Dark Forest (UK) - Beyond The Veil
Review by Susan
6.0
Yeah, I like classic Elvenking, too.

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Lascaille's Shroud - The Roads Leading North
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.5
You know that Lascaille's Shroud is a great band because I'm not pissed off that I had to sit through over two hours of album just to hear The Roads Leading North a single time.

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We Are The Catalyst - Elevation
Review by Susan
8.5
Spoiler alert: it kicks ass. In fact, this is exactly how to present a sophomore album:

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Mistur - In Memoriam
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.2
Mistur excels at creating atmosphere. In Memoriam is lousy with layers of instrumentation that never cease building on each other, and the results are monstrous in scale.

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ADX - Non Serviam
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.6
For a band in its fourth decade of existence, ADX sounds surprisingly spry and spirited. No, scratch that - for any band, ADX has a lot of heart, a lot of charisma, and a clear, powerful sound that seems to be quite rare in today's speed and thrash circles.

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Kognitiv Tod - Eternal Return
Review by Apothecary
8.0
Psychedelic black metal. There's something about this bizarre union of genres that actually works a lot better than most would probably expect. Black metal, as hypnotizing and otherworldly as it often is, seems to be an almost ideal partner for the dreamlike realms of psilocybin, ego death, and spirit guardians. The inclination towards pushing boundaries in both genres has led to a pleasant diversity of sounds among psychedelic black metal bands, some very dark and chaotic, others embracing a more mellow, "floating" type feeling. Kognitiv Tod opts for the latter formula.

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Zeal And Ardor - Devil Is Fine
Review by Windrider
9.5
Once in a while there comes a time when new ways open up for music. Frontiers are being torn down and ideas can stream freely, going on a journey that takes them through many discussions and lets the creator experience both hatred and admiration. It always takes its time until a new sound is essentially established and the occasions where one can witness the birth of a new style are rare. So we are truly fortunate drunkards to live in the time where Zeal And Ardor release their second album to date, Devil Is Fine.

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Abbath - Abbath
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
5.5
Seven years and a blizzard of litigation have passed since we last heard the batrachoid gnarring of Immortal frontman and painty-faced Boston terrier Abbath. Amidst internal struggles and various controversies, what was supposed to be a glorious return to fame quickly descended into an uncomfortable mistake. Frolic at the heart of winter for too long and you're bound to catch cold.

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Staff pick
Ewïg Frost - No Dice
punk speedmetal

Hooray! loved the "High Octane Anarchy" of Ewig Frost's EP and now they are back with another Motorhead worship punked-up speed metal Atomic Release. 13 songs, 30 minutes of ugly, gritty, rip-roaring Black Mountain Madness. Get yer smash on!

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S-Tool - New Band From Ville Laihiala 25.07

Vocalist Ville Laihiala of Sentenced and Poisonblack fame has launched a new band called S-Tool. He is joined in the Finland-based group by drummer Aksu Hanttu (Entwine), bassist Kimmo Hiltunen (Lullacry) and guitarist Sami Leppikangas. If it looks interesting to you, check out their video for the song "Shovel Man" here to get an idea of the music. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Saint Vitus - To Release Live Vol. 2, Debut Track 25.07

Saint Vitus just announced a new live release! The doom metal pioneers also unveiled the first raw track taken from their forthcoming live album, Live Vol. 2. The classic "War Is Our Destiny" is now streaming online and available for your listening pleasure below. Season of Mist will issue the follow-up to Live (1990) on September 23rd. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Aetherian - Join Lifeforce Records, Debut Album Coming 25.07

Good news for fans of Greek melodic death metallers Aetherian! The band is no longer unsigned and has joined the Lifeforce Records family. This also means new releases for the band, specifically their upcoming debut album. In 2015, the band released their debut EP, Tales Of Our Times, and in April 2016 released its first video clip for their new single "The Rain". Aetherian are currently working on new songs for their upcoming debut album, set to be released on Lifeforce Records in the summer of 2017. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
A.M.S.G. - Stream Entire New Album 25.07

You can start your week by listening to some black metal courtesy of A.M.S.G. The Canadian trio is currently streaming their new musical offering, Hostis Universi Generis, in its entirety online over here. Following the band's debut LP, Anti-Cosmic Tyranny and their limited edition Forbidden Transformation EP, the new A.M.S.G. album (featuring artwork from Jef Whitehead of Leviathan) is being dubbed as "one of the most singular, distinct, and weirdest black metal albums of the year." (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
The Absence - Share New Song, Recruit Guitarists 24.07

U.S. melodic death metallers The Absence have returned and just shared a brand new song! The group released their first new song in three years, "Septic Testament." The song is also the first to feature their two new guitarists, Joey Concepcion (Armageddon) and Taylor Nordberg (Ribspreader, Infernaeon). The Absence is now recording their 4th full-length record at Kling's Smoke & Mirrors Productions, and are planning an early 2017 release. Satisfy your curiosity about the new material here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Part One: Why You Should Go Next Year 12.07

Wow, it's already July; time is flying fast and the organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise are hard at work hammering out the details for the 2017 edition. I expect information for the public sale to be released any day now (veteran cruisers already have the chance to book) and if you are still on the fence about finally scratching The Original, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise off your bucket list, then this article is for YOU. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
ScreamingSteel's Top 10 Best Metal Covers of Non-Metal Songs 11.07

The more I branch out into different forms of content on Metal Storm, the more I realize something: I don't have all that many original ideas myself, but I sure can parrot other people's work like nobody's business. That revelation made my next choice of publication inevitable: my own installment of the covers list thing, so that you may all cower at yet further evidence of my superior tastes. If you think I've missed something, I encourage you to check Dane Train's or BitterCOld's list to see if the song was already featured, and then to voice your concern in a civil... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
 
Roadburn Festival 2016 - Day 4: Afterburner 08.07

After the usual procrastination and delay, Apothecary and Mr. Doctor are happy to bring you the much overdue final installation of our coverage of this year's Roadburn Festival. (by Apothecary, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
 
Skyforger 22.07

Bad English: This may be a weird question, but how do you envision the Latvian metal scene if bands such as Skyforger and Heaven Grey had never existed? Peter Kvetkovskis: Well, there was always and still is another bands around - the metal scene here is quite big enough even without Skyforger or Heaven Grey. The question is how unique and original those bands are, but that's another topic to talk about I guess. It is very hard to make your name worldwide if you are from such a small far away country like Latvia is. You must be somehow original to stand out from millions of bands playing... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Civil War 18.07

Bad English: Hi. Thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. NPJ: No problems!! Bad English: Can you introduce yourself, and tell us how you decided to become a singer and how you started listening to metal? NPJ: Oh, well things just happened. I've always had the music inside me and when the NWOBHM came: I found my destiny. What can I say? Metal is my life! Bad English: You're from Borlänge, right? And you support Leksands IF? NPJ: Yes, I am from Kvarnsveden, Borlänge Kommun and of course I support Leksand. There is no alternative. Well, now Borlänge... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Pantheist 14.07

Bad English: Hi. Thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. Kostas Panagiotou: It's a pleasure as Metal Storm is one of my favourite metal sites on the net! Bad English: Can you introduce yourself, and tell us about your first steps into music, both as a listener and as a musician? KP: I grew up in Greece and you are immediately exposed to a lot of music in this country. Greeks like to party, and as they are emotional people they also like to express their emotions through listening to their favourite songs, so music is everywhere. I only started to think of myself as a... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
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Ozzy Osbourne - Speak Of The Devil (2012)

It seems there has been an onslaught of Ozzy-related DVDs hitting the market over the past few years; the wonderful Classic Albums - Paranoid, the boring and unnecessary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, and now this; Speak Of The Devil - Live in 1982. While not a bad release, it's definitely nothing to write home about. (by Doc Godin)   Read more ››

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