Process Of Guilt / Rorcal - Process Of Guilt / Rorcal [Split] [EP]
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.4
Rorcal and Process Of Guilt: two bands, full of anguish and grit, each hot on the heels of a well-received testament to the catastrophic potential of black noise. They have come together, grinding like the massive tectonic plates of unnatural noise, to unleash an excellent split EP of dread-filled coldness.

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Fluxious - Nucleus Accumbens Diseases
Review by Ivor
 
Fluxious's début album Why So Serious? was a bit of an acquired taste and, with all its flaws and virtues, it turned out to be an either love or hate affair for some. Mixing jazz and metal, it was not a seamless blend of the two genres but had a sort of dichotomy going. Its appeal lied in contrasting patterns of both worlds that manifested itself in song structures, vocal lines as well as the overall feeling. The follow-up to this début is something I've been eagerly expecting for a while now.

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Kong - Stern
Review by Ivor
 
Kong are extremely good at delivering music that is restless and unsettling. If you're an impressionable sort, a driver that gets nervous and twitchy at the wheel of a car in a rush hour, Kong is not a good choice of background music. It will surely make you even more anxious and jumpy. It's the sort of music that just doesn't let itself be enjoyed sitting tight.

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Rigor Mortis - Slaves To The Grave
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
9.0
Reviewing the posthumous opus ultimus of a recently-deceased artist imposes the unique burden of simultaneously preventing the unfortunate circumstances from coloring any objective sentiments about the work itself and remaining sensitive to the situation. While of course we believe in subjective reviews here, and some albums are best understood in the context of their creator's demise (Woods Of Ypres's Woods V), more often than not death intensifies hero worship. Rigor Mortis require no special treatment; not only does Slaves To The Grave deliver well enough on its own, it is a fitting swan song and testament to the brilliance of both Rigor Mortis and the late Mike Scaccia.

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Vesania - Deus Ex Machina
Review by D.T. Metal
8.8
Recently signed to Metal Blade Records and after a drought of seven long years, the Polish symphonic blackmetalers Vesania are on the verge of releasing Deus Ex Machina, their fourth full-length album in seventeen some years of existence. Was the long wait worth it though?

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Vanir - The Glorious Dead
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.4
Fans, purists, didacts, and passers-by with too much time on their hands love a good argument about which bands might accurately be labeled "Viking metal" (as if it were a real genre). With their blend of death, black, and folk metal, the Danish Vanir probably have a better shot at the title than most.

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Lunatic Soul - Walking On A Flashlight Beam
Review by Introspekrieg
8.7
This is what I need. Music designed for introverts. With such a minimalist sound, every intonation becomes important. You listen carefully.

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The Sabbathian - Ritual Rites [EP]
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.7
This album sounds as if it were recorded in a daze - but was it the visionary purple haziness of a mystical psychedelic journey, the perception-altering horror of a satanic ritual, or the low-fidelity first fumblings of a young and raw band? Perhaps all three.

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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
Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Enfant Terrible!
Jazz songwriting meets stoner rock guitar

Ooh, this is so bloody sweet! Free form jazz-like songwriting meets heavy, stonerish guitar - this stuff feels like a half hour slow guitar jam. Mind you, no vocals.

Listen to the album teaser here or the first track "Laughing John" on the homepage.

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Picked by: Ivor
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The Faceless - Evan Brewer And Alex Rudinger Quit 22.10

It's happening again. The Faceless just lost two other members. This time, it was bassist Evan Brewer and drummer Alex "Rudy" Rudinger, who was only in the band since last year. Mastermind Michael "Machine" Keene will have to find other members to replace them. Both musicians have other projects. Evan Brewer has his solo project and Alex "Rudy" Rudinger is the drummer for Conquering Dystopia. It seems like The Faceless looses members every year. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Raven - Covers Album Tracklist Revealed 22.10

British metallers Raven have announced recently that they are planning to release a covers album entitled Party Killers as well as a new album with original material. The band just revealed the tracklist of the upcoming covers album which can be seen below. For the record, this album will only be available through November 28th via their Kickstarter campaign which can be found here. (by ManiacBlasphemer)   Read more ››
 
Cult Of Fire - Stream New Song 22.10

Czech black metallers Cult Of Fire have just released a brand new track called "Vlatava" and you can check it out right now through the Soundcloud player below. Did you miss the vocals here? Tell us what you think. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
Devin Townsend - Debut New Song 'Rejoice' 21.10

With just a mere week to go till the release of Devin Townsend's new Z² album on the 27th October in Europe and 28th October in the US, the weirdos have revealed a track from the Sky Blue side of the double-album. You can rejoice all you want to the sounds of "Rejoice" here below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Skeletonwitch - Vocalist To Miss Upcoming Shows 21.10

If you were planning to attend Skeletonwitch's upcoming shows, you will see the band perform without their frontman Chance Garnette. The band is currently touring in North America with Amon Amarth and Sabaton and just released a statement explaining that the vocalist is facing "serious personal matters". The band has decided to finish the tour as a four-piece. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
FRA, Toulouse - Entombed A.D. & Grave: Back To The Front European Tour 2014 18.10

A pure Swedish death metal evening, with Entombed A.D. - that's the LG Petrov fronted version of Entombed - as headliner? Count me in! First off, I have to warn you. It's been a while since I last shoot concert pics in a venue with my old compact camera, and the resulting pics show I'm rusty, with my outdated material. So, don't expect anything great, the photos are just here for a basic illustrative purpose. Anyway, off with the ramblings. The Dynamo venue (a great little concert bar in the center of Toulouse) was almost packed (that's 300 odd people), even with a heavy... (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
 
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - The Destination 15.10

In a couple of months, the end of January 2015 to be exact, 70000 Tons Of Metal, the annual - The Original - music cruise will set sail once again. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Within Temptation, Amaranthe - Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO USA - 28 Sep 2014 14.10

Within Temptation and Amaranthe, who just finished their North America Tour, made a stop in Colorado as well and since yours truly was in attendance, below are some of the highlights of the show. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Seven Thorns - Return To The Past (2010)

Wow...I think the last time I remember feeling this immense feeling of heart-pounding cheesiness since first hearing Edguy's Vain Glory Opera when discovering this sub-genre known as "power metal". I've got to hand it to Seven Thorns though, they've managed to actually create something here. The cookie cutter mold for a lot of power metal these days is so repetitive - lay down the same driving rhythm track from end to end across the album, then paste a few keyboard & guitar... (by Doc Godin)   Read more ››

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Lyrics of their song "Zallis warris" from the album "Žalio vario" (2005) are sung in Old Prussian, an extinct Baltic language.

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