Eden Weint Im Grab - Geysterstunde II
Review by Windrider
4.5
If my eight-year-old mp3-player's battery had died today on my way to work, I wouldn't even have been mad. I followed Eden Weint Im Grab from their very first album on, they were a promising newcomer in the German gothic metal scene and deserved praise in various magazines. Their first two albums are awesome and the poetic non-musical album Der Herbst Des Einsamen has a very strong personal meaning for me. I even liked their last real studio album entitled Geysterstunde I when others did not (it has some good and some bad songs on it). But with its follow up, the second part of Geysterstunde, I feel like the journey is finally over.

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Decapitated - Blood Mantra
Review by wormdrink414
6.6
Tech death bands usually come in two sorts: you've got the "listen to me" types, where every member fucks around competing over the listener's attention, and then you have the "listen to us" types who don't make abysmal music. Decapitated has always been part of the second group.

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Planet Of Zeus - Vigilante
Review by R'Vannith
7.7
Zeus. Father of the gods. Bringer of lightning, thunder and hard rock hitting metal mayhem… and apparently he's also the mythological ruler of the southern United States for some reason.

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Monsterworks - Overhaul
Review by Doc Godin
5.0
Here's the thing about being eclectic; it's only good if you can execute each and every piece with an even level of quality. This...well, I applaud the attempt, but this is like trying to listen to a meth-head explain advanced calculus.

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The Haunted - Exit Wounds
Review by Doc Godin
7.9
Jesus, does anyone remember how bad The Unseen was? Good God, we all knew The Haunted weren't what they used to be, but that just got out of hand. Now it's time for The Haunted to make amends for dropping that Rise Against-tribute-turd on us. Let's just say this about Exit Wounds: Apology accepted.

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Colombian Necktie - Twilight Upon Us
Review by Doc Godin
8.3
Between Cancer Bats' Bears, Mayors, Scraps And Bones, and this grimy little massive debut, it's a pretty big wonder why the hardcore and sludge roads don't cross more often (or "sludgecore" as we're calling it now, apparently). While Cancer Bats definitely put out a stomping, yet slick, commercial friendly album with their 2010 release, Colombian Necktie is all about exploiting the raw, dirty, chaotic side of both genres.

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Morgoth - God Is Evil [Single]
Review by D.T. Metal
 
Mor who? Right. Another death metal band who called it quits nearly two decades ago wants to take another stab at it. Do we really need this?

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Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden
Review by R'Vannith
8.5
If you could encase within a coffin all that is texturally appealing about doom metal, Pallbearer knowingly carry six of these coffins to their grave in Foundations Of Burden. This is not to suggest that they simply bring the traditional sound of a genre to its untimely end, but, rather, in our modern era they place it respectfully in an ideal and honourable resting place. Ad Memoriam Doom.

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Ethereal Riffian - Aeonian
Progressive stoner doom

A forward-thinking approach to the stoner doom genre that emphasizes complex song structures and hypnotic textural riffing. Lose yourself in the vivid landscapes of Aeonian right here.

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Blut Aus Nord - Reveal New Album Cover And Details 27.08

Today has been filled with news of new releases and here is another one. This time, you can start preparing yourself for the new Blut Aus Nord album called Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry. The epic artwork and tracklist have been unveiled and by the way, they are available now below. So, go ahead and take a look at that. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Anaal Nathrakh - New Song 'Idol' Available 27.08

A couple of days ago, we got a new album update from the British grindcore band Anaal Nathrakh. This time around, they are revealing one of the songs from their upcoming album Desideratum called "Idol". Check it out on the video below. Did this song raise your expectations for their upcoming album? (by Fallen Ghost)   Read more ››
 
Suicidal Tendencies - Former Bassist Dies 27.08

Crossover thrash metal/hardcore punk group Suicidal Tendencies shared some sad news today about the death of their former bassist Tim Williams. While they didn't say much about how he died, Suicidal Tendencies pays homage to his great qualities as a bass player and as a person. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Nightbringer - Streaming New Song 27.08

Nightbringer are streaming the second track taken from their new album, Ego Dominus Tuus (I Am Your Lord). The new song is called "I Am The Gateway" and it is currently streaming below in all its glory. It's seven minutes of new music from the American black metallers. Are you pleased with that song? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Arjen Lucassen - Updates On Album With Anneke Van Giersbergen 27.08

Back in April, Ayreon's mastermind Arjen Anthony Lucassen revealed that he was working on a new project, a double album with singer Anneke Van Giersbergen (Anneke Van Giersbergen, Devin Townsend, ex-The Gathering). If you were curious to know more about it, Arjen just gave an update and the album is already being recorded. Bassist Johan van Stratum (Stream Of Passion) will play bass on the album and Ed Warby recorded the drums. Rob Snijders, who played drums on Ayreon's The Universal Migrator Part I: The Dream Sequencer and on Arjen's solo album Lost In The New Real, also recorded... (by BloodTears)   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 ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #2 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 23.07

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveler of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Megalodoom, Kylfingar, Svengali, Anopheli, Whetstone and The Ralph. (by Nefarious, Abattoir, R Lewis, Troy Killjoy, BloodTears)   Read more ››
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Tim Ripper Owens - Play My Game (2009)

Take a well known (and good) singer, add a legion of famous guests, mix it all, shake it all and you get the first solo album of Mr Tim Owens, "Play My Game". No need to introduce the music featured on this release, this is Heavy Metal as you can guess but even if I like Owens in general, I don't know why, his first album didn't convince me… it's lack of variety and energy maybe… weird… The more I listen to "Play My Game", the more I don't understand what's... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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