Midnight Sin - Sex First
Review by Doc Godin
3.9
Good lord. Sleaze metal revival? Are we actually still doing this? Ugh. Midnight Sin, if this album ever had any value, it's about a decade past it's "best before" date.

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Irreversible - Surface
Review by tea[m]ster
8.8
Atlanta, Georgia's Irreversible mark a return to the glorious past with their latest release Surface. Gone are the hardcore/alternative elixirs from their last two releases, Ashes and Thorn. Back are the post metal capstones from Sins and Light.

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Necrodeath - The 7 Deadly Sins
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.4
Italian veterans Necrodeath, like many groups with 30 years and 11 albums to their names, like to play Motörhead roulette with their releases. They adhere to the same formula time after time, breaking ranks for nobody, and the quality of the album lies completely in the thrall of chance.

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Northern Oak - Of Roots And Flesh
Review by Doc Godin
8.5
Nature-y band name and album title? Equally nature-y album cover with folkloric overtones? Yeah, typical folk metal. In spite of being pretty typical in so many ways, Northern Oak have done a supremely bang-up job with Of Roots And Flesh.

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Protokult - No Beer In Heaven
Review by Doc Godin
4.0
If the Korpiklaani fan club was a violent prison gang, the cruel, painful initiation ritual would be to listen to Protokult's No Beer In Heaven.

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Brimstone Coven - II
Review by Mattybu
 
Brimstone Coven is one of those bands that is hard for me to not enjoy. Like, really hard.

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Bask - American Hollow
Review by tea[m]ster
8.1
American Hollow is a prime example of what I like in my doom/psychedelic/stoner music today. A foundation consisting of a lively mix of groove and rhythmic sludge/stoner riffs and tremolo picked guitars (not in the traditional black metal sense but from a post-rock angle) to dense bass and squeaky clean drumming to finally, really elegant clean singing that weaves it's way through an atmosphere that's suppressing and haunting.

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A Sound Of Thunder - The Lesser Key Of Solomon
Review by R'Vannith
8.0
A Sound Of Thunder are unusually dynamic for a heavy metal band. Ever active with new ideas, this American quartet demonstrate an individualised determination with each energetic and engaging studio album. What sets them apart is their consistency in demonstrating an unusually high level of creative energy for a style which draws primarily from traditional heavy metal, and it continues to spur them on into new efforts with The Lesser Key Of Solomon.

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USA, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Liberty Of The Seas)
22-26 January 2015

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Khthoniik Cerviiks - Heptaedrone
Death/Black

Another poach from Fenriz's Band of the Week thing here. Totally raw, totally good album.

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Progventure Part 9: Green Carnation - Another Night Under The Dam, Åseral, Norway, 31.07.2014 01.09

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