Moanaa - Descent
Review by tea[m]ster
8.7
Right under our noses there is a post-metal revolution happening in the eastern European countries. It seems Greece, Russia, Ukraine and Poland have joined the party late and fallen in love with this genre, because now, more than ever, most of my highly rated post-metal albums have come from those places. Adding to this trend are Poland's Moanaa and their debut LP Descent. Using a "typical" post-metal format, Descent isn't musically ground breaking but a laudable example of what fans of this scene should want and expect.

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Young And In The Way - When Life Comes To Death
Review by Ilham
7.3
"Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?" asks Lana Del Rey. Will you still love Young And In The Way when they're no longer young and hardcore? I ask you.

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Monster Magnet - Milking The Stars: A Reimagining Of Last Patrol
Review by Apothecary
8.0
What is a "reimagining," exactly? In the case of Monster Magnet, it means just what it seems to be implying: a reinterpretation of a previous work, taking a fresh lens of perspective to it and going all out from there. Thus, Milking The Stars is not a new album, at least not as we would typically understand the term. But in many ways it might as well be.

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Anguish - Mountain
Review by R'Vannith
7.4
Further brandishing of the severed fox head signals two things for traditionally epic doom: more Anguish and fewer afforded comforts. Between you and the end is a Mountain of unembellished metal as bitter and unrelenting as the winter wind. Archaic style is delivered here without penitence.

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Abysmal Dawn - Obsolescence
Review by deadone
7.4
Too often modern death metal bands seem content to imitate genre originators ala Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse or Deicide. Hence, it is refreshing to hear a band that plays traditional death metal and somehow manages to come across as reasonably unique. And, with Obsolescence, Abysmal Dawn do just that.

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Vermin Womb - Permanence [EP]
Review by Ilham
8.2
Call me lazy, call me uncreative, but I am going to spare you the usual accumulation of cute little metaphors that are supposed to convey the brutal nature of the piece of music being reviewed. I'm not going to tell you to imagine how this or that feels, nor compare it to large objects entering the orifices you were or were not born with. I'll be just as straightforward as Permanence is.

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Kayo Dot - Coffins On Io
Review by Introspekrieg
 
"Leaving the world behind is the best experience most feeble minds fear to try."

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Evergrey - Hymns For The Broken
Review by R'Vannith
8.0
As a band seemingly at the brink of defeat and dissolution, Evergrey have returned with surprising resolve on their latest record, and, with themes of revolution in mind, Hymns For The Broken resounds with renewed inspiration and restored integrity.

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Unleashed - Begin New Album Recordings 30.10

If you were eager to know more about a new offering from the Swedish death metal camp Unleashed, fear not. The band has just announced that they are entering the studio to record the successor of Odalheim released back in 2012. The band is expecting the album to be released around early spring of 2015. The album title and more details have yet to be revealed. Get ready! (by ManiacBlasphemer)   Read more ››
 
Threshold - Premiere 'Unforgiven' Video 30.10

After releasing their newest album For The Journey, Threshold unveils the official music video for the album track "Unforgiven". The progressive metallers start their European tour tomorrow with The Silent Wedding and Overtures opening for them. The band will be presenting the new output For The Journey to the fans. Don't miss out. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Lordi - Streaming Entire New Album 30.10

Scare Force One, the new album from the masked Finns Lordi will be released tomorrow, on Halloween via AFM Records. However, you can already listen to the entire record as of now. The album is available for pre-listening at this location. Enjoy it while you can! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Neurotic Deathfest 2015 - Confirm Hate Eternal, Broken Hope And More 30.10

The line-up of the Neurotic Deathfest 2015 is looking fine! The organizers just revealed new names for the festival that will take place in Tilburg, The Netherlands at the 013 venue next year. The new acts confirmed for Neurotic Deathfest 2015 are Hate Eternal, Devourment, Broken Hope, Nader Sadek, Pyrexia, Internal Bleeding, Dead Congregation, Mass Infection, Ingested, Acranius and Slaughter To Prevai. Plenty of death metal to be enjoyed. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Bell Witch - New Album In The Works 30.10

There's some new funeral doom metal coming from Bell Witch. After releasing their debut album Longing in 2012, the Americans are finally going back to the studio this December. The duo will be working with Billy Anderson to record their second full length record. Stay tuned for more updates! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Deicide, Septicflesh & Others - Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO USA - 19 Oct 2014 30.10

Another day, another show. But with bands such as Septicflesh, Inquisition, Abysmal Dawn and Carach Angren in tow, Deicide proved once again that they are still a force to reckon with. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Amorphis - Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia, 09.10.2014 25.10

Amorphis seem to swing by Estonia regularly enough in recent times that I'm slowly starting to lose count of how many times I've seen them play. With a little jog down memory lane, I've come to the conclusion that this concert was the 5th for me, and my 4th in Estonia. However, since Amorphis have put on a good show every time so far, I saw no real reason to skip. If nothing else, it would've made for a fine evening out, despite the lecture at 8 the following morning. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Conan, Pallbearer, Yob: two nights of Sludge & Doom in Toulouse 24.10

... "Well, if Soyuz Bear were heavy, Conan were HEAVY." ... "I was really curious to see what Pallbearer were all about. And I was impressed." ... "Ahh, finally seeing Yob live!" (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Meshuggah - ObZen (2008)

Call it whatever you want, math metal, technical death metal, whatever else you can think of to call this kind of music - but Meshuggah are back in fine form with another album of skull crushing metal. Meshuggah are as heavy as ever before, for anyone unfamiliar with the band they have one of the heaviest sounds out there of any band at the moment - guitars and bass sound like they have as many strings between them as there are in an entire musical instrument shop, and once we have this incredible... (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››

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Skyforger was also involved in a minor scandal with one of their former producers, who believed they were affiliated with Neo-nazism. The reason for this was the cover of their album "Thunderforge" (depicts a pagan god striking an anvil, bearing somewhat of a resemblance to depictions of ancient Aryans of the Nazi mythos), as well as the swastika, or sunwheel, incorporated in Skyforger's logo. Some websites have therefore listed Skyforger as a Neo-nazi band. The band however denies any such claims and doesn't display any Nazistic tendencies in their lyrics, meaning the scandal was most likely a result of the producer's poor knowledge of ancient Indoeuropean symbols. As of 2005 the band has decided to remove the swastika from their logo.

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