Evergrey - Hymns For The Broken
Review by R'Vannith
8.0
As a band seemingly at the brink of defeat and dissolution, Evergrey have returned with surprising resolve on their latest record, and, with themes of revolution in mind, Hymns For The Broken resounds with renewed inspiration and restored integrity.

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Atomikylä - Erkale
Review by Apothecary
9.0
Perhaps it was inevitable. Both bands are major psychedelic innovators. Both of them were selected to play at Roadburn Festival in 2012. And both of them heavily promoted each other's most recent albums. Now, this level of brotherhood between Oranssi Pazuzu and Dark Buddha Rising has reached a new level, with a full blown collaborative project spawning in the form of Atomikylä. Strap on your oxygen tanks, comrades, for this is one that can wreck even the most seasoned of psychonauts if they're not careful.

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Falloch - This Island, Our Funeral
Review by tea[m]ster
9.1
Scottish band Falloch have finally released their sophomore album, three years after their highly decorated debut Where Distant Spirits Remain. Main song writer and vocalist Andy Marshall left the band during this period, the void filled with a trio of capable musicians and a new sound. A straight-forward and desensitized atmospheric approach takes the place of most of the "gazy" and folk metal elements. I love the band's new direction and This Island, Our Funeral is an impressive piece of music that will hold its own against the Dustwalker's and The Serpent & the Sphere's of the genre.

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Nero Di Marte - Derivae
Review by R'Vannith
8.5
Sometimes it's difficult to discern what is truly progressive in metal. This is providing we all have preconceived notions of what it means for artists to push at the identifiable territorial boundaries of music that are more familiar to us, and facilitate sounds external to generic confines. The prospect of a band finding themselves located somewhere between Gojira, Tool and Ulcerate is something I could never have anticipated. Yet Nero Di Marte leave listeners in anticipation with each careful note, echoing technicalities throughout primordially death metal perpetuating atmosphere and flowing forms of sound hitherto uncharted. Exploration persists in Derivae.

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Devin Townsend - Z²
Review by Apothecary
7.0
Uh oh, Apothecary is reviewing a prog album. Hold onto your undergarments, ladies and gentlemen, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

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Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.2
Last time Slipknot released a studio album, they still served as one of my primary conduits to the metal scene. As I am no longer 14, Slipknot's angst-and-unorthodox-percussion-heavy brand of nu/alt metal lacks the same gravitas it once had, but I still enjoy Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses and Slipknot from time to time. You might call me a bit of a lapsed fan, but I'm enough of one to give .5: The Gray Chapter a fighting chance.

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Process Of Guilt / Rorcal - Process Of Guilt / Rorcal [Split] [EP]
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.4
Rorcal and Process Of Guilt: two bands, full of anguish and grit, each hot on the heels of a well-received testament to the catastrophic potential of black noise. They have come together, grinding like the massive tectonic plates of unnatural noise, to unleash an excellent split EP of dread-filled coldness.

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Fluxious - Nucleus Accumbens Diseases
Review by Ivor
 
Fluxious's début album Why So Serious? was a bit of an acquired taste and, with all its flaws and virtues, it turned out to be an either love or hate affair for some. Mixing jazz and metal, it was not a seamless blend of the two genres but had a sort of dichotomy going. Its appeal lied in contrasting patterns of both worlds that manifested itself in song structures, vocal lines as well as the overall feeling. The follow-up to this début is something I've been eagerly expecting for a while now.

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Rune & Totem Tour

France, Toulouse (Connexion Café)
22 November 2014

Year Of No Light
Mars Red Sky
Staff pick
Progenie Terrestre Pura - Asteroidi
Inside Samus Aran's brain

Coming off of a powerful debut with last year's U.M.A, this Italian BM duo decides to follow it up with a curveball, a nonmetal EP. Best be off with you if you're looking for the more aggressive side of the band's personality with this one. Asteroidi is for those listeners who delighted in the ringy ding ding electronics of the debut, and wished to see the band go deeper with them, an effort at which they certainly succeed here.

Beware the Metroid scum.

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Kekal - Release Another New Song 26.10

Avantgarde metal band Kekal from Jakarta continues to release songs from their upcoming album Multilateral. This time it's the title track, which you can get at their Bandcamp page and also download it for free. And you can also listen to it below. (by NocturnalStalker)   Read more ››
 
Omit - Unveil New Album Release Date, Tracklist 26.10

Recently, Omit revealed the title as well as the cover artwork for their upcoming sophomore album, Medusa Truth Part 1. Now the band has taken a step further and disclosed the release date for the new album, set to be released worldwide on November 26th. In addition to that, the doom metal band posted a picture with the tracklist of the new album which is available below. The opus will feature three songs and one of them is a 26-minute track! (by ManiacBlasphemer)   Read more ››
 
Sister Sin - New Album Streaming Online 26.10

Sweden's Sister Sin have a new album soon to be released called Black Lotus. The heavy metallers are streaming it in advance of its release on Monday via Victory Records. Play it loud in the YouTube player below. You can sit back, relax and just enjoy the entire record below. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Decapitated - Involved In Serious Van Accident 25.10

Polish death metallers Decapitated are currently touring in North America with Gwar but unfortunately they reported today that they had a serious van accident this Friday. The good news is that they are all okay and the tour will continue despite the accident and the state of their van. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Carcass - Lyric Video For New Song Released 25.10

Extreme metal legends Carcass have recently released a lyric video for the new song entitled "Livestock Marketplace". The song, which was the last remaining song from the Surgical Steel recording sessions yet to be released, will appear on the band's forthcoming EP Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel. The EP also features the 3 other non-album tracks recorded during the Surgical Steel sessions. The video for the new song can be streamed below. (by Angelic Storm)   Read more ››
 
Amorphis - Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia, 09.10.2014 25.10

Amorphis seem to swing by Estonia regularly enough in recent times that I'm slowly starting to lose count of how many times I've seen them play. With a little jog down memory lane, I've come to the conclusion that this concert was the 5th for me, and my 4th in Estonia. However, since Amorphis have put on a good show every time so far, I saw no real reason to skip. If nothing else, it would've made for a fine evening out, despite the lecture at 8 the following morning. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Conan, Pallbearer, Yob: two nights of Sludge & Doom in Toulouse 24.10

... "Well, if Soyuz Bear were heavy, Conan were HEAVY." ... "I was really curious to see what Pallbearer were all about. And I was impressed." ... "Ahh, finally seeing Yob live!" (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
 
FRA, Toulouse - Entombed A.D. & Grave: Back To The Front European Tour 2014 18.10

A pure Swedish death metal evening, with Entombed A.D. - that's the LG Petrov fronted version of Entombed - as headliner? Count me in! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Immortal - Pure Holocaust (1993)

A lot of people think that black metal is a style based only on violence and absence of harmony, that there isn't a connection between the music and the lyrics, and that it's only Satanic stuff. These people are wrong and albums like "Pure Holocaust" are the proof. Norwegian Black Metal band Immortal (R.I.P.) has made history in its genre, changing the style after 1997 into a kind of Thrash/Black that brought the band under the lore of the Label Nuclear Blast. But I'm not... (by dark awakening)   Read more ››

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Godflesh

Godflesh kingpin Justin K Broadrick has bizarrely starred in not one, but three cameo roles in the seminal British sitcom "Only Fools and Horses". First of all, he appeared as a walk-on extra in the episode "Go West Young Man", then he appeared as a punter in the bar where Del falls over in the episode "Yuppy Love", and finally appeared as one of the robbers during the infamous "Batman and Robin" sketch in the episode "Heroes and Villains".

Broadrick mentioned the cameos in an episode back in a Kerrang article in 1997 (a year after his final cameo when an eagle-eyed Godflesh fan spotted him and wrote in to Kerrang about it) stating that "Many people in the grind scene had voiced concern about my appearances on TV, but I couldn't care less. It was cash-in-hand and kept me going for a week or two. It was easy money and when they forgot I'd been in it before, I said nothing. I was just grateful for the big, fat cheque."

Broadrick also stated that he had also featured as a shoplifter in The Bill numerous years ago but never had any other significant roles in television since then because he simply didn't have the time to start acting as an extra, and the parts were only done out of necessity due to the large fee involved. He also said that it was "the thing his mum was most proudest of in his life".

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