Blues Pills - Blues Pills
Review by R'Vannith
9.0
Psychedelic rock has always been a diverse and creative musical niche, the more upbeat and rhythmically infectious examples of the subgenre usually facilitating the modus operandi to which its fans would stereotypically respond with: "whoa, groovy vibes." When a band lives and breathes the general ideals that held sway over rock music as exemplified from the mid-60's to the mid-70's, and manages to make it seem as if this time has come all over again through sound waves instilling euphoric nostalgia, you know you've hit something hippies would consider gold, if they had any materialistic interest in shiny metals. The feeling of an entire decade has been conveniently, colourfully and convincingly compressed into one audible pill, a first full dose this Swedish based band has self-labelled as Blues Pills.

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Fornicus - Storming Heaven
Review by Doc Godin
6.0
Who's up for some fresh, American black metal?

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Craang - To The Estimated Size Of The Universe [EP]
Review by R'Vannith
7.0
Though a lot of good recent psych comes from the US and the European north, the Mediterranean is coming up with some fine examples as well. Worshippers of sweepingly heavy pysch rock jams laden with fuzz reverb and metallic angularities need this first bit from Craang, more stoner voyages courtesy of Greece. Their debut EP holds four quarters of a trip, which equates to exactly one trip. Whoa, that just blew my mind.

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Eden Weint Im Grab - Geysterstunde II
Review by Windrider
4.5
If my eight-year-old mp3-player's battery had died today on my way to work, I wouldn't even have been mad. I followed Eden Weint Im Grab from their very first album on, they were a promising newcomer in the German gothic metal scene and deserved praise in various magazines. Their first two albums are awesome and the poetic non-musical album Der Herbst Des Einsamen has a very strong personal meaning for me. I even liked their last real studio album entitled Geysterstunde I when others did not (it has some good and some bad songs on it). But with its follow up, the second part of Geysterstunde, I feel like the journey is finally over.

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Decapitated - Blood Mantra
Review by wormdrink414
6.6
Tech death bands usually come in two sorts: you've got the "listen to me" types, where every member fucks around competing over the listener's attention, and then you have the "listen to us" types who don't make abysmal music. Decapitated has always been part of the second group.

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Planet Of Zeus - Vigilante
Review by R'Vannith
7.7
Zeus. Father of the gods. Bringer of lightning, thunder and hard rock hitting metal mayhemů and apparently he's also the mythological ruler of the southern United States for some reason.

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Monsterworks - Overhaul
Review by Doc Godin
5.0
Here's the thing about being eclectic; it's only good if you can execute each and every piece with an even level of quality. This...well, I applaud the attempt, but this is like trying to listen to a meth-head explain advanced calculus.

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The Haunted - Exit Wounds
Review by Doc Godin
7.9
Jesus, does anyone remember how bad The Unseen was? Good God, we all knew The Haunted weren't what they used to be, but that just got out of hand. Now it's time for The Haunted to make amends for dropping that Rise Against-tribute-turd on us. Let's just say this about Exit Wounds: Apology accepted.

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Staff pick
Mortals - Cursed To See The Future
Sludge metal

Albums like Mortals' Cursed To See The Future make an instant impact and grip you. Its sludge is dense with black metal leanings. The songs are long and perfectly structured because the transitions are smart. While there are moments of trance, it's the piercing vocals which guide you through the hostility and gloom of the music. Melodious yet aggressive, Cursed To See The Future has filth in good measure. The slimy and cavernous riffs easily lull you into the abyss.

Take the plunge!

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Illustrated Celtic Frost Tribute Book - Coming This Year 29.08

And now for something a bit different and a treat for fans of the legendary band Celtic Frost. A trailer has been released for Mark Rudolph's upcoming tribute book Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost. The book is the creation of Mark Rudolph, an illustrator and cartoonist who has designed artwork for bands like Carcass, Coalesce and Behold! The Monolith. Watch the teaser now and feast your eyes on the stunning artwork. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
1349 - Another New Song Available Online 29.08

Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 recently shared the third track from their upcoming album, which means you can now blast it here. The group is unleashing Massive Cauldron Of Chaos this time. Go ahead and enjoy some "Exorcism" through the Soundcloud player below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Dawnbringer - Debut New Track 29.08

Are you ready for some new Dawnbringer material? Today is your lucky day because the Chicago heavy metallers just premiered "One-Eyed Sister" which is the first taste off of Night Of The Hammer. Give it a spin through the Soundcloud player available below. It will only take 4 minutes of your time. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Crimson Shadows - New Album Streaming Online 29.08

The new album of Crimson Shadows, Kings Among Men, will be released on September 1st in Europe and September 9th in USA and Canada via Napalm Records. You don't have to wait until then because the band is streaming it online and in full at this location. Enjoy! (by Tagträumer)   Read more ››
 
Morgoth - New Single Streaming Online 29.08

You can finally hear something new from German death metal veterans Morgoth. The band recently released the 7" single God Is Evil which contains two brand new studio tracks, the title track as well as "Die As Deceiver", and comes with a powerful artwork by Costin Chioreanu. You can enjoy the song "God Is Evil" right here. What do you think about it? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014 - Denver, CO - 13 Jul 2014 29.07

The annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! Great variety of bands, I always have a blast, it's always fun, the weather is always way too hot and this year's event was almost no exception. Yes, almost no exception; the timing of the festival couldn't be worse and the decision to split the Colorado show into two events didn't help the cause neither. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Amaranthe - American Beauty Car Show, Haapsalu Episcopal Castle, Haapsalu, Estonia, 19.07.2014 28.07

Haapsalu is a small and beautiful Estonian resort town by the sea. Each July its quiet is disturbed by an invasion of owners and admirers of the American car industry. Shining cars, roaring engines, burning rubber, cruising, and a drag race on the airfield strip - American Beauty Car Show has got it all. If you're into all that, it's the place to be. Naturally, this also calls for musical entertainment of varied sorts, which somehow managed to grab my attention for the first time with only one name - Amaranthe. Just because I happen to like them. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #2 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 23.07

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveler 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 Megalodoom, Kylfingar, Svengali, Anopheli, Whetstone and The Ralph. (by Nefarious, Abattoir, R Lewis, Troy Killjoy, BloodTears)   Read more ››
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The Black Dahlia Murder - Ritual (2011)

Deathcore Hybrid metalcore + melodic death metal - now there's a title that has a really negative stigma surrounding it amongst a large portion of the more discerning metal crowd. Now, normally, I'm against discarding an entire genre, but rather take my sweet time shitting on bands individually. However, considering The Black Dahlia Murder's strangle-hold on being probably the most popular band in the genre, I'm beginning to understand why people are afraid to approach deathcore metalcore + melodic death metal hybrids. (by Doc Godin)   Read more ››

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