36 Crazyfists - Time And Trauma
Review by Ilham
5.6
What makes a really good metalcore album?

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Abscession - Grave Offerings
Review by Windrider
7.7
Death metal. From Sweden. Do I need to say more? Although that's the band's official description on their facebook page, I feel like my job here is to lose some more words for you readers. Almost forgot, the band's name is Abscession and we are discussing their debut album Grave Offerings today. The band is a three-piece orchestra with the usual setup, plus some keyboards. And they are from Sweden. They play death metal.

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Shepherd - Stereolithic Riffalocalypse
Review by Mr. Doctor
 
- Hey sup, duuuude!

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Serious Black - As Daylight Breaks
Review by deadone
7.5
Super groups are curious creatures. Despite often having superb pedigrees, in many cases they fail to achieve that magical chemistry which might even turn 4 average musicians into something special. In fact too often it's some sort of generic mash up of the members' other project. And with members of Blind Guardian, Helloween and Tad Morose in the band, Serious Black's pedigree is quite illustrious. So the question arises: does Serious Black rise above its origins to create heavy metal that will stand on its own merit?

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Amniac - Infinite
Review by tea[m]ster
6.9
It's not very often I re-visit an album that initially didn't click, even one that's been recently suggested by a friend. This is the case with Greek post-metal band Amniac and their debut release Infinite. Months ago I gave the album a pretty thorough listen and I can usually tell if I dig an album by one play through. Once in a great while, first impressions are hastily made and an album may grow stronger with each reacquaintance....

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In Other Climes - Leftover
Review by Ilham
6.8
Beautiful albums make cute reviews.

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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.

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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...

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Supported event

Behemoth & Cannibal Corpse: North American Winter Tour 2015

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

Behemoth
Cannibal Corpse
Aeon
Tribulation
Staff pick
Vise Versa - Living A Lie
Alternametal

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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Wintersun - Drummer Timo Häkkinen To Fill In For Kai Hahto 30.01

In March, the Finns Wintersun will co-headline Paganfest 2015 with Turisas. However, the drummer Kai Hahto will not be joining the band on their upcoming shows due to his gig with Nightwish. Timo Häkkinen (Sotajumala) will fill in for him during that time. The band still plans to do the crowdfunding campaign but that will take time to plan. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
The Agonist - Debut Another New Video 30.01

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Morgoth - Share New Album Artwork 30.01

Death metallers Morgoth have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming comeback album Ungod. The opus will be released on March 30th, 2015 in Europe and April 7th in North America by Century Media Records and boasts cover art by the always busy Greek cover designer Seth Siro Anton (Paradise Lost, Soilwork, Moonspell, etc.). Take a look at the artwork here. What do you think about it? (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Witch Mountain - Announce New Vocalist And Bassist, N. American Tour 30.01

American doom metal band Witch Mountain has introduced new members. Through a recent interview, the band announced that the 19-year-old singer Kayla Dixon will take the place of Uta Plotkin, who announced her departure from the band before the release of their latest album Mobile Of Angels. Also, Justin Brown is the new bassist replacing Charles Thomas, who also left the band. The group also announced North American tour dates. Check out below a rehearsal video of the new line-up. (by DoomRules)   Read more ››
 
A Year In Metal - 2014: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors 16.01

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Goatwhore, Dying Fetus and support in Toulouse, 25/11/2014 13.12

As soon as the Toulouse date of this tour was announced, I knew I had to come. Goatwhore coming here? Hell yeah!!! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Rob Rock - Garden Of Chaos (2007)

The previous album of Rob Rock was a bit deceiving for me. I don't know why but I didn't like it a lot… Of course it wasn't bad or anything but it was clearly too generic and conventional, all in all it was just a new album of Power Metal like the ton of other new ones that we have every day in our stores… The new release is much better in my opinion with some variations (in general the songs are a lot more aggressive now) and some nice NWOBHM touches! When you'll listen to the... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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Enslaved's tenth studio album "Vertebrae" was received as Album Of The Month in Terrorizer Magazine, and later their as Critic's Choice Album Of The Year for 2008.

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