Kamelot - Haven
Review by Ag Fox
8.0
Roy Khan is back!

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Undersmile - Anhedonia
Review by Apothecary
9.0
When considering the use of female vocals in metal, the thing I tend to notice is that many typically envision them as needing to be bright, airy, and high pitched... that is, giving off a more "pretty" tone than is typically found from vocals in the genre. Enter an alternative to this rather dull idea in the form of the UK's Undersmile, a doom foursome fronted by two ladies, who, while keeping things beautiful, also prefer to take their sound in a more crushing, perhaps bleaker direction.

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Apothecary - Drifting Towards The Ancients
Review by Apothecary
7.0
So about a month ago, a little-known band from the States called Apothecary contacted me, asking me if I'd like to review an album of theirs. After ruling out my initial theory that the band was simply my older self sending recordings to my younger self from the future, I sat down for some music that, while somewhat trite, nonetheless has a lot of potential lurking within it.

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Tribulation - The Children Of The Night
Review by Mr. Doctor
8.4
The journey these Swedes have made is without a doubt one of the more interesting ones in the modern death metal scene.

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Sigh - Graveward
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
9.4
Hey, Wintersun. Listen up. You want to know how to make a proper, full-length album with hundreds upon hundreds of tracks over ten songs in only three years without constantly bitching about not having your own private studio/living space/jacuzzi, AND while still challenging both yourself and your fans with a multifarious jewel of avant-garde perfection? Take note, because Sigh have that totally locked down.

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Project Pain - Thrashed To Kill
Review by BitterCOld
7.6
Thrashed To Kill resulted in drinks spilled. When last we left Project Pain, I reviewed their debut I Have Sinned, the first album of some old school Dutch thrashers. With Thrashed To Kill it seems the band has continued their thrashin' ways, gobbling up Gouda, pounding Jenever, sticking their fingers in dikes and shoving their wooden shoes up the backsides of poor posers. Thrash. Sorry, hadn't used that word in a sentence or two, needed to get it in.

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Unleashed - Dawn Of The Nine
Review by Doc Godin
7.0
It's been nine, count 'em, nine years since we've seen any color on an Unleashed album cover. What does this mean? Are Unleashed taking us down a path they've never taken us before? Are we going to [metaphorically] taste and smell brand new melodeath flavors and aromas?

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Acid King - Middle Of Nowhere, Center Of Everywhere
Review by BitterCOld
7.6
Retro-sounding female fronted psychedelic stoner doom… but before you dismiss them as another Janey Come Lately, do realize Acid King have been kicking out the jams for more than 20 years.

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Staff pick
Område - Edari
Avantgarde

If you happen to like your avantgarde airy and dreamy, infused with a bit of electronica and trip-hop, if you tend to stack your avantgarde up against the likes of Ulver and Manes, then Område's début is something you will definitely not want to pass by.

Listen to "Mótsögn".

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Misery Index - Share New Video 03.05

Baltimore deathgrinders Misery Index have created a video for their track "The Harrowing". The video, directed by David Hall/Handshake Inc. is streaming below and it can be viewed here now. The band is currently touring and you can catch them on their North American tour as well. What did you think of the video? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Tad Morose - New Album On The Way, Details Unveiled 03.05

Tad Morose, the Swedish power metallers, are back with a new album. The veteran band just announced St. Demonius as the title of their brand new studio album that will be released on August 28th via Despotz Records. A single and video for the song "Forlorn" will be released next week and the band also promises a European tour in September! First off, check out the album cover and the song titles here. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Fear Factory - Bassist Tony Campos Joins, Leaves Soulfly 02.05

Fear Factory welcomes a new bassist. Tony Campos will be joining the band and leaving his gig with Soulfly. Campos is also known as the former bass guitarist of industrial metal band Static-X, Ministry and Prong. His new focus will now be Fear Factory, who are working a new album. His first show with the industrial metallers will be at Amnesia Rock Fest on June 20th. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Nuclear Assault - Release New EP Teaser 02.05

Back in March, thrashers Nuclear Assault revealed that they would finally release some new music after a decade. Pounder is coming out in June and the first taste of the EP is now available for your listening pleasure below in the form of a teaser. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Girlschool - EP Coming, European Tour With Saxon, Motörhead 02.05

Legendary British metallers Girlschool are gearing up to tour North America for the first time in 20 years, and it's happening this May. Girlschool will be previewing tracks from its new album, Guilty As Sin, set for release later this summer via UDR Music and, as a special treat, will be selling a special-edition EP titled Propaganda!. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Getting Into: Alice Cooper 03.05

Getting Into: Alice Cooper 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. Alice Cooper Hard rock, heavy metal, glam rock, psychedelic rock, new wave, industrial metal, punk, experimental rock, pop USA It would be impossible to quantify the vast influence that Alice Cooper has had on hard rock and heavy metal. The name originally described... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
 
Evergrey - Factory, Tallinn, Estonia, 26.03.2015 10.04

Evergrey have been long-awaited guests around these parts. Even though they come from a country so close, it's apparently still a lengthy journey to drop by. To some, Evergrey are a band about 10 years past their prime, but their latest album seems to have gotten the blood flowing again and has gained some good attention. Regardless of the reasons, it was a pleasure to see them hit the stage in Tallinn as part of the Tallinn Music Week festival. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Four: There's A Tear In My Beer 04.04

The last day of the cruise is always bittersweet since … well … it's the last day. But it's also the day to catch bands which were missed previously. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Assailant - Nemesis Within (2006)

The city of Umea, Sweden, is a bit like the Gothenburg of Heavy Metal and if they had bands like Nocturnal Rites or Persuader in the past, they have now a new young combo, Assailant. Just to say it, Oskar Norberg one of the guitarists of the band is the little brother of Nils Norberg (Nocturnal Rites) and Emil Norberg (Persuader) so if you didn't know that Metal is a big family… you have a nice proof now right? If the album starts with a bad song that sounds some like some average Finnish Power... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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Cannibal Corpse are the top selling death metal band in history (according to the records of Soundscan, that is). They are the first death metal group to have platinum status in the world.

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