Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster - Wires/Dream\Wires
Review by BitterCOld
8.0
Sometimes life is full of surprises. About a month ago, after a long three and a half year run, I deleted Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster's Exegesis off my space-deprived iPhone to make way for albums to be reviewed. Not one week passes when out of the blue Tom emails me and asks if I want to review their newest album. Needless to say I jumped at the chance. Wires/Dream\Wires see the band returning after three years off pretty much in...

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Tristana - Virtual Crime
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
5.9
First off, this is not Tristania, the beloved Norwegian gothic band. It's also not Tristana, the 1970 Luis Buñuel film. I know, that's what I thought, too. This is Tristana, the reportedly reputable Slovakian hard rock/alternative metal band. Not to start this off on the wrong foot or anything, but I suspect that your time would be better spent pursuing one of the former two.

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Maruta - Remain Dystopian
Review by Mr. Doctor
7.7
The reason I suck at reviewing albums isn't (only) because I'm goddamn lazy. It's because albums like Remain Dystopian leave me speechless.

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Motörhead - Bad Magic
Review by D.T. Metal
9.2
Motörhead - no introduction needed. The band has been around longer than most people who will read this review have been alive. And with Bad Magic, the 22nd Long Player in their massive discography, they once again proved why they have been around for that long.

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Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
Review by Demonic Tutor
8.8
Amorphis is one of the sure values coming out of Finland. Everybody knows (or should know) their early history as a melodic death band. 1994's Tales From The Thousand Lakes remains to this day a classic album. These musicians have been together over 10 years with their current lineup. Emblematic singer Tomi Joutsen was the last piece of the puzzle that led them to a trailblazing second career that started in 2005 with the release of Eclipse....

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Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed
Review by Ilham
7.0
Oh poor Egypt, you used to shine so bright in the Arab world. Now even Nile cries for you. When they could have used a shoulder to cry on themselves after releasing At The Gate Of Sethu.

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Dark Buddha Rising - Inversum
Review by Apothecary
 
A bell is struck in a silent temple. Black clouds gather over the Himalayas. A yogi lights incense in a forest, isolated. He approaches death, and is ready for the trip.

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Lychgate - An Antidote For The Glass Pill
Review by Apothecary
8.0
When I heard a few years ago that Greg Chandler, mastermind of the mysterious and psychedelically-tinged Esoteric, had a black metal side band, my curiosity was almost immediately raised. The self titled Lychgate that resulted in 2013, while decent, also felt as though it wasn't reaching the full potential of the parties involved. Now, in 2015, An Antidote For The Glass Pill is changing that.

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Ewïg Frost - The Railroad To Hell
Blackened Speed Punk

These guys must be the illegitimate bastard brothers-in-arms of Iron Fist... The 4 track EP is under 10 minutes of, well, High Octane Anarchy, showcasing two tracks off a past album, two off a forthcoming one. "Deepwater Horizon" is a special version, performed in the band's native Viennese German. Heavy Metal Vomit Party time!

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Protest The Hero - Confirm 'Kezia' 10th Anniversary Shows 31.08

Kezia was the 2005 debut album of progressive metalcore group Protest The Hero and still remains one of their most beloved albums. The band will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a bang and a string of shows with the original line-up. The first shows announced will happen in home turf Canada and drummer Moe Carlson as well as bassist Arif Mirabdolbaghi will be returning to the stage to indulge in a little bit of nostalgia. Kezia will be performed in its entirety! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Antimatter - Stream New Song 31.08

Today is the day you get to hear a new song from Antimatter. It's called "Black Eyed Man" and is taken from their upcoming release The Judas Table. This 6-minute melancholic song is also the album opener. Come October 9th, you will be able to get your hands on the entire record on Prophecy Productions. Until then, enjoy this beautiful piece of music available below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Tad Morose - New Album Streaming Online 31.08

If you are a fan of progressive and power metal, you should listen to Tad Morose's new album. The Swedish band has recently shared St. Demonius (their second on Swedish label Despotz Records) in its entirety online. Give it a spin or a few at Decibel Magazine and give us your thoughts about it. The record is already available in a store near you. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Nucleus Torn - To Release New Album And 3 DVD Artbook 31.08

Neofolk group Nucleus Torn already have a new album prepared after last year's Street Lights Fail. Neon Light Eternal will be the band's new album to complete the conceptual double strike Street Lights Fail and Neon Light Eternal. They will also release a retrospective of decadent grandeur in the shape of Blowing Up The Entire World (Explosions 1997 - 2015) as a lush and extremely limited edition of only 187 copies. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Thaw - Announce New Release 30.08

Just one year after releasing its latest album, Earth Ground, experimental black metal project Thaw is announcing a new release, named St. Phenome Alley. This, however, won't be a conventional release. The music will be focused on the ambient/improvisation/drone territory. The album, available as a limited tape/digital release, will see the light of day on October 1st via Unquiet Records. You can watch the trailer below. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
Progventure Part 10: Night Of The Prog X, Loreley, Germany, 17-19.07.2015 18.08

On the mesmerizing banks of the river Rhein, on the top of a huge rock called Loreley, Night of the Prog celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. For the first time it spanned three days over the weekend bringing listeners 21 bands in total. Too few, you say? Given only one stage, it's more like 21 individual full concerts in a row - a speciality of the event that is becoming a must-visit summer festival for anyone into prog. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 5 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 24.07

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller 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 Neck Of The Woods, Venom Prison, Shrine Of The Serpent, Concatenatus, Criminology & Geist. (by Nefarious, BloodTears, Ilham, Abattoir, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
 
Hard Rock Laager 2015 - Vana-Vigala, Estonia, 03-04.07.2015 13.07

It's been so long since the last time I was at Hard Rock Laager. It's, to put it bluntly, quite embarrassing. When I looked it up, it turned out that I have skipped 6 editions. It's surprisingly 2 less than I initially thought, though. The reasons have varied from Hellfests to conflicting schedules, as well as the lack of interest for any particular line-up, and laziness. In those skipped editions I only really regret missing Trail Of Tears and I didn't intend to repeat this mistake with Threshold. And being there again, it felt like a homecoming. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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Twinspirits - The Music That Will Heal The World (2007)

Twinspirits are a young new progressive band hailing from Italy and are full of ambition, about to present the world with their first studio album ambitiously titled "The Music That Will Heal The World". We have here exactly 70 minutes of diverse, mature, clean, melodic music that is indeed quite calming and pleasant to listen to in some kind of quite charming way. The first time I listened to this album throughout was while I was out by myself walking down some grass at the side of a river... (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››

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