Occultation - Silence In The Ancestral House
Review by R'Vannith
7.0
Occultation's doom metal eludes expectations. Contained in Silence In The Ancestral House, the occult receives an unusually mixed meaning.

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Moanaa - Descent
Review by tea[m]ster
8.7
Right under our noses there is a post-metal revolution happening in the eastern European countries. It seems Greece, Russia, Ukraine and Poland have joined the party late and fallen in love with this genre, because now, more than ever, most of my highly rated post-metal albums have come from those places. Adding to this trend are Poland's Moanaa and their debut LP Descent. Using a "typical" post-metal format, Descent isn't musically ground breaking but a laudable example of what fans of this scene should want and expect.

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Young And In The Way - When Life Comes To Death
Review by Ilham
7.3
"Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?" asks Lana Del Rey. Will you still love Young And In The Way when they're no longer young and hardcore? I ask you.

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Monster Magnet - Milking The Stars: A Reimagining Of Last Patrol
Review by Apothecary
8.0
What is a "reimagining," exactly? In the case of Monster Magnet, it means just what it seems to be implying: a reinterpretation of a previous work, taking a fresh lens of perspective to it and going all out from there. Thus, Milking The Stars is not a new album, at least not as we would typically understand the term. But in many ways it might as well be.

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Anguish - Mountain
Review by R'Vannith
7.4
Further brandishing of the severed fox head signals two things for traditionally epic doom: more Anguish and fewer afforded comforts. Between you and the end is a Mountain of unembellished metal as bitter and unrelenting as the winter wind. Archaic style is delivered here without penitence.

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Abysmal Dawn - Obsolescence
Review by deadone
7.4
Too often modern death metal bands seem content to imitate genre originators ala Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse or Deicide. Hence, it is refreshing to hear a band that plays traditional death metal and somehow manages to come across as reasonably unique. And, with Obsolescence, Abysmal Dawn do just that.

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Vermin Womb - Permanence [EP]
Review by Ilham
8.2
Call me lazy, call me uncreative, but I am going to spare you the usual accumulation of cute little metaphors that are supposed to convey the brutal nature of the piece of music being reviewed. I'm not going to tell you to imagine how this or that feels, nor compare it to large objects entering the orifices you were or were not born with. I'll be just as straightforward as Permanence is.

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Kayo Dot - Coffins On Io
Review by Introspekrieg
 
"Leaving the world behind is the best experience most feeble minds fear to try."

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Supported event

Damnation Festival 2014 - 10th Anniversary

United Kingdom, Leeds (Leeds University Union)
01 November 2014

Bolt Thrower
Cannibal Corpse
Saint Vitus
Ahab
Raging Speedhorn
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http://www.damnationfestival.co.uk/news
 
Antropomorphia - New Video Released 31.10

Dutch death metallers Antropomorphia have recently released a new album entitled Rites Ov Perversion a month ago. In order to promote their newest record, they now revealed a new video for the track "Nekrovaginal Secretions". The video was directed by S. Roth and you can view the censored version of the video below, or, if you want to see the band being faithful to the song title, the uncensored version is available on their website. (by ManiacBlasphemer)   Read more ››
 
Pain Of Salvation - Release New Video 31.10

Pain Of Salvation have launched a new video. The atmospheric video clip was directed by Stefan Daniels for the brilliant song "1979". The track first appeared on the Swedish proggers' album Road Salt Two (2011) and is also taken from the upcoming acoustic album Falling Home. Don't forget to watch the new video here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Shining (NOR) - Drummer Tobias Ørnes Andersen Joins Permanently 31.10

Norwegian group Shining (NOR) has clarified their drummer situation after being asked who their drummer is: Torstein Lofthus, who has been in the band since 1999, or Tobias Ørnes Andersen, who has been performing live with the band since 2013. The frontman Jørgen Munkeby has stated that Torstein Lofthus is officially out of the band and Tobias Ørnes Andersen (ex-Ørkenkjøtt, Leprous, Ihsahn) joined permanently. Also, the band has been recording new songs that they plan to release next year but the details are still under wraps. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Blaze Of Perdition - New Album Details Revealed 31.10

Polish black metallers Blaze Of Perdition released a statement regarding their upcoming new album entitled Near Death Revelations. As of yet, it is not known when the band plans to release this new record, but they revealed the cover artwork as well as the tracklist for it, both of them available below. The band was involved in a terrible car accident last year which ended with the death of their bassist and with heavy injuries sustained by their vocalist and drummer. (by ManiacBlasphemer)   Read more ››
 
Freak Kitchen - New Animated Video Released 31.10

Freak Kitchen, who released the new album Cooking With Pagans in September, have debuted their new video. The animated video is for the track "Freak Of The Week" and was created by Juanjo Guarnido (of Blacksad and Disney fame). A successful Kickstarter campaign brought in no less than a $140,000 to finance the work of drawing an entire video, frame by frame. So, this should be good right? See it for yourself here below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Deicide, Septicflesh & Others - Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO USA - 19 Oct 2014 30.10

Another day, another show. But with bands such as Septicflesh, Inquisition, Abysmal Dawn and Carach Angren in tow, Deicide proved once again that they are still a force to reckon with. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Amorphis - Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia, 09.10.2014 25.10

Amorphis seem to swing by Estonia regularly enough in recent times that I'm slowly starting to lose count of how many times I've seen them play. With a little jog down memory lane, I've come to the conclusion that this concert was the 5th for me, and my 4th in Estonia. However, since Amorphis have put on a good show every time so far, I saw no real reason to skip. If nothing else, it would've made for a fine evening out, despite the lecture at 8 the following morning. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Conan, Pallbearer, Yob: two nights of Sludge & Doom in Toulouse 24.10

... "Well, if Soyuz Bear were heavy, Conan were HEAVY." ... "I was really curious to see what Pallbearer were all about. And I was impressed." ... "Ahh, finally seeing Yob live!" (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Omnium Gatherum - Stuck Here On Snakes Way (2007)

I think I saw Omnium Gatherum live a few years back. Then again, I can't be sure of that because I only vaguely remember the encounter. Now that does not mean that they suck, quite the opposite - Omnium Gatherum seem to have the whole rock-your-socks thing down pretty well. This means I was either a bit too intoxicated to remember them or for some reason I skipped their gig. I'm actually going to split my brain in two here. While the right side is busy describing their latest offspring,... (by destroyah)   Read more ››

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