Karnivore - In The Halls Of The Wicked
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.2
Ranging from death-thrash to blackened thrash, Karnivore's second album, In The Halls Of The Wicked, is a vicious assault of frosty destruction.

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Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
9.1
Fallujah have undergone quite the evolution since their debut EP. Beginning life as an out-and-out deathcore band with nothing more than inventive riffs and a few blackened passages to set them apart, they have introduced more progressive and atmospheric elements with each release. The Flesh Prevails marks a true change in Fallujah, from better-than-average players in a populous scene to innovators of a rising and complex one.

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Wolvhammer - Clawing Into Black Sun
Review by Apothecary
7.0
Here we go again with this blackened sludge thing. As any style evolves and gains more practitioners, it inevitably becomes more varied in its delivery, and Wolvhammer are standing as an example of this. Separating themselves from more filthy contemporaries such as Coffinworm and Dragged Into Sunlight, these Americans are a lot less harsh than some of their peers, a fact that, in regards to their latest album, can be both pleasing and displeasing.

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Siaskel - Jatenentolpen Thejin
Review by Mr. Doctor
7.2
Sometimes logistics can be both a bitch and a blessing. Siaskel was formed way back in 2003 and the recordings for their debut were already done by 2011, and now it has finally been released. Just in the same way, I've been listening to this black/death mix for quite a while already and only now do I feel compelled to write about them. Both waits seem to have given positive results.

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Overkill - White Devil Armory
Review by R'Vannith
8.0
Pyromania is a serious condition and suffice to say, Overkill know their way around a thrash flint. Within the modern state of the genre where there's smoke, there's a bunch of seniors laying waste to their youthful contemporaries with ridiculous ease and an undying delight for incineration. These veterans always go in blazing.

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Goatwhore - Constricting Rage Of The Merciless
Review by Doc Godin
 
Goatwhore is that scuzzy childhood friend. He's a little predictable, and sure, maybe he's the type of person who would put his own mother in a chokehold for a klondike bar, but he's dependable. In need of a thorough shower or not, he always knows how to show you a good time.

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Eluveitie - Origins
Review by Windrider
8.2
So here we are again, fellow folks. Eluveitie, kings of Celtic metal, are back with two new members and sixteen new songs. Hopefully no one expects something different than your usual folkish fiddle metal for this is exactly what you get here, once again. But seriously, those Swiss guys have always been great at what they do and especially after Ensiferum's last effort we all know that things can go wrong if you change too much. So now that we worked out our expectations, the rest is about distinguishing good and bad not-so-good songs while having a look at the overall sound on Origins.

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Taatsi - Amidst The Trees
Review by Apothecary
7.5
Atmospheric black metal has never seemed to be devoid of a diversity of sound, with even some of the most popular bands having a fair degree of distinction amongst themselves, and it can be interesting to see how each band formats their songwriting approach. Particularly, does the black metal take precedence, or do the atmospheric elements? In the case of Taatsi, it's fortunately a little of both.

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Supported event

Summer Slaughter Tour 2014

USA, Denver, CO (Summit)
23 July 2014

Morbid Angel
Dying Fetus
The Faceless
Thy Art Is Murder
Goatwhore
(+4)
Staff pick
Skyclad - Prince Of The Poverty Line
Skyclad at their best!

You know what? This album's twenty years old and it's still as relevant as it was when it first came out. So do yourself a favor and check it out - or spin it a few times again!

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Picked by: Darkside Momo
Thumbs up: R'Vannith, Mr. Doctor
 
Lacuna Coil - European Headlining Tour Confirmed 22.07

Italy's Lacuna Coil announced their first European headlining tour in support of the band's latest new album Broken Crown Halo, released in March, 2014. Joining the band on all dates will be Americans Motionless In White (who are debuting their new album Reincarnate in Europe), and Devilment - the new horror metal project from Cradle Of Filth's frontman Dani Filth. Dates can be found below the official tour flyer. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
 
Nightbringer - New Song Streaming Online 22.07

The first song unveiled from Nightbringer's new album is here. Their impending full-length is called Ego Dominus Tuus (I Am Your Lord) and the American black metallers have chosen "Et Nox Illuminatio Mea In Deliciis Meis" to be streamed now. Was it worth the listen? Let us know if you enjoy that song or not. It boasts nine-minutes of new music. The album cover art and tracklist are also available here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Arsis - 'A Celebration Of Guilt' 10th Anniversary Tour 22.07

Now, this is a treat for Arsis fans in North America. The death metal band will tour with special guests Allegaeon and Exmortus in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their classic debut album A Celebration Of Guilt and will be performing it live in its entirety. If you are in Europe and also want a piece of the action, fear not because the band announced they will bring the A Celebration Of Guilt 10 Year Anniversary Tour to Europe in October 2014. So, stay tuned for the dates in Europe. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Overkill - Debut New Video 22.07

Overkill has debuted another new video. It is their second off the freshly released new studio album White Devil Armory, which you have probably already listened to by now. The thrash legends give you "Bitter Pill" after the previous video for "Armorist". All you have to do is enjoy it below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Sabaton - Confirm European Tour In 2015 22.07

After confirming a European tour with Korpiklaani and Týr, scheduled for this November/December, the Swedes Sabaton are pleased to announce another set of European dates in early 2015. This time the official support will come from Finnish labelmates Battle Beast as well as Dutch symphonic metal band Delain. Check out the official dates down under! (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
 
Hellfest 2014 - A report! 20.07

So, you wanna know how Hellfest 2014 was (apart of awesome, that is)? (by Darkside Momo, wrathchild, Nefarious)   Read more ››
 
Agalloch - Gothic Theatre, Englewood, USA - 8 Jul 2014 13.07

I was out of town two years ago when Agalloch played in Denver the last time, so when I first saw that they were scheduled to play at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO (a suburb of Denver) I was actually rather surprised. Are they really that big? Would the thousand plus capacity venue be largely empty? (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Iced Earth, Sabaton, ReVamp - Summit Music Hall, Denver, USA - 14 May 2014 13.06

Iced Earth, Sabaton and ReVamp; what an amazing tour package. Right? The fans in and around Denver, CO thought so as well and came out in droves to see and support the bands. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Random stuff
  Random album
Heavenwood - Redemption (2008)

Gothic metal Recorded: UltraSound Studios, Portugal 2008 Label: Recital Records Total Running Time: 54:21 Granted, my very first reaction might have been something in the lines of "Heavenwho?"... but seriously, where has this band been all the time? Clearly it has taken me way too long to discover this small sparkling diamond - and with me, most of you readers probably too. But no more; the undeserved obscurity stops here. Heavenwood are the real deal when it comes to dark gothic... (by Thryce)   Read more ››

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The song Speed Demon from their 1984 album Lay Down The Law was featured briefly on the 2002 film "Men In Black II"

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