Blood Red Throne - Union Of Flesh And Machine
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Basically Just Death Metal™: now with 100% more death metal.


Saor - Guardians
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Bracing winds blow heavy mists across the ancient hillocks, vertebrae of soil trodden and venerated over millennia rising and falling like waves. Distant crows balefully cast their distinctive, corvine calls toward daybreak. Slowly, the weary earth awakens from its slumber. Cloistered somewhere in the verdant valley, bagpipes skirl into life, and the song begins anew. Saor returns.


Vermin Womb - Decline
Review by Apothecary
Getting hit in the face with a sledgehammer is, in all likelihood, not an overly pleasant experience. However, some have been known to enjoy the fine art of masochism, and their preference should not be discounted.


Human Fortress - Thieves Of The Night
Review by Belegûr
I always thought the name Human Fortress could make for some gruesome artwork with a mass of body parts forming some sort of unholy burg. I didn't get anything like that though. This is safe melodic metal defined. No songs being particularly shocking, but absolutely nothing special on offer. Thieves Of The Night sounds alright when listening to it, but I instantly forgot about it afterwards.


40 Watt Sun - Wider Than The Sky
Review by BitterCOld
Wider Than The Sky marks the tragic yet triumphant return of 40 Watt Sun, some five years after their inaugural effort, The Inside Room. The bar was set pretty high for this one.


Iron Savior - Titancraft
Review by Belegûr
Iron Savior return with their 9th studio album and very little has changed. I didn't go into Titancraft expecting anything dramatically different from Rise Of The Hero or The Landing. Everything down to the generic Felipe Machado Franco cover art remains pretty much the same. As is with the case with many German power metal bands, lack of originality can be overlooked in favour of uplifting and catchy anthems. This is something Iron Savior have excelled at for years and they continue that tradition.


Ortega - Sacred States
Review by BitterCOld
So after many, many moons Ortega, the band, not the salsa, are finally back with a new full-length. It feels so long I keep mistaking the title of their last proper album, 1634 with the year of release. Ok, it's only been six years, but the band keeps teasing us with eps, singles and splits, oh my.


Mouth Of The Architect - Path Of Eight
Review by tea[m]ster
I know what you are thinking. Teamster came out from under to showcase another one of his favorite 2016 post-metal releases. Yes, I am guilty. I have a personal obligation here at Metal Storm to present the best post-metal albums I can find. The genre as whole lurks pretty much unsolicited on this site. Thankfully 2016 has been a great year for post-metal and the zenith is Mouth Of The Architect's latest release, Path Of Eight.


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Staff pick
Abske Fides - O Sol Fulmina A Terra
Funeral Doom / Death Doom

It seems this bundle of Brazilian funeral/death-doom joy, released 6/6/16, flew under a lot of radars. O Sol is a miasma of negativity from the concrete jungle of Sao Paolo, which has a lot more going on to keep it more interesting than the atypical glacial-beat, four minutes to complete a riff funeral doom. Give it a listen now and toss me an "obrigado" later.

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Hail Spirit Noir - Premiere New Song 21.10

Hail Spirit Noir have shared the second song off their ambitious 40-minute new album Mayhem In Blue. After you had the chance of listening to "I Mean You Harm" before, now the band presents the second single of the new opus, "Mayhem In Blue". What are your thoughts on the final product? (by Paz)   Read more ››
Auroch - 'Mute Books' Streaming In Its Entirety 21.10

Canadian blackened death metal band Auroch announced that their new musical offering Mute Books is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. Have a listen and share your thoughts below. The album came out today (October 21st) via Profound Lore Records. Has the band improved on their previous work Taman Shud? (by Paz)   Read more ››
Korn - New Album Streaming In Full 21.10

Today is a special day for Korn as it is the official release date of their new album, The Serenity Of Suffering. The U.S. band has also been generous enough to release a full stream of the album online via YouTube. it's now available for your enjoyment right here. How do you like the follow-up to The Paradigm Shift? Share your impressions. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Crowbar - Share Another New Track 21.10

Get ready for some heavy sludge courtesy of Crowbar. As you probably know, the band is about to release a new album titled The Serpent Only Lies this October 28th, 2016 through Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and via SPV overseas. To showcase more music from the record, they are now streaming precisely the title track. Starting next month, Crowbar will hit European stages with Overkill, Shredhead and Desecrator as well. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Trees Of Eternity - New Song Online 21.10

Gothic doom mourners Trees Of Eternity have just shared online another song from their upcoming new album. Now you can hear "A Million Tears" below. The song will appear on the band's debut album, Hour Of The Nightingale, which still features the contributions and vocals of fallen singer Aleah, who passed away this year. Enjoy the music. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 6 Issue #4 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 01.09

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 Ànteros, Equipoise, Abest, Cloak Of Organs, Twingiant & Conjurer. (by Nefarious, BloodTears, Susan)   Read more ››
Votum - :Ktonik: (SBS) 19.10

Back by popular demand is the Song-By-Song Interview! We're ringing in the new era with Zbigniew Szatkowski of Votum to learn more about their impassioned and eloquent :Ktonik:. Susan: What was the band's initial vision with :Ktonik: and how does that differ from what you created in the end? Zbigniew: The album is exactly what we wanted it to be and what we expected. When we picked the recording studios, the mixing and mastering studio and the people to record and work with our tracks, we had had the end game in our mind. Before we even set our foot in the studio we had recorded the... (by Susan)   Read more ››
Ereb Altor 12.10

Bad English: Hi. Thank you for doing this interview with us as Metal Storm! Jonas Lindström: No problems! BE: Can you tell us a bit about yourself, how you picked up the drumsticks and began listening to metal? J: It all starts when I'm at the age of about 5-6 and my father, who plays the piano, are trying to make me a pianist. He taught me how to read notes, and at the age of 6 I had played through the easier note books. The thing was, I accidentally stumble upon a radio show playing all kinds of rock and metal, and I knew right away this was the thing for me! This was around 1984-85.... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Panndora 08.09

Bad English: Hello. Thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. Adrismith: Sorry for my delay and thanks for the patience. Bad English: Can you introduce yourself and your band, Panndora, and tell us how you started listening to metal and playing drums? Adrismith: Panndora created in 2000 by a group of girls which used to go the shows of the metal scene in Maringá - PR, Brazil with the purpose of playing only heavy metal. Panndora is influenced for some bands like: Black Sabbath (Dio and Ozzy), Kiss, AC/DC, Twisted Sister, W.A.S.P., Grave Digger, Quiet Riot, Judas Priest,... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
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3 of the 5 original members of Holy Grail band (James-Paul Luna, James J. LaRue, and Tyler Meahl) are former members of White Wizzard and were featured White Wizzard's "High Speed GTO" EP in 2008.

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