Sedna - Sedna
Review by Apothecary
In need of an album to prove to all the Gorgoroth and "one trve Mayhem" worshipers that black metal today is anything but confined to Satanic and dark themes? Sedna have got you covered.


Ghost Brigade - IV - One With The Storm
Review by R'Vannith
For three records the Finnish band Ghost Brigade have provided a unique example of melodic death metal progression. Basing their studio efforts well beyond generic limits and engaging the structures and tones of post-metal, they continue to issue their original and outlying style in IV: One With The Storm, but to a similar result as any of their prior releases.


Kolony - Sledge
Review by Doc Godin
Have you ever listened to one of those albums where it's quite clear one member of the band gives significantly less shits than everyone else around him/her? That's Kolony's Sledge in a nutshell.


Mors Principium Est - Dawn Of The 5th Era
Review by R'Vannith
Staving off doubts given their frequency of line-up changes, Mors Principium Est consistently prove themselves to be a vital name in melodic death metal. Not for reasons of clear originality of style, but vital for their shared vitality, a remarkable feat considering the rate at which their rhythm guitars switch hands.


Faithful Darkness - Archgod
Review by R'Vannith
It's with a restrictive rigidity that Faithful Darkness deliver in Archgod. For a band that would seize upon the frenetic kinetics of thrash in order to differentiate their position within melodic death metal, fixed tempos and a generic construct prove pervasive and limiting.


Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds
Review by Ilham
Metal fans can be hypocritical sometimes.


Downfall Of Gaia - Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay
Review by tea[m]ster
Downfall Of Gaia are a really hard band to place in one specific genre. Their second full-length album, Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay, carries on the experimentation they dabbled with on their debut LP Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes. Dissonant black metal, post metal, doom metal, and sludgy, hardcore elements pervade both albums but where their debut was a bit raw, this new LP has been refined, re-tooled, and re-focused to take advantage of...


Major Parkinson - Twilight Cinema
Review by Ivor
As curious as it is, one of my favourite albums this year was released quite early at the beginning of the year. This stellar album blew me away when I first heard it and it has continued to amaze me throughout the year. I might even say, Twilight Cinema has already stood the test of time. It has definitely survived the initial round of childish excitement. Most importantly, however, each time I listen to it I'm still awed by the detailed theatrical expressiveness and beauty of this album.


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Zoldier Noiz - Regression Process

MEAN sounding stuff to pound down beers and pound other stuff down to and stuff like that kind of you know.

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Tesla - Guitarist Frank Hannon Releases Solo Song 19.12

In a burst of creative energy, Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon started writing his own batch of songs shortly after the band released their latest album Simplicity. While on the road touring during the summer or 2014, Frank spent all the lonely hours in his hotel rooms recording musical ideas. After returning home, Frank knew he had a batch of strong material, so current F H B members Aaron Leigh (bassist) and Kelly Smith (drummer) joined him in the studio to help put the album into fruition. "Born Free" is the new video and song for the solo song from Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon. The track... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Nachtreich - Split With Spectral Lore Streaming Online 19.12

Two black metal bands, Nachtreich and Spectral Lore just released the split LP The Quivering Lights and it is now also available for your streaming pleasure via Bandcamp. So, stop what you are doing and go listen to it! Did you enjoy the release? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Solefald - Premiere New Single 18.12

The avantgarde duo Solefald will release their new full-length album after a four year wait. World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud will be out on February 2nd, 2015 through Indie Recordings. They now present you the first taste of the coming album, with the first single "Bububu Bad Beuys" which you can enjoy below if you dare! Share your thoughts about the track. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Dying Fetus - Returning To The Studio In The Spring 18.12

Two years have passed since their last album Reign Supreme and now it looks like 2015 might bring a new Dying Fetus album. Drummer Trey Williams says in a recent interview that the brutal death metal trio will begin recording a new album next spring. He stated that fans can expect the usual blend of brutal, slam and death metal and social commentary. You can start anticipating the new album. (by MrClansman1)   Read more ››
Keep Of Kalessin - Reveal New Album Details 18.12

Keep Of Kalessin have finally shared some news about their new album. In fact, the band just announced the follow-up to Reptilian (2010). The Norwegian extreme metallers confirm Epistemology as the title of the new opus which is set to February 16th, 2015 via Indie Recordings. Check out the artwork below which is a result of a cover contest hosted by Keep Of Kalessin earlier this year. Arnt "Obsidian Claw" Grønbech is now the band's vocalist as well as guitarist. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Goatwhore, Dying Fetus and support in Toulouse, 25/11/2014 13.12

As soon as the Toulouse date of this tour was announced, I knew I had to come. Goatwhore coming here? Hell yeah!!! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
Mars Red Sky + Year Of No Light in Toulouse 09.12

Let's face it: they didn't bring any Bordeaux wine with them... (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
Voting Abuse, MS, and YOU! 06.12

So you want to be a Stormtrooper and check peoples darkest habits in an effort to report Votecriminals to your local Moderator? Here are some thoughts on the scoring system and tips on tracking down Votecriminals. (by Xnoybis)   Read more ››
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Delain - We Are The Others (2012)

For the uninitiated, Delain was the brainchild of Martijn Westerholt, ex-keyboardist of Within Temptation and brother to the band's guitarist and main creative force. Needless to say, we are talking about a symphonic metal release and if you don't like the genre, this won't change your mind at all. However, even if you're a casual fan of this sub-genre of music or even the band itself, I am not too sure whether you would be ecstatic about We Are The Others. *resists the urge to add sad emoticons in this review* (by Ag Fox)   Read more ››

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Katatonia has covered songs by non-metal artists Jeff Buckley (Nightmares by the Sea) and the Will Oldham project Palace Music (O How I Enjoy the Light).

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