Amniac - Infinite
Review by tea[m]ster
6.9
It's not very often I re-visit an album that initially didn't click, even one that's been recently suggested by a friend. This is the case with Greek post-metal band Amniac and their debut release Infinite. Months ago I gave the album a pretty thorough listen and I can usually tell if I dig an album by one play through. Once in a great while, first impressions are hastily made and an album may grow stronger with each reacquaintance....

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In Other Climes - Leftover
Review by Ilham
6.8
Beautiful albums make cute reviews.

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Mourning Mist - Mourning Mist
Review by Apothecary
 
In the early 90s, a little band by the name of Katatonia put out an album called Dance Of December Souls, considered by many to have written the rulebook for blackened doom metal. Over 20 years later, Mourning Mist are saying screw it and throwing the rulebook out the window.

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No Return - Fearless Walk To Rise
Review by Mattybu
 
Ah, the golden days of thrash. Back in the 80's, when the beer flowed like wine, and masterpieces of the genre instinctively flocked to the eardrums of listeners like the salmon of Capistrano. No Return is a French thrash band who got things going right as those glorious times were about to begin their hibernation...

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Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega
Review by Susan
9.6
Juggernaut: Alpha and Omega are parts I and II of a crowning achievement in songwriting, storytelling, and performance. It is more emotional, more melodic, and far more jazz than anyone was expecting. Oh, it just oozes at times with a thick, dense jazz, which is kneaded into the metal music so well. But that's just one of many important ingredients.

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Caïna - Setter Of Unseen Snares
Review by Ilham
8.4
"Matthew McConaughey is a busta", would say a certain MetalStormer.

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Terror Empire - The Empire Strikes Black
Review by Susan
7.9
"Adventure? Excitement? A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless." Reckless indeed, bitches! The sheer reckless aggression that Terror Empire serves up will destroy your eardrums like the Empire destroyed Alderaan. Groove, thrash, some death metal, a bit of hardcore, this melange of modern extreme metal lays in wait like an exogorth space slug.

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Thulcandra - Ascension Lost
Review by Mattybu
 
When I think of death metal and black metal mixing in a melodic fashion, I think of Dissection, and you do too. Thulcandra is a band heavily influenced by the aforementioned masters of the genre, and on their new album Ascension Lost, they pack it full with everything a fan of the genre could want.

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Supported event

Behemoth & Cannibal Corpse: North American Winter Tour 2015

USA, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
08 February 2015

Behemoth
Cannibal Corpse
Aeon
Tribulation
Staff pick
Vise Versa - Living A Lie
Alternametal

The fact that Franky Costanza is the drummer should be enough to convince you to check this out. If that's not good enough then Jon Howard is also the vocalist. If neither of these 2 facts mean anything to you then you just must not know who those guys are.



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Voivod - New Song Streaming Online 28.01

How about a new tune from Voivod? The Canadian metal innovators recently recorded a new song for a split 7" vinyl release with Century Media labelmates At The Gates. The collector's item will be available in stores on April 7th and you can now check out the Voivod 7-minute track, "We Are Connected", in the YouTube clip below. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
HIM - Drummer Quits 28.01

Drummer Mika Kristian "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen has announced that he is leaving the Finns HIM. He has been in the band for a long time, since 1999 and now leaves because he feels it's time to move on and pursue his own musical interests. However, there is no animosity between him and the band. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Minsk - Reveal New Album Details, Coming In April 28.01

Minsk fans rejoice because the band's new album is finally dropping in April! After a six-year slumber, the follow-up to 2009's With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone is called The Crash & The Draw and has been scheduled for release on April 7th 2015 in North America through Relapse Records. To build up the anticipation, you can check out the album's cover art as well as the tracklist below. Get ready! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Jupiter - Release New Video 28.01

Visual kei power quintet Jupiter have released a new video for "The Birth Of Venus". The song is the opening track from the band's sophomore album The History Of Genesis, which was released January 7th via Universal Music Japan. You can watch the new video below. (by Ruchesko)   Read more ››
 
Pryapisme - Upcoming EP Streaming In Full 28.01

You can discover now the complete upcoming EP of Pryapisme, Futurologie, on their label's Bandcamp page. It is streaming in full ahead of its release on February 9th (10th in the USA) via Apathia Records. Enjoy! How do you rate it? (by Jehan)   Read more ››
 
A Year In Metal - 2014: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors 16.01

Compare our (Staff, Elites, and Official Contributors) highlights to your lists and have fun voting on the upcoming Metal Storm Awards. The folks at the 'Tower' \m/ (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - The Bands 11.01

Dear winter in Colorado - you suck and will NOT be missed. The countdown to this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise is thankfully in full swing. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Goatwhore, Dying Fetus and support in Toulouse, 25/11/2014 13.12

As soon as the Toulouse date of this tour was announced, I knew I had to come. Goatwhore coming here? Hell yeah!!! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Before The Dawn - Deathstar Rising (2011)

Before The Dawn have been around for over a decade, establishing themselves as one of Finland's most prominent metal acts. Their gothic-tinged melodic death metal has captured audiences worldwide, while the brains behind the music - musical puppet master Tuomas Saukkonen - has all but kept the core sound intact throughout the years. Saukkonen's ultimate goal is to essentially shed the band of its gothic metal skin, exemplified by Deathstar Rising and its predecessor's more forward... (by Troy Killjoy)   Read more ››

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Iced Earth

Former vocalist, John Greely, was ejected from the band after making anti Semite comments while on tour with Blind Guardian in Europe. Jon Schaffer took John Greely to a former concentration camp in hopes of trying to change Greely's attitude. While they were there, John Greely made anti Semite comments towards a Jewish man who was praying. Greely also expected that since he was the front man of a band that he should be getting more money. When his wishes were not met, he tried to steal money from the band and was immediately kicked out as a result.

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