Reasons Behind - The Alpha Memory
Review by Jason W.
7.8
Reasons Behind waste no time in undertaking an ambitious concept album with their debut, The Alpha Memory. Guitar-driven symphonic metal that is full of exuberant keyboard and piano melodies and plenty of unique and memorable vocal passages, Reasons Behind give the listener an emotional journey into the mind of a woman living with one of the greatest conditions of the mind, that of Alzheimer's.

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Sedna - Sedna
Review by Apothecary
8.0
In need of an album to prove to all the Gorgoroth and "one trve Mayhem" worshipers that black metal today is anything but confined to Satanic and dark themes? Sedna have got you covered.

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Ghost Brigade - IV - One With The Storm
Review by R'Vannith
8.3
For three records the Finnish band Ghost Brigade have provided a unique example of melodic death metal progression. Basing their studio efforts well beyond generic limits and engaging the structures and tones of post-metal, they continue to issue their original and outlying style in IV: One With The Storm, but to a similar result as any of their prior releases.

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Kolony - Sledge
Review by Doc Godin
5.9
Have you ever listened to one of those albums where it's quite clear one member of the band gives significantly less shits than everyone else around him/her? That's Kolony's Sledge in a nutshell.

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Mors Principium Est - Dawn Of The 5th Era
Review by R'Vannith
8.0
Staving off doubts given their frequency of line-up changes, Mors Principium Est consistently prove themselves to be a vital name in melodic death metal. Not for reasons of clear originality of style, but vital for their shared vitality, a remarkable feat considering the rate at which their rhythm guitars switch hands.

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Faithful Darkness - Archgod
Review by R'Vannith
6.0
It's with a restrictive rigidity that Faithful Darkness deliver in Archgod. For a band that would seize upon the frenetic kinetics of thrash in order to differentiate their position within melodic death metal, fixed tempos and a generic construct prove pervasive and limiting.

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Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds
Review by Ilham
6.0
Metal fans can be hypocritical sometimes.

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Downfall Of Gaia - Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay
Review by tea[m]ster
8.8
Downfall Of Gaia are a really hard band to place in one specific genre. Their second full-length album, Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay, carries on the experimentation they dabbled with on their debut LP Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes. Dissonant black metal, post metal, doom metal, and sludgy, hardcore elements pervade both albums but where their debut was a bit raw, this new LP has been refined, re-tooled, and re-focused to take advantage of...

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Zoldier Noiz - Regression Process
thrash/crust

MEAN sounding stuff to pound down beers and pound other stuff down to and stuff like that kind of you know.

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Pelican - Reveal New Video 21.12

Chicago based instrumental post-metal act Pelican present a brand new music video "Deny The Absolute", now available for viewing through the YouTube player below. The video was filmed during Pelican's West Coast US tour in June, 2014. The track for this video is taken from their latest full length, Forever Becoming, released back in October, 2013 via Southern Lord Records. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
 
1349 - Announce Tour With Origin, Abysmal Dawn 21.12

1349 are bringing their black metal to the masses in the U.S. on their Chaos Raids USA 2015. Furthermore, they are taking with them Origin, Abysmal Dawn and Wolvhammer on this trek. 1349 will be presenting their new album Massive Cauldron Of Chaos which was released this year. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Uriah Heep - Live Album/DVD On The Way 21.12

Frontiers Music Srl will release Uriah Heep's newest live album, entitled Live At Koko, London 2014, on February 20th in Europe and February 24th in North America. Below you can get a taste of what you will find by watching the band perform the track "Gypsy". Enjoy! (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Sumac - Aaron Turner's New Band Streaming New Song 21.12

A few months ago, guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner announced his new project Sumac with drummer Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists). They recorded their debut effort with help from bassist Brian Cook (Russian Circles). Now they are streaming one of their tracks named "Thorn In The Lion's Paw" from the album The Deal and they also revealed the album cover art. Check out the music and everything else below. (by _deepblack)   Read more ››
 
Toxik - Drummer Jason Bittner Leaves, Joins Flotsam & Jetsam 21.12

American thrashers Toxik have announced the departure of their drummer Jason Bittner. He just joined fellow Americans Flotsam & Jetsam. Bittner joins the veteran Arizona metallers as the replacement for Kelly Smith, who recently left the band to focus on family matters. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Goatwhore, Dying Fetus and support in Toulouse, 25/11/2014 13.12

As soon as the Toulouse date of this tour was announced, I knew I had to come. Goatwhore coming here? Hell yeah!!! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
 
Mars Red Sky + Year Of No Light in Toulouse 09.12

Let's face it: they didn't bring any Bordeaux wine with them... (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
 
Voting Abuse, MS, and YOU! 06.12

So you want to be a Stormtrooper and check peoples darkest habits in an effort to report Votecriminals to your local Moderator? Here are some thoughts on the scoring system and tips on tracking down Votecriminals. (by Xnoybis)   Read more ››
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Trail Of Tears - Existentia (2007)

After the appearance of Theatre Of Tragedy and the impact they had in the atmospheric metal scene, generally speaking, taking into consideration the amount of bands they influenced with the marriage of grunting male vocals and ethereal female ones, two important acts arose from the same country, Tristania and Trail Of Tears, two bands that followed their own course in the fields of gothic metal. Both bands are about to return during 2007 with two brand new albums and i'm here to talk about "Existentia"... (by DerRozzengarten)   Read more ››

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The song "Metal Crüe", from the album "Attero Dominatus" tals about heavy metal.It is built up entirely by famous band names such as Kiss, Queen, In Flames, Iron Maiden, Accept, Venom, Unleashed, Slayer, Kansas, etc...

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