Deus X Machina - X
Review by Susan
7.0
Deus X Machina's X is power metal with strong heavy metal leanings. These Argentines released a debut that comes out of the gate with mountains of energy to spare, a classic metal influence, and a singer with strong high notes even a dog can't hear. The opening track even reminded me of Hibria's debut Defying The Rules: The Power Metal Version. The youthful energy here is the main selling point; each listen was exciting and I couldn't...

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Almøst Human - Ø [EP]
Review by R Lewis
 
In Flames, anybody?

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Ravenscry - The Attraction Of Opposites
Review by dismaleuphony
9.1
Ravenscry's second full-length takes everything from their debut, improves on it, experiments even more, and offers thirteen songs of absorbing, introverted melodies that have had me returning to the album for months now.

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Bloodtruth - Obedience
Review by Ilham
5.5
I'm tired and angry. I won't make the slightest effort to make this review interesting, or easy to read. Nor will I try to be original. And I certainly won't resort to intricate sentences to make this longer than it has to be. Why would I put more work into this than Bloodtruth did when writing the album?

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Phosphorus - Assassinat
Review by Doc Godin
8.2
There's really something special about finding a band like this - young, energetic and untainted by over-familiarity. Hearing Phosphorus' full-length debut is akin to hearing Absu or Skeletonwitch for the first time all over again.

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Silent Planet - The Night God Slept
Review by Ilham
8.5
The best thing about growing older is not knowing yourself better, but coming to the realisation you actually don't know that much. I never would have thought an album by a Christian metalcore band could actually move the doubtful heart of a hardened atheist such as mine. Silent Planet tamed the cold bitch in me for the short while I needed to write this review. I'll proceed to tell you how.

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Revocation - Deathless
Review by Mattybu
 
Revocation's self-titled album released in 2013 left me thinking two main things. The first being (aside from "Spastic") it was bad, and the second being despite its badness, the people in this band have the potential to drop a cataclysmic shit-wrecking album that would do the thrash and death genres proper justice.

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Tengger Cavalry - Ancient Call
Review by Susan
8.7
I went looking for some great folk metal since none had yet found me this year. In 2012 I took this same journey and found Wilderun on the unlikely shores of Boston; I have again struck folk metal gold in the equally unlikely city of Beijing.

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Supported event

Dying Fetus: European Tour 2014

France, Toulouse (Le Dynamo)
25 November 2014

Dying Fetus
Goatwhore
Fallujah
Malevolence
Staff pick
Down - Down IV - Part Two
sludge

Doomy, Sludgy Stonerrifferic hails to Sabbath. Sure, Phil's voice sounds a tad ravaged by time, but group has it's mojo on with second part of IV.

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System Of A Down - Announce Wake Up The Souls Tour 24.11

While System Of A Down haven't released a new album since 2005's Hypnotize and Mezmerize, they continue to tour and perform live. Next year, the group will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with their Wake Up The Souls Tour, commencing on April 10th and concluding with their first-ever performance in Armenia with a free show in Yerevan's Republic Square. Check out the tour dates below. Maybe you can catch the band live near you. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
AC/DC - Share New Video 24.11

After premiering a video for the tune "Play Ball", AC/DC give us another video to watch today. The song used is their second single, "Rock Or Bust". So far, you have been able to enjoy two new songs from AC/DC. Watch their new clip below. The band filmed it with director David Mallet in England. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
SIG:AR:TYR - New Album In The Works, Tracklist Announced 24.11

The best of news for fans of blackened folk are here. Like a stealthy Viking raider, SIG:AR:TYR has been preparing a new expedition. After becoming a live ensemble and following a four-year gap after Godsaga, the band is preparing the new album Northen and the tracklist has already been unveiled. And there will be real drums on the next SIG:AR:TYR album. (by Czerny Reiter)   Read more ››
 
Foscor - Unveil New Album Teaser 24.11

With the release date of their fourth full-length album fast approaching, black metallers Foscor have released a teaser video for Those Horrors Wither as a hint of what to expect from the full album. The teaser can be seen below. Did it make you want to hear more? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Ides Of Gemini - New Video Released 24.11

Having recently released their new album Old World New Wave, Ides Of Gemini have presented a new video for the track "Seer Of Circassia" from the record. This haunting new video was directed by Daciana Birladeanu and you can enjoy it right here right now. If you didn't know the band before, this is an opportunity to listen to Ides Of Gemini. Dig in! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Damnation Festival 2014 - Leeds, England, 1st November 2014 22.11

School, university, jobs, relationships... a lot can change in ten years. There might not be too many consistencies in life these days, but for the past ten years, the Damnation Festival has been a must - a necessity - for anyone who appreciates this kind of music. With the move to Leeds the festival grew bigger than probably anyone expected it to, and as we find ourselves in the year 2014 the festival is a streamlined, professional operation for all to enjoy. (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››
 
Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Sinilind, Tallinn, Estonia, 25.10.2014 07.11

The less you know, the better it is. This seems to be a recurring pattern with smaller gigs. It holds true that the lower your expectations are for a class act, the more room you have for a pleasant surprise. Even though I didn't go into this instrumental jazz-influenced rock night blindfolded, so to say, I wasn't nearly prepared for a concert this excellent. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Kruger & Coilguns (+ Nojia and Nesseria) in Toulouse, 22/10/2014 07.11

This report features too much hugs of a rare violence and unrestrained love - reader's discretion is advised. (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Pernicious - Pronunciation: \pər-ˈni-shəs\. Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin perniciosus, from pernicies destruction, from per- + nec-, nex violent death. Enigma - Pronunciation: \i-ˈnig-mə, e-\. 1 : an obscure speech or writing 2 : something hard to understand or explain 3 : an inscrutable or mysterious person. The Pernicious Enigma. Throughout their existence, Esoteric have dropped quite a few Doom-bobs on our detestable heads with... (by Lucas)   Read more ››

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