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Forevermore - Integral

Baseball is often called "the thinking-man's sport." This may be unfair, since huge degrees of both mental toughness and strategy are required for nearly all sports, but artful scheming, well-thought-out maneuvers, and evolving game-plans are vital to baseball. So, I keep listening to Forevermore and having the term "thinking-man's metalcore" come to mind. Progressive elements dazzle this record and show incredible depth and texture. Instead of just throwing musical paint against the wall, they laid down some highly purposeful aggression and melody to create a clear picture.

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Posted: 12.08.2016 by Susan | Comments (6)

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Hibria - XX

Has it really been 20 years since Hibria formed? Many of us discovered them with the release of their explosive and monumental 2004 debut, Defying The Rules, which was already a culmination of several years' hard work and demo releases. Aside from making us feel old (I mean, I still consider Hibria to be the energetic young kids of heavy metal), these Brazilians have put together a little anniversary gift for us fans: three excellent new tunes and four top-notch live performances of previous favorites.

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Posted: 08.08.2016 by Susan | Comments (2)

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Fistula - Longing For Infection

Who ever said a band needed to be original to be good? Fistula sure as hell didn't.

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Posted: 07.08.2016 by Apothecary | Comments (5)

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Wolvserpent - Aporia:Kāla:Ananta

The wolf is an able predator, of quick movement and firm body, able to take down its prey relatively easily. Snakes are lower on the food chain, however, and must resort to more stealth and concealement for survival. What happens when nature's winding trails make these two creatures cross paths? Enter Wolvserpent.

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Posted: 07.08.2016 by Apothecary | Comments (12)

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Be'lakor - Vessels

Be'lakor is one of the most highly-praised and widely-beloved bands on Metal Storm, and I guess now we know which album is going to sweep our melodeath category come awards season; but before you storm away in a petulant huff complaining about popularity contests and unfair competition, allow me to explain why Vessels will be the album leading its buddies by 600 votes next February.

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Posted: 06.08.2016 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (24)

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Crowhurst - Isolator

This is music.

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Posted: 30.07.2016 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (4)

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