Noisem - Blossoming Decay
Review by deadone
6.5
On Blossoming Decay, Noisem play really angry death/thrash/grind music. Why are they angry? Is it the destruction of the environment, the implosion of the middle east, the replacement of human values with mindless consumerism? Or is it because they play mindlessly angry death/thrash/grind music?

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Shining - IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends
Review by Windrider
7.8
I think we can all agree that Shining isn't a band that needs much of an introduction. Niklas Kvarforth and his colleagues have twisted black metal into sickness for almost twenty years. But now it is a new year, and it brought us a new album named IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends. Before we go in-depth I have to mention that I never was a huge Shining fan, but since I saw them on stage last year for the first time Kvarforth's attitude left me disgusted and most interested at the same time and one has to take this sick mind into account to form the whole picture of the music. Anyway, on a musical album there still are no pictures, but only audio that counts.

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Feared - Synder
Review by deadone
8.5
There was a time when the phrase "Swedish death metal" was enough to send metalheads into a frenzy. But then Stockholm got stale and Gothenburg first got oversaturated and then immersed itself in mainstream pop mannerisms and generic clichés. Things got boring or too mellow or both. And then out of the ruins came Feared with album number 6: Synder

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Enforcer - From Beyond
Review by deadone
8.5
Way back in 1984, Sweden's Enforcer came up with a blistering little heavy metal album called From Beyond. No, not really. But it might as well have been cause this little doozy would not be out of place in any self-respecting 1980s metalhead's vinyl collection.

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Ereb Altor - Nattramn
Review by Windrider
8.2
From Gefle, Sweden hail Ereb Altor, a band playing a mix of pagan and black metal, with their new album Nattramn. Many people compare them with the almighty Bathory, their epic and pagan era to be precise. If this holds true we shall find out, but what can already be said is that the music is indeed epic.

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Blliigghhtted - Zeroes
Review by Mr. Doctor
8.3
If there's one deadly sin that will get me killed, it's sloth. Shit, I even get threats of ass-whoppings if I fail to do my job. Like with this review for the Turkish Blliigghhtted. Sounds weird? Yeah, but I'm too afraid to say it to their faces.

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Faith No More - Sol Invictus
Review by BitterCOld
6.8
Faith No More are back "From The Dead" with Sol Invictus, their first new release in 18 years. Sooooo is SI "Epic"? Maybe Album Of The Year? Or are you concerned "Everything's Ruined"? When it comes to Faith No More, well, for many of us, "We Care A Lot."

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Kamelot - Haven
Review by Ag Fox
8.0
Roy Khan is back!

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Staff pick
Native Construct - Quiet World
Haken

Waiting for the new Haken already? Try Native Construct instead. Way too much fun!

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Delain - Release Lyric Video Feat. Marco Hietala 06.05

Delain released their last album in 2014, The Human Contradiction. Since then, the band has been touring consistently and will continue to do that this year. However, the group has also prepared a new lyric video for the song "Sing To Me" which appears on the album. Both the song and video feature guest vocals from Marco Hietala from Nightwish, who they are currently touring with in the US. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
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Rosetta - Reveal New Album Details, Stream New Song 06.05

Rosetta have started their Wednesday with a bang. Not only did they reveal the cover artwork and tracklist of their new opus Quintessential Ephemera, but they also released the first song off the album, "(Untitled V)". The artwork (designed by Philadelphia-based artist Mark Price) and full tracklist are available here. The new song only has 7 minutes. So, go ahead and enjoy it below. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
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Evergrey - Factory, Tallinn, Estonia, 26.03.2015 10.04

Evergrey have been long-awaited guests around these parts. Even though they come from a country so close, it's apparently still a lengthy journey to drop by. To some, Evergrey are a band about 10 years past their prime, but their latest album seems to have gotten the blood flowing again and has gained some good attention. Regardless of the reasons, it was a pleasure to see them hit the stage in Tallinn as part of the Tallinn Music Week festival. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
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The last day of the cruise is always bittersweet since … well … it's the last day. But it's also the day to catch bands which were missed previously. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Whyzdom - Daughter Of The Night (2008)

"Once I had a dream, and this is it… - Once there was a child's dream…" Ah sorry, that isn't it. This EP does start similar though (I had a dream last night, the same dream I've had every night, since I was a child…"). For those that aren't too familiar with it, I was talking about the very beginning of Nightwish's 'Once'. Not only the beginning is similar though, but actually the whole CD reminds me of 'Once'. Anyone who knows me though,... (by Bas)   Read more ››

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In the band DVD "Deco Vs. Deco", there's a easter egg in the main menu. It display the band members making their "funny faces". If you wait for some seconds, Daisuke suddenly sneezes, and the band members get angry "because he "spoiled the scene", then they hit themselves and make a funny pose, ending the easter egg. You can watch this easter egg here.

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