Wolf - Devil Seed
Review by Doc Godin
7.0
Wolf, is and always has been, what this "new wave of the old school style" always tries to accomplish. Creating a new sound from old pieces. So many young(er) bands attempt it, most come across as disposable nostalgia acts. Wolf have always danced that fine line without stepping over completely, giving them their edge. And so it continues with Devil Seed.

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Sorxe - Surrounded By Shadows
Review by Apothecary
8.0
Melody and a strong sense of atmosphere can sometimes be hard to come by in the sludge style. The Americans of Sorxe, however, are here to provide us with a fine counterexample to this common rule.

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Opeth - Pale Communion
Review by R'Vannith
 
Opeth have softened their sound. This is old news, and this is also an old sound. Pale Communion is their sophomore in a retrograde and vintage style of progressive rock, yet it remains poised with their distinctive craftsmanship. The question arises as to whether this record builds upon the band's efforts in Heritage. It does.

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Tonic Breed - Outsold
Review by tea[m]ster
7.1
Dear Tonic Breed, I have been challenged to review something not labeled "post" and I am excited to say you have been chosen to be the guinea pig for my little independent excursion. Luckily for me, you play some decent old-school thrash metal that reminds me of the "bang-my-head" days back in the late 1980's. It will be a privilege to write about your latest album, Outsold. Even though it's not the most original thrash metal I've heard, in essence, it's pretty predictable, but I do enjoy your tenaciousness and dedication for creating music that any ancient follower of the classic thrash metal scene will enjoy.

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Horrendous - Ecdysis
Review by Windrider
9.0
I know I also have other stuff to review, but really it's hard to stop listening to this album. This is about Horrendous' new album Ecdysis. Weird title, it describes the process of moulting, as Wikipedia tells me as a non-native English speaker. However I didn't know about this band before and to be honest I don't know much about classical death metal in general, but I know that this album rocks your socks. These guys hail from the USA and it's their second record.

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Malpractice - Turning Tides
Review by Mattybu
 
To me, Finland has always been a great country for metal. Between groups like Amorphis, Ensiferum, and the almighty Kalmah, there has always been a wealth of great Finnish metal out there. Turning Tides was my first exposure to Malpractice, a progressive metal group from the same Nordic land. Not surprisingly, the album is very good.

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Keitzer - The Last Defence
Review by Doc Godin
 
Now that, people, is what we call an album cover. Seriously, go give it a closer look and come back... ...Back? Good. Guess what? For once, the music almost matches the quality of the artwork.

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Horned Almighty - World Of Tombs
Review by Doc Godin
6.9
Marduk, 1349, Goatwhore, Secrets Of The Moon, Deströyer 666, Witchery and Celtic Frost...Would you be surprised to find all of them leaving their fingerprints on this album? Yeah...probably not. What you might be surprised to hear is that the result isn't all too great.

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22-26 January 2015

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Crimson Shadows - Kings Among Men
Extreme Power Metal

An unpretentious mix of DragonForce, Amon Amarth and mid-career Ensiferum.

Extreme power metal done right.

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HammerFall - New Video Released 21.08

You are probably aware that HammerFall's new album (r)Evolution is right around the corner. It will be released on August 27th in Sweden, August 29th in Europe, September 1st in the UK and September 2nd in the US via Nuclear Blast Records. Today the band is premiering the first video in support of the record and it is for the single "Hector's Hymn". Satisfy your curiosity and watch it right now! Did you enjoy that? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Sanctuary - New Song Online 21.08

The moment you have been waiting for has arrived. A new Sanctuary song has finally premiered and you can listen to it right now. To hear "Arise And Purify", the first new material from the band in almost 25 years, click play on the video below. Crank it up and give us your impressions of the song. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
At The Gates - Reveal New Album Cover Artwork 21.08

Slowly but surely, At The Gates reveal piece by piece more about their comeback album. At War With Reality, one of the most anticipated albums of the year, will be released on October 27th, 2014 in Europe and October 28th in North America via Century Media Records. However, as of now, you can feast your eyes on the cover that will grace the record. It was created by a very well known artist: Costin Chioreanu. The legendary band also revealed some of the song titles. So, today you find out more about the album, including its concept. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Carnifex - New Video Online 21.08

San Diego deathcore outfit Carnifex premiere the new official music video for "Hatred And Slaughter". The track is taken from the band's most recent effort and Nuclear Blast debut, Die Without Hope, released on March 4th, 2014. The video clip is available for viewing through the Youtube player down under. (by Abattoir)   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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Sear - Begin The Celebrations Of Sin (2005)

Do you like blasphemous lyrics? Do you like some aggressive dark music? Yes? Well so I'm sure that you'll love, Sear, a new combo from Finland that uses an excellent Metal mix of Black and Death Metal. This is a bit brutal and not so "clever" on a side but for sure the music of this combo will kick your ass… Well let's fix an important point right now. If, you're a bit refractive to the blasphemous "satanic anti-Christians" lyrics (or like me, if you just... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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