Kamelot - Haven
Review by Ag Fox
Roy Khan is back!


Undersmile - Anhedonia
Review by Apothecary
When considering the use of female vocals in metal, the thing I tend to notice is that many typically envision them as needing to be bright, airy, and high pitched... that is, giving off a more "pretty" tone than is typically found from vocals in the genre. Enter an alternative to this rather dull idea in the form of the UK's Undersmile, a doom foursome fronted by two ladies, who, while keeping things beautiful, also prefer to take their sound in a more crushing, perhaps bleaker direction.


Apothecary - Drifting Towards The Ancients
Review by Apothecary
So about a month ago, a little-known band from the States called Apothecary contacted me, asking me if I'd like to review an album of theirs. After ruling out my initial theory that the band was simply my older self sending recordings to my younger self from the future, I sat down for some music that, while somewhat trite, nonetheless has a lot of potential lurking within it.


Tribulation - The Children Of The Night
Review by Mr. Doctor
The journey these Swedes have made is without a doubt one of the more interesting ones in the modern death metal scene.


Sigh - Graveward
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Hey, Wintersun. Listen up. You want to know how to make a proper, full-length album with hundreds upon hundreds of tracks over ten songs in only three years without constantly bitching about not having your own private studio/living space/jacuzzi, AND while still challenging both yourself and your fans with a multifarious jewel of avant-garde perfection? Take note, because Sigh have that totally locked down.


Project Pain - Thrashed To Kill
Review by BitterCOld
Thrashed To Kill resulted in drinks spilled. When last we left Project Pain, I reviewed their debut I Have Sinned, the first album of some old school Dutch thrashers. With Thrashed To Kill it seems the band has continued their thrashin' ways, gobbling up Gouda, pounding Jenever, sticking their fingers in dikes and shoving their wooden shoes up the backsides of poor posers. Thrash. Sorry, hadn't used that word in a sentence or two, needed to get it in.


Unleashed - Dawn Of The Nine
Review by Doc Godin
It's been nine, count 'em, nine years since we've seen any color on an Unleashed album cover. What does this mean? Are Unleashed taking us down a path they've never taken us before? Are we going to [metaphorically] taste and smell brand new melodeath flavors and aromas?


Acid King - Middle Of Nowhere, Center Of Everywhere
Review by BitterCOld
Retro-sounding female fronted psychedelic stoner doom… but before you dismiss them as another Janey Come Lately, do realize Acid King have been kicking out the jams for more than 20 years.


Staff pick
Område - Edari

If you happen to like your avantgarde airy and dreamy, infused with a bit of electronica and trip-hop, if you tend to stack your avantgarde up against the likes of Ulver and Manes, then Område's début is something you will definitely not want to pass by.

Listen to "Mótsögn".

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Five Finger Death Punch - Melt Down On Stage, Deny Break Up Rumors 03.05

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Lindemann - Share Debut Album Configurations And Snippet 03.05

Lindemann, the new band of vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers Rammstein and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain), has shared more details about their debut album Skills In Pills. The band's debut release is coming out on June 23rd via Warner Bros. The band has also revealed the two covers that will grace the album. Furthermore, you can whet your appetite by listening to a snippet of a new song to build the anticipation. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Misery Index - Share New Video 03.05

Baltimore deathgrinders Misery Index have created a video for their track "The Harrowing". The video, directed by David Hall/Handshake Inc. is streaming below and it can be viewed here now. The band is currently touring and you can catch them on their North American tour as well. What did you think of the video? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Tad Morose - New Album On The Way, Details Unveiled 03.05

Tad Morose, the Swedish power metallers, are back with a new album. The veteran band just announced St. Demonius as the title of their brand new studio album that will be released on August 28th via Despotz Records. A single and video for the song "Forlorn" will be released next week and the band also promises a European tour in September! First off, check out the album cover and the song titles here. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Getting Into: Alice Cooper 03.05

Getting Into: Alice Cooper The articles in this series begun by our own Baz Anderson are designed to give a brief overview of a band's entire discography, so as to provide a clear point of entry for the uninitiated. It offers a different approach from the typical review format, for the curious newcomer to a well-traveled band. Alice Cooper Hard rock, heavy metal, glam rock, psychedelic rock, new wave, industrial metal, punk, experimental rock, pop USA It would be impossible to quantify the vast influence that Alice Cooper has had on hard rock and heavy metal. The name originally described... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
Evergrey - Factory, Tallinn, Estonia, 26.03.2015 10.04

Evergrey have been long-awaited guests around these parts. Even though they come from a country so close, it's apparently still a lengthy journey to drop by. To some, Evergrey are a band about 10 years past their prime, but their latest album seems to have gotten the blood flowing again and has gained some good attention. Regardless of the reasons, it was a pleasure to see them hit the stage in Tallinn as part of the Tallinn Music Week festival. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Four: There's A Tear In My Beer 04.04

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Virgin Steele is one of the most underrated bands out there. Their unique blend of Melodic Heavy Metal filled and classical influences - trademarked by a wide use of piano lines and the amazing voice of David DeFeis - has so far gathered only a handful of loyal fans. Six years have passed since their last studio album, and now comes David's new opus, Visions of Eden, which, as it is customary with the New Yorkers, is a romantic saga. Fronted by master vocalist/pianist/composer David DeFeis,... (by Demonic Tutor)   Read more ››

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The central character of the album Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death) is the ill-fated "Adam Kadmon," a figure borrowed from Kabbalah, whom Manson describes as the "Primal Man."

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