Stormnatt - Omega Therion
Review by Mr. Doctor
6.5
Now, after 5 years, Stormnatt has released their third album since their beginnings back in 2000. Almost the same gap was already put between the first two albums and to be perfectly honest, maybe a couple of extra years wouldn't have hurt. Now, there are actually some positive factors and potential here, but after two albums you might expect a bit more.

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Chemia - The One Inside
Review by R Lewis
7.3
Chemia are just like your hometown band, that one that plays in that pub down the street every Saturday night. Catchy, easy-listening and not so heavy, they're the stereotype of the band you'd want as a background while enjoying a beer with friends.

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The Conjuration - Surreal
Review by R'Vannith
5.8
Writhing madness and a morbid fascination for jerking the listener around with savagely nonsensical song structures. It's all so Surreal.

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Herod (SUI) - They Were None
Review by R'Vannith
7.2
Inspired by the bitterly barren and cold regions of the Scandinavian north, Herod slam the adjective "heavy" with an equally chilling new meaning.

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Slugdge - Gastronomicon
Review by Mattybu
 
You really can get away with a lot in the realm of metal. The sheer number of different themes central to various bands and genres is part of what keeps metal interesting for me. Whether it's a depressing retelling of nautical literature at the hands of Ahab or a tale of dragon-slaying told by Rhapsody Of Fire, there will always be a huge variety of sounds to be heard and stories to be told throughout the metal universe.

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Karnivore - In The Halls Of The Wicked
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.2
Ranging from death-thrash to blackened thrash, Karnivore's second album, In The Halls Of The Wicked, is a vicious assault of frosty destruction.

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Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
9.1
Fallujah have undergone quite the evolution since their debut EP. Beginning life as an out-and-out deathcore band with nothing more than inventive riffs and a few blackened passages to set them apart, they have introduced more progressive and atmospheric elements with each release. The Flesh Prevails marks a true change in Fallujah, from better-than-average players in a populous scene to innovators of a rising and complex one.

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Wolvhammer - Clawing Into Black Sun
Review by Apothecary
7.0
Here we go again with this blackened sludge thing. As any style evolves and gains more practitioners, it inevitably becomes more varied in its delivery, and Wolvhammer are standing as an example of this. Separating themselves from more filthy contemporaries such as Coffinworm and Dragged Into Sunlight, these Americans are a lot less harsh than some of their peers, a fact that, in regards to their latest album, can be both pleasing and displeasing.

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22-26 January 2015

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Staff pick
Overkill - White Devil Armory
Need you ask?

New Overkill. Same old shit 3rd time in a row. I wish more bands recorded the same old shit 3 times in a row to such good effect. Screw modern copycats, listen to real thrash. Yeah, I know. Broken record syndrome - I always bash new thrash bands and praise Overkill. Judging by the quality of Overkill's recent output, it's not likely to change any time soon. Sue me.

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Picked by: Daniell
Thumbs up: R'Vannith, wormdrink414
 
The Big Book Of Hair Metal - Coming In August 25.07

Voyageur Press has set an August 15th release date for The Big Book Of Hair Metal: The Illustrated Oral History Of Heavy Metal's Debauched Decade. The book was written by acclaimed heavy metal journalist Martin Popoff. He has penned more than 40 books on hard rock, heavy metal, and record collecting, including Voyageur Press' Rush: The Illustrated History, Sweating Bullets: The Deth And Rebirth Of Megadeth, and Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History. He has also worked in film and television, his most recent projects being Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage and VH1's Metal Evolution.... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Wovenwar - Share Previews Of Debut Album 25.07

Wovenwar is the new band formed by Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego act As I Lay Dying, and Shane Blay (vocals) of Oh, Sleeper. The group has been sharing previews of their impending self-titled debut album this week. You can now hear previews for the songs "Death To Rights" and "Tempest" below. Tell us if you think the songs sound promising for what's to come. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
X Japan - To Play Madison Square Garden In October 25.07

Some six years on from their first gig at the iconic New York venue, Japanese legends X Japan are returning to Madison Square Garden on October 11th for one night only. It'll mark the band's first performance in the States since their 2010 North American tour. (by Ruchesko)   Read more ››
 
Enchant - Announce New Album, Teaser Released 25.07

Enchant are finally releasing a new album! After more than 10 years of silence, the proggers return with The Great Divide and a first teaser for the new record is now available here as well as the album cover art. Enchant's 8th studio album will be released on September 29th, 2014 in Europe and on September 30th in North America via the band's longtime label partner InsideOutMusic. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Botanist - New Track Streaming Online 24.07

Bay Area-based Botanist is in a sharing mood and decided to unveil the second track off its new album today. With two weeks until the new release VI: Flora drops, you can now enjoy "Stargazer" which is also the album opener. VI: Flora will be out on August 11th, 2014 on The Flenser. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #2 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 23.07

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveler 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 Megalodoom, Kylfingar, Svengali, Anopheli, Whetstone and The Ralph. (by Nefarious, Abattoir, R Lewis, Troy Killjoy, BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Hellfest 2014 - A report! 20.07

So, you wanna know how Hellfest 2014 was (apart of awesome, that is)? (by Darkside Momo, wrathchild, Nefarious)   Read more ››
 
Agalloch - Gothic Theatre, Englewood, USA - 8 Jul 2014 13.07

I was out of town two years ago when Agalloch played in Denver the last time, so when I first saw that they were scheduled to play at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO (a suburb of Denver) I was actually rather surprised. Are they really that big? Would the thousand plus capacity venue be largely empty? (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Malignancy - Inhuman Grotesqueries (2007)

Warning: Not For The Faint Of Heart! Yes, this album is savage, it will melt your brain and will turn your limbs into pudding, it's Malignancy returning from the bizarre world of intense time signatures and technical patterns wrapped with twisted brutality and spastic riffing. Brutal Death from the depths of the goriest metal blender, ultra fast, insanely complex and hostile music specially made for solid ears... This band is surely not suitable for everyone and that's maybe their human... (by Herzebeth)   Read more ››

Reviewer: 8.0      Users: 7.8 | 13 votes
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Nyktalgia

Band name derives from: "Nyctalgia" meaning "Night pain that occurs in the sleep, especially bone pains of syphilis."

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