Blliigghhtted - Into The Cunt Of The Witch
Review by Mr. Doctor
8.1
One of Blliigghhtted's candles was suddenly blown away as one of the members, Ruhan, committed suicide during December 2015… But just like the embers of a candle can ignite a new flame, Ruhan's unfortunate death is the main force behind the final album by this project.

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Dark Forest (UK) - Beyond The Veil
Review by Susan
6.0
Yeah, I like classic Elvenking, too.

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Lascaille's Shroud - The Roads Leading North
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.5
You know that Lascaille's Shroud is a great band because I'm not pissed off that I had to sit through over two hours of album just to hear The Roads Leading North a single time.

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We Are The Catalyst - Elevation
Review by Susan
8.5
Spoiler alert: it kicks ass. In fact, this is exactly how to present a sophomore album:

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Mistur - In Memoriam
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.2
Mistur excels at creating atmosphere. In Memoriam is lousy with layers of instrumentation that never cease building on each other, and the results are monstrous in scale.

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ADX - Non Serviam
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.6
For a band in its fourth decade of existence, ADX sounds surprisingly spry and spirited. No, scratch that - for any band, ADX has a lot of heart, a lot of charisma, and a clear, powerful sound that seems to be quite rare in today's speed and thrash circles.

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Kognitiv Tod - Eternal Return
Review by Apothecary
8.0
Psychedelic black metal. There's something about this bizarre union of genres that actually works a lot better than most would probably expect. Black metal, as hypnotizing and otherworldly as it often is, seems to be an almost ideal partner for the dreamlike realms of psilocybin, ego death, and spirit guardians. The inclination towards pushing boundaries in both genres has led to a pleasant diversity of sounds among psychedelic black metal bands, some very dark and chaotic, others embracing a more mellow, "floating" type feeling. Kognitiv Tod opts for the latter formula.

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Zeal And Ardor - Devil Is Fine
Review by Windrider
9.5
Once in a while there comes a time when new ways open up for music. Frontiers are being torn down and ideas can stream freely, going on a journey that takes them through many discussions and lets the creator experience both hatred and admiration. It always takes its time until a new sound is essentially established and the occasions where one can witness the birth of a new style are rare. So we are truly fortunate drunkards to live in the time where Zeal And Ardor release their second album to date, Devil Is Fine.

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Khemmis - New Album Detailed 29.07

American doomsters Khemmis are releasing a new album, Hunted, just one year after Absolution. To start things off, they have now revealed more details about it. More specifically, today you can see the album's tracklist and bluish cover artwork which has been crafted by Sam Turner (3 Inches Of Blood, Black Breath). (by Paz)   Read more ››
 
Horseback - Share New Track 28.07

As you probably know by now, Horseback, led by ever-evolving Jenks Miller, will release its new studio album called Dead Ringers on August 12th through Relapse Records. As the release date approaches, he has now decided to share the track "In Another Time, In And Out Of Form", which can be heard over here. How is the follow-up to Piedmont Apocrypha sounding so far? (by Paz)   Read more ››
 
Anciients - Debut New Song, Album Details 28.07

Are you up for some progressive metal? Because today we can listen to the first new song off of Canadian Anciients' new record, Voice Of The Void. The follow-up to the promising debut Heart Of Oak is coming out this October 14th via Season of Mist and the opening song "Following The Voice" is now streaming online. Don't miss it! Also, check out the album's cover artwork and more details below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Wacken Open Air 2016 - Ban Backpacks And Bags 28.07

Wacken Open Air 2016 will tighten the security measures in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Germany, including a July 24th suicide bomber at an Ansbach music festival. Due to security concerns, all backpacks and bags are banned from the event area. This year, 1349, Alcest, Arch Enemy, Blind Guardian, Equilibrium, Ihsahn, Iron Maiden, Marduk, Testament, Triptykon, just to name a few, will perform at the festival this summer. Some 80,000 metal fans will be heading to Wacken Open Air next week. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Inquisition - Third New Track Released 28.07

Recently, the black metal duo Inquisition unveiled the crushing third song taken from their forthcoming full-length, Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith. Soon to be released via Season of Mist on August 26th, the album will feature 13 tracks. "Vortex From The Celestial Flying Throne Of Storms" is one of them and you can see if you like it or not after you listen to it here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Part One: Why You Should Go Next Year 12.07

Wow, it's already July; time is flying fast and the organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise are hard at work hammering out the details for the 2017 edition. I expect information for the public sale to be released any day now (veteran cruisers already have the chance to book) and if you are still on the fence about finally scratching The Original, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise off your bucket list, then this article is for YOU. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
ScreamingSteel's Top 10 Best Metal Covers of Non-Metal Songs 11.07

The more I branch out into different forms of content on Metal Storm, the more I realize something: I don't have all that many original ideas myself, but I sure can parrot other people's work like nobody's business. That revelation made my next choice of publication inevitable: my own installment of the covers list thing, so that you may all cower at yet further evidence of my superior tastes. If you think I've missed something, I encourage you to check Dane Train's or BitterCOld's list to see if the song was already featured, and then to voice your concern in a civil... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
 
Roadburn Festival 2016 - Day 4: Afterburner 08.07

After the usual procrastination and delay, Apothecary and Mr. Doctor are happy to bring you the much overdue final installation of our coverage of this year's Roadburn Festival. (by Apothecary, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
 
Skyforger 22.07

Bad English: This may be a weird question, but how do you envision the Latvian metal scene if bands such as Skyforger and Heaven Grey had never existed? Peter Kvetkovskis: Well, there was always and still is another bands around - the metal scene here is quite big enough even without Skyforger or Heaven Grey. The question is how unique and original those bands are, but that's another topic to talk about I guess. It is very hard to make your name worldwide if you are from such a small far away country like Latvia is. You must be somehow original to stand out from millions of bands playing... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Civil War 18.07

Bad English: Hi. Thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. NPJ: No problems!! Bad English: Can you introduce yourself, and tell us how you decided to become a singer and how you started listening to metal? NPJ: Oh, well things just happened. I've always had the music inside me and when the NWOBHM came: I found my destiny. What can I say? Metal is my life! Bad English: You're from Borlänge, right? And you support Leksands IF? NPJ: Yes, I am from Kvarnsveden, Borlänge Kommun and of course I support Leksand. There is no alternative. Well, now Borlänge... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Pantheist 14.07

Bad English: Hi. Thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. Kostas Panagiotou: It's a pleasure as Metal Storm is one of my favourite metal sites on the net! Bad English: Can you introduce yourself, and tell us about your first steps into music, both as a listener and as a musician? KP: I grew up in Greece and you are immediately exposed to a lot of music in this country. Greeks like to party, and as they are emotional people they also like to express their emotions through listening to their favourite songs, so music is everywhere. I only started to think of myself as a... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
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Kylesa - Spiral Shadow (2010)

"We wanted this to be a 'headphone' album" - explains Laura Pleasants on the "making of… " DVD. The album was to also be about distance - distance in terms of the time and miles with the band, as well as distancing themselves from their prior works. That it is and that it does. Not quite the raging slab that was Static Tensions, Spiral Shadow is perhaps Sludge-lite. It still has heaping helpings of bludgeoning sludge, but has some more mellow moments and hypnotic-almost-tribal... (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››

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