Stigmhate - Zodacare Od Zodameranu
Review by wormdrink414
6.0
Zodameranu isn't the kind of album that will get your neuronal pistons firing in any kind of unique or strained way. You could call it cruise-control black metal, and that'd be fair.

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Moab - Billow
Review by R'Vannith
7.6
Billow is a peculiar undulation. Like a sprightly psychedelic will-o'-the-wisp it entices those on the watch for regular doom in a direction well off the beaten path, all to experience the short duration of unexpectedly infiltrative riff scuff. Strangely jovial things begin to take shape in the haze, and Moab happily loom over doom with an eagerness to mix an eccentric concoction.

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Black Moth - Condemned To Hope
Review by R'Vannith
7.8
Merely hoping for their tunes to be deemed catchy isn't Black Moth's manner of proceeding. Cunningly combining rock 'n' roll energies and a darkly charred stoner metal presentation, it seems that they would condemn passable song writing to deliver catchy tunes by natural force of habit.

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Gunfire - Age Of Supremacy
Review by R Lewis
7.4
Gunfire's first new music in ten years brings all the classic metal you could ever need.

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Midnight Sin - Sex First
Review by Doc Godin
3.9
Good lord. Sleaze metal revival? Are we actually still doing this? Ugh. Midnight Sin, if this album ever had any value, it's about a decade past it's "best before" date.

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Irreversible - Surface
Review by tea[m]ster
8.8
Atlanta, Georgia's Irreversible mark a return to the glorious past with their latest release Surface. Gone are the hardcore/alternative elixirs from their last two releases, Ashes and Thorn. Back are the post metal capstones from Sins and Light.

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Necrodeath - The 7 Deadly Sins
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.4
Italian veterans Necrodeath, like many groups with 30 years and 11 albums to their names, like to play Motörhead roulette with their releases. They adhere to the same formula time after time, breaking ranks for nobody, and the quality of the album lies completely in the thrall of chance.

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Northern Oak - Of Roots And Flesh
Review by Doc Godin
8.5
Nature-y band name and album title? Equally nature-y album cover with folkloric overtones? Yeah, typical folk metal. In spite of being pretty typical in so many ways, Northern Oak have done a supremely bang-up job with Of Roots And Flesh.

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70000 Tons Of Metal 2015

USA, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Liberty Of The Seas)
22-26 January 2015

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Ensiferum
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Staff pick
Pervy Perkin - Ink
Prog

In the grand scheme of things this album has got one strength and one weakness. At the core of it the reason is one and the same. This album is so packed with different and great ideas, it's really becoming ridiculous. However, this also accounts for the length of the album and the lack of consistent direction in development of said ideas and thus it appears to be all over the place. High marks for the début effort and future promise, though.

Listen to the full album over at Bandcamp.

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