House Of Lords - Precious Metal
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
4.4
House Of Lords never really made it out of the '80s. While we all wish that we could say the same of certain bands, House Of Lords are not so much experiencing a perennial case of the glory days as spinning their wheels in a creative wasteland.

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Thine - The Dead City Blueprint
Review by BitterCOld
7.2
Disclaimer: This isn't metal. If you are a metal and only metal kinda person, best be off with you. Hailing from Peaceville, home to early/mid 90's corpsepainted Norwegians howling their hatred of Zarquon and disgust for society because their mum and dad didn't buy them a pony for their 6th birthday, we have Thine, who sound exactly nothing like most of the PV roster you might be familiar with on this site. Thine play atmospheric...

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Martyrdöd - Elddop
Review by wormdrink414
8.0
Were you to isolate most of the riffs on Elddop, crust probably wouldn't be the first thing that'd come to mind; the technical, dissonant riffing here floats and coils about, practically glittering half the time. It's flashy, often unstable-sounding stuff.

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Ocean Districts - Expeditions
Review by Mindheist
 
There I stood still amidst a dull, soundless, oppressively scorching night of July, steadily gazing at a horde of howling demons hanging low in the heavens and dancing to barren dirges of insufferable gloom and hollow emptiness. A quaint, rugged sound strangely resembling serenity post-mortem, oddly redolent of the reveller's trance upon opium, shifted, touch by touch, onto unceasing waves of progressive drone, sludge and post-rock madness. A mark, though unique, had reeked up from the summoned souls of three different shadows - God Is An Astronaut, Pelican and Russian Circles.

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Bölzer - Soma [EP]
Review by Mr. Doctor
9.0
There's no denying. The underground has been taken by storm. Bölzer has so far released material that barely scratches an hour in total, yet they have been recognized by almost everyone as a force to be reckoned with. How are they able to create so much with so little?

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Harakiri For The Sky - Aokigahara
Review by tea[m]ster
8.5
A relatively new metal movement has taken me aback, leading me down an exhilarating, spiral path of emotionally charged and blissfully saturated musical sensibility. The blackgaze concept is a combination of black metal axioms with more dreamy and mellow textures and Harakiri For The Sky, a two-piece outfit from Vienna, Austria, have nailed it.

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Dog Fashion Disco - Sweet Nothings
Review by R'Vannith
7.8
Babe, is this for real?

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Belphegor - Conjuring The Dead
Review by Doc Godin
7.0
Have you ever tried to start an epic slow-clap moment in a room full of people, hoping it'll catch on and break into some massive applause, but instead end up standing there like a total dope, beating your hands together in an otherwise totally silent crowd? That's how every Belphegor fan feels when they release something even slightly better than Walpurgis Rites...and so it continues with Conjuring The Dead.

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22-26 January 2015

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Horn Of The Rhino - Summoning Deliverance
Sludge ice cream, with death metal sprinkles

These Spanish conquistadors are back in action. Continuing in the direction of Grengus, Summoning Deliverance is Horn Of The Rhino at perhaps their most violent yet. Gone are the days of the more relaxed vibes of their earlier material, in favor of some fast and nasty sludge, with a much more snarling type of vocal delivery from Javier Galvez, all wrapped up with some pleasantly surprising extreme metal elements. Crushing in every sense of the word.

Listen on Bandcamp, and cry to yourself over the label deciding that only streaming select tracks would be a good idea.

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Benighted have magnificently developed over the last few years and have carved a niche of ultra brutal death metal mixed with solid slabs of groove and a tang of grindcore. Indeed when "Insane Cephalic Production" started to raise eyebrows, no one could have expected to have had them slapped off their faces with such extremity as "Identisick" provided and now just one year later the ambitious "Icon" does not see these French maniacs let up one bit. Given the reputation... (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››

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