Soen - Tellurian
Review by R'Vannith
9.0
It's a shame what Tool have become; a band no longer able to fulfil a promise. Taking up the reigns are Soen, who are certain to fulfil their own promises when Cognitive comes to Tellurian.

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Occultation - Silence In The Ancestral House
Review by R'Vannith
7.0
Occultation's doom metal eludes expectations. Contained in Silence In The Ancestral House, the occult receives an unusually mixed meaning.

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Moanaa - Descent
Review by tea[m]ster
8.7
Right under our noses there is a post-metal revolution happening in the eastern European countries. It seems Greece, Russia, Ukraine and Poland have joined the party late and fallen in love with this genre, because now, more than ever, most of my highly rated post-metal albums have come from those places. Adding to this trend are Poland's Moanaa and their debut LP Descent. Using a "typical" post-metal format, Descent isn't musically ground breaking but a laudable example of what fans of this scene should want and expect.

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Young And In The Way - When Life Comes To Death
Review by Ilham
7.3
"Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?" asks Lana Del Rey. Will you still love Young And In The Way when they're no longer young and hardcore? I ask you.

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Monster Magnet - Milking The Stars: A Reimagining Of Last Patrol
Review by Apothecary
8.0
What is a "reimagining," exactly? In the case of Monster Magnet, it means just what it seems to be implying: a reinterpretation of a previous work, taking a fresh lens of perspective to it and going all out from there. Thus, Milking The Stars is not a new album, at least not as we would typically understand the term. But in many ways it might as well be.

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Anguish - Mountain
Review by R'Vannith
7.4
Further brandishing of the severed fox head signals two things for traditionally epic doom: more Anguish and fewer afforded comforts. Between you and the end is a Mountain of unembellished metal as bitter and unrelenting as the winter wind. Archaic style is delivered here without penitence.

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Abysmal Dawn - Obsolescence
Review by deadone
7.4
Too often modern death metal bands seem content to imitate genre originators ala Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse or Deicide. Hence, it is refreshing to hear a band that plays traditional death metal and somehow manages to come across as reasonably unique. And, with Obsolescence, Abysmal Dawn do just that.

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Vermin Womb - Permanence [EP]
Review by Ilham
8.2
Call me lazy, call me uncreative, but I am going to spare you the usual accumulation of cute little metaphors that are supposed to convey the brutal nature of the piece of music being reviewed. I'm not going to tell you to imagine how this or that feels, nor compare it to large objects entering the orifices you were or were not born with. I'll be just as straightforward as Permanence is.

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Supported event

Gwar: Eternal North American Tour 2014

USA, San Francisco, CA (The Regency Ballroom)
05 November 2014

Gwar
Decapitated
American Sharks
Staff pick
Nero Di Marte - Derivae
meloproggy post-death (and stuff)

Ever wondered how Ulcerate would sound if they were less extreme and more progressive? That's Nero Di Marte for you: a melodic take on the post-death sound, less suffocating but maybe more disquieting.



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Picked by: Darkside Momo
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Slayer - Give Tickets To Fan Who Spoofed Car Commercial, Preview New Song 01.11

Well, someone just got lucky. In an ingenious effort to raise money for Slayer tickets by offering to sell his 1997 Ford Escort LX, a Los Angeles-based Slayer fan and his friends filmed a spoof of Lincoln's recent Matthew McConaughey commercial and released it on YouTube on Monday. Four days and over 100,000 views later, Slayer's Tom Araya took time off from his studio sessions to respond to Jake and the band just offered him two tickets for their show at The Forum in Los Angeles on November 14th. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Witherscape - Releasing New EP In December 01.11

Witherscape, the band which unites Swedish singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Dan Swanö (ex-Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, Nightingale, etc.) with fellow Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ragnar Widerberg, is about to release more new music. They will release the new EP The New Tomorrow via Century Media Records on December 8th, 2014. You can find out all about this new release below that will include Witherscape covering Witherscape, sort of. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Neurotech - Announce New Release 01.11

Infra Versus Ultra, the last album of industrial one man band Neurotech, has been out for a few days and Wulf, the man behind the band, has already announced the next release because the man doesn't stop. Some of you may remember The Elysian Symphony, Wulf's Christmas present to his fans last year. This year, you will have the opportunity to enjoy The Halcyon Symphony, out on December 25th, of course. It will be available for free/name-your-price on Bandcamp, just like the rest of the discography. Did you enjoy last year's release and what do you expect from this one? (by tibosax)   Read more ››
 
The SLoT - New Video Online 01.11

Russian alternative metallers The SLoT have released a new music video for the song "Бой!" ("Fight!"), taken from their last album, 2013's Шестой. After a presentation concert in Moscow last week, the band uploaded the video to YouTube and shared it on their Facebook page; it can be viewed below. (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
 
Lynch Mob - New Album On The Way, Samples Online 01.11

On December 9th, Lynch Mob will release a new album called Sun Red Sun via Rat Pak Records. The opus was written and recorded by the same lineup as the Sound Mountain Sessions EP: George Lynch on guitar, Oni Logan on vocals, Robbie Crane on bass and Scott Coogan on drums. You can watch the album teaser below and hear some of the new songs. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Deicide, Septicflesh & Others - Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO USA - 19 Oct 2014 30.10

Another day, another show. But with bands such as Septicflesh, Inquisition, Abysmal Dawn and Carach Angren in tow, Deicide proved once again that they are still a force to reckon with. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Amorphis - Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia, 09.10.2014 25.10

Amorphis seem to swing by Estonia regularly enough in recent times that I'm slowly starting to lose count of how many times I've seen them play. With a little jog down memory lane, I've come to the conclusion that this concert was the 5th for me, and my 4th in Estonia. However, since Amorphis have put on a good show every time so far, I saw no real reason to skip. If nothing else, it would've made for a fine evening out, despite the lecture at 8 the following morning. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Conan, Pallbearer, Yob: two nights of Sludge & Doom in Toulouse 24.10

... "Well, if Soyuz Bear were heavy, Conan were HEAVY." ... "I was really curious to see what Pallbearer were all about. And I was impressed." ... "Ahh, finally seeing Yob live!" (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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My Dying Bride - A Line Of Deathless Kings (2006)

There are moments when everything becomes servant of utter tranquility and all the deathlike silence suddenly is being seduced by the ominous sound of the bells of the underworld, unleashing the signs of the forthcoming doom. The Gods of doom have risen from their 2-year slumber and the time has come for humanity to drown once again in oblivion, darkness, death, pain, sorrow, despair and mourning, yes, My Dying Bride are back, invading the prosperous kingdom of a world filled with delight and joy,... (by DerRozzengarten)   Read more ››

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Since conquering his own addiction to alcohol in the mid 80s, Cooper has continued to help and counsel other rock musicians battling addiction problems who turn to him for help. Dave Mustaine of Megadeth is among the most notable out of the people Cooper has helped.

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