Skogen - I Döden
Review by Troy Killjoy
8.0
It seems like yesterday (it wasn't) when Skogen released Svítjod and I sat at my computer desk typing up a review starting out with how much these guys have flown under the radar in spite of creating some excellent atmospheric/pagan black metal. Today I will start out doing the same.

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Menace - Impact Velocity
Review by R'Vannith
7.6
For those familiar with Napalm Death, Mitch Harris is a man who needs no introduction for fans of the band or listeners of grindcore at large, however his new endeavour in project Menace does need some introducing. A catchy progressive metal with hard rock song structures is what you'll find in the debut album Impact Velocity, made up of twelve tracks with a captivating "cyber" thematic incentive.

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MaYaN - Antagonise
Review by R'Vannith
6.2
Mark Jansen seemed keen to distance himself from his main band as much as possible with Antagonize. The symphonic arrangements in the new Mayan effort are closely guarded and controlled, which distinguishes the band's sound from Epica further than ever before. While the debut album certainly found its similarities to the mother band, Antagonize is, in theme and sound, much more of a straightforward melodic death metal album.

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Jupiter Society - From Endangered To Extinct
Review by Ag Fox
8.4
I don't know about you, but every now and again I take off my kvlt corpse paint, stop speaking in guttural growls and need my regular fix of melodic metal. Yet it's always an arduous task in finding the right album as the majority of melodic metal releases these days are either metal-light, brimming with cheese and choirs, clinically sterile me-too djent chugs, or use the same old formulas of melodic death metal. Even if they don't fit the above descriptions, the end product usually comes across as lacking in inspiration. Where's that musical kick that the aural sensors of my brain crave?

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Horseback - Piedmont Apocrypha
Review by R'Vannith
7.3
Horseback are a sneaky bunch; being the clever sound shifters that they are this new album is an interesting turn of events. Firstly, it's actually mostly just the one fellow behind all the fetchingly folky psychedelia this time around, secondly, Jenks Miller just made off with your wallet.

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Edguy - Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown
Review by R Lewis
8.0
Oh right. You're kidding me. A macho man with a welder/gun in one hand and a Pokémon born bad and grown worse in the other is staring at me with a not-so-heterosexual fleer. Am I supposed to take it seriously? Of course not, it's Edguy we're talking about.

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Neige Et Noirceur - Gouffre Onirique Et Abîmes Cosmiques
Review by Troy Killjoy
6.0
Spiritus returns with a new Neige et Noirceur LP for the first time since 2011, having released a few splits and EPs in the meantime. But is it worth your time?

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Havok: Unnatural Selection - North American Tour 2014

USA, Colorado Springs, CO (Black Sheep)
07 June 2014

Havok
Wretched
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Ghoul - Hang Ten
Gwar

Intoxicating surf-thrash made by intoxicated people.

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Four metal heavyweights are coming together for what could be one of the best tour packages of the year. Kreator just announced a huge European tour for November/December 2014. Joining headliners Kreator for the upcoming live shows are Polish label mates Vader (releasing Tibi Et Igni on May 30th), Swedish metallers Arch Enemy (releasing War Eternal on June 9th) and German thrash veterans Sodom. Are you in? The dates can be seen below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Hellyeah - New Album On The Way, Reveal New Video 15.04

Hellyeah, a heavy metal band from Texas, will release their fourth full-length studio album Blood For Blood on June 10th, 2014 via Eleven Seven Music. It will contain 10 brand new tracks, of which the official video for one of them - "Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)" - is now available for your eyes and ears below the new album's tracklist and cover artwork. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
 
Metal Storm Anthology Awards 05.04

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Lacuna Coil - The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, USA - 28 Mar 2014 02.04

A couple weeks ago Lacuna Coil played in Denver, CO as part of the Revolver - Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock Tour, but since they announced a gig mere 15 minutes from my house, I opted to skip the drive up to the Mile High city and catch them locally instead. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
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The 5th edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise already promises to be even bigger and better than anything else the organizers have done before. And even though I barely got rid of my sea legs, it's time to get stoked for next year's cruise. Stoked why, you might ask. Simple. Bigger ship, more bands, more people = more fun! (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Broken Dagger - Chain Of Command (2007)

After two demos, the Swedish dudes of Broken Dagger finally release their first album, "Chain Of Command". I remember in 2004, when I wrote the review of their second demo "Madness Approaching", it was a good surprise and I was expecting a lot of good things for this promising combo. Now that I have their first album in my hand, I can tell you that we have good things again but it's not so perfect too... "Chain Of Command" still uses the first recipe of the first... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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Nile

Much of the lyrical content is based on Karl Sanders' interest in Egyptology and other ancient Middle Eastern cultures, such as Mesopotamia. Lengthy sleeve notes are included with the albums 'Black Seeds of Vengeance', 'In Their Darkened Shrines' and 'Annihilation of the Wicked', explaining the inspiration or source for the lyrics of each song. Some songs, moreover, are based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft, whose writing has strongly influenced the style and grammatical peculiarities of Nile's lyrics.

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