Blliigghhtted - Into The Cunt Of The Witch
Review by Mr. Doctor
8.1
One of Blliigghhtted's candles was suddenly blown away as one of the members, Ruhan, committed suicide during December 2015 But just like the embers of a candle can ignite a new flame, Ruhan's unfortunate death is the main force behind the final album by this project.

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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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Imperium Dekadenz - Premiere New Album Title Track 27.07

German atmospheric black metal duo Imperium Dekadenz have revealed yet another new song from their upcoming offering Dis Manibvs. This time around, the band shared the 8-minute title track. Enjoy it while you wait and grab the album on August 26th via Season Of Mist. (by Paz)   Read more ››
 
Negură Bunget - New Album Due In September 27.07

Negură Bunget just announced their new album! The Romanian folk/black metallers released the first part of a trilogy, "Transilvanian Trilogy", last year, Tău, and this year will see the release of the second chapter: ZI (Romanian for 'Day' or 'Say') on September 30th via Prophecy Productions. Today, you can discover the album details here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
In Flames - New Music Snippet, To Tour With Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed 27.07

Sweden's In Flames have announced the first tour dates for their upcoming studio release. In January 2017, the band will embark on a tour of major UK arenas together with Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed in England, Scotland and Wales. Apart from their next DVD Sounds From The Heart Of Gothenburg scheduled for release on September 23rd, the band has premiered an exclusive preview of new music from their forthcoming album. You can hear it over here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Epica - Share Second Part Of New Album Documentary 27.07

Epica have presented the second part of the studio documentary of The Holographic Principle, which gives you another opportunity to hear bits of new music from the album. This part deals with the recording of the piano, orchestra and vocals. If you are curious, just watch the video below and tell us what you think. (by Nifheim)   Read more ››
 
Amoral - Calling It Quits, Final Show Announced 27.07

The Finnish band Amoral are set to call it a day in early 2017 after their final show, scheduled for January 5th at Tavastia in Helsinki. Before this they will set up an "old school shows" tour in the fall, playing songs off the first three albums as a five-piece without Ari Koivunen. (by Risto)   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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Black Tusk - Tend No Wounds (2013)

Black Tusk really exemplifies the "Savannah Sludge" sound, and they always have. The downside of this is that they don't do much else, and release albums that many of us hear as unoriginal compared to their colleagues. The upside is that they're poised to become the stalwarts of the genre, the defenders of the faith, and the ones who will keep it alive after all others have passed on. (by Susan)   Read more ››

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