Mourning Mist - Mourning Mist
Review by Apothecary
In the early 90s, a little band by the name of Katatonia put out an album called Dance Of December Souls, considered by many to have written the rulebook for blackened doom metal. Over 20 years later, Mourning Mist are saying screw it and throwing the rulebook out the window.


No Return - Fearless Walk To Rise
Review by Mattybu
Ah, the golden days of thrash. Back in the 80's, when the beer flowed like wine, and masterpieces of the genre instinctively flocked to the eardrums of listeners like the salmon of Capistrano. No Return is a French thrash band who got things going right as those glorious times were about to begin their hibernation...


Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega
Review by Susan
Juggernaut: Alpha and Omega are parts I and II of a crowning achievement in songwriting, storytelling, and performance. It is more emotional, more melodic, and far more jazz than anyone was expecting. Oh, it just oozes at times with a thick, dense jazz, which is kneaded into the metal music so well. But that's just one of many important ingredients.


Caïna - Setter Of Unseen Snares
Review by Ilham
"Matthew McConaughey is a busta", would say a certain MetalStormer.


Terror Empire - The Empire Strikes Black
Review by Susan
"Adventure? Excitement? A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless." Reckless indeed, bitches! The sheer reckless aggression that Terror Empire serves up will destroy your eardrums like the Empire destroyed Alderaan. Groove, thrash, some death metal, a bit of hardcore, this melange of modern extreme metal lays in wait like an exogorth space slug.


Thulcandra - Ascension Lost
Review by Mattybu
When I think of death metal and black metal mixing in a melodic fashion, I think of Dissection, and you do too. Thulcandra is a band heavily influenced by the aforementioned masters of the genre, and on their new album Ascension Lost, they pack it full with everything a fan of the genre could want.


Iron Fist - Boneshaker [EP]
Review by BitterCOld
Iron Fist, from Sunny L.A., don't do anything that hasn't been done before. Booze fueled metal punk bashed out at Mach 4 while the vocalist gurgles unintelligibly - before taking the excess reverb into consideration - into the mic. I don't even know what language they speak. I swear the only words I made out the entire four track release were the title track, "Boneshaker". Even then I thought it might have been "For Satam"...


Orden Ogan - Ravenhead
Review by Susan
Over the river and through to woods, to Orden Ogan's new album we go! If you thought that predecessor To The End was epic then wait till you hear Ravenhead. The band delivers another chapter of the goodness we have come to love from them, with new journeys, battles, grief, and pure fucking glory. They simultaneously expanded and refined their signature sound of catchy, resplendent, and beautifully mournful power metal. They've never quite...


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Behemoth & Cannibal Corpse: North American Winter Tour 2015

USA, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
08 February 2015

Cannibal Corpse
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Vise Versa - Living A Lie

The fact that Franky Costanza is the drummer should be enough to convince you to check this out. If that's not good enough then Jon Howard is also the vocalist. If neither of these 2 facts mean anything to you then you just must not know who those guys are.

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About a year ago I reviewed the debut album from Brooklyn's Tombs. Winter Hours was a pretty cool album mixing elements of sludge and black metal into a nice, dense, oppressive sonic slab. Tombs is back a year later with Fear Is The Weapon, a compilation presumably to tide us over until their sophomore full-length. This release, limited to 1,000 copies, contains the tracks of their initial self-titled EP, their split with Planks, as well as some demo versions of songs that ended up on Winter... (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››

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