Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Fallujah have undergone quite the evolution since their debut EP. Beginning life as an out-and-out deathcore band with nothing more than inventive riffs and a few blackened passages to set them apart, they have introduced more progressive and atmospheric elements with each release. The Flesh Prevails marks a true change in Fallujah, from better-than-average players in a populous scene to innovators of a rising and complex one.


Wolvhammer - Clawing Into Black Sun
Review by Apothecary
Here we go again with this blackened sludge thing. As any style evolves and gains more practitioners, it inevitably becomes more varied in its delivery, and Wolvhammer are standing as an example of this. Separating themselves from more filthy contemporaries such as Coffinworm and Dragged Into Sunlight, these Americans are a lot less harsh than some of their peers, a fact that, in regards to their latest album, can be both pleasing and displeasing.


Siaskel - Jatenentolpen Thejin
Review by Mr. Doctor
Sometimes logistics can be both a bitch and a blessing. Siaskel was formed way back in 2003 and the recordings for their debut were already done by 2011, and now it has finally been released. Just in the same way, I've been listening to this black/death mix for quite a while already and only now do I feel compelled to write about them. Both waits seem to have given positive results.


Overkill - White Devil Armory
Review by R'Vannith
Pyromania is a serious condition and suffice to say, Overkill know their way around a thrash flint. Within the modern state of the genre where there's smoke, there's a bunch of seniors laying waste to their youthful contemporaries with ridiculous ease and an undying delight for incineration. These veterans always go in blazing.


Goatwhore - Constricting Rage Of The Merciless
Review by Doc Godin
Goatwhore is that scuzzy childhood friend. He's a little predictable, and sure, maybe he's the type of person who would put his own mother in a chokehold for a klondike bar, but he's dependable. In need of a thorough shower or not, he always knows how to show you a good time.


Eluveitie - Origins
Review by Windrider
So here we are again, fellow folks. Eluveitie, kings of Celtic metal, are back with two new members and sixteen new songs. Hopefully no one expects something different than your usual folkish fiddle metal for this is exactly what you get here, once again. But seriously, those Swiss guys have always been great at what they do and especially after Ensiferum's last effort we all know that things can go wrong if you change too much. So now that we worked out our expectations, the rest is about distinguishing good and bad not-so-good songs while having a look at the overall sound on Origins.


Taatsi - Amidst The Trees
Review by Apothecary
Atmospheric black metal has never seemed to be devoid of a diversity of sound, with even some of the most popular bands having a fair degree of distinction amongst themselves, and it can be interesting to see how each band formats their songwriting approach. Particularly, does the black metal take precedence, or do the atmospheric elements? In the case of Taatsi, it's fortunately a little of both.


Judas Priest - Redeemer Of Souls
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Quietly setting aside the musty orchestrations and unfamiliar, off-putting theatrics that suffocated Nostradamus, Judas Priest have once again decided to ditch all excessive trappings for a "good, old-fashioned" sort of album.


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Skyclad - Prince Of The Poverty Line
Skyclad at their best!

You know what? This album's twenty years old and it's still as relevant as it was when it first came out. So do yourself a favor and check it out - or spin it a few times again!

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Picked by: Darkside Momo
Thumbs up: R'Vannith, Mr. Doctor
Arsis - 'A Celebration Of Guilt' 10th Anniversary Tour 22.07

Now, this is a treat for Arsis fans in North America. The death metal band will tour with special guests Allegaeon and Exmortus in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their classic debut album A Celebration Of Guilt and will be performing it live in its entirety. If you are in Europe and also want a piece of the action, fear not because the band announced they will bring the A Celebration Of Guilt 10 Year Anniversary Tour to Europe in October 2014. So, stay tuned for the dates in Europe. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Overkill - Debut New Video 22.07

Overkill has debuted another new video. It is their second off the freshly released new studio album White Devil Armory, which you have probably already listened to by now. The thrash legends give you "Bitter Pill" after the previous video for "Armorist". All you have to do is enjoy it below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Sabaton - Confirm European Tour In 2015 22.07

After confirming a European tour with Korpiklaani and Týr, scheduled for this November/December, the Swedes Sabaton are pleased to announce another set of European dates in early 2015. This time the official support will come from Finnish labelmates Battle Beast as well as Dutch symphonic metal band Delain. Check out the official dates down under! (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Witch Mountain - Reveal New Album Cover Art And More 22.07

After completing their new album, doomsters Witch Mountain now begin to reveal the first details about it. First of all, it will be called Mobile Of Angels. The release date is already set for North America on September 30th via Profound Lore Records. While you wait to hear new material, check out the wicked cover art below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Onmyo-Za - Confirm Release Date For New Albums 22.07

Recently, Japanese kimono-clad heavy metal outfit Onmyo-Za announced two new studio albums, 風神界逅 (Fuujin Kaikou) and 雷神創世 (Raijin Sousei), their eleventh and twelfth album respectively. It has now been confirmed that the two will be released simultaneously on September 24th via Tokyo-based label King Records. Mark your calendars! (by Ruchesko)   Read more ››
Hellfest 2014 - A report! 20.07

So, you wanna know how Hellfest 2014 was (apart of awesome, that is)? (by Darkside Momo, wrathchild, Nefarious)   Read more ››
Agalloch - Gothic Theatre, Englewood, USA - 8 Jul 2014 13.07

I was out of town two years ago when Agalloch played in Denver the last time, so when I first saw that they were scheduled to play at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO (a suburb of Denver) I was actually rather surprised. Are they really that big? Would the thousand plus capacity venue be largely empty? (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Iced Earth, Sabaton, ReVamp - Summit Music Hall, Denver, USA - 14 May 2014 13.06

Iced Earth, Sabaton and ReVamp; what an amazing tour package. Right? The fans in and around Denver, CO thought so as well and came out in droves to see and support the bands. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Sirocco - March Through Crimson Frost (2007)

Despite what the cover art might be telling you, The March Through Crimson Frost is actually not a folk, but a thrash metal album. With that question out of the way, we can look at a more important one, is it actually any good? Unfortunately the answer will have to be 'not really'. The drumming is mostly weak and completely unspectacular, while the guitar work is actually really solid, although watered down by melodic sections and melodies trying to shove some pagan into the album. Vocal-wise... (by Bas)   Read more ››

Reviewer: 5.7      Users: 5 | 1 votes
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Cradle Of Filth

Cradle of Filth made an April Fools (2000) joke album entitled 'Victorian England Under Martian Rule' and infos about it could be found in Terrorizer magazine.
Dani came up with an entire tracklisting for an album as well as artwork. It was to be a double CD (and quadruple vinyl), focusing on H G Wells' War of the Worlds, and on dinosaurs. Dani also explained that the original Cradle of Filth line-up of Dani, Paul A., Paul R., Darren Gardner and Jon Richard would be reforming to play one of the songs on the album.
Essentially this was the working title for the then-unannounced album Midian. It was going to feature such guests as Rob Halford, Diamanda Galas, King Diamond and Horgh. Satirical titles abound, it's surprising how many people fell for it, with others reporting this as the title and tracklisting for the next album.
The From The Cradle To Enslave remix found on Lovecraft and Witch Hearts is, obviously, a reference to this album.
Here's the tracklisting:

CD 1:
01. Preternatural Terror (Hell on Earth)
02. Going Insanus
03. Saturn's Ring
04. Ave Luna
05. Proud Cutty Sark (Cutting Through Waves As Though They Were Virgin Flesh)
06. Go Go Gothic Gatling Gun!
07. Triumph of British Steel

CD 2:
02. Neck Romancer
03. Reflections of a Wilting Poet's Rose
04. Sinderella
05. Hansel & Metal
06. Weeping on Statues
Triarchy of Triassic Terror: Funereal Fossil Fantasie:
07. Shriek of the Pterodactyl
08. Hill of the Diplodoci
09. Where the Wild Things Are

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