Dark Forest (UK) - Beyond The Veil
Review by Susan
Yeah, I like classic Elvenking, too.


Lascaille's Shroud - The Roads Leading North
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
You know that Lascaille's Shroud is a great band because I'm not pissed off that I had to sit through over two hours of album just to hear The Roads Leading North a single time.


We Are The Catalyst - Elevation
Review by Susan
Spoiler alert: it kicks ass. In fact, this is exactly how to present a sophomore album:


Mistur - In Memoriam
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Mistur excels at creating atmosphere. In Memoriam is lousy with layers of instrumentation that never cease building on each other, and the results are monstrous in scale.


ADX - Non Serviam
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
For a band in its fourth decade of existence, ADX sounds surprisingly spry and spirited. No, scratch that - for any band, ADX has a lot of heart, a lot of charisma, and a clear, powerful sound that seems to be quite rare in today's speed and thrash circles.


Kognitiv Tod - Eternal Return
Review by Apothecary
Psychedelic black metal. There's something about this bizarre union of genres that actually works a lot better than most would probably expect. Black metal, as hypnotizing and otherworldly as it often is, seems to be an almost ideal partner for the dreamlike realms of psilocybin, ego death, and spirit guardians. The inclination towards pushing boundaries in both genres has led to a pleasant diversity of sounds among psychedelic black metal bands, some very dark and chaotic, others embracing a more mellow, "floating" type feeling. Kognitiv Tod opts for the latter formula.


Zeal And Ardor - Devil Is Fine
Review by Windrider
Once in a while there comes a time when new ways open up for music. Frontiers are being torn down and ideas can stream freely, going on a journey that takes them through many discussions and lets the creator experience both hatred and admiration. It always takes its time until a new sound is essentially established and the occasions where one can witness the birth of a new style are rare. So we are truly fortunate drunkards to live in the time where Zeal And Ardor release their second album to date, Devil Is Fine.


Abbath - Abbath
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Seven years and a blizzard of litigation have passed since we last heard the batrachoid gnarring of Immortal frontman and painty-faced Boston terrier Abbath. Amidst internal struggles and various controversies, what was supposed to be a glorious return to fame quickly descended into an uncomfortable mistake. Frolic at the heart of winter for too long and you're bound to catch cold.


Sabaton - Guitarist Quits 25.07

Swedish power metal warriors Sabaton just announced that one brother-in-arms will leave the band. Thobbe Englund has decided to depart. Thobbe will do some more shows during the summer and play his final gig with Sabaton in their hometown Falun, on their own festival Sabaton Open Air, for the release party of the new album, The Last Stand. After that, a new guitar player will carry on the torch. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
40 Watt Sun - New Album Details Revealed 25.07

Back in 2014, British doomsters 40 Watt Sun announced plans for a new album. Wider Than The Sky has now been announced as the title of that new album. This is the follow-up to their 2011 debut, The Inside Room. Furthermore, you can already check out the cover, teaser and also song titles from the opus. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Asphyx - Share New Album Artwork, Tracklist 25.07

Asphyx have just reveled today the gruesome artwork of their upcoming record, Incoming Death. The opus is coming out on September 30th, 2016 via Century Media Records, and the Dutch death metal division is now revealing the album's cover artwork created by Axel Hermannand and its tracklist. See it in all its glory here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
S-Tool - New Band From Ville Laihiala 25.07

Vocalist Ville Laihiala of Sentenced and Poisonblack fame has launched a new band called S-Tool. He is joined in the Finland-based group by drummer Aksu Hanttu (Entwine), bassist Kimmo Hiltunen (Lullacry) and guitarist Sami Leppikangas. If it looks interesting to you, check out their video for the song "Shovel Man" here to get an idea of the music. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Saint Vitus - To Release Live Vol. 2, Debut Track 25.07

Saint Vitus just announced a new live release! The doom metal pioneers also unveiled the first raw track taken from their forthcoming live album, Live Vol. 2. The classic "War Is Our Destiny" is now streaming online and available for your listening pleasure below. Season of Mist will issue the follow-up to Live (1990) on September 23rd. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Part One: Why You Should Go Next Year 12.07

Wow, it's already July; time is flying fast and the organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise are hard at work hammering out the details for the 2017 edition. I expect information for the public sale to be released any day now (veteran cruisers already have the chance to book) and if you are still on the fence about finally scratching The Original, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise off your bucket list, then this article is for YOU. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
ScreamingSteel's Top 10 Best Metal Covers of Non-Metal Songs 11.07

The more I branch out into different forms of content on Metal Storm, the more I realize something: I don't have all that many original ideas myself, but I sure can parrot other people's work like nobody's business. That revelation made my next choice of publication inevitable: my own installment of the covers list thing, so that you may all cower at yet further evidence of my superior tastes. If you think I've missed something, I encourage you to check Dane Train's or BitterCOld's list to see if the song was already featured, and then to voice your concern in a civil... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
Roadburn Festival 2016 - Day 4: Afterburner 08.07

After the usual procrastination and delay, Apothecary and Mr. Doctor are happy to bring you the much overdue final installation of our coverage of this year's Roadburn Festival. (by Apothecary, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
Skyforger 22.07

Bad English: This may be a weird question, but how do you envision the Latvian metal scene if bands such as Skyforger and Heaven Grey had never existed? Peter Kvetkovskis: Well, there was always and still is another bands around - the metal scene here is quite big enough even without Skyforger or Heaven Grey. The question is how unique and original those bands are, but that's another topic to talk about I guess. It is very hard to make your name worldwide if you are from such a small far away country like Latvia is. You must be somehow original to stand out from millions of bands playing... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Civil War 18.07

Bad English: Hi. Thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. NPJ: No problems!! Bad English: Can you introduce yourself, and tell us how you decided to become a singer and how you started listening to metal? NPJ: Oh, well things just happened. I've always had the music inside me and when the NWOBHM came: I found my destiny. What can I say? Metal is my life! Bad English: You're from Borlänge, right? And you support Leksands IF? NPJ: Yes, I am from Kvarnsveden, Borlänge Kommun and of course I support Leksand. There is no alternative. Well, now Borlänge... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Pantheist 14.07

Bad English: Hi. Thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. Kostas Panagiotou: It's a pleasure as Metal Storm is one of my favourite metal sites on the net! Bad English: Can you introduce yourself, and tell us about your first steps into music, both as a listener and as a musician? KP: I grew up in Greece and you are immediately exposed to a lot of music in this country. Greeks like to party, and as they are emotional people they also like to express their emotions through listening to their favourite songs, so music is everywhere. I only started to think of myself as a... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
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To-Mera - Exile (2012)

To-Mera is a bit like a blacksmith's puzzle. It's a challenge to untangle, and it's even a bigger challenge to put it back together. It also appears to have many solutions. It's like a jigsaw that fits together in more ways than one. Exile is a musical puzzle that needs solving in parallel in different dimensions. It appears straightforward, and therefore bland. Turns out, that's just a smokescreen. (by Ivor)   Read more ››

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Katatonia has covered songs by non-metal artists Jeff Buckley (Nightmares by the Sea) and the Will Oldham project Palace Music (O How I Enjoy the Light).

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