Last Chance To Reason - Level 2

Run and gun side scrolling shoot-em-up 23.02.2012

One of those heard-of-em, will check out albums that simply flew under my radar last year. Touring with Animals As Leaders should have brought more exposure to this gem, but it somehow went unnoticed. Prog metal has seen it's fair share of concept albums, but a fully interactive concept album? Blurring the lines between music and gaming, LCTR has teamed up with indie game developer Tom Vine to create a playable version of the album. Rumored to be reminiscent of R-Type, Contra, and Super Metroid, this album already proves it will have a killer soundtrack. Recommend for fans of Protest The Hero, Cynic, Between The Buried And Me, SikTh, hell, I even hear some nice stuff for King Crimson fans in there. Allergy Warnings: -core, cheese, photosensitive seizures.
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Hellshock - They Wait For You Still

Crust/Thrash/Death 21.02.2012

This remains catchy despite how remorselessly, horse-beatingly savage it gets. Great album here.
Picked by: wormdrink414

Riverside - Memories In My Head

Prog the way it should be 19.02.2012

Old, established prog bands are becoming stale and repetitive. Riverside isn't.

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Sentenced - Buried Alive

Finnish specialty 18.02.2012

Buried Alive sums up the glory of Sentenced (mostly of its later years) and their special combination of lightweight, melancholic music with dark humor and authentically painful lyrics. I always mistakenly call it End Of The Road instead of its real name, because for me it's a painful reminder that Miika Tenkula is not among us anymore, and that the solo he played during the last song is the last one he ever played on stage.
Picked by: MoraWintersoul

Lurk - Lurk

Doom/Sludge/Death/Black 15.02.2012

*Curls into fetal position and rocks back and forth*
*Checks closet*
*Turns on night light*
*Pulls blanket over head*

"It was just a bad dream..."

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Fukpig - 3


"Scummy" would be an understatement.
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Crippled Black Phoenix - (Mankind) The Crafty Ape

Prog / Post / Experimental rock 13.02.2012

Metal Storm Awards is so last year. So, for those of you who balance on the bleeding edge of new releases, here's a suggestion to keep you on track and in check. The great stuff that is Crippled Black Phoenix is back with a new album. From depressing post rockish experimental atmosphere to Floydy tunes, they have it and they own it. So, you take your time to enjoy it.

Try it out!
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Taranis - Kingdom

Progressive / Melodic Black / Intensely amazing 12.02.2012

This album is one of the most seamless blends of genres you've heard in a while. It's melodic, no wait, it's extreme! It's prog, but it's black metal, but then it's not black metal. One thing that steals the show is the clean vocals. Trust me on this one, this dude has one of the most soaring male voices in metal today, or any day.

Get it here.

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Profetus - ...To Open The Passages In Dusk

FUNeral Doom! 09.02.2012

Happy Happy Joy Joy... err, wait, Misery Misery Woe Woe. Profetus, the embodiment of all things toasterbath are back with another four song affair so bleak it will make those Sarah McLachlan SPCA ads seem like a trip to Disneyland after gobbling half a bottle of your mom's happy pills by comparison. Bon appetit!

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Goatwhore - Blood For The Master

Black/Death/Thrash 08.02.2012

Goatwhore have finally seemed to find their niche. Furiously awesome...thrash?...Death n roll?...Black n roll? Who the hell knows. This is just simply awesome.

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Liberteer - Better To Die On Your Feet Than Live On Your Knees

Civil War Grind 01.02.2012

Awesome grind built on great, bouncing riffs, a few melodic leads here and there, some catchy chanting...and...banjo & trumpet?

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Jolly - The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 1)

Prog 30.01.2012

Something you probably haven't stumbled across but deserves your very much in demand attention. I mean, how can you ignore an album with a title like that? Fact is, you can't. This record is backed by an actual scientific research. True story. Sometimes a bit djenty (ain't that a hot potato nowadays?), featuring cool soundscapes, often including bad ass riffs - this Jolly album is overall a beautifully structured record. If it ain't going to make you happy, it should at least make you feel good.

Taste it here!

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Steelwing - Zone Of Alienation

Nineteen eighty-something 30.01.2012

Iron Maiden's new album is pretty sweet, guys.

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Lord Vicar - Signs Of Osiris

Doom 29.01.2012

Classic doom metal doesn't get better than this. If you want an album that you will remember every single song off of, this is the one.

Terra Tenebrosa - The Tunnels

Claustrophobic 22.01.2012

A description? What? You want a description? It's simple, really. Go in a cave, a really deep one. Now get relentlessly crushed by tons of rocks. That'll do the trick.

Or, in other words, it's some dissonant avant/post/sludge/drone stuff. Or something else. But who cares, as long as it's awesome?

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