Therapy? - Disquiet
Review by jupitreas
 
Therapy? is a band with two faces. On the one hand, we have the experimental, non-conformist Therapy? that is willing to go into all kinds of crazy, unusual territory, as evidenced by monuments to quirkiness such as Nurse, Suicide Pact - You First and Crooked Timber. On the other, we have the Therapy? that is constantly trying to recapture the glory of their greatest hit Troublegum with relatively polite and formulaic albums such as Shameless, Never Apologise Never Explain or One Cure Fits All. Alas, in 2015, with Disquiet we find ourselves staring straight at that second face.

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Pyramaze - Disciples Of The Sun
Review by Susan
8.4
Many of you are already familiar with the awesome progressive power metal of Danish Pyramaze. Yet, others among you may only know them as the band that Matt Barlow joined after his post-Iced Earth absence from metal, only to leave after recording one album, re-join Iced Earth, then quit again. Nonetheless, Pyramaze was great before and they're still pretty damn great. This Disciples Of The Sun, seven years since their last record, is easily their best yet.

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Waltari - You Are Waltari
Review by jupitreas
 
When reviewing their previous album, I complained that Waltari is no longer as adventurous and crazy as they used to be in the past. Well, apparently they must have read my review since even they now concede that I am Waltari (yes - ME) and that I am the one who knows best what Waltari should sound like.

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Theories - Regression
Review by Ilham
8.2
There's nothing more satisfying than writing a rant review focusing on the lack of finesse and variety in a grindcore album, and finding another grind release that is so well written it just proves everything previously said to be true.

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Whyzdom - Symphony For A Hopeless God
Review by Ag Fox
8.1
A new symphonic metal album! Hooray! *waits for the audience to leave, apart from the remaining 5 fans of the genre in this site*

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Downfall Of Nur - Umbras De Barbagia
Review by Susan
9.0
Few since early Agalloch have written such a stunning soundtrack to your contemplation of the meaning of life, nature, and darkness. Atmospheric, folk-oriented black metal like this can be simultaneously beautiful and ominous. There are things on this earth that are very, very old. Beware, this music will lead you directly to a life of solitude in the forest, living the bare and contented life of the hermit, brought to dwell on the mountainside....

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Agnostic Front - The American Dream Died
Review by deadone
6.9
Agnostic Front are back and they're pissed. The American Dream Died and the New York hardcore crew are here to spread the word with a veritable kitchen sink of aggressive heavy music centred on hardcore traditions they helped pioneer over thirty years ago.

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Chaos Divine - Colliding Skies
Review by R'Vannith
7.5
The most absorbing aspect of Colliding Skies is that it's a densely textured record in view of its smooth and approachable sound. In instrumentation, every aspect sets a well defined and accessible trajectory in progressive metal. It is a melodic vehicle for expressive vocal arrangements which project an emphasis that readily uplift the listening experience. Above all else, Australia's Chaos Divine surely aim for consistency in this latest effort.

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Staff pick
Taiwaz - I Am All
Heavy

Half from 2014, half from 1988/89, all ugly as a whole.

Vocals are the highlight, stream it here

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Picked by: wormdrink414
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Agnostic Front - New Album Streaming Online 01.04

New York hardcore pioneers Agnostic Front will soon release their eleventh album, The American Dream Died, on April 3rd (Europe), April 6th (UK, France), and April 7th 2015 (U.S.) via Nuclear Blast. But they have made their entire forthcoming album available for streaming until this Sunday. Go ahead and enjoy it while you can! You can stream it on the YouTube player below. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
KEN Mode - Share New Video And Album Details 01.04

Hardcore/noise rock purveyors KEN Mode have unleashed "Blessed", their new video for the first track they reveal from the forthcoming Success album. The video is directed by Christopher Mills, with guest vocals by Eugene Robinson (Oxbow), guest cello by Natanielle Felicitas, and guest noise by Dylan Walker (Full Of Hell). Apart from enjoying some new music, you can find out all about the new album as well, and that includes album artwork and tracklist. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Kontinuum - Release Lyric Video For New Song 31.03

Kontinuum's new opus, Kyrr, will be released via Candlelight Records on the 20th of April. After releasing "Í Huldusal" for streaming, now it's the turn of the album's second single, "Breathe". You can enjoy the lyric video for an edited version of the track below. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
Antigama - Premiere First Song From New Album 31.03

Two years after their latest record, Antigama are back with reinvigorated energy. In fact, the grindcore experimentalists are releasing a new album called The Insolent and the first song is already out there. It's called "Used To" and the band made a video for it. The video footage was shot by Paweł "Pavulon" Jaroszewicz and Łukasz Myszkowski at JNS Studio during The Insolent recording sessions. Take the plunge below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Royal Thunder - 'Crooked Doors' Streaming In Full 31.03

You don't have to wait another minute to listen to Royal Thunder's new album Crooked Doors. This is only the band's second album, but they got plenty of attention with their acclaimed 2012 debut CVI. How does it compare to their debut? Is it a step forward? You can draw your conclusions after you listen to the entire 59-minute record via NPR here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Getting Into: Manowar 29.03

The articles in this series begun by our own Baz Anderson are designed to give a brief overview of a band's entire discography, so as to provide a clear point of entry for the uninitiated. It offers a different approach from the typical review format, for the curious newcomer to a well-traveled band. Manowar Heavy/power metal USA Manowar helped kick off the American power metal scene back in the '80s with their self-referential bombast and overdriven melodic metal. While their fame stems as much from their seemingly-blissful goofiness (and… 'memorable' artwork) as from their... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
 
Doro & Archer - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO USA - 11 Mar 2015 19.03

There are women in metal and then there is Doro! The fan crowned Metal Queen held the scepter high and proud the other day in Denver, CO and proved once again why she more than deserves this title. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
MS Awards 2014 - Staff Picks!! 17.03

Finally the end of the 2014 Metal Storm Awards! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Byfrost - Of Death (2011)

Damn it. Seriously, god dammit. Where in the name of all norse whores is my groove? It crossed the Byfrost and is now resting in Asgard? Or maybe Loki took it? After all he is the most mischievous deity in the lands where even boobs are cold and frostbitten. I loved Black Earth so much because, apart from being a great album through and through, it had shitloads of infectious, rocking groove. It was impossible to sit straight and listen to Byfrost's debut. Your head just had to bang. And now,... (by Daniell)   Read more ››

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On Belus, he used the sound of a hammer striking an anvil.
On the release of Fallen, he used a slow motion recording of a water boiler in use.

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