Charred Walls Of The Damned - Creatures Watching Over The Dead
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.2
I was *this* close to binning Creatures Watching Over The Dead. I could never really crack open Cold Winds On Timeless Days, and after five years of trying, I've determined that it's because there is nothing to "get" about that album. When I found Creatures Watching Over The Dead similarly difficult to dive into at first listen, I assumed that it was also devoid of deeper value; after multiple sessions, however, it seems that Charred Walls Of The Damned has actually succeeded in releasing an album that challenges the listener to do more than simply wait until the boredom ends.

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Devin Townsend - Transcendence
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
9.2
"Transcendence" is not a big enough word to describe this album. Transcendence is the first true collaboration between Devin and the rest of the Project, featuring songwriting contributions from the stellar cast of musicians that has helped bring Devin's machinations to life over the course of several releases. Not only that, but Transcendence also returns Devin to his throne as a much more personal album than DTP's last few offerings and the strongest musical statement he has made in quite a few years.

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Sumerlands - Sumerlands
Review by Susan
8.0
This isn't tight jeans, big hair, "coke off a stripper's ass" heavy metal. But it'll blow your mind in the same way without you really realizing quite what's happening. No, this is "walk softly and carry a big stick" heavy metal.

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Twilight Force - Heroes Of Mighty Magic
Review by Susan
8.2
Join Twilight Force, young girls and boys, on this great quest! Together with brethren such as Gloryhammer and Fairyland, they will defend the Twilight Kingdom against the dark lords of serious metal! Ride with our heroes on colorful dragons to the barren lands of evil, harsh metals, and battle the enemy with weapons such as sing-a-long choruses, lush orchestrations, and pure happiness! The quest will be long, exactly 12 tracks, but the energy will remain high with catchy tune after catchy tune to inspire your fellowship. Grab your enchanted sword, head to the wizard for blessings of mighty magic; we ride at sunrise. (Must provide own sword and unicorn.)

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Chariots Of The Gods - Ages Unsung
Review by Susan
7.0
Chariots Of The Gods made quite a statement with their 2013 debut LP, Tides Of War. We were granted a glimpse of highly atmospheric, expertly performed, metalcore-laden, guitar-driven melodic death metal, which launched the band in some impressive directions. In addition to several tours across Canada and myriad festivals, they became the first Canadian metal band to tour Cuba. What made Chariots Of The Gods stand out previously was 1) their amazing...

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Bloody Hammers - Lovely Sort Of Death
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.6
Lovely Sort Of Death is a lovely sort of album. Bloody Hammers fits in with New Wave and old school goth rock much more than with Black Sabbath, whose essence the imagery on the cover clearly invokes, and I've admittedly found it hard to detach from my expectations of something heavier and doomier, but Bloody Hammers has an addicting sound of its own.

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Triggerman - Atomic Rock Number 79 [EP]
Review by BitterCOld
7.8
Trigger Warning: ass-shaking, beer chugging, sing-a-long riff-centric tunes from my favorite raucous Irish party patrol.

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Iron Fire - Among The Dead
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.8
Despite its thick, grungy opening and more millennial take on aggressive pacing, Iron Fire is a veteran power metal act - and if you weren't paying attention, you'd be excused for thinking that this was all they could ever be. Among The Dead is essentially what I was hoping the new Sinbreed would be - no frills heavy/power with compelling vocals and catchy melodies - but with a lot of elements you aren't likely to find in most bands committed to that archetype. "Hardcore power metal" might be a more fitting description for this sound.

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Vermin Womb - Another New Track Streaming Online 24.09

How about another new Vermin Womb song? After sharing a new tune before, here you can now enjoy "Rank & File" that will appear on the group's impending debut album, Decline, which is due out on October 28th via Translation Loss Records / Throatruiner Records / Sentient Ruin Records. Prepare for a total aural warfare! (by Paz)   Read more ››
 
Worm Ouroboros - New Album Coming, Song Online 24.09

The follow-up to Come The Thaw is coming. Worm Ouroboros just announced that they will release a new album titled What Graceless Dawn through Profound Lore Records on December 2nd. This new album was recorded and mixed at Earhammer Studios by Greg Wilkinson and features artwork by bassist/vocalist Lorraine Rath. But there is more good news. One of the brand new songs, "Broken Movements", is streaming now here. (by Paz)   Read more ››
 
HammerFall - Launch New Music Video 24.09

"Hammer High" is the new single from HammerFall's new album Built To Last. The power metal heavyweights will drop their new album on November 4th via Napalm Records. They have released so far the new track "The Sacred Vow" and today there is more music to discover. Enjoy the epic video for "Hammer High" here, which features a vicious duel between two warriors, and was directed by Owe Lingvall. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Saor - Stream New Track 24.09

Saor is currently streaming their second track from the upcoming album named Guardians. The song shares the same title. In case you missed the first song from the upcoming album available for streaming, it's called "The Declaration" and can be checked out at their Bandcamp page. The new track can be heard below. Tell us what you think. (by Karlabos)   Read more ››
 
Igorrr - New Album On The Way 24.09

One of the most unique musicians of modern experimental music, Igorrr, just announced that a new album is on the way. Find more info below. The new record will follow 2012's full-length Hallelujah and also 2014's Maigre, a collaboration EP between Igorrr and Ruby My Dear. (by BlackEssence)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 6 Issue #4 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 01.09

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 Ànteros, Equipoise, Abest, Cloak Of Organs, Twingiant & Conjurer. (by Nefarious, BloodTears, Susan)   Read more ››
 
Summer Slaughter Tour - San Francisco, USA - August 2016 18.08

Another year, another Summer Slaughter! Always a highlight for me. Summer Slaughter promises brutal music, fun performances, and new discoveries, while the events themselves never disappoint for tattoo watching and band shirt spotting. This was the 10th Anniversary so of course it was going to be amazing. Right? Well... it was not the best year ever but still a successful night. (by Susan)   Read more ››
 
Winter Metal Fest - A Kiloton Of Fun 08.08

A Kiloton Of Fun - Gama Bomb Invade Paraguay Or "How I Learned To Love The Bomb". (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
 
Panndora 08.09

Bad English: Hello. Thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. Adrismith: Sorry for my delay and thanks for the patience. Bad English: Can you introduce yourself and your band, Panndora, and tell us how you started listening to metal and playing drums? Adrismith: Panndora created in 2000 by a group of girls which used to go the shows of the metal scene in Maringá - PR, Brazil with the purpose of playing only heavy metal. Panndora is influenced for some bands like: Black Sabbath (Dio and Ozzy), Kiss, AC/DC, Twisted Sister, W.A.S.P., Grave Digger, Quiet Riot, Judas Priest,... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Revocation 18.08

The Summer Slaughter Tour rocked its way across the United States yet again, and I had the pleasure of speaking with the awesome guys from Revocation before their set. There are many nice and cool musicians out there playing metal, but few bands are as instantly likeable, easy-going, and fun as Revocation. When we weren't talking about dildos or farting, we actually got down to some business. Here are some of those more business-related highlights from our chat: Susan: The new album seems pretty well received. What were you guys hoping to accomplish with it? (by Susan)   Read more ››
 
Nile 07.08

Last month, on the opening day of the Summer Slaughter tour no less, I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking to the main man from Nile himself: Karl Sanders. On a hot summer day in Fort Lauderdale, I was warmly invited aboard his tour bus for a lovely talk about the festival, band business, historical artificacts, and more. (by Apothecary)   Read more ››
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Autumn - Cold Comfort (2011)

Having a girl in your band in the hard-rock/metal world is a strange thing. While it's stopped being groundbreaking ages ago, most record promo sheets try and speak otherwise. It's actually become sort of self-defeating, I mean, much of this promotion uses euphemistic language to basically say "Look! This band has a chick, but that doesn't matter, because she can rock out like the boys can!" A bit hypocritical isn't it? Constantly reminding us of the presence of a female, yet trying to convince us that the quality is the same (or better) despite this. Well, oddly enough, Autumn has to be one of the first female-fronted bands I've reviewed that doesn't use a female front-(wo)man as a marketing point, yet her voice is the most conducive part of this album. (by Doc Godin)   Read more ››

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De Vermis Mysteriis (or "Mysteries Of The Worm") takes its title from a fictional grimoire created by psycho author Robert Bloch and incorporated by H. P. Lovecraft into the lore of the Cthulhu Mythos (Lovecraft mentioned De Vermis Mysteriis as one of the books that "repeat the most hellish secrets learnt by early man").

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