Enslaved - In Times
Review by Apothecary
7.8
Let no one ever have to question the consistency of the Norsemen in Enslaved. From the icy black metal of their debut, right down to the more complex nature of their recent material, the band have garnered a well deserved reputation as mature and innovative songwriters. 2015's In Times is a slightly more accessible mark in their discography, one that, while good, also feels as though it could have gone a little bit deeper.

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Dysrider - Bury The Omen
Review by Susan
6.0
Formerly known as Trophallaxy, these Swiss players changed their name for the new record. Bury The Omen features symphonic metal, yes, but also a large death and melodeath quotient. It's really an interesting combo because sometimes one style is more clear and other times it's bundled into this sticky ball of genres-be-damned goo. Quite cool.

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Satan's Host - Pre-Dating God Part 1
Review by Doc Godin
6.0
Satan's Host - hosting a bunch of cool sounds with little clue how to arrange them.

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Lords Of The Trident - Frostburn
Review by Susan
 
Lords Of The Trident are doing for heavy metal what Gloryhammer do for power metal: play cheesy music in costumes with axes and make it completely serious and awesome.

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Feed Her To The Sharks - Fortitude
Review by Susan
7.4
Feed Her To The Sharks's Fortitude is a solid metalcore record from a band bringing renewed passion to the genre. While the songs follow a simple formula, the band's driving rhythms and unstoppable energy set it apart. The aggression is impeccable and the melody is heartbreaking.

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Burweed - Hide
Review by R'Vannith
7.3
Hide is initially reticent about its atmospheric sludge, and only toward its end will its basis become apparent.

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An Autumn For Crippled Children - The Long Goodbye
Review by tea[m]ster
8.7
Guess which made up metal genre term I'm not going to mention once?

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Metal Storm Awards - Voting Closed 01.03

Last year we celebrated the 10th edition of the Metal Storm Awards, and earlier this year we observed the Awards' 10th anniversary with its own special competition. Now, finally, the 2014 Awards have come to a close. Countless bands and users alike have come and gone in those years, but the spirit of the Awards has remained the same; as we like to say, it's not about who wins and loses, but about discovering new bands. While this year's Awards had a smaller voter turnout than the previous couple, 2014 still had its fair share of friendly competition. (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
 
Sepultura - 30th Anniversary North American Tour 03.03

Sepultura are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a tour in North America in May and June. The thrash legends released their first music 30 years ago in 1985, Bestial Devastation. Bassist Paulo Jr. remains the only original member in the band but there is also guitarist Andreas Kisser, who is in the band since 1987. Now they can't wait to travel in time through their history with their fans in the U.S. and Canada. Sepultura will join forces with the mighty Destruction and Arsis, as well as Boris The Blade, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Micawber, and Starkill as rotating openers. See the... (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Orakle - Unveils First Track In Seven Years 03.03

French extreme metallers Orakle have revealed their first new track in seven years, extracted from their upcoming album, Éclats, set to be released on May 11th via Apathia Records. You can discover the 6-minute version of "Humanisme Vulgaire" below now. Enjoy the musical journey! (by Jehan)   Read more ››
 
Choosing Death - Book Revised And Expanded Edition Coming 03.03

If you like to read and also like death metal and grindcore, this could be perfect for you. Originally released on Feral House back in 2004, Choosing Death: The Improbable History Of Death Metal and Grindcore is widely recognized as the definitive history of its titular extreme music subgenres. For its (more or less) 10-year anniversary, author Albert Mudrian - editor-in-chief of Decibel Magazine - has chosen life after death in the form of an expanded and revised edition, which flaunts 100 additional pages of new content. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Michael Schenker - New Video Online 03.03

The new video for Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock new song has premiered online. "Live And Let Live" is the song you can enjoy below which also serves as the opening track from the band's upcoming Spirit On A Mission album. But there is more. You can preview the entire album here plus enter the official competition to win album copies and concert tickets. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Amaranthe - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 10.02.2015 21.02

I am usually genuinely surprised when some bands come to revisit my little country in a fairly short while, say a couple of years. For them to be back in just half a year is a pretty significant achievement, especially for something as popular as Amaranthe. Well, the new album has been released between then and now, and maybe not everybody could make it to the show in Haapsalu. Given the warm reception there, it is fairly logical for the band to take to the stage here in such a short while. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Two: On Open Seas 20.02

After a quick cat-nap it was time again to get the show on the road - Day Two of 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 full steam ahead. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Cannibal Corpse + Behemoth + Aeon - The Fillmore, San Francisco, USA - 8 February 2015 17.02

Back at The Fillmore - this time 8bitglitch and I were hunkered down for some death metal. Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth play with Aeon and Tribulation. I haven't had the occasion to see many bands more than once so two repeats tonight was a real treat, having seen Aeon and Cannibal Corpse at Summer Slaughters 2013 and 2012, respectively. The strange doppelganger of my ex was in the crowd as usual, so we were ready to begin! (by Susan, 8bitglitch)   Read more ››
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Gamma Ray - Heading For Tomorrow (1990)

Heading for Tomorrow - The real Keeper of the Seven Keys Part III As we all know Kai Hansen left Helloween after the Keeper II because of different reasons. One of them was that the other members wanted to play music with less metal influences, which resulted in Pink Bubbles and Chameleon. Kai wanted to keep on with the metal, and therefore left Helloween to found his own band. My opinion has always been that this is the real follow up to the Keeper albums, it is not way too close but it's... (by cradka)   Read more ››

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Buckethead has written and performed music for major motion pictures, including: Saw II, Ghosts Of Mars, Beverly Hills Ninja, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Last Action Hero, and the main soundtrack of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.

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