Craang - To The Estimated Size Of The Universe [EP]
Review by R'Vannith
7.0
Though a lot of good recent psych comes from the US and the European north, the Mediterranean is coming up with some fine examples as well. Worshippers of sweepingly heavy pysch rock jams laden with fuzz reverb and metallic angularities need this first bit from Craang, more stoner voyages courtesy of Greece. Their debut EP holds four quarters of a trip, which equates to exactly one trip. Whoa, that just blew my mind.

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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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IQ - The Road Of Bones
Light progressive rock

The rhythm remains the same, as members change. IQ has always been one of those bands that fell into the medium of obscurity for me, strictly because they always played on the fringe of prog worship and never feigned actual progression. That was, until The Road of Bones.

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Kamelot - New Video Released 28.08

While the band is busy working on the new album, Kamelot decided to release a video for the song "Falling Like The Fahrenheit" taken from their latest album Silverthorn. The video was directed by Ville Lipiainen (Nightwish, HIM, Apocalyptica) and filmed at the band's sold out appearance at the famed 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Beyond Creation - Debut New Track 28.08

Here it is folks, a new tune from Beyond Creation. This is the second track you get to hear from the tech death metallers new album Earthborn Evolution, which is right around the corner. The new track, titled "Neurotical Transmissions," is streaming now here so go ahead and play it loud. Enjoy! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Einherjer - Share New Album Cover Art And Details 28.08

Einherjer are finally releasing a new album and they have announced all the album details! The pioneers of viking metal are set to release a new studio record called Av Oss, For Oss. The album is due out on the 27th of October in Norway and Europe, and on the 31st of October in Germany, Switzerland and Austria via Indie Recordings. You can feast your eyes on the cover art below and also see the tracklist. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Pentagram - Confirm US Shows 28.08

Doom legends Pentagram are returning to the road this October and November for select shows in the midweast and on the east coast. Support will come from psychedelic blues outfit Radio Moscow, proto-metal innovators Bang, and Brooklyn stoner rockers King's Destroy. The confirmed list of dates is available below, with a few still to be confirmed. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
 
Abysmal Dawn - New Track Available For Streaming 28.08

Los Angeles based extreme metal band Abysmal Dawn returns with their fourth full-length album, entitled Obsolescence. It will be released on October 28th in North America (UK/world October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. Now the band also presents a brand new track, "Inanimate", available for streaming through the SoundCloud widget below. Check it out! (by Abattoir)   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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Blood Stain Child - Idolator (2006)

Who know, maybe that Blood Stain Child will become one day the new In Flames or the new Children Of Bodom. After all, their music is quite similar so why not? Though the big difference between these three bands is that Blood Stain Child doesn't come from Scandinavia but from Osaka, Japan. "Idolator" is the 3rd album of the Nippon and for sure, all the ones who like our two Nordic monsters will like this release (even if we cannot say that BSC didn't take a lot of risks with this... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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The song "A Brief Moment of Regret" from 2008 album "Get Dead or Die Trying" was used by UK high street clothing store Topshop in their store playlist during the summer of 2008.

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