Monolord - Empress Rising

Stoner doom 24.07.2014

Equally parts heavy and psychedelic, this early Sabbath-worshiping Swedish trio will rock you with crushing riffs and a fuzzy atmosphere that puts the 420blazeit in Monolord.

Get your toke on right here.



Skyclad - Prince Of The Poverty Line

Skyclad at their best! 21.07.2014

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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R'Vannith, Mr. Doctor, Daniell



Overkill - White Devil Armory

Need you ask? 18.07.2014

New Overkill. Same old shit 3rd time in a row. I wish more bands recorded the same old shit 3 times in a row to such good effect. Screw modern copycats, listen to real thrash. Yeah, I know. Broken record syndrome - I always bash new thrash bands and praise Overkill. Judging by the quality of Overkill's recent output, it's not likely to change any time soon. Sue me.

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R'Vannith, wormdrink414



Goatwhore - Constricting Rage Of The Merciless

Black/Death/Thrash 13.07.2014

You thought Goatwhore were bullshit awesome before? Just wait 'til you shove this in your ear hole...

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Bölzer - Soma

Blackened death 11.07.2014

The hype surrounding the band following the release of Aura last year is proven not undeserving with their second EP. Riffs with a great hook, a thundering old school death metal sound with a bit of a modern twist, and subtle threads of black metal that hold all the seams together. If your expectations were high for this, chances are good you won't be disappointed.

Check out "Steppes" over here.

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Serdce - Timelessness

Jazz-infused Progressive Death Metal 07.07.2014

To put it bluntly, Timelessness is nothing short of a masterpiece!

Don't believe me? Go give it a spin HERE, and decide for yourself.
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R'Vannith, Darkside Momo
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Infernal Curse - The End Upon Us

Death 17.06.2014

No amount of febrezing will save you, this thing is putrid.

Stream it here.
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Saor - Aura

Scottish folk metal 14.06.2014

The word "authentic" comes to mind when listening to Saor's sophomore album, which is written and performed by Andy Marshall for the most part, aside from some guest accompaniment. This is an atmospheric black metal album which convincingly incorporates Celtic instrumentation and vocals, all composed in five fairly lengthy songs. It's creative efforts like this which keep the folk metal genre well and truly alive.

Listen to Saor on bandcamp.
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Ag Fox, Nefarious, Mr. Doctor
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Terra Tenebrosa - V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Purging The Tunnels

Cuckoo metal 11.06.2014

The nightmarish Swedes return with a short 25 minutes of material left over from the recording sessions of their previous two albums, hence the title. Bearing more structural resemblance to The Purging, but also oozing with the delicious dark ambient cloak that made The Tunnels so good, this EP can be seen as a bit of a bridge between the two, that may also be dropping some hints as to where their sound is going in the future. A bit brief, but for those who simply can't get enough of the band, this release is mandatory.

Bandcamp.



Atomic Ape - Swarm

Estradasphere 11.06.2014

As far as I'm concerned this is about as close as you can get to the new Estradasphere material. Born from the transformations of Orange Tulip Conspiracy which came into being after Estradasphere went on a permanent hiatus, the band is still led by Estradasphere's guitarist Jason Schimmel. That's just about close enough for me.

Listen to the preview on the official site.



Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare

Mayhem 10.06.2014

More Mayhem and Mayhem never fucks around.

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Surachai - Ritual

Psychotic Eletronica 04.06.2014

What's that, you want a description? Ok. Have an Andromedan alien come to Earth, learn the language of some obscure African tribe, and then play synthesizers while singing over them in that language. Then play the recording backwards, and that's something along the lines of what you get with Ritual. Surachai is definitely not one to do something more than once, and this new album is a radical, yet curious departure from his previous releases that were more grounded in metal.

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The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li

At The Mountains Of Madness 04.06.2014

Relive the story of that ill-fated Miskatonic University expedition in Antarctica with The Great Old Ones's second album.

If you haven't checked it already, find it HERE!

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Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly

Progressive Delta thrash 01.06.2014

In A Mirror Darkly is as intense as a good conspiracy. The occasional Nevermore tones and Martin LeMar channeling Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain Of Salvation) are coupled with Mekong Delta's thrashy clever twists and instrumental eloquence. But the constant outpouring of technical catchy riffs is well-balanced by the slower melodic passages; this means the plot thickens with every song, which only enhances the experience.



Vader - Tibi Et Igni

Death metal 31.05.2014

The most varied and adventurous Vader album. I didn't think they could surprise me, but they did, and I've been a fan since 1990...

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D.T. Metal, Doc Godin, BloodTears



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