Ghost - Meliora
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Ghost sprang almost immediately from obscurity to a much more lucrative obscurity, now playfully shirking attention while glorying in the praises of the metal media. Well, by now we're onto them; we know their influences, we know their imagery, we know what they're all about, and maybe we aren't so hornswoggled by the spectacle anymore. How have they managed to build on their success?


Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster - Wires/Dream\Wires
Review by BitterCOld
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...


Tristana - Virtual Crime
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
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.


Maruta - Remain Dystopian
Review by Mr. Doctor
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.


Motörhead - Bad Magic
Review by D.T. Metal
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.


Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
Review by Demonic Tutor
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....


Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed
Review by Ilham
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.


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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Ahab - The Boats Of The Glen Carrig
Duh, doom.

Ahab are constantly evolving . Every album adds something new to their repertoire. In this (theoretically) confined genre Ahab always finds another way to surprise us, another direction towards which to push the genre. The Boats of the Glen Carrig might be the most brilliant facet of this gem that is Ahab.

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Picked by: Daniell
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TesseracT - Debut Video For New Song 04.09

TesseracT are now showcasing the second track off of their new album. Ahead of the release of the brand new studio album Polaris, the progressive act is giving fans worldwide a chance to see their first video for the new 5-minute track "Survival". Feast your eyes and ears on the visuals and music below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Morbus Chron - Call It A Day 04.09

It's a sad day for fans of the Swedish progressive/death metal quartet Morbus Chron. The promising band has unfortunately called it a day and announced that they are breaking up, having only released two full-length albums until now. You might recall particularly Sweven, which was nominated for Best Death Metal Album on Metal Storm Awards 2014. However surprising it may be, the band members have decided to go their separate ways. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Grave Digger - Stream Re-Recorded Song 04.09

Long-running German metallers Grave Digger will release a 35th anniversary album, Exhumation - The Early Years, on October 23rd. After three decades of making heavy metal, the band is heading back to the 80s and back to their roots! This upcoming release features re-recordings of their classics with a dynamic and powerful sound of today. The gravediggers have now unveiled the track "Stand Up And Rock" which was originally released on their 1987 album Stronger Than Ever. Listen to this song over here. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Stryper - Another New Song Online 04.09

Americans Stryper have released a new song called "Big Screen Lies" which is their latest single for the impending offering, Fallen. The heavy metallers 9th studio album is slated for release on October 16th via Frontiers Music Srl. Michael Sweet and company have been around since the 80s and continue to deliver the goods. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Bloodway - First Video Released 04.09

Bloodway are to release their debut full-length on the 25th of September and right now you can watch the official video of the first single from the Mapping The Moment With The Logic Of Dreams upcoming album. The song is called "The Transfinite Castaway" and you can watch the video below. (by RaduP)   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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Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea (2006)

I bet many of you know the story of Moby Dick that traumatized Ahab and eversince Ahab swore to lead this whale to its doom for all the suffering it caused him, yet the only doom that was lurking was his own and his men that followed him in this dreadful journey in the shadows of the sea, to finally find themselves in the depths of the ocean, in oblivion. But how would it seem to you if a funeral doom metal band covered musically and lyrically this story? I believe it would seem obscure to most of... (by DerRozzengarten)   Read more ››

Reviewer: 9.4      Users: 8.7 | 256 votes
  Random trivia

The band's fifth studio album The Silent Whales of Lunar Sea's title is a homophonic pun: when said aloud in a non-rhotic accent (such as British or Australian accents) it sounds identical to "The Silent Wails of Lunacy".

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