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Primitive Man - Steel Casket

There were hints that it was coming, but never quite like this.

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Posted: 24.05.2018 by Apothecary | Comments (1)

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Snowy Shaw - White Is The New Black

Snowy Shaw, a veteran of the stage and studio behind many artists of renown, delivers for the first time in his near-30-year career a solo album all his own. Most of us are familiar with at least a few of his coworkers, but the sound of White Is The New Black, for all its recognizable elements, is on the whole an intriguing and unique experiment.

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Posted: 24.05.2018 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (0)

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Age Of Taurus - The Colony Slain

File under Doom & Roll. Or Rawk & Doom. Dock & Room? Who cares. All that matters is Age Of Taurus are here to layeth the riff smack down upon you.

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Posted: 23.05.2018 by BitterCOld | Comments (2)

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Sleep - The Sciences

We all knew this was coming. But announcing it one day before its release date, which is also fucking 4/20 - that only Sleep can do.

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Posted: 20.05.2018 by RaduP | Comments (3)

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Fireproven - Future Diary

Ain't it heart-breaking to find a great album with a sound that doesn't do it any justice?

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Posted: 20.05.2018 by RaduP | Comments (1)

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Hell To Pay - Bliss

If you like your hardcore concise, heavy as a really heavy thing, and with just enough grind and noise influence, you're in for a treat.

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Posted: 19.05.2018 by RaduP | Comments (2)

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TesseracT - Sonder

A lot of time has passed since djent was an emerging genre and it was all the rage, and while it's in a slight decline, established bands like Disperse, Animals As Leaders, and Vola have all put out acclaimed material lately. Then there are the ones that had a clear fall in quality, like Volumes, Uneven Structure, and Periphery, and even ones we haven't heard from in a while, like Vildhjarta. So where does Sonder place TesseracT right now in the grand scheme of djent?

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Posted: 19.05.2018 by RaduP | Comments (4)

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Slave To Sirens - Terminal Leeches

While metal still remains a male-dominated music genre (and probably always will), some refreshments here and there are always a pleasant surprise. Because, at the end of the day, hot chicks are what we want, right? And if they are playing metal, even better so.

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Posted: 18.05.2018 by Windrider | Comments (2)

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At The Gates - To Drink From The Night Itself

At War With Reality was a good albumÖ but this is where At The Gates comes back.

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Posted: 17.05.2018 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (5)

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Peosphoros - Pink Metal

There has been a lot of controversy in the metal community as of late, and within the black metal community especially. Peosphoros have a little something to say about it.

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Posted: 14.05.2018 by Apothecary | Comments (72)

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Amorphis - Queen Of Time

I love it when an album's intro makes me think I'm about to witness the third season of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

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Posted: 13.05.2018 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (20)

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Depravity (AUS) - Evil Upheaval

Evil Upheaval is the debut album of Depravity (AUS), an Australian band that plays death metal. Of the good kind.

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Posted: 12.05.2018 by nikarg | Comments (3)

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Chaos Echús - Sustain [Collaboration]

Just one album of deconstructing death metal in 2018 wasn't enough for Chaos Echús; now they also enlisted a free jazz saxophonist.

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Posted: 11.05.2018 by RaduP | Comments (7)

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Third Island - Omelas

Hailing from Limerick, Ireland, Third Island play a post-rock/metal with Omelas being their debut release.

The album is conceptually based upon Ursula K. Le Guin's "The One Who Walks Away From The Omelas", following the joy of discovery, pride in their utopian city, discovery that it's not all it's cracked up to be (DEATH TO FALSE UTOPIAS!) and finally isolation.

The trio's approach is starting off with a "post" base which sits somewhere straddling post-rock and post-metal, but not that SSDD (Same Shit Different Dudes) Post-it note stuff. They don't sound like Explosions In The Sky for half the song before someone stomps on a distortion pedal and everyone beats on their instruments while the vocalist screams at you.

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Posted: 10.05.2018 by BitterCOld | Comments (1)

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Møl - Jord

Being a blackgaze band or just any band of a genre that is past its prime will warrant some suspicion and disinterest from the public. The only way to reverse the tide is to make sure that you're a notch above the over-saturated rest. Møl do just that.

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Posted: 10.05.2018 by RaduP | Comments (2)

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Augury - Illusive Golden Age

Canada is especially known for its tech death scene, one that has managed to put out great albums since the mid-'90s and manages to stay relevant today, but a few of the bands are still somewhat active despite not putting out material in a long time. That is no longer the case for Augury.

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Posted: 09.05.2018 by RaduP | Comments (0)