Damnation Angels - New Bassist Revealed, Searching For Singer 04.07

The British band Damnation Angels faced some line-up changes lately, including the departure of bassist Rick Corbett and vocalist Per Fredrik "Pelle K" Åsly (a mutual decision). While their search for a new vocalist is still ongoing, the band has now announced Nic Southwood as their new bassist. Damnation Angels is holding auditions for their new vocalist. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Metal Storm & Review Ratings 03.07

Here we go. Metal Storm & Review Ratings Hi, I'm Troy McClure BitterCOld and you might remember me from such famous behind the MS scenes articles like So You Want To Write A Guest Review For Metal Storm?, About The Metal Storm Awards, About The Metal Storm Awards… Results Edition, and Teenage Lesbian Nurses… In Bondage. I'm back with another installment, Metal Storm & Review Ratings. (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
Nightwish & Sabaton - Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA - 28 April 2015 26.06

Nightwish,who recently toured in North America with Sabaton and Delain in tow, delivered a flawless performance at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, CA. (by Susan)   Read more ››
Mono - Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Slovenia - 23.04.2015 22.06

My interest in checking out shows of bands hailing from sub-genres like experimental post-rock, instrumental post-metal (or similar in this vein) has been present more and more over recent years. So, of course, to attend a concert of Mono in our capital city was the right thing to do. The band was touring across Europe in support of their latest double-album release: The Last Dawn and Rays Of Darkness. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
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Soilwork - The Living Infinite (2013)

Soilwork is a one trick pony. They do that trick really well...but it is still only one trick. Here is where both the strength and the weakness in this album rests. Their use of melodic death metal style verses offset with a more power metal chorus is catchy and down right fun at times. This formula is what Soilwork is know for and rightfully so; they are masters of it. There is not a song on this album that could be called weak yet none of them stand out. They all sound like Soilwork songs. There... (by Dane Train)   Read more ››

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The cover art for their 2009 opus Vast Oceans Lachrymose is a rendition of "The Deluge" - painted by John Martin in 1834 - portraying the Genesis flood narrative.

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