Herod (SUI) - They Were None
Review by R'Vannith
7.2
Inspired by the bitterly barren and cold regions of the Scandinavian north, Herod slam the adjective "heavy" with an equally chilling new meaning.

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Slugdge - Gastronomicon
Review by Mattybu
 
You really can get away with a lot in the realm of metal. The sheer number of different themes central to various bands and genres is part of what keeps metal interesting for me. Whether it's a depressing retelling of nautical literature at the hands of Ahab or a tale of dragon-slaying told by Rhapsody Of Fire, there will always be a huge variety of sounds to be heard and stories to be told throughout the metal universe.

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Karnivore - In The Halls Of The Wicked
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.2
Ranging from death-thrash to blackened thrash, Karnivore's second album, In The Halls Of The Wicked, is a vicious assault of frosty destruction.

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Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
9.1
Fallujah have undergone quite the evolution since their debut EP. Beginning life as an out-and-out deathcore band with nothing more than inventive riffs and a few blackened passages to set them apart, they have introduced more progressive and atmospheric elements with each release. The Flesh Prevails marks a true change in Fallujah, from better-than-average players in a populous scene to innovators of a rising and complex one.

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Wolvhammer - Clawing Into Black Sun
Review by Apothecary
7.0
Here we go again with this blackened sludge thing. As any style evolves and gains more practitioners, it inevitably becomes more varied in its delivery, and Wolvhammer are standing as an example of this. Separating themselves from more filthy contemporaries such as Coffinworm and Dragged Into Sunlight, these Americans are a lot less harsh than some of their peers, a fact that, in regards to their latest album, can be both pleasing and displeasing.

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Siaskel - Jatenentolpen Thejin
Review by Mr. Doctor
7.2
Sometimes logistics can be both a bitch and a blessing. Siaskel was formed way back in 2003 and the recordings for their debut were already done by 2011, and now it has finally been released. Just in the same way, I've been listening to this black/death mix for quite a while already and only now do I feel compelled to write about them. Both waits seem to have given positive results.

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Overkill - White Devil Armory
Review by R'Vannith
8.0
Pyromania is a serious condition and suffice to say, Overkill know their way around a thrash flint. Within the modern state of the genre where there's smoke, there's a bunch of seniors laying waste to their youthful contemporaries with ridiculous ease and an undying delight for incineration. These veterans always go in blazing.

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Goatwhore - Constricting Rage Of The Merciless
Review by Doc Godin
 
Goatwhore is that scuzzy childhood friend. He's a little predictable, and sure, maybe he's the type of person who would put his own mother in a chokehold for a klondike bar, but he's dependable. In need of a thorough shower or not, he always knows how to show you a good time.

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22-26 January 2015

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Staff pick
Skyclad - Prince Of The Poverty Line
Skyclad at their best!

You know what? This album's twenty years old and it's still as relevant as it was when it first came out. So do yourself a favor and check it out - or spin it a few times again!

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Picked by: Darkside Momo
Thumbs up: R'Vannith, Mr. Doctor
 
Corrosion Of Conformity - Drummer To Sit Out Live Dates 23.07

Due to a torn rotator cuff, Corrosion Of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin has been forced to sit out the band's upcoming live dates. Drummer Eric Hernandez (formerly of Kylesa) will perform with the band and replace Mullin while he recovers. The stoner metal trio is currently leveling the stages of New Zealand and Australia which will be followed by a two-week North American run scheduled to commence in Spokane. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Galneryus - Announce New Album 23.07

Good news from the Far East: prolific Japanese power metal titans Galneryus have recently announced they'll be putting out a new studio album this coming September. The band's new studio effort, Vetelgyus, will be their first release of new material since 2012's Angel Of Salvation, and follows the live album and DVD Reliving The Ironhearted Flag, released back in March. (by Ruchesko)   Read more ››
 
TOAD - Debut New Song 23.07

TOAD (Take Over And Destroy) have new music to share from their new album! Sludge metal fans rejoice because you have the band's new album Vacant Face to look forward to. Just one year after they released their debut Endless Night, the Americans return with a new opus. The song called "Deep End" has been revealed and it is available through the player below. Was that good enough for you? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Nonpoint - Stream New Song, New Album Details 23.07

Nonpoint are set to release their eighth studio album, The Return, on September 29th via Metal Blade Records (excluding North America). Razor & Tie releases the output in North America on September 30th. The Florida quintet presents their new song "Breaking Skin" as an introduction to the album and its first taste. Enjoy the new song right here! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Halcyon Way - Release Lyric Video For New Song 23.07

Halcyon Way recently revealed the album artwork of their upcoming album Conquer and also released a lyric video showcasing their brand new tune "Home". This means you have new music to listen to from the progressive metal group; just click play on the clip available below. Conquer drops on August 23rd, 2014 in Europe via Massacre Records and August 19th in North America via Nightmare Records. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Hellfest 2014 - A report! 20.07

So, you wanna know how Hellfest 2014 was (apart of awesome, that is)? (by Darkside Momo, wrathchild, Nefarious)   Read more ››
 
Agalloch - Gothic Theatre, Englewood, USA - 8 Jul 2014 13.07

I was out of town two years ago when Agalloch played in Denver the last time, so when I first saw that they were scheduled to play at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO (a suburb of Denver) I was actually rather surprised. Are they really that big? Would the thousand plus capacity venue be largely empty? (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Iced Earth, Sabaton, ReVamp - Summit Music Hall, Denver, USA - 14 May 2014 13.06

Iced Earth, Sabaton and ReVamp; what an amazing tour package. Right? The fans in and around Denver, CO thought so as well and came out in droves to see and support the bands. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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HammerFall - Steel Meets Steel - Ten Years Of Glory (2007)

Everyone knows Hammerfall either as the super popular Swedish band of the power metal genre, or as one of their own personal favourite bands and now for the first time since the release of their first album ten years ago in 1997 a compilation is available featuring all of Hammerfall's best and most popular songs from each of the six studio albums the band have put out over the last decade. On two discs that together last just under two hours and twenty minutes we have epitome of Hammerfall,... (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››

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Blind Guardian

Both Marcus and André have been models for a fashion catalogue back in the '70s.

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