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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Siaskel - Jatenentolpen Thejin
Review by Mr. Doctor
7.2
Sometimes logistics can be both a bitch and a blessing. Siaskel was formed way back in 2003 and the recordings for their debut were already done by 2011, and now it has finally been released. Just in the same way, I've been listening to this black/death mix for quite a while already and only now do I feel compelled to write about them. Both waits seem to have given positive results.

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Overkill - White Devil Armory
Review by R'Vannith
8.0
Pyromania is a serious condition and suffice to say, Overkill know their way around a thrash flint. Within the modern state of the genre where there's smoke, there's a bunch of seniors laying waste to their youthful contemporaries with ridiculous ease and an undying delight for incineration. These veterans always go in blazing.

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Goatwhore - Constricting Rage Of The Merciless
Review by Doc Godin
 
Goatwhore is that scuzzy childhood friend. He's a little predictable, and sure, maybe he's the type of person who would put his own mother in a chokehold for a klondike bar, but he's dependable. In need of a thorough shower or not, he always knows how to show you a good time.

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22-26 January 2015

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Staff pick
Skyclad - Prince Of The Poverty Line
Skyclad at their best!

You know what? This album's twenty years old and it's still as relevant as it was when it first came out. So do yourself a favor and check it out - or spin it a few times again!

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Picked by: Darkside Momo
Thumbs up: R'Vannith, Mr. Doctor
 
Beyond Creation - Streaming New Song 23.07

Seemingly out of nowhere, Canadian progressive death metallers Beyond Creation just debuted a new song. The last time we heard of the band, they were working on their new album. Today we find out that it will be called Earthborn Evolution. As of now, you can spin the new tune "Elusive Reverence" right here! All the album details are available below as well. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Ozzy Osbourne - Releasing 'Memoirs Of A Madman' In October 23.07

Ozzy Osbourne just announced the release of Memoirs Of A Madman. It is not a new album but an audio and video collections that celebrates the legacy of Ozzy Osbourne. The single CD, two DVD set, 180g double vinyl and limited edition picture disc vinyl is due out on October 7th of Epic Records/Legacy Recordings. A teaser and the cover of the release are available below. Check them out! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Dissona - Announce Show With Leprous, New Material Update 23.07

US metallers Dissona have announced via their Facebook page that they were invited by Leprous to join them for a show at Reggie's in Chicago. In the same post, they also announced that they were still working on new material and plan on premiering two new songs at their next several shows. Dissona have been working on material since late 2013 and it seems to be a slow moving process. We'll have to wait and see if 2014 will provide us with a new album, or if their heavy volume of shows will push the writing process into next year. (by MeloDeathViking)   Read more ››
 
Corrosion Of Conformity - Drummer To Sit Out Live Dates 23.07

Due to a torn rotator cuff, Corrosion Of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin has been forced to sit out the band's upcoming live dates. Drummer Eric Hernandez (formerly of Kylesa) will perform with the band and replace Mullin while he recovers. The stoner metal trio is currently leveling the stages of New Zealand and Australia which will be followed by a two-week North American run scheduled to commence in Spokane. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Galneryus - Announce New Album 23.07

Good news from the Far East: prolific Japanese power metal titans Galneryus have recently announced they'll be putting out a new studio album this coming September. The band's new studio effort, Vetelgyus, will be their first release of new material since 2012's Angel Of Salvation, and follows the live album and DVD Reliving The Ironhearted Flag, released back in March. (by Ruchesko)   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 ››
 
Iced Earth, Sabaton, ReVamp - Summit Music Hall, Denver, USA - 14 May 2014 13.06

Iced Earth, Sabaton and ReVamp; what an amazing tour package. Right? The fans in and around Denver, CO thought so as well and came out in droves to see and support the bands. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Evile - Five Serpent's Teeth (2011)

2011 has been pretty decent to this whole thrash revival thing. Havok's album has been mashing the fuck out of my neck for a while now, as has Diamond Plate's, SSS's, and especially Toxic Holocaust's. Now Evile, easily one of the more popular bands of the thrash resurgence, has claimed its slice of this shit-wrecking year with Five Serpent's Teeth. Thing is, compared to those from the bands mentioned above, said slice seems really, really, really measly. And I have an idea... (by wormdrink414)   Read more ››

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J.B.O.

J.B.O. is short for James Blast Orchester, a parody on the German easy-listening act James Last Orchestra. After James Last threatened legal action, the band printed a "censored" sign in place of the word "Blast" on their album covers.

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