Ethereal Shroud - They Became The Falling Ash
Review by BitterCOld
8.0
I like walking around my new home of Asuncion at night. After dark the city takes on a different feel. Opting to meander in new directions through new barrios is very intriguing and, at times, tinged with a little danger. I think with They Became The Falling Ash I've found the soundtrack to my next few explorations.

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Leviathan - Scar Sighted
Review by Apothecary
9.0
Any devout follower of black metal should know the name of Leviathan, a project that has helped to give America a significant presence in the genre's international scene time and time again. After a four year absence, and dealing with a few of life's many curveballs, Jeff Whitehead is back on the music scene, assaulting our eardrums with a new album from his twisted offspring. Beware: things are about to get ominous, and there's no playing it safe here.

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Muck - Your Joyous Future
Review by Ilham
7.6
Nothing generic can come out of a country that produced Björk.

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Enslaved - In Times
Review by Apothecary
7.8
Let no one ever have to question the consistency of the Norsemen in Enslaved. From the icy black metal of their debut, right down to the more complex nature of their recent material, the band have garnered a well deserved reputation as mature and innovative songwriters. 2015's In Times is a slightly more accessible mark in their discography, one that, while good, also feels as though it could have gone a little bit deeper.

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Dysrider - Bury The Omen
Review by Susan
6.0
Formerly known as Trophallaxy, these Swiss players changed their name for the new record. Bury The Omen features symphonic metal, yes, but also a large death and melodeath quotient. It's really an interesting combo because sometimes one style is more clear and other times it's bundled into this sticky ball of genres-be-damned goo. Quite cool.

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Satan's Host - Pre-Dating God Part 1
Review by Doc Godin
6.0
Satan's Host - hosting a bunch of cool sounds with little clue how to arrange them.

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Lords Of The Trident - Frostburn
Review by Susan
 
Lords Of The Trident are doing for heavy metal what Gloryhammer do for power metal: play cheesy music in costumes with axes and make it completely serious and awesome.

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Staff pick
A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
Gentlemen music!

The gentlemen's club of A Forest Of Stars came again from the 1890's to bring us their fourth album of their unique take on atmospheric black metal.

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Last year we celebrated the 10th edition of the Metal Storm Awards, and earlier this year we observed the Awards' 10th anniversary with its own special competition. Now, finally, the 2014 Awards have come to a close. Countless bands and users alike have come and gone in those years, but the spirit of the Awards has remained the same; as we like to say, it's not about who wins and loses, but about discovering new bands. While this year's Awards had a smaller voter turnout than the previous couple, 2014 still had its fair share of friendly competition. (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
 
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Death metal veterans Six Feet Under have been very prolific throughout the years and that is not about to change now. In fact, they will release their eleventh studio recording on May 5th via Metal Blade Records. Titled Crypt Of The Devil, the album brings a ten track slab of audio violence composed by vocalist Chris Barnes and Cannabis Corpse bassist/vocalist Phil "Landphil" Hall. Sample the new macabre single "Open Coffin Orgy" below and take a look at the album cover and more details too. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Katatonia - Reveal Clip From New Concert Film 05.03

While Katatonia haven't released a new album in a few years, they have been busy with other releases including EPs, compilations, acoustic releases and DVDs. Now the Swedish masters of melancholy will release a new concert film, Sanctitude, and today you get to watch the live video for "Day" which is a beautiful song you might know from one of the band's standout records, Brave Murder Day. Sanctitude will be released on March 30th in the UK and the rest of the world, March 31st in the USA and Canada, and April 3rd in Germany. Until then, enjoy this version of the haunting "Day"... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Skyforger - New Album Details Unveiled 05.03

There is another new album to look forward to this year! That is the new Skyforger album. Some of you already know that for the last few years, Skyforger has been busy working on a new album. Now they have finally revealed its first details, including cover art, tracklist and release date. The album's title is Senprūsija or Old Prussia in English, and it will be released on the 6th of April. Feast you eyes on the cover below. Stay tuned for the first new song soon! (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 5 Issue #1 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 03.03

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 Liverkick, Astral Blood, Every Hour Kills, Dö, Lo!, & Tellus Effluentia. (by Nefarious, Ilham, Susan, BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Amaranthe - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 10.02.2015 21.02

I am usually genuinely surprised when some bands come to revisit my little country in a fairly short while, say a couple of years. For them to be back in just half a year is a pretty significant achievement, especially for something as popular as Amaranthe. Well, the new album has been released between then and now, and maybe not everybody could make it to the show in Haapsalu. Given the warm reception there, it is fairly logical for the band to take to the stage here in such a short while. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Two: On Open Seas 20.02

After a quick cat-nap it was time again to get the show on the road - Day Two of 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 full steam ahead. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Mar De Grises - Streams Inwards (2010)

Mar De Grises are a band that utilize an alchemical approach to music. Their process combines the heavy emotional impact of doom metal with a cerebral prog influence and imagination inspiring ambient passages to create sonic gold. As a result, the music ultimately appeals to listeners on many levels. Streams Inwards, their third full length, sees the band continuing to employ the aforementioned elements of their arsenal, adding in some Post-metal to boot. (Enough so that the Seasons Of Mist site... (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››

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