Theories - Regression
Review by Ilham
8.2
There's nothing more satisfying than writing a rant review focusing on the lack of finesse and variety in a grindcore album, and finding another grind release that is so well written it just proves everything previously said to be true.

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Whyzdom - Symphony For A Hopeless God
Review by Ag Fox
8.1
A new symphonic metal album! Hooray! *waits for the audience to leave, apart from the remaining 5 fans of the genre in this site*

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Downfall Of Nur - Umbras De Barbagia
Review by Susan
9.0
Few since early Agalloch have written such a stunning soundtrack to your contemplation of the meaning of life, nature, and darkness. Atmospheric, folk-oriented black metal like this can be simultaneously beautiful and ominous. There are things on this earth that are very, very old. Beware, this music will lead you directly to a life of solitude in the forest, living the bare and contented life of the hermit, brought to dwell on the mountainside....

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Agnostic Front - The American Dream Died
Review by deadone
6.9
Agnostic Front are back and they're pissed. The American Dream Died and the New York hardcore crew are here to spread the word with a veritable kitchen sink of aggressive heavy music centred on hardcore traditions they helped pioneer over thirty years ago.

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Chaos Divine - Colliding Skies
Review by R'Vannith
7.5
The most absorbing aspect of Colliding Skies is that it's a densely textured record in view of its smooth and approachable sound. In instrumentation, every aspect sets a well defined and accessible trajectory in progressive metal. It is a melodic vehicle for expressive vocal arrangements which project an emphasis that readily uplift the listening experience. Above all else, Australia's Chaos Divine surely aim for consistency in this latest effort.

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Subversion - Animi
Review by R'Vannith
3.5
In execution, Animi is a style in disarray.

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Simbiose - Trapped
Review by Ilham
6.1
Who the hell ever complains about grindcore songs being too long?

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Domovoyd - Domovoyd
Review by Apothecary
8.0
If you've been paying attention to metal coming out of Finland, especially in the past five years, you'd know that the country has seen a considerable increase in the presence of psychedelic bands within the context of the genre. In 2013, Domovoyd proved themselves as willing to get in on this action with their debut, and in 2015, they're looking to solidify their status as formidable within it, an effort at which they certainly succeed.

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Rhapsody Of Fire - In The Studio 30.03

Italians Rhapsody Of Fire have entered the studio to begin recording their next album which is expected to be out in early 2016. The symphonic power metallers released Dark Wings Of Steel almost two years ago and have been working on new material for their next offering. While there is still a long wait ahead, below you can watch drummer Alex Holzwarth at work recording drum parts at the Echoes Studios in Trieste for the new Rhapsody Of Fire studio album. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Persefone - New Drummer Announced 30.03

Persefone have a new drummer! They have welcomed Sergi "Bobby" Verdeguer to the band and he will take care of drums replacing Marc Mas Marti who left last year. He is the drummer of progressive band Nami, also from Andorra, and he has been a great friend of the band for years. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Nergal - Shares Snippets From Solo Project 30.03

Recently, Behemoth's guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski revealed that he was working on a solo project which he described as "very stripped down and simple. The most primitive, acoustic-based stuff." The frontman has now shared some clips on his Instagram page of music he appears to be working on. Judging by the teases, it is quite different from Behemoth, as he had revealed. You can check out these small snippets here and here. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Schammasch - To Release Remastered Version Of 'Sic Lvceat Lvx' 30.03

Extreme metallers Schammasch have good news for their fans. The band, which released the acclaimed Contradiction album in 2014 that eventually made it to Metal Storm Awards 2014, is now going to reissue a remastered version of their first opus Sic Luceat Lux. The remastering will be done by V. Santura (Dark Fortress, Triptykon) who also produced Contradiction. Everyone will know who did the artwork by the look of it and yes, it is Metastazis (who also did Contradiction's artwork). You can hear the remastered version of "Black But Shining" below now. (by tibosax)   Read more ››
 
Dark Sermon - Touring Van Stolen 30.03

Death metallers Dark Sermon's touring van has been stolen right before they are about to embark on tours with Sworn Enemy and Wretched and later with Aborted and Archspire. Despite the setback, the Tampa group isn't dropping from their upcoming tours and promises to find a way to make it. The van was stolen in Clearwater, Florida but at least the band's equipment wasn't in the van at the time. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Getting Into: Manowar 29.03

The articles in this series begun by our own Baz Anderson are designed to give a brief overview of a band's entire discography, so as to provide a clear point of entry for the uninitiated. It offers a different approach from the typical review format, for the curious newcomer to a well-traveled band. Manowar Heavy/power metal USA Manowar helped kick off the American power metal scene back in the '80s with their self-referential bombast and overdriven melodic metal. While their fame stems as much from their seemingly-blissful goofiness (and… 'memorable' artwork) as from their... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
 
Doro & Archer - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO USA - 11 Mar 2015 19.03

There are women in metal and then there is Doro! The fan crowned Metal Queen held the scepter high and proud the other day in Denver, CO and proved once again why she more than deserves this title. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
MS Awards 2014 - Staff Picks!! 17.03

Finally the end of the 2014 Metal Storm Awards! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Thrudvangar - Zwischen Asgard Und Midgard (2007)

"Zwischen Asgard Und Midgard" is the last album of the German act Thrudvangar. Between Black and Viking Metal this new release (that I consider a lot more Black than "Viking" by the way) is a solid album of epic music. Thrudvangar is not that kind of bands which will re-invent a genre but they're good to play their music and I really think that a lot of metalheads from the fans of Black Metal to the folkers will find a real interest in the release. What I like the most in... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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