Warhound - Next Level
Review by Doc Godin
7.7
Metal and hip hop? Being a fan of both, I can honestly say it's usually a remedy for embarrassing disaster, or something to listen to with that overt irony (see: Limp Bizkit). Props to Warhound for beating down the skeptics.

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Earth - Primitive And Deadly
Review by Apothecary
9.0
Earth require little introduction for fans of drone. Their debut album has become so legendary in the scene that even Stephen O'Malley (a legend in his own right) was inspired to start a project named after one of its tracks. However, the band demonstrated soon after that they were never content to sit in this one style, and have been consistently reinventing themselves ever since. 2014's Primitive And Deadly only continues this trend, further proving that Earth aren't running out of the tricks in their hat anytime soon.

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Angrepp - Libido
Review by Doc Godin
 
Ahhh, black metal and punk, when that combo is done right, it's like tasting Oreos for the first time all over again. Crunchy, yet sweetly addictive.

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Trioscapes - Digital Dream Sequence
Review by Apothecary
 
When can a band you really don't care for yield one that you do? Why, when the band in question has a member who forms another band that's overall better and more enjoyable, of course. Enter the case of Dan Briggs' Trioscapes.

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Blues Pills - Blues Pills
Review by R'Vannith
9.0
Psychedelic rock has always been a diverse and creative musical niche, the more upbeat and rhythmically infectious examples of the subgenre usually facilitating the modus operandi to which its fans would stereotypically respond with: "whoa, groovy vibes." When a band lives and breathes the general ideals that held sway over rock music as exemplified from the mid-60's to the mid-70's, and manages to make it seem as if this time has come all over again through sound waves instilling euphoric nostalgia, you know you've hit something hippies would consider gold, if they had any materialistic interest in shiny metals. The feeling of an entire decade has been conveniently, colourfully and convincingly compressed into one audible pill, a first full dose this Swedish based band has self-labelled as Blues Pills.

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Fornicus - Storming Heaven
Review by Doc Godin
6.0
Who's up for some fresh, American black metal?

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Craang - To The Estimated Size Of The Universe [EP]
Review by R'Vannith
7.0
Though a lot of good recent psych comes from the US and the European north, the Mediterranean is coming up with some fine examples as well. Worshippers of sweepingly heavy pysch rock jams laden with fuzz reverb and metallic angularities need this first bit from Craang, more stoner voyages courtesy of Greece. Their debut EP holds four quarters of a trip, which equates to exactly one trip. Whoa, that just blew my mind.

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Eden Weint Im Grab - Geysterstunde II
Review by Windrider
4.5
If my eight-year-old mp3-player's battery had died today on my way to work, I wouldn't even have been mad. I followed Eden Weint Im Grab from their very first album on, they were a promising newcomer in the German gothic metal scene and deserved praise in various magazines. Their first two albums are awesome and the poetic non-musical album Der Herbst Des Einsamen has a very strong personal meaning for me. I even liked their last real studio album entitled Geysterstunde I when others did not (it has some good and some bad songs on it). But with its follow up, the second part of Geysterstunde, I feel like the journey is finally over.

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Staff pick
Striker - City Of Gold
Speed, thrash metal

METAL up your arse !!!

And here I thought Striker couldn't top their 2012 release Armed To The Teeth. And then they record this one. Any fan of the genre, or those who like headbanging to the max should will enjoy City Of Gold.

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Picked by: D.T. Metal
Thumbs up: Daniell
 
Slayer - Back In The Studio 31.08

The thrash legends Slayer are back in the studio to record the 11th album of their career. World Painted Blood, their latest output, came out already five years ago. Tentatively set for release in early 2015, this new record will be the first since guitarist Jeff Hanneman's passing and since drummer Paul Bostaph rejoined after Dave Lombardo was kicked off the band. The band has shared some pictures from the studio sessions. Check them out! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Ensiferum - Enter The Studio In September 31.08

Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum are hitting the studio next month to record their upcoming album that follows Unsung Heroes. With pre-production out of the way, the band is prepared to begin recording. Work will begin on September 8th at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta, Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. Fans can expect to hear new music at the beginning of January 2015. (by FeskarN)   Read more ››
 
Mushroomhead - Launch New Video 31.08

Alternative/industrial metallers Mushroomhead returned this year with a new album called The Righteous & The Butterfly. Now they release the second music video from the new album. They chose the track "Out Of My Mind" this time. You can watch the video here and tell us your opinion about it. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Sonne Adam - New Live Video Online 31.08

Israel's own Sonne Adam have launched a brand new video clip of their song "The Day I Chose To Rot" taken from the death metallers MLP Doctrines Of Dark Devotion and the demo/EP compilation Messenger Of Desolate Ways that you can check out here below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Månegarm - New Album In 2015 30.08

Månegarm will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a bang: a new album is to be released at the end of next year. While their latest album Legions Of The North came out just a year ago, they are already thinking about the next one. The Swedish band will also play many shows and the first one confirmed for 2015 is the Aprutium Paganfest at Tipografia Club in Pescara (Italy). (by BloodTears)   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 ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #2 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 23.07

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveler of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Megalodoom, Kylfingar, Svengali, Anopheli, Whetstone and The Ralph. (by Nefarious, Abattoir, R Lewis, Troy Killjoy, BloodTears)   Read more ››
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Solitude Aeturnus - Hour Of Despair (2007)

The more I listen to Solitude Aeturnus the more I love this band. I mean that I like Doom anyway but the American bands (with of course the mighty Candlemass and Cathedral) which play in the same category are always great, don't ask me why. As you already know Solitude Aeturnus is among my favourite Doom bands and I'm happy today to present you their first DVD "Hour Of Despair", a good way to pass an amazing "Doomy" moment. Recorded the 12 of February 2007 in Poland... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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