Midnight Sin - Sex First
Review by Doc Godin
3.9
Good lord. Sleaze metal revival? Are we actually still doing this? Ugh. Midnight Sin, if this album ever had any value, it's about a decade past it's "best before" date.

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Irreversible - Surface
Review by tea[m]ster
8.8
Atlanta, Georgia's Irreversible mark a return to the glorious past with their latest release Surface. Gone are the hardcore/alternative elixirs from their last two releases, Ashes and Thorn. Back are the post metal capstones from Sins and Light.

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Necrodeath - The 7 Deadly Sins
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.4
Italian veterans Necrodeath, like many groups with 30 years and 11 albums to their names, like to play Motörhead roulette with their releases. They adhere to the same formula time after time, breaking ranks for nobody, and the quality of the album lies completely in the thrall of chance.

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Northern Oak - Of Roots And Flesh
Review by Doc Godin
8.5
Nature-y band name and album title? Equally nature-y album cover with folkloric overtones? Yeah, typical folk metal. In spite of being pretty typical in so many ways, Northern Oak have done a supremely bang-up job with Of Roots And Flesh.

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Protokult - No Beer In Heaven
Review by Doc Godin
4.0
If the Korpiklaani fan club was a violent prison gang, the cruel, painful initiation ritual would be to listen to Protokult's No Beer In Heaven.

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Brimstone Coven - II
Review by Mattybu
 
Brimstone Coven is one of those bands that is hard for me to not enjoy. Like, really hard.

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Bask - American Hollow
Review by tea[m]ster
8.1
American Hollow is a prime example of what I like in my doom/psychedelic/stoner music today. A foundation consisting of a lively mix of groove and rhythmic sludge/stoner riffs and tremolo picked guitars (not in the traditional black metal sense but from a post-rock angle) to dense bass and squeaky clean drumming to finally, really elegant clean singing that weaves it's way through an atmosphere that's suppressing and haunting.

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A Sound Of Thunder - The Lesser Key Of Solomon
Review by R'Vannith
8.0
A Sound Of Thunder are unusually dynamic for a heavy metal band. Ever active with new ideas, this American quartet demonstrate an individualised determination with each energetic and engaging studio album. What sets them apart is their consistency in demonstrating an unusually high level of creative energy for a style which draws primarily from traditional heavy metal, and it continues to spur them on into new efforts with The Lesser Key Of Solomon.

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70000 Tons Of Metal 2015

USA, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Liberty Of The Seas)
22-26 January 2015

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Pervy Perkin - Ink
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In the grand scheme of things this album has got one strength and one weakness. At the core of it the reason is one and the same. This album is so packed with different and great ideas, it's really becoming ridiculous. However, this also accounts for the length of the album and the lack of consistent direction in development of said ideas and thus it appears to be all over the place. High marks for the début effort and future promise, though.

Listen to the full album over at Bandcamp.

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Obituary - New Track Online, European Tour Dates 18.09

Florida death metallers Obituary are bringing you some "Violence" today, that is their new song. This is only the second song they showcase from the new album Inked In Blood, which was crowdfunded and will drop via Relapse Records this upcoming October. The song is only 2 minutes long, but was it worth it? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Allen/Lande - New Lyric Video Online 18.09

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Decapitated - Premiere Lyric Video For New Song 18.09

Here is more music for you to enjoy, now courtesy of Decapitated. The Polish tech death metallers want to share the second full song from their upcoming album Blood Mantra. After they unveiled the first single "The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation," it is now time to enjoy "Blood Mantra," the album's title track. So, stop what you are doing and check it out right here! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Roadburn 2015 - Announce More Bands 18.09

Roadburn 2015 has added another batch of bands and special performances to its 20th anniversary edition. And you can find out all about it here. In terms of special performances, it was confirmed that Enslaved and Wardruna will perform Skuggsjá, the sound of Norway's Norse History at Houses of the Holistic, Ivar Bjørnson's and Einar "Kvitrafn" Selvik's curated Roadburn event on April 10th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Moreover, Bongripper will play two sets at Roadburn, the first will see them play their latest album, Miserable, in full. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Anaal Nathrakh - Streaming New Track 18.09

After giving us the first taste of their new album with "Idol", Anaal Nathrakh have more new music to share. Desideratum is being released in October and the extreme metal duo unleashed the repugnant sounds of "Monstrum In Animo", another new song. Did you enjoy that? Give us your impressions of this new tune available to stream on Soundcloud. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Progventure Part 9: Green Carnation - Another Night Under The Dam, Åseral, Norway, 31.07.2014 01.09

It seems that my Progventure prog searching trips are not only a convenient excuse to travel new places, or more often the only way of seeing bands I like I wouldn't otherwise get to see, but in some cases they are turning out to be events of a fairly unique kind. Another Night Under the Dam - the Green Carnation reunion show at the Åseral dam number 3 in Norway was unique in more ways than one. And it most definitely was special. (by Ivor)   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 ››
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How many reviewers in the World have published something about Loits? Many I presume; so I'll try to be brief this time as I'm sure either you already have a copy of this CD or you already know what the band's made of. So here we go… Loits is a Black Metal band with a lot of Melodic elements on their music; they are a high-quality group to say the least, and, when it comes to execution and songwriting, their albums are always incredible forms of intensity and unbelievable musical... (by Herzebeth)   Read more ››

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