Therapy? - Disquiet
Review by jupitreas
Therapy? is a band with two faces. On the one hand, we have the experimental, non-conformist Therapy? that is willing to go into all kinds of crazy, unusual territory, as evidenced by monuments to quirkiness such as Nurse, Suicide Pact - You First and Crooked Timber. On the other, we have the Therapy? that is constantly trying to recapture the glory of their greatest hit Troublegum with relatively polite and formulaic albums such as Shameless, Never Apologise Never Explain or One Cure Fits All. Alas, in 2015, with Disquiet we find ourselves staring straight at that second face.


Pyramaze - Disciples Of The Sun
Review by Susan
Many of you are already familiar with the awesome progressive power metal of Danish Pyramaze. Yet, others among you may only know them as the band that Matt Barlow joined after his post-Iced Earth absence from metal, only to leave after recording one album, re-join Iced Earth, then quit again. Nonetheless, Pyramaze was great before and they're still pretty damn great. This Disciples Of The Sun, seven years since their last record, is easily their best yet.


Waltari - You Are Waltari
Review by jupitreas
When reviewing their previous album, I complained that Waltari is no longer as adventurous and crazy as they used to be in the past. Well, apparently they must have read my review since even they now concede that I am Waltari (yes - ME) and that I am the one who knows best what Waltari should sound like.


Theories - Regression
Review by Ilham
There's nothing more satisfying than writing a rant review focusing on the lack of finesse and variety in a grindcore album, and finding another grind release that is so well written it just proves everything previously said to be true.


Whyzdom - Symphony For A Hopeless God
Review by Ag Fox
A new symphonic metal album! Hooray! *waits for the audience to leave, apart from the remaining 5 fans of the genre in this site*


Downfall Of Nur - Umbras De Barbagia
Review by Susan
Few since early Agalloch have written such a stunning soundtrack to your contemplation of the meaning of life, nature, and darkness. Atmospheric, folk-oriented black metal like this can be simultaneously beautiful and ominous. There are things on this earth that are very, very old. Beware, this music will lead you directly to a life of solitude in the forest, living the bare and contented life of the hermit, brought to dwell on the mountainside....


Agnostic Front - The American Dream Died
Review by deadone
Agnostic Front are back and they're pissed. The American Dream Died and the New York hardcore crew are here to spread the word with a veritable kitchen sink of aggressive heavy music centred on hardcore traditions they helped pioneer over thirty years ago.


Chaos Divine - Colliding Skies
Review by R'Vannith
The most absorbing aspect of Colliding Skies is that it's a densely textured record in view of its smooth and approachable sound. In instrumentation, every aspect sets a well defined and accessible trajectory in progressive metal. It is a melodic vehicle for expressive vocal arrangements which project an emphasis that readily uplift the listening experience. Above all else, Australia's Chaos Divine surely aim for consistency in this latest effort.


Staff pick
Taiwaz - I Am All

Half from 2014, half from 1988/89, all ugly as a whole.

Vocals are the highlight, stream it here

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KEN Mode - Share New Video And Album Details 01.04

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Getting Into: Manowar 29.03

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Doro & Archer - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO USA - 11 Mar 2015 19.03

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No Return - Manipulated Mind (2008)

No Return is the perfect example of a band which has collapsed when it was at the top. After "Machinery" and the departure of a lot of its members, No Return has never found the way to come back to level of popularity that they've reached at the beginning of this century… Though our French Death metallers are still alive and after the really good "No Return" which unfortunately didn't find a well deserved success, they're back again with "Manipulated Mind",... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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Children Of Bodom

The outro "Tss, Aah!!!" on early demo Implosion of Heaven is more or less a joke. The guitar melody of it is from an advertisement of a light beer which was shown on Finnish TV in 1994. "Tss" is the sound of opening a beer bottle and "Aah" represents the drinker's pleasure.

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