Solace Of Requiem - Casting Ruin
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.0
It took me a lot of thought to determine my true impression of this album. It's not as though Solace Of Requiem play such an esoteric style of music that I couldn't comprehend it; but sometimes I find it difficult to ascertain just what kind of an atmosphere they are aiming for, and how often I hear Solace Of Requiem versus how often I try to hear other bands in them.

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Silent Call - Truth's Redemption
Review by R'Vannith
7.5
Integral and clean progressive metal. It's a rare thing to come by in this day and age when pervasive trends seem to infiltrate every aspect of the genre, to its general declination as less and less sounds endeavour to provide generic stability and assurance. Thankfully we have bands like Silent Call.

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Stigmhate - Zodacare Od Zodameranu
Review by wormdrink414
6.0
Zodameranu isn't the kind of album that will get your neuronal pistons firing in any kind of unique or strained way. You could call it cruise-control black metal, and that'd be fair.

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Moab - Billow
Review by R'Vannith
7.6
Billow is a peculiar undulation. Like a sprightly psychedelic will-o'-the-wisp it entices those on the watch for regular doom in a direction well off the beaten path, all to experience the short duration of unexpectedly infiltrative riff scuff. Strangely jovial things begin to take shape in the haze, and Moab happily loom over doom with an eagerness to mix an eccentric concoction.

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Black Moth - Condemned To Hope
Review by R'Vannith
7.8
Merely hoping for their tunes to be deemed catchy isn't Black Moth's manner of proceeding. Cunningly combining rock 'n' roll energies and a darkly charred stoner metal presentation, it seems that they would condemn passable song writing to deliver catchy tunes by natural force of habit.

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Gunfire - Age Of Supremacy
Review by R Lewis
7.4
Gunfire's first new music in ten years brings all the classic metal you could ever need.

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Midnight Sin - Sex First
Review by Doc Godin
3.9
Good lord. Sleaze metal revival? Are we actually still doing this? Ugh. Midnight Sin, if this album ever had any value, it's about a decade past it's "best before" date.

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Irreversible - Surface
Review by tea[m]ster
8.8
Atlanta, Georgia's Irreversible mark a return to the glorious past with their latest release Surface. Gone are the hardcore/alternative elixirs from their last two releases, Ashes and Thorn. Back are the post metal capstones from Sins and Light.

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Supported event

Conan & Soyuz Bear

France, Toulouse (La Dynamo)
02 October 2014 - 20:00
Staff pick
Pervy Perkin - Ink
Prog

In the grand scheme of things this album has got one strength and one weakness. At the core of it the reason is one and the same. This album is so packed with different and great ideas, it's really becoming ridiculous. However, this also accounts for the length of the album and the lack of consistent direction in development of said ideas and thus it appears to be all over the place. High marks for the début effort and future promise, though.

Listen to the full album over at Bandcamp.

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Christian Muenzner - Forms New Band With Kelly Sundown Carpenter 23.09

Guitarist Christian Muenzner is very busy these days. Apart from recording rhythm guitar parts for the Alkaloid debut album, a new project announced when he and Hannes Grossmann left Obscura, he is also joining forces with vocalist Kelly Sundown Carpenter (Firewind, Beyond Twilight, Iron Mask, etc.) in a new band. Christian Muenzner is very excited about this new band and seems like he wanted to form it for a long time. The songwriting process is underway and more will be revealed very soon. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Nightwish - Announce 2015 North American Tour 23.09

As you know, symphonic metal heavyweights Nightwish are currently working on their new album. Today the band announces their 27-date headlining tour through North America for 2015, launching in New York City on April 9th, hitting three Canadian cities plus Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, then closing out in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 14th. The opening act will be Dutch symphonic metallers Delain. See the full dates below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
In The Woods... - Are Back After 14 Years, New Vocalist 23.09

Norwegian progressive metal cult band In The Woods... are back after 14 years! You might remember that they disbanded back in 2000. The band announced their reunion and also unveiled one of the new members of the band, the new vocalist. Of three candidates, Tommy Sebastian Halseth was their first choice. Tommy has done a lot of different stuff, ranging from Godsend, through Atrox, Griffin, Wattamezz and also live vocals for Manes. Tommy has received full control of the lyrics on the upcoming material. The band plans to record two albums, beginning next year with the first. (by greg_lecter)   Read more ››
 
Nightbringer - New Album Streaming Online In Full 23.09

And now for some black metal courtesy of Nightbringer. The American metallers are currently streaming online their ambitious new album Ego Dominus Tuus (Latin for "I Am Your Lord") and you can now give it a spin. The follow-up to Hierophany Of The Open Grave will be released by Season Of Mist in North America on September 30th (September 26th worldwide). Listen to the entire album here or over here, among other options. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Paul Di'Anno - 'Running Free' Clip From New DVD Online 23.09

Former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno's April 9th performance at Lizard Club in Krakow, Poland as part of the Doładowanie festival, was professionally filmed for an upcoming DVD, titled The Beast Arises. After sharing online a clip of the performance of the song "Charlotte The Harlot" from the DVD, you can now see below another preview, this time of the track "Running Free". (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 19.09

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveler of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Raum Kingdom, Kali, Torrid Husk, Fever Sea, Myopic and Wild Throne. (by Nefarious, Troy Killjoy, Abattoir)   Read more ››
 
Progventure Part 9: Green Carnation - Another Night Under The Dam, Åseral, Norway, 31.07.2014 01.09

It seems that my Progventure prog searching trips are not only a convenient excuse to travel new places, or more often the only way of seeing bands I like I wouldn't otherwise get to see, but in some cases they are turning out to be events of a fairly unique kind. Another Night Under the Dam - the Green Carnation reunion show at the Åseral dam number 3 in Norway was unique in more ways than one. And it most definitely was special. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014 - Denver, CO - 13 Jul 2014 29.07

The annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! Great variety of bands, I always have a blast, it's always fun, the weather is always way too hot and this year's event was almost no exception. Yes, almost no exception; the timing of the festival couldn't be worse and the decision to split the Colorado show into two events didn't help the cause neither. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Lord Mantis - Death Mask (2014)

How does a band top a masterpiece, exactly? Within metal, history has shown us with albums like Human and Hammerheart that it's typically done by changing their sound to something different, but still potent and effective. While this may sound like a bunch of theoretical bullshit, in the case of Lord Mantis, this rule is proving true yet again with Death Mask, an album that may not live up to its landmark predecessor, but perhaps doesn't have to. (by Apothecary)   Read more ››

Reviewer: 7.8      Users: 7.4 | 30 votes
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Armored Saint

Armored Saint appeared:
-In the movie 'Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth' and played "Hanging Judge" on stage
-On "Metal Massacre II" with "Lesson Well Learned"
-On "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II" with "You Can Run But You Can't Hide"
-On "Metalmeister" with "Creepy Feelings".

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