Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
Review by Demonic Tutor
8.8
Amorphis is one of the sure values coming out of Finland. Everybody knows (or should know) their early history as a melodic death band. 1994's Tales From The Thousand Lakes remains to this day a classic album. These musicians have been together over 10 years with their current lineup. Emblematic singer Tomi Joutsen was the last piece of the puzzle that led them to a trailblazing second career that started in 2005 with the release of Eclipse....

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Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed
Review by Ilham
7.0
Oh poor Egypt, you used to shine so bright in the Arab world. Now even Nile cries for you. When they could have used a shoulder to cry on themselves after releasing At The Gate Of Sethu.

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Dark Buddha Rising - Inversum
Review by Apothecary
 
A bell is struck in a silent temple. Black clouds gather over the Himalayas. A yogi lights incense in a forest, isolated. He approaches death, and is ready for the trip.

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Lychgate - An Antidote For The Glass Pill
Review by Apothecary
8.0
When I heard a few years ago that Greg Chandler, mastermind of the mysterious and psychedelically-tinged Esoteric, had a black metal side band, my curiosity was almost immediately raised. The self titled Lychgate that resulted in 2013, while decent, also felt as though it wasn't reaching the full potential of the parties involved. Now, in 2015, An Antidote For The Glass Pill is changing that.

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Ahab - The Boats Of The Glen Carrig
Review by BitterCOld
9.0
Don't call it a comeback. They've been crushing us for years. Ahab, now on their IVth album, continue their maritime theme as the masters of nautical funeral doom tell the story of the crew of The Boats Of Glenn Danzig. Sailors, adrift in two life boats, beginning their Long Way Back From Hell, a tale of Blood And Tears as they are attacked by pre-Lovecraftian beasts Not Of This World in an attempt to make it home to London. This is one...

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Royal Hunt - XIII - Devil's Dozen
Review by Belegûr
9.1
Progressive? Neo-classical? Power? Rock? Symphonic? It has always been hard to describe the style of Royal Hunt and XIII - Devil's Dozen does not make this task any easier. It is an album packed with so many elements from a wide range of genres that fit together so well to create 8 tracks that manage to sound contemporary and classic at the same time.

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Anticosm - Anticosm
Review by BitterCOld
7.4
Glancing at the cover of Anticosm's 3rd release, I wasn't sure what to expect. The artwork features the band rolling in a Mad Max style Mister Plow, crushing corpses while some pentagrammed Dungeons & Doom Beholder floats along like a bastard demonic Raisin Bran "Two Scoops" sun sidekick, looking like it was drawn by a bored freshman during math class raised an eyebrow. Truthfully, fuck it, it fits. It's neither profound,...

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Plaguewielder - Chambers Of Death
Review by Apothecary
7.5
Listening to Plaguewielder is a lot like looking at one of those optical illusion pictures.

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Kekal - Multilateral
Avantgarde metal

If you've heard Kekal before you understand that they are a weird Indonesian experimental band.
The production value on this is horribly raw and flat, but in a strangely endearing way. A few songs feature VOCALOID, which I assume from a google search is some sort of pillow waifu thing. There is also a prominent barf outro. From their bandcamp: "All musical contributions to this album are kept anonymous. Kekal has no official band members as of 2015." I don't understand, but I'll accept it. Recommended for fans of Unexpect (lots of chaotic electro abrasions mixed in), Sigh (esp. Imaginary Sonicscape), Mr. Bungle, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Ephel Duath, and Ved Buens Ende.
Highly recommended if you like Pestilence - Spheres or the raw vocoder days of Cynic.

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Månegarm - New Album Announcement 27.08

Last year, Månegarm had announced that they would be releasing a new album in 2015 and the Viking black metallers are keeping that promise. In fact, just today they announced their new album that also marks their 20th anniversary as a band. Fittingly, their latest album will be self-titled and is set to be released on November 20th via Napalm Records. For now, the cover artwork and song titles are available below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Trivium - Share Brand New Video 27.08

Orlando-based Trivium have already shared a few songs from their upcoming new full-length album, Silence In The Snow. The album is set to be released on October 2nd, 2015 via Roadrunner Records, and today we get to listen to another new song. Watch the brand new Trivium video for the mellower "Until The World Goes Cold" below. Guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy continues to focus on his clean vocals on this one. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Satyricon - To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of 'Nemesis Divina' 27.08

Black metallers Satyricon are going to revisit a special album in their career, the timeless and towering Nemesis Divina. Satyricon will return in 2016 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this seminal masterpiece, with a never-to-be-repeated series of exclusive European shows, wherein the Norwegian trailblazers will perform the album in its entirety for the first and last time. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Converge - Announce New Live Release 27.08

Converge have a new release in store called Thousands Of Miles Between Us. It is coming soon via Deathwish Inc. on November 27th. Thousands Of Miles Between Us is the long awaited sequel to their landmark 2003 DVD release The Long Road Home and will be offered in 3 unique configurations; HD-Digital (Feature set only), 3 X Blu-ray set, and Limited Deluxe Box set versions. Stay tuned for the pre-orders and see what you can get on this release below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Wolf - To Tour Europe With Enforcer 27.08

In a perfect match, Swedish heavy metal units Wolf and Enforcer have joined forces for an upcoming European tour. Wolf will be promoting their latest album Devil Seed while headliners Enforcer present From Beyond in what promises to be a a celebration of Swedish steel. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Progventure Part 10: Night Of The Prog X, Loreley, Germany, 17-19.07.2015 18.08

On the mesmerizing banks of the river Rhein, on the top of a huge rock called Loreley, Night of the Prog celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. For the first time it spanned three days over the weekend bringing listeners 21 bands in total. Too few, you say? Given only one stage, it's more like 21 individual full concerts in a row - a speciality of the event that is becoming a must-visit summer festival for anyone into prog. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 5 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 24.07

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller 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 Neck Of The Woods, Venom Prison, Shrine Of The Serpent, Concatenatus, Criminology & Geist. (by Nefarious, BloodTears, Ilham, Abattoir, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
 
Hard Rock Laager 2015 - Vana-Vigala, Estonia, 03-04.07.2015 13.07

It's been so long since the last time I was at Hard Rock Laager. It's, to put it bluntly, quite embarrassing. When I looked it up, it turned out that I have skipped 6 editions. It's surprisingly 2 less than I initially thought, though. The reasons have varied from Hellfests to conflicting schedules, as well as the lack of interest for any particular line-up, and laziness. In those skipped editions I only really regret missing Trail Of Tears and I didn't intend to repeat this mistake with Threshold. And being there again, it felt like a homecoming. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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Pombagira - Flesh Throne Press (2015)

Pombagira have been around now for some years and released several albums yet. While they always showed a preference for long albums with very few and very long songs, it seems they couldn't contain themselves this time. Flesh Throne Press does feature many songs, 13 to be precise, however they didn't go down in song length much and that's why they now ended up with an 87 minute album. And the best part is... it doesn't get boring! Well, at least if you are into that type of music. (by Windrider)   Read more ››

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