Equilibrium - Armageddon
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.7
Armageddon reveals the beginnings of a shift in Equilibrium's style - sometimes a flattering shift, other times less so. This album pulls the band in a couple of different ways with a rather mixed result that has garnered some even more mixed reactions.

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Metallica - Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
6.7
Is Metallica back? Nah. Is Metallica less gone? Yeah, sure.

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Dawn On Sedna - Our Sky Has Changed
Review by BitterCOld
8.0
Dawn On Sedna are a post-metal act hailing from Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy. So I'm going to take the easy way out and use food metaphors to describe the album. Lazy on my part? Sure. But Italian food is great, and so is this album.

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Dark Tranquillity - Atoma
Review by Darkside Momo
 
Dark Tranquillity, season 11. Three years ago we had Construct, a so-so album - a mostly failed experiment at redefining themselves. Sure, these last few years haven't been easy on DT as far as line-up was concerned, particularly 2016 with the departure of founding member Martin Henriksson.

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Negură Bunget - ZI
Review by Apothecary
8.0
One of the unquestionable masterpieces of Romanian black metal, and indeed black metal as a whole, would have to be Negură Bunget's OM. As things would turn out for the band however, not long after crafting this masterpiece, some of the chief architects of its sound would depart, leaving the group's future murky and uncertain. After several attempts to regain some momentum and craft a capable new identity for themselves, it seems as though Negură Bunget are finally doing so with ZI.

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Urfaust - Empty Space Meditation
Review by Apothecary
8.5
It's that time of the year again. Leaves are dying. Days are getting shorter. The line between the living and the dead grows thinner. And few can provide a better, more fitting soundtrack for this shadowy, ethereal atmosphere than the mighty Urfaust.

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Horizon Of The Mute - Trobar Clus
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.0
One minute I'm naming Saattue's Kärsimysnäytelmä my current doom album of the year, the next I'm stumbling into the eerie pit of despair that is Trobar Clus. Even with the breakup of 0 X í S T, 2016 has been a good year for Jani Koskela.

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Blood Red Throne - Union Of Flesh And Machine
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.7
Basically Just Death Metal™: now with 100% more death metal.

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Bakos Attila - Aranyhajnal
Non-BM Taranis

Remember Taranis? Then you should remember the name Attila Bakos (presented in Hungary's traditional name orientation for this release). If you read any interviews with him post Kingdom's release, then you know he promised to make more music, but in a much less extreme format than Taranis.

This is that release. Imagine an entire album in the style of the melodic/non-extreme moments of Kingdom, with lyrics in Hungarian, and you get Aranyhajnal. And the artwork is, of course, just as epic as Kingdom's since it's the same artist.

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The articles in this series begun by our own Baz Anderson are designed to give a brief overview of a band's entire discography, so as to provide a clear point of entry for the uninitiated. It offers a different approach from the typical review format, for the curious newcomer to a well-traveled band. Maximum The Hormone Hardcore, alternative metal, nu metal, J-rock, punk Japan Maximum The Hormone is a band of contrasts: jovial pop-punk choruses and screeching, metallic verses; groovy, percussive beatdowns and free-spirited rock'n'roll sing-alongs; crude, colorful humor and periodic... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
 
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