Snailking - Storm
Review by R'Vannith
7.6
All things considered from a human's perspective, a snail is a pretty vulnerable little creature. Not Snailking though. They have a vice-versa kind of deal going on in their full-length debut. The snail is the listener, and the bottom of a heavily flattening boot is this band's low-end and bass burgeoning delivery of doom. It's not an ideal situation for any snail, as Snailking remorselessly reigns here.

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Hemina - Nebulae
Review by Introspekrieg
9.0
"Love is a friendship set to music."

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Earthship - Withered
Review by tea[m]ster
8.5
Former The Ocean drummer Jan Oberg and his neat little band from Berlin, Germany, Earthship, have exploded onto the sludge/stoner landscape with their third release, Withered - a short but substantial 30-minute piece of music that's broken down to 10 archaic and bludgeoning riff clinics. The tunes are catchy, likable, and most of all, heavy.

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Warhound - Next Level
Review by Doc Godin
7.7
Metal and hip hop? Being a fan of both, I can honestly say it's usually a remedy for embarrassing disaster, or something to listen to with that overt irony (see: Limp Bizkit). Props to Warhound for beating down the skeptics.

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Earth - Primitive And Deadly
Review by Apothecary
9.0
Earth require little introduction for fans of drone. Their debut album has become so legendary in the scene that even Stephen O'Malley (a legend in his own right) was inspired to start a project named after one of its tracks. However, the band demonstrated soon after that they were never content to sit in this one style, and have been consistently reinventing themselves ever since. 2014's Primitive And Deadly only continues this trend, further proving that Earth aren't running out of the tricks in their hat anytime soon.

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Angrepp - Libido
Review by Doc Godin
 
Ahhh, black metal and punk, when that combo is done right, it's like tasting Oreos for the first time all over again. Crunchy, yet sweetly addictive.

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Trioscapes - Digital Dream Sequence
Review by Apothecary
 
When can a band you really don't care for yield one that you do? Why, when the band in question has a member who forms another band that's overall better and more enjoyable, of course. Enter the case of Dan Briggs' Trioscapes.

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Blues Pills - Blues Pills
Review by R'Vannith
9.0
Psychedelic rock has always been a diverse and creative musical niche, the more upbeat and rhythmically infectious examples of the subgenre usually facilitating the modus operandi to which its fans would stereotypically respond with: "whoa, groovy vibes." When a band lives and breathes the general ideals that held sway over rock music as exemplified from the mid-60's to the mid-70's, and manages to make it seem as if this time has come all over again through sound waves instilling euphoric nostalgia, you know you've hit something hippies would consider gold, if they had any materialistic interest in shiny metals. The feeling of an entire decade has been conveniently, colourfully and convincingly compressed into one audible pill, a first full dose this Swedish based band has self-labelled as Blues Pills.

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Striker - City Of Gold
Speed, thrash metal

METAL up your arse !!!

And here I thought Striker couldn't top their 2012 release Armed To The Teeth. And then they record this one. Any fan of the genre, or those who like headbanging to the max should will enjoy City Of Gold.

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Faith No More - To Release New Album 02.09

It's now official: Faith No More are releasing a new album! After hinting that they were getting creative, bassist Bill Gould told Rolling Stone that the alternative metal giants are set to release their seventh album, their first in 18 years, in April 2015. So, Faith No More are making a new record to follow Album Of The Year. In fact, they are recording it already. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Cult Of Fire - New EP Details Unveiled 02.09

Czech black metallers Cult Of Fire will release their 4th studio output entitled Čtvrtá Symfonie Ohně (The Fourth Symphony of Fire) on the 8th of December 2014. According to the band, It was originally planned to be released after Triumvirát, but since the fascination with India was so strong, everything else was put aside. Take a look at the album artwork here. (by Alien1988)   Read more ››
 
Monolithe - New Members, Plan New Album And Live Performances 02.09

Monolithe have many new things in store. Over a course of 10 years, the band has released 4 one-track full length albums, 2 EPs and one compilation, all of them being part of the same universe, the same story. "The Great Clockmaker" saga is now complete and fulfilled. Consequently, Monolithe, such as it has been known, is no more. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Korpiklaani - In The Studio 02.09

After Ensiferum also announced they are hitting the studio, now it's Korpiklaani's turn. The Finnish folk metal band is working on their new album at Petrax studio in Hollola. This new album will also feature new accordion player Sami Perttula. While the details about Manala's follow-up are still under wraps, the band has shared pictures from the studio. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Mors Principium Est - To Release New Album 02.09

The Finns Mors Principium Est are pleased to announce the release of their fifth studio album, to be entitled Dawn Of The 5th Era. These representatives of the gothenburg metal scene have set November 19th (Japan) and December 5th (Europe) as the official release dates via AFM Records of this upcoming new effort. More details can be expected soon. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
 
Progventure Part 9: Green Carnation - Another Night Under The Dam, Åseral, Norway, 31.07.2014 01.09

It seems that my Progventure prog searching trips are not only a convenient excuse to travel new places, or more often the only way of seeing bands I like I wouldn't otherwise get to see, but in some cases they are turning out to be events of a fairly unique kind. Another Night Under the Dam - the Green Carnation reunion show at the Åseral dam number 3 in Norway was unique in more ways than one. And it most definitely was special. (by Ivor)   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 ››
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Bilocate - Summoning The Bygones (2012)

Summoning The Bygones is another one of those releases that feels like it's a lot of really interesting, well-thought out components, combined together make an underwhelming experience, all things considered. (by Doc Godin)   Read more ››

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A distinctive feature of the song Pull Me Under, from their second album "Images And Words" is its lack of a conventional ending. The song simply stops at 8 minutes and 11 seconds. This abrupt ending was corrected in their Greatest Hit compiliation, with the song now stopping at 8 minutes and 13 seconds. A later Dream Theater song, "Raw Dog" (from the "God Of War: Blood & Metal album"), ends abruptly, similar to "Pull Me Under".

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