Ethereal Shroud - They Became The Falling Ash
Review by BitterCOld
8.0
I like walking around my new home of Asuncion at night. After dark the city takes on a different feel. Opting to meander in new directions through new barrios is very intriguing and, at times, tinged with a little danger. I think with They Became The Falling Ash I've found the soundtrack to my next few explorations.

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Leviathan - Scar Sighted
Review by Apothecary
9.0
Any devout follower of black metal should know the name of Leviathan, a project that has helped to give America a significant presence in the genre's international scene time and time again. After a four year absence, and dealing with a few of life's many curveballs, Jeff Whitehead is back on the music scene, assaulting our eardrums with a new album from his twisted offspring. Beware: things are about to get ominous, and there's no playing it safe here.

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Muck - Your Joyous Future
Review by Ilham
7.6
Nothing generic can come out of a country that produced Björk.

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Enslaved - In Times
Review by Apothecary
7.8
Let no one ever have to question the consistency of the Norsemen in Enslaved. From the icy black metal of their debut, right down to the more complex nature of their recent material, the band have garnered a well deserved reputation as mature and innovative songwriters. 2015's In Times is a slightly more accessible mark in their discography, one that, while good, also feels as though it could have gone a little bit deeper.

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Dysrider - Bury The Omen
Review by Susan
6.0
Formerly known as Trophallaxy, these Swiss players changed their name for the new record. Bury The Omen features symphonic metal, yes, but also a large death and melodeath quotient. It's really an interesting combo because sometimes one style is more clear and other times it's bundled into this sticky ball of genres-be-damned goo. Quite cool.

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Satan's Host - Pre-Dating God Part 1
Review by Doc Godin
6.0
Satan's Host - hosting a bunch of cool sounds with little clue how to arrange them.

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Lords Of The Trident - Frostburn
Review by Susan
 
Lords Of The Trident are doing for heavy metal what Gloryhammer do for power metal: play cheesy music in costumes with axes and make it completely serious and awesome.

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A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
Gentlemen music!

The gentlemen's club of A Forest Of Stars came again from the 1890's to bring us their fourth album of their unique take on atmospheric black metal.

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Metal Storm Awards - Voting Closed 01.03

Last year we celebrated the 10th edition of the Metal Storm Awards, and earlier this year we observed the Awards' 10th anniversary with its own special competition. Now, finally, the 2014 Awards have come to a close. Countless bands and users alike have come and gone in those years, but the spirit of the Awards has remained the same; as we like to say, it's not about who wins and loses, but about discovering new bands. While this year's Awards had a smaller voter turnout than the previous couple, 2014 still had its fair share of friendly competition. (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
 
Blindead - Vocalist Leaves The Band 06.03

Polish post-metallers Blindead are facing a tough time. Vocalist Patryk Zwoliński announced it himself, over the band's Facebook page, that he is no longer part of the group after 12 years. Being in the band since the very beginning, Patryk participated on all four studio albums: Devouring Weakness (2006), Autoscopia/Murder In Phazes (2008), Affliction XXIX II MXMVI (2010) and Absence (2013). (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
Gorgoroth - New Album Details Revealed 06.03

Fresh news from the Gorgoroth camp! We all know that they have been announcing the release of a new album entitled Instinctus Bestialis for quite a while now. Well, the wait is over as the black metal band has signed a contract with the Soulseller Records label which will release the band's new album on June 8th, 2015 on CD, vinyl and digital (available through Amazon, Spotify, iTunes etc.). Below you can view the artwork as well as the tracklist for starters. (by ManiacBlasphemer)   Read more ››
 
Moonspell - Debut New Video 06.03

Today sees the official release of Moonspell's new album Extinct in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal as well as Australia. While it will only hit stores on March 9th in the UK and March 17th in North America, now you can watch the band's promised new video clip for the title track. It was directed by Victor Castro for Bulldozer productions and it's the first created for Extinct. You can see if you like the final product below. According to the band, you can expect a meaningful, dark and cinematic video. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Iron Maiden - Update On Bruce Dickinson's Condition 06.03

Last month, Iron Maiden shocked fans by announcing that their legendary frontman Bruce Dickinson underwent chemotherapy and radiology to treat a cancerous tumor at the back of his tongue. Now the group's manager Rod Smallwood has released an update. According to Smallwood, Bruce is on the road to recovery and everyone remains optimistic. Iron Maiden's plans will be determined by Bruce's progress. Recently, the heavy metallers drummer Nicko McBrain confirmed in an interview that the band's new album is ready but the launch has been delayed while Bruce Dickinson recovers. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 5 Issue #1 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 03.03

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Liverkick, Astral Blood, Every Hour Kills, Dö, Lo!, & Tellus Effluentia. (by Nefarious, Ilham, Susan, BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Amaranthe - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 10.02.2015 21.02

I am usually genuinely surprised when some bands come to revisit my little country in a fairly short while, say a couple of years. For them to be back in just half a year is a pretty significant achievement, especially for something as popular as Amaranthe. Well, the new album has been released between then and now, and maybe not everybody could make it to the show in Haapsalu. Given the warm reception there, it is fairly logical for the band to take to the stage here in such a short while. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Two: On Open Seas 20.02

After a quick cat-nap it was time again to get the show on the road - Day Two of 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 full steam ahead. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Alkonost - The Path We've Never Made (2006)

Alkonost is without any doubt the new killer band with a female vocalist. This band is simply one of the best combos that I had the luck to listen to lately and I will be extremely proud if my review helps them a bit to get the reorganization that they deserve. Alkonost comes from Russia, and Alyona the singer sings in Russian. Alkonost plays a music that you'll not be able to listen to easily since that they play a really dark Pagan Folk Metal. Near of Doom sometime, not so far away of Gothic... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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