Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War
Review by Ilham
Everyone stop reproducing.


Sunset In The 12th House - Mozaic
Review by Apothecary
There can be very little denying that Edmond Karban and Christian Popescu (of Negură Bunget note) have come a long way in developing and perfecting their sound. First masters of atmosphere in Negura, they have since departed, forming the equally (if not more) impressive Dordeduh in 2009. But the ball's not stopping its rolling there, folks. Get ready for Sunset In The 12th House.


Vattnet Viskar - Settler
Review by Apothecary
If there was an award this year for "most ambiguous album cover," it would probably have to go to Vattnet Viskar's Settler. Although the image itself reveals almost nothing about the music within, the image that it recreates has powerful implications of blissful unawareness of a fast approaching doom, somber themes that Vattnet Viskar seem to capture with their heavy and airy sound.


Deathhammer - Evil Power
Review by wormdrink414
It was bumping into tables, repeating anecdotes repeatedly, hitting on old women sloppiness that made Onward To The Pits so memorable.


Damnation Angels - The Valiant Fire
Review by Ag Fox
Damnation Angels defies stereotypes.


High On Fire - Luminiferous
Review by BitterCOld
High On Fire are one of a few select bands in metal, or even in the music industry. Six albums out and none of them suck. Not too many bands you can say that about now, are there? Luminiferous marks their seventh studio release and some highly flammable straw men might have been worried that they'd run out of ideas or Matt Pike's sobriety might fuck up their awesome dynamic… Bitch, please.


Civil War - Gods And Generals
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Civil War is a history buff's dream. Finally, a metal anthem dedicated to Lord Nelson! Someone else in the world dug up the story of the USS Monitor! And who could not but respect the musical memorialization of Oskar Schindler? Sweden's second-favorite library-bound power metal venture never fail to impress - in terms of lyrical content, anyway. Unfortunately, as the saying goes… history repeats itself.


Powerwolf - Blessed & Possessed
Review by Belegûr
"I've put on the last album by mistake." These were my initial thoughts when I started listening to Blessed & Possessed; that is just how similar the opening track, "Blessed & Possessed," is to "Amen & Attack" from the previous album, Preachers Of The Night. Unfortunately this feeling of déjà vu continued throughout the rest of the album.


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04-08 February 2016

At The Gates
Children Of Bodom
Staff pick
Metallic Taste Of Blood - Doctoring The Dead
Experimental and noisy

This album is an amalgamation of ambient atmosphere, structure and noise. It's convoluted yet sensible enough not to appear to be completely out to lunch. This is food for the restless mind. If you, like me, enjoyed their début album, this will definitely sit well with you.

Try the album teaser at SoundCloud.

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Svartsot - Release First Ever Video 07.07

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Between The Buried And Me - Full Stream Of New Album 06.07

Coma Ecliptic, the new concept album from proggers Between The Buried And Me, is the follow-up to The Parallax II: Future Sequence. If you are curious to find out what the band came up with this time, you can already listen to the new opus in full online, ahead of its release. Does it top the excellent The Parallax II: Future Sequence? You can discover the music as the band continues to explore new musical horizons here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Ready For Round Six 06.07

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