Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War
Review by Ilham
7.2
Everyone stop reproducing.

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Sunset In The 12th House - Mozaic
Review by Apothecary
9.0
There can be very little denying that Edmond Karban and Christian Popescu (of Negură Bunget note) have come a long way in developing and perfecting their sound. First masters of atmosphere in Negura, they have since departed, forming the equally (if not more) impressive Dordeduh in 2009. But the ball's not stopping its rolling there, folks. Get ready for Sunset In The 12th House.

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Vattnet Viskar - Settler
Review by Apothecary
7.5
If there was an award this year for "most ambiguous album cover," it would probably have to go to Vattnet Viskar's Settler. Although the image itself reveals almost nothing about the music within, the image that it recreates has powerful implications of blissful unawareness of a fast approaching doom, somber themes that Vattnet Viskar seem to capture with their heavy and airy sound.

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Deathhammer - Evil Power
Review by wormdrink414
7.5
It was bumping into tables, repeating anecdotes repeatedly, hitting on old women sloppiness that made Onward To The Pits so memorable.

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Damnation Angels - The Valiant Fire
Review by Ag Fox
8.0
Damnation Angels defies stereotypes.

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High On Fire - Luminiferous
Review by BitterCOld
8.8
High On Fire are one of a few select bands in metal, or even in the music industry. Six albums out and none of them suck. Not too many bands you can say that about now, are there? Luminiferous marks their seventh studio release and some highly flammable straw men might have been worried that they'd run out of ideas or Matt Pike's sobriety might fuck up their awesome dynamic… Bitch, please.

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Civil War - Gods And Generals
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
5.8
Civil War is a history buff's dream. Finally, a metal anthem dedicated to Lord Nelson! Someone else in the world dug up the story of the USS Monitor! And who could not but respect the musical memorialization of Oskar Schindler? Sweden's second-favorite library-bound power metal venture never fail to impress - in terms of lyrical content, anyway. Unfortunately, as the saying goes… history repeats itself.

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Powerwolf - Blessed & Possessed
Review by Belegûr
6.9
"I've put on the last album by mistake." These were my initial thoughts when I started listening to Blessed & Possessed; that is just how similar the opening track, "Blessed & Possessed," is to "Amen & Attack" from the previous album, Preachers Of The Night. Unfortunately this feeling of déjà vu continued throughout the rest of the album.

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04-08 February 2016

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Staff pick
Anopheli - The Ache Of Want
Post-hardcore , Crust punk

Having released one of the best EP's of the year in 2014 with their demo A Hunger Rarely Sated, Anopheli have followed this up with an equally brilliant yet slightly more refined debut album The Ache Of Want. This is 40 minutes of cello infused Crust punk/post-hardcore that deserves your attention, so go give it a listen NOW!

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Cruciamentum - Share New Song 06.07

After some teasing, Cruciamentum have finally premiered a new song from their next record. "Piety Carved From Flesh", the track which you can check out below, is from the band's debut full-lenght LP, Charnel Passages, to be released on September 4th via Profound Lore Records. How was that as a foretaste? (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
Ulcerate - Confirm UK Tour 06.07

New Zealand-based death metal trio, Ulcerate, will be heading to the UK for an extensive autumn tour, and they'll be bringing Seattle funeral doom duo Bell Witch with them. The eleven date run will kick off in the capital on October 8, and will end on October 18 in Bristol. All confirmed dates can be found down under. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
 
Sólstafir - Former Drummer Responds, To Take Legal Action 06.07

Guðmundur Óli Pálmason, ex-drummer of Sólstafir, has released a second statement, which can be read in full below. This statement follows a previous one, which also can be read here where he announced he was kicked out of the band. Now he has responded to the official statement released by the band last month where not much was said regarding the details of his departure. It seems that we are going to see some legal battles in the Köld north as Guðmundur Óli Pálmason is preparing to take this matter to court. (by RaduP)   Read more ››
 
Cult Of Luna - Reschedule North American Tour 06.07

Cult Of Luna have announced new shows in North America, scheduled for September this year. The Swedes are going to be sharing the stage with Minsk, Kylesa, Subrosa and InAeona on select dates. Cult Of Luna had announced a three-date North America tour in May, but they cancelled due to visa issues and said the tour would be rescheduled for September. The good news is that the tour has more shows now. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Dragony - Release Video For Cover Of Kung Fury's 'True Survivor' 06.07

Austrian power metallers Dragony have released the '80s metal tribute cover version of David Hasselhoff's video clip "True Survivor". The original version of the song and video clip, which promoted the Kung Fury movie, became a recent Internet sensation, with more than 16 million views within around 8 weeks. Now you can hear Dragony's take on "True Survivor". (by Dragonherb)   Read more ››
 
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Ready For Round Six 06.07

Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Ready For Round Six I love the smell of "Napalm In The Morning" … well, not really, but there I was, preparing to write this 'Getting Stoked' article, and the organizers of 70000 Tons Of Metal made their first thrash metal band announcement for next year's cruise - Sodom. :banger: (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
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Here we go. Metal Storm & Review Ratings Hi, I'm Troy McClure BitterCOld and you might remember me from such famous behind the MS scenes articles like So You Want To Write A Guest Review For Metal Storm?, About The Metal Storm Awards, About The Metal Storm Awards… Results Edition, and Teenage Lesbian Nurses… In Bondage. I'm back with another installment, Metal Storm & Review Ratings. (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
 
Nightwish & Sabaton - Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA - 28 April 2015 26.06

Nightwish,who recently toured in North America with Sabaton and Delain in tow, delivered a flawless performance at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, CA. (by Susan)   Read more ››
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Ancient Ascendant - Echoes And Cinder (2014)

Do you remember a time when blackened death metal was exciting? No doubt you do if the recent Behemoth's your thing, in which case your excitement over their new record, or even your disappointment, may have you looking for other spins within this area of metal. Although of an entirely different breed Ancient Ascendant do things very differently, blending the old elements in a new way. They worship not Satan, but, with their sound firmly founded in a melodically inflected death metal, they worship the blackened fires of thrash. (by R'Vannith)   Read more ››

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